Technology can be expensive, which is why companies such as Xiaomi are thriving where they are creating products for very affordable prices that would have otherwise cost a lot more. However, even then there are some situations in which there are people who can’t even afford certain things.
Such is the case over in Malaysia where a touching story was shared on Twitter in which the person wrote how his younger brother, a 13-year old student, made a DIY powerbank for him because he could not afford to buy one for himself. According to the translated tweet, “I said to my little brother, “I want to buy a powerbank but I haven’t gotten my pay yet.” Look what he made for me😭 A handmade powerbank 😭 I’m really gratedul to have a little brother like him 😭 Later I’ll buy you McD as promised 😭”
Make that four engines in the standard Porsche Cayenne Coupe range. When we wrote about the rumored GT version of the Cayenne Coupe, perhaps called GT5, we mentioned the coming E-Hybrid powertrain as the third engine for the Cayenne Coupe. Porsche just unveiled a Cayenne S Coupe, using the same 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 in the standard Cayenne S. Power figures make the jump nearly unchanged to the rakish sibling, being 434 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque — one fewer pound-foot than in the Cayenne S.
Since the Cayenne S Coupe comes standard with the Sport Chrono package, the hump from zero to 60 miles per hour takes 4.7 seconds. That is 0.1 second slower than the Cayenne S with the Sport Chrono goodies. Apparently that one supplemental unit of torque comes in more handy than we thought. You need to add any of the three Lightweight Sport Packages to the Cayenne S Coupe to match the 4.6-second sprint time. Those Lightweight options add cosmetic upgrades in various materials and colors outside and in, a carbon fiber roof, and 22-inch forged aluminum GT Design wheels. Top speed is 164 miles per hour.
The brother of a Japanese national abducted and taken to North Korea over four decades ago says he hopes the second US-North Korea summit will produce something that will lead to a solution of the issue.
Kenichi Ichikawa spoke to reporters on Wednesday ahead of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in Hanoi.
The head of a group of families of Japanese abductees taken to North Korea says he hopes US President Donald Trump's talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will lead to the repatriation of the abductees.
Shigeo Iizuka is the elder brother of Yaeko Taguchi, who is one of the abductees that have yet to return to Japan.
We know about the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Valkyrie AMR Pro (pictured). And we know Aston Martin is planning a mid-engine rival for the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S. Now Autocar reports that the English luxury maker is working on yet another mid-engine model, a hypercar to outdo the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari and stand up to the coming McLaren BP23. The newest addition to the small carmaker's grand plans is said to be known internally as "brother of the Valkyrie," and came about because of the sellout success of both the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro.
Both "brother of Valkyrie" and the 488 competitor are expected to use a carbon monococque with aluminum subframes. Both will use lessons from Aston Martin's tie-up with the Red Bull Formula 1 team, especially in packaging. Both are due to hit the market around 2021. And both will be products of the carmaker's Performance Design and Engineering Centre, a base of 130 engineers set up at Red Bull F1's Milton Keyes headquarters. However, the former car will fight in the £1M-plus price bracket ($1.4M-plus) where various manufacturers have made amazing hay with warp-speed daily drivers, and will be a limited edition "in order to add to its desirability."
Aston Martin just reported that it earned $121 million (or £87 million) in 2017, its first profit in eight years, and it's preparing for a possible initial public offering, eyeing a valuation as high as $6.95 billion (£5 billion). It has a strategy to begin converting its fleet to hybrid and electric powertrains. Nevertheless, the low-volume British luxury marque says it needs a helping hand to survive the wave of autonomous driving technology sweeping the automotive industry.
CEO Andy Palmer tells Bloomberg it's looking for a "big brother" partner to help it with the billions of dollars in capital requirements posed by the dawn of driverless cars.