Four years ago, Porsche showed off a concept that would mark a turning point — in investment, R&D and product trajectory — for the German automaker. The reaction to the Mission E, as it was called then, prompted Porsche AG to push forward with a plan to not only develop one electric car, but commit billions of dollars toward electrification. On Wednesday, in a debut held in three countries simultaneously, the world finally got to see the first fruits of its strategy. TechCrunch was in Niagara Falls for the splashy reveal. We have all the details of the two Taycan models introduced Wednesday, including the pricing, power and performance stats. And, of course, we have a side-by-side comparison of the Taycan versus a Tesla Model S. We even provided a timeline (along with photos) of Porsche’s development of the Taycan. Now here are more photos of the Taycan Turbo S onstage in Canada. … [Read more...] about Here’s every angle of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in pictures
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Where the rain forests of Guatemala now stand, a great civilization once flourished. The people of Mayan society built vast cities, ornate temples, and towering pyramids. At its peak around 900 A.D., the population numbered 500 people per square mile in rural areas, and more than 2,000 people per square mile in the cities -- comparable to modern Los Angeles County.This vibrant "Classic Period" of Mayan civilization thrived for six centuries. Then, for some reason, it collapsed.The fall of the Maya has long been one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. But it's more than a historical curiosity. Within sight of the Mayan ruins, in the Pet?n region of Guatemala near the border with Mexico, the population is growing again, and rain forest is being cut to make farmland."By learning what the Maya did right and what they did wrong, maybe we can help local people find sustainable ways to farm the land while stopping short of the excesses that doomed the Maya," says Tom Sever at the … [Read more...] about Ancient Mayan Canals Possibly Spotted in Satellite Images
It might seem hard shopping for the best NAS drives. However, it’s much easier than it seems. And to help, we’ve compiled this list of best NAS drives for you to purchase in 2019.Before diving right into the list, maybe we should go over what exactly a NAS device is, and what to look for in the best NAS drives. NAS stands for network attached storage and is essential for those using a network instead of a single computer. Think of a NAS device as an external hard drive for your entire network.Since NAS drives are plugged into your network, data stored there is accessible from any device on the network. The best NAS drives often take it one step further and allow remote access, great for digital nomads and anyone wanting to work from home for the day. Also, the best NAS drives are platform-agnostic so it doesn’t matter what OS is on your device. You’ll still be able to gain access with whatever you have on hand.Bear in mind a few things when shopping for the best … [Read more...] about Best NAS devices of 2020: top Network Attached Storage for the home and office
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After raising at least $20 million last year from the likes of Amazon, Disney and Bose for a mobile app that offered workouts led by professional, human trainers, Aaptiv is now taking a tech turn. Today, the startup is beginning a pilot of a new service it calls Aaptiv Coach, an AI-based assistant that builds personalised fitness and lifestyle plans based on a user’s goals, current fitness levels, eating habits and data input from external devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers. Coach will mark a notable departure for the startup. Aaptiv built its name on human-led workouts produced by Aaptiv itself. (“We might be the only people willing to acknowledge that we will not use AI to replace trainers,” founder and CEO Ethan Agarwal told TechCrunch last June. “The trainers create the classes and that will be always the same. That relationship and drive and the passion cannot be matched by anyone or anything.”) While the company is not removing … [Read more...] about Aaptiv, the workout app, launches a new AI-based personal trainer called Coach