Day: September 11, 2020

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger: specs, gadgets and review

My favourite Bond car chase comes courtesy of Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, a winding Alpine road heading towards Monte Carlo, a peloton of unsuspecting cyclists, and a red Ferrari F355 GTS taking on Bond’s silver Aston Martin DB5.

Far from being the movie that made the DB5 Bond’s ultimate Aston of choice, Goldeneye was a bit of a low point for MI6’s most famous agent, because for the next few movies he had BMW company cars. Goldeneye’s chase between Maranello’s brand-new targa and Newport Pagnell’s grandfather clock would be the last Aston-badged action we’d see until Q handed over the keys to a vanishing Vanquish in Die Another Day.

Of course, the benefit of a floating timeline means that while Bond rarely changes, everything else around him – the gadgets, the guns and the cars – can be brought right up to date. So why is it that the car

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US Postal Service head: Mail-in ballots ‘will arrive in time’

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Mr DeJoy testified to Congress about delays in delivery

The head of the US Postal Service has said the agency is “fully capable and committed” to handling the nation’s mail-in votes for November’s election.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers that postal votes would continue to be prioritised and that recent policy changes were not made in attempt to influence the 2020 election.

Democrats say new delivery policies could lead to issues with postal votes.

The row quickly became a top campaign issue in the past two weeks.

Mr DeJoy, a top Republican donor and former logistics executive appointed to lead the agency in May, told a senate panel on Friday that the delivery changes – which have drastically slowed deliveries – were based on a “data-driven” review of mail volume.

He addressed the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee amid a

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Best Internet of Things (IoT) Stocks for 2020

3. Dexcom

The Internet of Things goes far beyond consumer devices. Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM) is focused on diabetes management, specifically medical devices for continuous glucose monitoring. The company’s G6 system includes an auto-applicator, a sensor and transmitter, and a touchscreen receiver displaying real-time glucose data. Compatible smartphones and smartwatches can also be used to display data.

The number of people in the U.S. with diagnosed diabetes grew from 1.58 million in 1958 to 23.35 million in 2015, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Dexcom estimates that market penetration for continuous glucose monitoring for people on intensive insulin therapy is 35% to 40% for type 1 diabetes and just 15% for type 2 diabetes.

The combination of growing rates of diabetes and the transition to continuous glucose monitoring will give Dexcom plenty of growth opportunities in the coming years. In 2019, Dexcom’s revenue grew 43% to $1.48 billion.

The

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Japanese SMEs Making Innovations In Power Technology

It’s been over 200 years since Italian Alessandro Volta invented the battery, but his invention is still evolving as an integral part of human life. We use batteries to power phones, computers, cars and even planes, but batteries are still evolving as a power source. The ultimate aim is to produce a power source that is cheap, lightweight, safe and environmentally friendly, and a number of Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have made breakthroughs in power-related technology.

Safety First

Lithium-ion batteries are making a big contribution to creating a carbon-free society and are the energy solution of choice in modern appliances. They are lightweight and compact, and have a high storage capacity, which helps the utilization of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. When used in electric vehicles, they help reduce CO2 pollution. But all lithium-ion batteries must be made, tested and used with particular

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How to Incorporate Accessibility in Your Website

Incorporating accessibility on your website is the right thing to do today.

Why?

Because 25% of adults in the U.S. live with a disability, according to the CDC.

However, too many websites still lack accessibility features.

That means millions of users are struggling to use the web.

What Is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility is about designing and developing websites, tools, and technologies that people with disabilities can use, according to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

People with disabilities should be able to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with, and contribute to the web.

Web accessibility applies to all disabilities that affect access to the web, including:

  • Auditory.
  • Cognitive.
  • Neurological.
  • Physical.
  • Speech.
  • Visual.

Where Does ADA Stand?

The most relevant sections of the ADA to web accessibility are Title II and Title III.

  • Title II requires state and local governments and governmental entities receiving federal funding to provide qualified individuals
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