Apple drives car speculation with Tesla exec hire

first_img Michael Carroll Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more Related Previous ArticleEricsson boosts US investment to speed 5G launchesNext ArticleItalian operators fined for aggressive conduct AppleAutonomous vehiclesconnected car AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 AUG 2018 Home Apple drives car speculation with Tesla exec hire Apple sparked speculation it is preparing a major push around connected vehicles after re-hiring a former hardware VP who quit the company for a role with electric car maker Tesla.A company representative confirmed Doug Field had been recruited by the iPhone maker a month after he left Tesla, Financial Times (FT) reported. Field most recently oversaw production of Tesla’s Model 3 and joins Apple’s Project Titan autonomous car division, the newspaper added.While Apple did not specifically state Field was joining Project Titan, several media outlets noted such a move would reunite the executive with Bob Mansfield, who oversees the division. Blog Daring Fireball said the pair had previously collaborated on Mac and iPhone products.In addition to bringing the executives back together, Field’s appointment to Project Titan suggests Apple remains committed to the autonomous vehicle sector, rebutting recent speculation the company had reduced its work on the project, 9to5Mac noted.FT stated Apple and Tesla have traded talent for a number of years as they seek to gain an advantage in the increasingly lucrative connected vehicle sector.Chris Penrose, president of AT&T’s IoT division, recently told Mobile World Live vehicle telematics is at the forefront of the operator’s IoT business, with 1.5 million vehicles being connected to its network each quarter.Earlier this year, analyst company Research and Markets forecast the value of the connected car market would hit $219.2 billion in 2025, compared with $72.9 billion in 2017.center_img Google taps retail with NYC store Author KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Foxconn y Stellantis se alían en coches conectados Tags Español last_img read more

In Evolutionary Thinking, Roseanne Barr’s Offensive Tweet Has a Long History

first_img Recommended Evolution Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Human Origins In Evolutionary Thinking, Roseanne Barr’s Offensive Tweet Has a Long HistoryDavid [email protected]_klinghofferMay 29, 2018, 6:49 PM Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man TagsABCAfrican AmericansAfricansBill MitchellBronx ZooCharles DarwinDiscovery InstitutedocumentaryDonald TrumpHuman ZoosJohn Westmissing linkMuslim BrotherhoodObama AdministrationOta BengaPlanet of the ApesRoseanne BarrThe Descent of ManThe ForwardThink ProgressValerie Jarrett,Trending Culture & Ethics Sharecenter_img The film, which had its Seattle premiere this month and is excellent, reminds us of shocking episodes from America’s past when leading scientists approved of displaying Africans in zoos to demonstrate Darwinian theory and affirm its idea of a “missing link” being humans and apes. This was mainstream science in its day.Roseanne Barr is no more a historian than a scientist. She was, likely, unaware of the terrible tradition to which she was giving a new voice. The Human Zoos website is up and available now with fascinating background reading about the heartbreaking story of Ota Benga, the pygmy at the Bronx Zoo, connections to eugenic “science” and more. Roseanne would profit by checking it out.Photo: Roseanne Barr, by Jonathan Mauer [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis You don’t need another voice, ours, expressing outrage at the tweet that got Roseanne Barr’s comedy show canceled by ABC. But for historical background, you’ve come to the right place.The comment about Valerie Jarrett, formerly of the Obama Administration, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” didn’t drop down out of nowhere from the sky. The linking of Africans and African Americans with apes has a long, disturbing history, that can’t be untangled from Darwinian evolutionary thinking.Some voices, if not necessarily thoughtful or serious ones, have recognized this, while at the same time missing the point. From Think Progress:Others claimed that Barr’s comments, which compared Jarrett’s looks to those of characters from the Planet of the Apes film franchise, weren’t racist at all. Bill Mitchell, one of President Trump’s most vocal supporters, tweeted that Barr’s comment merely pointed to the theory of evolution…From The Forward:Barr, who is Jewish, wrote a tweet saying that Obama-era White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, was descended from apes.Darwin, of course, taught that all human beings share common ancestry with apes. But he wrote in The Descent of Man that Africans were closer to apes than other races, with the chilling consequence that “the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world.” Evolution as an ideology has been cursed by ideas along these ugly lines ever since. The textbook at the center of the famous 1925 Scopes trial, George William Hunter’s Civic Biology, instructed public school students on the scientific ranking of the human races, with the “Ethiopian or negro type” at the bottom.The upcoming release of the multiple award-wining documentary Human Zoos, written and directed by Discovery Institute’s John West, documents the hidden history of evolutionary pseudo-scientific racism, from Charles Darwin to the rise of the Alt Right. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourlast_img read more

Your picks | UK-Mississippi State predictions

first_imgWill Mississippi State remain hot? Can the University of Kentucky bounce back?That’s what matters when it comes to Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. matchup between the No. 1 Bulldogs and Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium.With a major CBS audience set to tune in, UK is, as of Wednesday afternoon, a 13.5-point underdog by VegasInsider.com’s consensus.We’re looking for your pick below.<!–iframe–>Viewing on mobile or can’t see our voting widget? Follow this link: http://bit.ly/1ylGGNrlast_img read more