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How does your driving speed affect your car’s emissions?

How does your driving speed affect your car’s emissions?
Every car has an optimal speed range that results in minimum fuel consumption, but this range differs between vehicle types, design and age. Typically it looks like this graph below: fuel consumption rises from about 80km/h, partly because air resistance increases. But speed is only one factor. No matter what car you are driving, you can reduce fuel consumption (and therefore emissions) by driving more smoothly. This includes anticipating corners and avoiding sudden braking, taking the foot off the accelerator just before reaching the peak of a hill and cruising over it, and removing roof racks or bull bars and heavier items from inside when they are not needed to make the car lighter and more streamlined.

Seoul’s startup and tech ecosystem is world class — here’s what you need to know

Seoul’s startup and tech ecosystem is world class — here’s what you need to know
Seoul’s startup ecosystem is set to take on the tech world. The city is already home to 8,708 startups, 85 accelerators, and the country has a total of 10 unicorns (with the majority based in Seoul). In terms of IPOs, while most markets across the world have taken a hit during the pandemic, Seoul’s burgeoning biotech scene has helped position the city as a leader. According to a recent article by the Financial Times: “SK Corp … announced that it aimed to raise Won 959.3bn ($780m) by floating subsidiary SK Biopharmaceuticals on the country’s bourse next month.

Designers! Read this definitive guide on how to build apps for kids

Designers! Read this definitive guide on how to build apps for kids
Impatience. Stubbornness. Restlessness. Attributes like these make building apps for kids a formidable proposition. However, with a bit of insight, designers can design experiences and build apps for kids that can improve their brain development and help them play and learn. “I definitely wouldn’t have gotten into programming if I hadn’t played games as a kid,” said Mark Zuckerberg. TNW Couch Conferences Join online workshops & real-time discussions on navigating the year ahead REGISTER NOW Designers can have a significant influence over future generations because creating a winning app for kids has an incredible but often underestimated power to mold the future.

Here’s what every developer should know about design

Here’s what every developer should know about design
Did you know we have an online conference about product design coming up? SPRINT will cover how designers and product owners can stay ahead of the curve in these unprecedented times. Even though they may be working on the same projects and products, developers and designers often work apart from one another in silos. Design is often considered by developers as a secondary thing, unimportant when compared with the functionality of a product. TNW Couch Conferences Join industry leaders to define new strategies for an uncertain future REGISTER NOW That kind of thinking can be detrimental to the developer-designer relationship.

How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world

How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world
Shared mobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, and public services will all need to be creative in order to find ways to deal with a wide range of social/technical/business issues created or exacerbated by the pandemic. In this article (in 6 parts), we will explore a few ideas on how to build resilient shared mobility solutions for the near future. 1. Safety & hygiene: reconnect with riders TNW online events Our Couch Conferences bring together industry experts to discuss what’s next

Google searches for ‘insomnia’ and ‘can’t sleep’ hit all-time high during lockdown

Google searches for ‘insomnia’ and ‘can’t sleep’ hit all-time high during lockdown
It seems the coronavirus has upset the sleeping routine of tons of people across the globe — or so Google data suggests. Searches for the terms “insomnia” and “can’t sleep” reached an all-time high in April, according to a Google Trends. The data does not reveal the precise cause for the spike, but the timeline coincides with the height of the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns.

Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020

Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020
Sustainability is one of the most important areas of growth across industries, and some will need to adapt more than. The mobility industry, for example, has been historically pretty bad for the environment — cars, planes, need we say more? — but it’s now one of the areas undergoing the most exciting and disruptive evolution. Introducing the second episode of Data Market Services Inspiration Series, a new podcast produced and hosted by Tech.eu to support startups in the current crisis with advice and experienced insight. This episode will look into how the mobility industry is adapting and changing in the current landscape, and the new challenges that lie ahead, in Europe and beyond.

Facebook releases Avatars — here’s how to get yours just right

Facebook releases Avatars — here’s how to get yours just right
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Facebook today rolled out its Avatars — the Bitmoji-esque cartoon lookalikes users can make of themselves — to users in the US. That means millions of users will now be able to build their doppelganger to use in comments and Messenger. The customization options are pretty extensive, so if you want to build a little mini version of you, then you can get pretty close.

Understanding the limits of convolutional neural networks — one of AI’s greatest achievements

Understanding the limits of convolutional neural networks — one of AI’s greatest achievements
After a prolonged winter, artificial intelligence is experiencing a scorching summer mainly thanks to advances in deep learning and artificial neural networks. To be more precise, the renewed interest in deep learning is largely due to the success of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), a neural network structure that is especially good at dealing with visual data. But what if I told you that CNNs are fundamentally flawed? That was what Geoffrey Hinton, one of the pioneers of deep learning, talked about in his keynote speech at the AAAI conference, one of the main yearly AI conferences.
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