Could you see yourself cheering for a robot basketball player in the future? That could happen when they’re capable of hitting three-pointers with nearly 100 percent accuracy. CUE 3 is a 6’3″ humanoid robot from Toyota Engineering Society and it’s capable of hitting free throws with almost pinpoint accuracy.
The AP reports that the robot is capable of computing a three-dimensional image of where the basket is. It then uses the sensors on its torse and adjusts the motors inside its arm and knees to make the shot with just the right angle and propulsion.
When Apple first launched 3D Touch, it was rumored that Android handset makers could be looking to follow suit with 3D Touch like features of their own. However, it seems that 3D Touch never quite took off the way Apple had hoped and for the most part, pressure-sensitive displays are a rare find on Android handsets, if at all.
Now it seems that according to a report from 9to5Google, it looks like with Android Q, Google could be looking to introduce a similar gesture to the Android operating system. Of course, Google can’t magically create pressure-sensitive displays on Android handsets, but rather this will be support for “deep presses”.
It would be an understatement to say that there are strong feelings on both sides of the Toyota Supra argument. Most either love it, or abhor it. This one is for the former, because Toyota has given us the full color palette for the 2020 model year car. If you were thinking about hopping on the Supra bandwagon when it came out, here's your chance to begin formulating the configuration you want.
The first Supras built will all be the Launch Editions, available in Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black and Renaissance Red 2.0. All of those feature the red mirror cap accents and black wheels. In fall of this year the rest of the color options become available. Nitro Yellow has to be a front runner on many folks' lists — this one is only a $400 option. But Downshift Blue looks like it could be another popular way to spec the Supra.
MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec — All-wheel drive comes to the Nissan Altima with the model's 2019 redesign, and while that's big news for the U.S. market, it's an even bigger deal in the Great White North, where all Altimas are so equipped. To herald the news, Nissan had built what it calls the Altima-TE, an AWD Altima outfitted with snow tracks, and we recently had a chance to drive it. "Altimate" ... get it?
The tracks are 30 inches tall, and although the car's standard suspension travel is retained, the tracks necessitated raising the ride height by three inches. It's not unlike the Nissan "370Zki" we drove in February of last year, in concept if not execution. The result is a big climb up to get in, but once inside, the interior is standard Altima. The powertrain is unmodified, which means even this AWD Altima sends 100 percent of its torque to the front wheels — er, tracks — unless it detects slippage (which seems unlikely in this application).