AAA offering free tow service home for long holiday weekend

first_img(WSVN) – (WSVN) – AAA is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired over the long holiday weekend. Drivers in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can take advantage of the Tow-to-Go program.AAA will take the driver and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius if the driver believes he or she is too impaired to drive. The service, sometimes called “Tipsy Tow,” is available from Friday, Dec. 22 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.The company says the towing service is free for anyone, not just AAA members. However, they said it should be used as a last resort.There are also alternatives to the AAA Tow-To-Go program: Drivers can select a designated driver for the day, ask a sober friend or family member to pick you up or use an Uber, Lyft or a taxi.In 2014, there were 9,967 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, accounting for 31 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year, according to AAA.For more information on the Tow-to-Go program, visit AAA’s website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Chemical spill causes road closures in Miami Beach

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A muriatic acid spill from a truck has caused several road closures in Miami Beach.Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the chemical spill around 3 p.m., Wednesday.Northbound and southbound lanes of Pine Tree Drive and 42nd Street were closed.Motorists and residents were advised to avoid the area for the next hour while crews clean up the spill.It remains unknown how the spill occurred, but it has since been cleaned up and the road has reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Candidate List Finalized For Local Municipal Election

first_imgFor Kenai City Council: There are two open seats on the council: Incumbent Bob Molloy will face off with Teea Winger and Robert Peterkin II. For the seats open on the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly: For District 1, K-Beach: incumbent Brent Hibbert is unopposed. For District 6, East Peninsula: incumbent Kenn Carpenter is unopposed For District 9, South Peninsula: incumbent Willy Dunne will face off with Troy Jones of Homer. For Soldotna City Council: There are three open seats- with three candidates: Two incumbents, Paul Whitney and Justin Ruffridge will retain their seats. Jordan Chilson, filed for the third open seat. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Yesterday was the final day for candidates to file to run for a seat in local government for the upcoming election on October 2. Board of Education: Three seats are open: One incumbent, Mike Illg of Homer, will go into the election unchallenged. In the Kenai area incumbent Tim Navarre will face off with Matthew Morse to represent District 2 on the board.last_img read more

NWS Winter Storm Warning On Seward Highway Turnagain Arm

first_imgKaitlyn O’Brien with the NWS in Anchorage: “What we are expecting is heavy snow with snow accumulations of 18-30 inches, and it’s possible that we’ll see some localized amounts up to 36 inches.”  A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. A band of very heavy snow is currently over the region north of Moose Pass, including the Seward Highway through Turnagain Pass. Snowfall rates of up to 6 inches per hour have been observed through Turnagain Pass. According to an advisory from the Department of Transportation, travel is nearly impossible due to very heavy snow. Expect significant  reductions in visibility. O’Brien: “Travel will be difficult through that heavy snow, and not possible at all in some areas. We are expecting very low visibility through that area.”  center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Seward Highway around the Turnagain Arm area effective until noon, on Thursday. The snow band is expected to remain nearly stationary through Thursday morning, contributing to the very high snowfall totals. For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1 or visit For avalanche information around Turnagain Pass, visit read more

Refuge Announces Closures Of Most Local Area Campgrounds

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announced on Sunday the temporary closures of local area campgrounds in order to allow for public safety and efficient fire operations along the Sterling Highway due to the Swan Lake Fire. Bottenintnin Lake,Watson Lake Campground,Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground,Kelly Campground,Seven Lakes Trail,Skyline Trail andJean Lake Campground. For further information, visit Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, or call (907) 262-7021.  The Refuge Headquarters office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Monday through Friday.center_img In a message from the Refuge: “Thank you for making alternative recreation plans and avoiding these areas so firefighters have access and you stay safe.”last_img

Mountain Climbing Magazine with Cult Following Sold for 71K via Live Phone

first_imgAlpinist, a 9,000-circulation quarterly about alpine-style mountain climbing which ceased publication in October, has been sold. According to a source, the six-year-old, high-gloss, high production-value magazine with a small but passionate community of climbers, was sold via a “live phone auction” for—wait for it—$71,000.The buyer is Height of Land Publications, Vermont-based publisher of Backcountry magazine. The seller, Marc Ewing, had pumped at least $2 million into Alpinist, but failed to bring it to profitability. The magazine launched in 2002.What Height of Land plans to do with Alpinist remains unclear. In 2007, the company bought a competing title, Couloir, and folded it into Backcountry. Publisher Jon Howard said the deal has yet to be finalized and would likely close this week. The Alpinist businesses include the magazine, its Web site (which had about 50,000 unique visitors a month) and the annual Alpinist Film Festival.That a magazine with a passionate fanbase and multiple (albeit not yet profitable) platforms is sold for less than six figures—and does so over the phone—is scary, and says more about the state of print than many publishers would care to admit.Sure, it’s just a quarterly climbing magazine. But, at least these days, to borrow an old skier vs. snowboarder cliché, it’s all the same mountain.last_img read more

Sarah Chubb To Leave Conde Nast Digital on Feb 18

first_imgTo: All EmployeesFrom: Bob SauerbergRe: Executive AnnouncementAfter a wonderful 20-year career at Condé Nast, Sarah Chubb has decided it’s time to explore other opportunities. As we all know, there is a huge amount of energy and excitement in the digital world right now-and Sarah is interested in pursuing the next phase of her career.Sarah has been a transformational force at Condé Nast and the media business as a whole. I am sure you will all join me in thanking Sarah for her many valuable contributions, congratulating her on her success and wishing her the best of luck as she moves ahead. Sarah asked me to share her thoughts with you: “CN is the premier company in the industry and I have truly loved my job here. I am also tremendously proud of the contributions that my team and I have made to the Company. While the challenges of an exciting new world beckon me, I know that CN is set up exceptionally well for the future.”In the coming weeks, we will name a successor to continue the outstanding work in digital growth and innovation. Condé Nast Digital head Sarah Chubb will leave the company on Feb. 18 “to explore new opportunities,” the company announced internally yesterday. A successor will be named in the coming weeks. As part of a major restructuring of its digital division last fall, Condé Nast fused the Condé Nast Digital sales and marketing team with the Condé Nast Media Group, allowing magazine brands to handle ads sales for their Web sites directly (Condé Nast Digital continued to oversee non-magazine branded sites-including Ars Technica, Concierge, Epicurious and Reddit). Chubb, a 20-year Condé Nast vet, also advocated for a homegrown platform for Condé Nast’s iPad and other tablet members but the publisher instead opted to work with Adobe, which was the preference of Condé Nast director of digital development Scott Dadich, according to All Things D.A memo from Conde Nast president Robert Sauerberg outlined the move to employees yesterday. last_img read more

Moodys Says Hanley Wood Cant Cover Fixed Costs Restructuring Likely

first_imgThe second half of 2011 will be “more or less a carbon copy of the first half, save perhaps for print advertising which could be somewhat weaker in QIII and QIV,” Anton said. Moody’s Investors Service says that revenue for Hanley Wood has fallen “below the level at which the company can cover its fixed costs and it continues to consume cash” and the publisher is very likely to face a restructuring “since the current business cannot support the existing debt load which was set near the peak of the housing bubble.” However, Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton tells FOLIO:, “We strongly believe the company has sufficient liquidity to fund day-to-day operations into the foreseeable future–in short, we disagree with Moody’s assessment–and you might recall Moody’s is the same company that saw fit to rate securitized mortgage debt AAA.”Hanley Wood could violate its loan covenant as of Jan. 1, according to Moody’s, which lowered the publisher’s corporate rating four points to “Ca.” In May, Standard & Poor’s dropped its rating for Hanley Wood from “CCC” to “CCC-,” citing concerns over the b-to-b publisher’s performance and ability to meet covenants in the near future. S&P said it was concerned that Hanley Wood will be “unable to meet financial covenant step-downs in early 2012 without an amendment, a refinancing or repayment of the revolving credit facility, or an equity cure from sponsors.”While he wouldn’t comment on the covenant issue, Anton told FOLIO: last week that revenue was up in the high single digits while earnings grew 20 percent in the first half of 2011. He also said that while the print and data businesses remain challenged, events have bounced back (with all shows outperforming 2010) and the custom marketing business is on track to have its best year ever. last_img read more

Defense Bill Removes Hurdles for BRAC Sites to Take Advantage of HUBZone

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill provides a tremendous boost to base redevelopment projects attempting to attract tenants interested in qualifying for the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program.Two key changes in the legislation, unveiled Tuesday by leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, would make it significantly easier for companies to meet the eligibility requirements of the HUBZone program — an initiative offering preferential access to federal procurements to businesses in distressed areas.One change would expand the boundaries of BRAC-related HUBZones beyond the actual base, allowing businesses to hire employees from surrounding areas to meet the program’s requirement for 35 percent of a participant’s workers to live within a HUBZone. The new language allows firms to draw employees from census tracts contiguous to the base, as well as from a second ring of census tracts touching the first ring.Without the change, companies hoping to take advantage of BRAC-related HUBZones needed to find employees living on the former base, a requirement that is virtually unattainable.The legislative change also means companies would be able to take advantage of a BRAC-related HUBZone by locating beyond a closed installation’s boundaries.The change would help base redevelopment projects attract HUBZone participants as well as help the surrounding communities affected by a base closure attract companies looking to participate in the SBA program, explained Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, the LRA transforming the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Maine into Brunswick Landing.The legislation also would extend to eight years — and longer in some cases — the period for which a BRAC-impacted community is designated a HUBZone. Bases that had been designated a HUBZone as of 2010 would retain their status until at least 2020. The extension from five years is needed because it typically takes at least several years for a military service to transfer ownership of an installation after it is formally closed.The new language is a significant improvement, said Levesque. “This is an actual tool that really works for all the communities affected by the 2005 base closure round,” he said.The changes also mark a major victory for ADC, which worked closely with the House and Senate Defense Communities caucuses to realize the relaxed eligibility requirements for BRAC-related HUBZone sites. Maine’s congressional delegation deserves much of the credit. Sens. Susan Collins (R) and Angus King (I) introduced standalone legislation this year that was incorporated into the Senate version of the authorization bill. Earlier Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) sponsored an amendment which was added to the House version.“This bill takes a significant step forward in improving the HUBZone program for rural communities,” King said in a press release. “By revamping the eligibility criteria, towns and cities that have been hit hard by base closures will be better positioned to revitalize those former bases, jump start economic development, attract businesses, and create new jobs.”last_img read more

In Other News City Rejects Tower Variance to Protect Dyess AFB School

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The city of Abilene’s Board of Adjustment unanimously denied a company’s request to vary the height of an existing telecommunications tower located about 9 miles from the south end of the runway at Dyess AFB, Texas, over concerns about its impact on the installation’s current and future missions. The proposed, 700-foot structure would have been 241 feet higher than the existing tower, reported the Abilene Reporter-News. Officials at Dyess AFB opposed the request, stating it would interfere with approach procedures. The FAA concluded the tower would not pose a hazard to aviation. … Redirecting federal impact aid funds into education savings accounts for military families — an idea now being promoted by the Heritage Foundation — would shortchange their children’s schooling while harming local school districts, according to an op-ed by Joyce Raezer, executive director of the National Military Family Association, and Hilary Goldmann, executive director of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools. “This private school voucher scheme would undermine the work of public school districts, deny students (including students with disabilities, military-connected students and Native American students) legal protections, reduce accountability and burden taxpayers,” they state. … The Flint Hills Regional Council is hoping to obtain a $402,000 grant shortly from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment to implement recommendations from the updated joint land use study for Fort Riley, Kan., completed last year. The 2005 study failed to prompt significant changes, with officials citing the lack of specific recommendations for individual communities as a shortcoming, reports the Mercury.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarverlast_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Family Concert with Steve Blunt on July 23 Author Louise

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsBoston Business Journal in Your Job Search *RRMonday, July 23, 10:00 amElizabeth Toner from the Boston Business Journal, the leading business publication covering regional business, will offer tips and suggestions on how to incorporate this valuable tool into your job search.Poetry Circle *RRMonday, July 23, 7 pmLove poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Creative Writing Skill Group *RRTuesday, July 24, 7 pmLearn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RRWednesday, July 25, 10 amFeatured Book: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Livingby Louise Miller“Miller elevates the story by turning it into a Pinterest fantasy of rural America. . . [Her] visions of bucolic Vermont landscapes, cinnamon-scented kitchens and small-town friendliness make this reverie of country life an appealing one.” –The New York Times Book Review.  Join Library Director Tina Stewart to discuss this book and then come to meet the author on Monday August 2 at 7 pm.Google: More Than Just Search *RRWednesday, August 1, 7 pmGoogle may have started out as just a search engine, but it’s now so much more; email, calendars, and docs are just three of the offerings from the tech giant. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, for an introduction to the World of Google. Author Talk – Louise Miller *RRThursday, August 2, 7 pmLouise Miller is a writer and pastry chef who lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and the recently released title The Late Bloomers’ Club, a delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town’s efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true love.Kids & TeensToddler Dance Party *RRFriday, July 20, 10 amLet’s Dance! We’ll do the hokey-pokey, the bunny hop, the chicken dance, and more! Ages 1-2Drop-in Rock Band Fridays, July 20, 3 pmIt’s a battle of the (air) rock bands! Pick guitar, bass, or drums, and compete against your friends. Grades 4-8Rockin’ Sing Along with Steve Blunt *RRMonday, July 23, 6:30 pmAward-winning children’s musician, Steve Blunt, delivers a little rock ‘n’ roll and a whole lot of fun! Steve Blunt sings and plays guitar, harmonica, djembe drum, low brass horn and much more in this fun, upbeat musical celebration for the whole family. All ages.Preschool Storytime: SwimmingTuesday, July 24, 10 amThis storytime on swimming includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5Travel Club Musical Road Trip: Nashville *RRTuesday, July 24, 3 pmJoin us as we explore Nashville! We’ll learn about the city, play games, make crafts, and listen to country music! Grades 1-30Drop-in Teen MovieTuesday, July 24, 6:30 pmWatch the newly released Love, Simonmovie and enjoy refreshments. Grades 6+Rockin’ the Spotlight *RRWednesday, July 25, 9:30-10:30 amJoin us as we bring a storybook tale to life using creative dramatics and guided play; start with a fun drama game, and then will rock the spotlight in a narrative-guided performance! Be a star without the rehearsals or stress–but with all the fun!  Grades 1-5Rockin’ the Musical *RRWednesday, July 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pmExplore the art of storytelling through a musical in this fast-paced, improv-based workshop. We’ll rock some timeless musical theatre dance steps, and powerhouse our way through a vocal number.  This “triple threat” workshop will have you toe-tappin’ your way to the spotlight! Grades 6-12(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash On August 15; Coffee With A Cop On August 21In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Wildwood Cemetery Stroll Set For September 21In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”last_img read more

Uber can resume selfdriving car tests in Pennsylvania

first_img More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: Top 5 ways to spend your time in a self-driving car CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2:29 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s authorization arrived Monday, Uber said in its email.”Pennsylvania is significantly invested in the safe and efficient development of automated technology,” the authorization stated. “Uber’s application met the requirements of our guidance that we issued this year.”In November, Uber updated its autonomous vehicle policy to require two safety drivers in each car after a police report concluded that the Uber-branded Volvo XC90’s lone driver was watching The Voice to her phone at the time of the Arizona accident.Uber is lagging behind Waymo, which launched its self-driving car service in a limited capacity in Phoenix earlier this month. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Roadshow Tags Here’s the self-driving car you can take around Las Vegas during CES 1 Uber has clearance to bring its autonomous vehicles back to Pittsburgh. Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Uber got Pennsylvania’s thumbs-up to continue its self-driving car tests there.This comes nine months after one of the ride-hailing company’s autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.The company confirmed via email that it received a letter of authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. However, Uber noted that its self-driving operations haven’t resumed yet and didn’t offer a timeline for them. Comment 9 Photoslast_img read more

Volkswagen Streetmate Cityskater concepts scoot into the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Parrot Anafi Thermal ultracompact drone does live thermal and 4K video for

first_img Post a comment Tags 0 Dronescenter_img European drone maker Parrot is giving its little folding 4K camera drone a new job. The Anafi Thermal is a slightly smaller, lighter version of the Anafi it launched last June, but its single camera is replaced with a module with both a 4K camera and a Flir thermal camera that can see a temperature range of 14 to 752 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 400 degrees C), with three-axis stabilization. The Thermal follows the release of the Anafi Work, a professional package announced in September to create 3D models of all types of buildings with the included one-year subscription to Pix4D drone mapping and modeling software. Though developed as a drone platform, the original Anafi was for prosumer, enthusiast and professional camera drone pilots. While the consumer camera drone market continues to shrink, commercial growth is strong by comparison. Parrot’s FreeFlight 6 app makes it easy to see just what you want from the two cameras.  Josh Goldman/CNET Views from both the 4K and with a 160×120-pixel thermal cameras are streamed to Parrot’s FreeFlight 6 app. You’re able to quickly adjust the temperature ranges seen and assign colors to them. In the image above, for example, it was set to Spot mode, which displays just the hottest and coldest areas it sees. There’s also a Relative mode to see a gradient-color scale with the range of coldest to hottest temperatures in a scene, and Absolute, which lets you manually choose a temperature range and color gradient. Ranges can be widened and narrowed on the fly, as can colors, so you can show just what you want. 810a4568-53e8-45c6-9f42-33fe1a7892d3 Josh Goldman/CNET The Anafi’s design and camera mount makes it uniquely suited for building, bridge and other structure inspections. With its camera out in front and unobstructed, it can be aimed straight down and straight up, so it can be flown under a bridge, for instance. Add its high-resolution HDR photo and video capture, and the Anafi has the potential to see things other drones simply can’t. The drone’s other benefits — from its compact design and 11-ounce (310-gram) weight, to its 3-second start up and 26-minute flight time — should make it ideal for a variety of professionals, including search and rescue, public works and security. The Parrot Anafi Thermal will be available in May for $1,900 (approximately £1,450 or AU$2,650). It comes with the drone, controller, three batteries for up to 78 minutes of cumulative flight and a carrying case.   Share your voicelast_img read more

Star Wars Resistance fans treated to season 2s first episode at Celebration

first_img Share your voice Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) is also seen apparently embracing her role in the First Order, whom she joined in the season 1 finale.During the panel, which was hosted by sound engineer David Collins, the cast and crew discussed their favorite moments.Christopher Sean, who plays main character Kazuda Xiono’s (AKA Kaz), cited the destruction of Hosnian Prime in the penultimate episode (mirroring a moment in The Force Awakens)  and recalled watching it at home.”My son was tearing up and I’m like, ‘It’s OK bud, it’s OK,'” he said.Suzi McGrath, who plays Tam and highlighted Synara’s Score as her favorite episode, spoke about how the “tremendous emotional journey” her character went on in season 1. It culminated in her decision to join the First Order, and recording that scene was particularly intense.”It was like really being there, getting to that point was explosive,” she said. 0 TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: Tags 7 Photos Bobby Moynihan said the shorts that aired on YouTube during the midseason break were his favorite episodes, since his character Orka and partner Flix (Jim Rash) got the spotlight.”That’s my Star Wars character — I look at it every day and I smile.”The fan convention, which ran Thursday to Monday, already saw the reveal of Episode 9’s title and first trailer, more details about the Galaxy’s Edge Disney Parks attraction, our first glimpses of live action show The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars season 7 (both of which are coming to the Disney Plus streaming service) and a reunion of the cast and crew of The Phantom Menace on its 20th anniversary.If you want to catch up or revisit the saga check out our guide to watching all the movies online in chronological order.center_img Post a comment 2:04 Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees… Star Wars Celebration Chicago mural reveals the entire saga The cast and crew of Star Wars Resistance talk greet the crowd at a Celebration Chicago panel Monday.  Sean Keane/CNET Star Wars: Resistance will rise again.Fans of the CGI-animated series got a major sneak peek at season 2 Monday, the last day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago.During a panel featuring the cast and crew, supervising director and executive producer Justin Ridge revealed that the second season will begin right where the finale of the first left off — with the Colossus hurtling through hyperspace to an unknown destination.He then surprised the panel’s audience by skipping the usual trailer and showing the whole season 2 premiere. We won’t go into spoilery detail here, but the episode sees the Colossus coming out of hyperspace and problems with artificial gravity creating chaos on board. In the midst of all this, we discover there’s a First Order spy on board. Disney Star Warslast_img read more

Hyundai wants to freak out the world with nextgen Tucsons design report

first_img Preview • 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Hyundai 29 Photos More about 2020 Hyundai Sonata Tags 3 2019 Toyota Camry Review 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan 2020 Hyundai Sonata brings arresting style to New York More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageHyundai has taken its latest cars in some very interesting directions, so I’m pretty excited to see what’s in store for the Tucson. Hyundai It’s hard to stand out in mass-market segments, which is why I’ve always appreciated it when Hyundai transforms into Weird Hyundai and leans heavy on atypical styling. The automaker is slowly returning to that state with some of its latest debuts, but according to one Hyundai exec, we haven’t even hit peak weird yet.The next-generation Hyundai Tucson is going to be a little wild, MotorAuthority reported Wednesday, citing an interview with Hyundai design VP SangYup Lee. “[T]his is only the beginning … the whole world will freak out over [the next-generation Tucson],” Lee told MotorAuthority. Hyundai may refer to its latest design language as “Sensuous Sportiness,” but I prefer to call it Weird Hyundai, and boy howdy, is Hyundai getting weird with it lately. The Kona subcompact SUV packs a unique squinty face and makes good use of two-tone body cladding, and the yet-smaller Venue adds an extra dash of blockiness. The new Santa Fe adapted the Kona’s front end to a larger body, which was distorted further into the miasma of weirdness with the larger Palisade. Heck, even the refreshed Elantra picked up an odd set of triangular headlights that’s slowly growing on me.And then there’s the Sonata. When Hyundai unveiled the 2020 Sonata, its arresting front end marked a demonstrable shift away from the not-weird Hyundai from the last few years. There’s a set of LED running lights that starts in the headlight assembly and goes up the damn hood, melding with a chrome strip that runs all the way to the rear doors. There’s some wild creasing in the back, too. Heck, even the four-spoke steering wheel is kind of odd. The current Tucson is still a carryover from less peculiar times, and a light refresh for the 2019 model year more or less maintains the same heading. The headlights are a little different, and there’s some new tech behind the dashboard, but for the most part, it’s the same Tucson that had its best-ever sales figures in 2018. I can’t wait to see what Hyundai has in store for it in the future. Share your voice Comments 2019 Honda CR-V review: Still one of the best small SUVs around Future Cars Crossovers Hyundai News • 2020 Hyundai Sonata reveals striking new design ahead of New York Auto Showlast_img read more

Apple App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Last month, music-streaming service Spotify filed a complaint about Apple with European Union regulators, saying the Apple Music purveyor uses its grip on the App Store to stifle innovation, weaken competition and unfairly tax its rivals. Apple called Spotify’s claims “misleading.”The iPhone maker didn’t respond to CNET’s request for comment on Saturday, but a spokeswoman for the company told the paper that Apple treats all apps the same, including those from competitors. The apps in question were called out because they could grab too much data from a user’s device, she said, and the timing had nothing to do with the release of Apple’s screen-time and parental controls features.”Our incentive is to have a vibrant app ecosystem that provides consumers access to as many quality apps as possible,” she told the Times.Originally published April 27 at 2:28 p.m.Update on April 28 at 7:17 p.m. PT: Adds Apple statement. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Boost Mobile See All Phones Mobile Apps Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Apple, App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior Apple iPhone XS Comments $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 $999 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Related storiescenter_img See It See It $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Tags Sprint Share your voice See It Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about screen addiction, among other things, at the Time 100 Summit in New York on Tuesday. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple is facing further scrutiny over whether it’s using its hold on the App Store to hurt competitors’ products.A Saturday report in The New York Times says that in the past year, Apple has targeted 11 of the 17 most downloaded third-party apps designed to help phone users limit screen time or oversee their children’s phone use. Apple either removed the apps from the App Store outright or restricted them in some way, the Times reports.Apple on Sunday refuted the report in a statement posted in its newsroom. In it, the company said it recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store because “they put users’ privacy and security at risk.” It had noticed some apps installed invasive mobile device management software on devices. Some apps fixed the issue and remained in the App Store. Those that didn’t were removed. You can read more about that here. The iPhone maker introduced its own screen-time and parental-controls features last June when it unveiled iOS 12, the most recent major update to Apple’s mobile operating system. On Friday, CEO Tim Cook discussed screen addiction at the Time 100 Summit in New York.The Times report says the makers of two of the App Store’s most popular parental control apps filed a complaint Thursday with the European Union’s competition office, with one saying Apple compelled it to alter its app in ways that made it less effective than Apple’s parental controls. Screen time is rising and it’s ruining us: 11 ways to cut back Apple helps you kick iPhone addiction with iOS 12 Spotify: Apple’s App Store abuses its power to ‘stifle’ rivals Apple slams Spotify’s ‘misleading’ claim App Store abuses its power Apple • $999 Applelast_img read more

SpiderManthemed United safety video doesnt sling much excitement

first_imgSpider-Man with United employees.  United In-flight safety videos are usually the time when passengers turn up whatever movie they’re watching. United Airlines has a new safety video featuring Spider-Man, but the superhero theme doesn’t make it any less boring. The new Spider-Man: Far From Home-themed safety video will begin playing on United flights starting June 1 before the film opens on July 2. The web-slinging hero takes down criminals in the flick as airline employees give the pre-flight instructions on seat belts, safety vests and oxygen masks. Post a comment 2019 movies to geek out over Sony Share your voice TV and Movies The safety video has multiple cameos, including Ned (Jacob Batalon), “Flash” Thompson (Toni Revolori) and Mr. Delmar (Hemky Madera) who owns the bodega Peter Parker goes to in the first film and United CEO Oscar Munoz. Obviously, the big name who’s not appearing is Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. There’s also a small portrait of Stan Lee at the start of the video.Along with the new safety video, United plans to offer a Spider-Man: Far From Home amenity kit for Polaris business class flyers. Included are theme products such as an eye mask, socks, toothbrush and skincare products. United Airlines didn’t respond to a request for additional comment.  Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Tags Originally published 12:35 p.m. PT. Update, 12:59 p.m. PT: Adds that United didn’t have additional comment.    0 Sphero Spider-Man 77 Photoslast_img read more

Apples iOS 124 watchOS 53 improve Apple News Plus and WalkieTalkie app

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 1:11 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 0 See It Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Apple $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile Sprint $999center_img $999 See All See it Extended social media linked to teenage depression, Apple… See It You can download updated OSes for your phone and Apple Watch now.  James Martin/CNET Apple released iOS 12.4 on Monday. The update for its mobile operating system introduces “iPhone migration to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone” during setup. Users can also expect enhancements to Apple News Plus and security improvements. Apple News Plus will allow downloaded issues in My Magazine available on and offline, according to Apple’s support page. All the publications will be available at the top of the News Plus feed and it’ll be easier to clear downloaded magazine issues. Just select History > Clear > Clear All. The tech giant also released WatchOS 5.3, which includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on the watch and reenables functionality. The new WatchOS is a free download through the Apple Watch app (General > Software update). Make sure your watch has at least 50% battery, currently charging and in range of your iPhone, according to MacRumors.  Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. reading • Apple releases iOS 12.4 and WatchOS 5.3 with Walkie Talkie app fixes Software Gadgets Phones Mobile Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Post a comment Apple iPhone XS Best Buy iOS 12 Apple WatchOSlast_img read more

Infinitis getting a new global design chief and thats a good thing

first_img 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm Infiniti QX Inspiration concept is cover-worthy 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer Now playing: Watch this: 5 things you need to know about the 2019 Infiniti Q60… Tags 2019 Infiniti Q60 review: Can power top subpar tech? 0 89 Photos Enlarge ImageIf Inifiniti’s new design chief keeps cranking out beauties like this, then we’ve got lots to be excited about in the future. Infiniti Infiniti has been going through some personnel shakeups lately, and during the most recent one, it lost its head designer Karim Habib. Surely this would be a big hit to any company, but thankfully for Infiniti (and everyone else), it has Taisuke Nakamura ready to take Habib’s place, according to a report published Monday by Automotive News.If Taisuke Nakamura’s name doesn’t ring a bell for you, perhaps his work will. Nakamura is the person responsible for the wildly awesome and gorgeous Prototype 10 concept that was shown in Monterey in 2018 as well as the very handsome QX Inspiration crossover concept we saw in Detroit earlier this year.Nakamura has been with Infiniti’s parent company Nissan since 1993 and has held several high-level design positions within the company. In addition to Prototype 10 and QX Inspiration, he worked on the QS Inspiration which debuted in Shanghai and before that was involved in several Nissan concepts.Hopefully, Nakamura can continue iterating on the design language that he helped established with the QX Inspiration and push it closer to production. Infiniti could use a shot in the arm, and with its other recent changes which include a move from Hong Kong to Japan and pulling out of Europe to focus more on America and China, a new look could be just the thing.Apart from Habib’s departure, Infiniti has lost two presidents in 2019 alone — first Roland Krueger to Dyson and then Christian Meunier to Jeep. Nakamura is set to officially take the position of global design chief as of Sept. 1. More From Roadshow Infiniti Post a comment 3:32 Infiniti Car Industry Share your voicelast_img read more