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Top speed: 55mph
0-30: 6.5 seconds
Range: 60 miles on battery
Think are also producing a purely battery "Think City" car which is capable of 62mph and with a range of 126miles.
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The next stage of offshoring is beginning. The IT infrastructure is already in place to allow the offshoring of other knowledge based disciplines, beginning with some of the most expensive sectors in terms of fees; Lawyers.
Beyond lawyers, there is no reason that other knowledge based business functions cannot also be offshored. There is no reason that the highly educated and intelligent Indian management sector couldn't make substantial inroads into the size and cost of middle and upper management in multinational western corporations."
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It really doesn't get much more expensive than that. Well, at least nobody died.
Presumably most Slashdot readers are already in the process of evolving into Morlocks."
Once you have backed everything up... Take it somewhere else!"
Presumably this is one bug that should be fixed by the time it's released.
"On a quiet university campus across the water from San Francisco, an enthusiastic bunch of young computer boffins are working on what could be the car of the future."
Here's a question though. If cars can drive themselves, why would I bother to own one? Why not just call one when required, like a taxi. The primary cost of a taxi ride is the driver's wage, without that a taxi ride would be cheaper than a bus or train ride. Ironically this may sound the death knell for the taxi, rail, bus and large scale car industries world wide.
However, in a bizarre move, the National Archives are partnering with Microsoft, the primary proponent of proprietary formats to try to solve the problem.
In an amazing display of unctuousness, the head of Microsoft UK, Gordon Frazer "warned of a looming digital dark age".
You couldn't make this stuff up.
The next version of the jetpack is planned to have take off, longer flight time and aerobatic capabilities."
Business leaders have warned that India's information technology (IT) industry is heading towards a severe shortage of highly-skilled manpower.
India has hit the limit of IT skills in it's job market, which means even higher wage inflation in the sector. Currently about 1/7th of the pay of a US software engineer, those Indian engineers willing to change positions can expect to see a significant increase in pay over the next few years as demand far outstrips the job market's ability to supply developers."
In addition to the cameras, the use of mobile phone location, keystroke logging at work, commercial transaction monitoring are all turning the UK into a surveillance society.
Ironically, the massive increase in the numbers of cameras over the last 10 years and ubiquitous monitoring don't seem to have had a particularly significant effect on levels of crime.
In an economically inevitable move, which has huge implications for I.T. firms, Google have decided to provide paid for advert free applications.