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How Ford is making sure its F150 remains the most popular truck ever

  • This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.
  • It’s only been five years since the last major redesign of the Ford F-150, not a long time historically in the truck world, but with competition heating up both in the traditional competitors and newcomers, Ford is pushing forward with the introduction of the all-new 2021 F-150, a remake of its best-selling and most lucrative model.
  • Highlights of the introduction (some detail below) included the presentation of a new full hybrid model and confirmation that a full-electric version is coming.

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5 ways to be a better ally in the office, according to psychology

  • In recent interviews, the American soccer player Crystal Dunn expressed the joy and fear she felt when her teammate Megan Rapinoe decided to take a knee against police brutality and racism in 2016.
  • Although white people, particularly men, are less likely to be punished for pushing anti-racism, they often shy away from it.
  • For instance, when something racist is said, psychologists have found that white people look towards the black person in the room.
  • Research has found that being a better ally is one way white employees can stand against racism at work.
  • Recent work by business school professor Stephanie Creary has found that good allies begin by carefully looking and noticing the differences and similarities between themselves and others.
  • Greenwood found that emotional testimonies from white allies of the black movement played a crucial role in getting the predominantly white city council to do something.

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Celebrate the Fourth with seven fantastic electronics offers to outfit your home

  • TLDR: These seven electronics offers in celebration of the Fourth shave up to $130 off your purchase price.
  • But in addition to making your shots look like a Scorsese production, the Moza Mini-MI also features wireless charging as well as an input port, so your phone can survive the rigorous battery demands of video shooting without breaking a sweat.
  • With superfast USB 3.1 data transfer speeds, your information loads quickly — and this drive is also OS and platform independent, so it works with Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome and virtually any other device with a USB port.
  • The EvaSMART 2 combines the power of home air conditioning with the precision and portability of a desktop unit, capable of creating a micro-climate of comfort in any space, all at a fraction of the price of cooling the whole house.

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Days after banning 59 Chinese apps, India announces a project for local developers

  • Days after India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and UC Browser, the government announced a new project today for local developers to create ‘made in India’ apps.
  • The app innovation challenge under Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-dependant India) campaign is a challenge for developers to create apps in eight categories such as social networking, e-learning, entertainment, news, and games.
  • In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there’s immense enthusiasm among the tech & startup community to create world-class apps made in India.
  • These sub-categories include speech and camera translation apps, microblogging platforms, news apps, photo-editing apps, maps, and online social gaming apps.
  • In April, the Indian government issued a challenge for developers to create a secure video conferencing app for ₹1 crore ($130,000).
  • You can learn about India’s new app development challenge here.

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This motorcycle reimagines a radical 100-year-old art-deco design

  • This article was originally published by Michael Lange on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.
  • The electric motorcycle has reignited an optimism in design the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a century.
  • Nearly a century ago, a designer named Georges Roy set out to revolutionize two-wheeled transportation with a motorcycle called the Majestic.
  • It truly is 3D printing for metals–just plug in the design, select the alloy of your choice and layer by layer a strong, functional part is created just as the designer imagined it.
  • A true piece of rolling art, the 2029 Majestic is also a fully functional electric motorcycle.

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4 ways to improve your latest product’s landing page to guarantee conversion

  • The good news is that there are several actionable tips you can implement today to boost the conversion rate of your product landing page.
  • A case study from growth marketing company KlientBoost compared conversion rates for a specialty hair iron based on different product photography.
  • While you can incorporate product usage photos as part of your landing page, the first image your customers see should give them a clear visual of what they are about to buy.
  • Ideally, your landing page copy should provide a detailed description of your new product, giving customers a good overview of key features and benefits.
  • By optimizing your product landing page from the get-go and using data insights to A/B test different ideas, you will be able to determine the layout that yields the highest conversion rates for your customers.

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How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that we don’t always have access to our streaming services online.
  • Maybe you’re on a plane, or stuck in a hotel, or don’t want to eat up your data just to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • In the case of almost every streaming platform out there, the way to watch stuff offline is to download it.
  • The ubiquitous visual indicator of a downwards-pointing arrow makes the download option pretty easy to find.
  • Once you download something on that site, you’ll see a symbol for the device you used to download, and you can access what you downloaded from the dedicated menu in the app.
  • Once you download a show, movie, or whatever it is, you can watch it offline whenever you like.
  • Now you know how to download shows and movies to watch whenever you’re not online.

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Horizon Zero Dawn comes to PC in August

  • Horizon Zero Dawn, one of Sony‘s flagship PS4 exclusives, is coming to PC.
  • We’ve known it was coming for months, but now we finally know when the game will be coming to Steam — namely, August 7.
  • It’s also smart to release it in August, a month when there are basically no planned AAA releases — the next-closest release is the Avengers game coming in September — and it seems just about everyone is shoving out some remasters.
  • Given that the Zero Dawn sequel, Horizon Forbidden West is coming to the PS5 (which I called… almost), this is the absolute prime time for Sony to draw in some potential new console players.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition can be pre-ordered on the Steam page ahead of the August 7 release.

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Behavioral science is key to making the UK's track and trace app a success

  • Part of the government’s wider test, track and trace strategy, the app uses Bluetooth on smartphones to see who infected people have been in close contact with, and uses this information to message people at potential risk of infection.
  • There is no published research on how people engage with COVID-19 track and trace apps, but we know there are a wide variety of potential barriers to people taking up these behaviors.
  • Arguably the most important behavior, in terms of reducing infection rates, is self-isolating.
  • Contact tracing is likely to be more effective if done by someone who is trusted, and linking from the app to a trusted member of the community could provide valuable reassurance and advice about self-isolating, thereby reducing anxiety.
  • One factor yet to be fully considered is that some people will probably be asked to self-isolate multiple times, as they repeatedly come into close contact with people with COVID-19.

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Study: Only 18% of data scientists are learning about AI ethics

  • Only 15% of instructors and professors said they’re teaching AI ethics, and just 18% of students indicated they’re learning about the subject.
  • Nearly half of respondents said the social impacts of bias or privacy were the “biggest problem to tackle in the AI/ML arena today.” But those concerns clearly aren’t reflected in their curricula.
  • Anaconda’s survey of data scientists from more than 100 countries found the ethics gap extends from academia to industry.
  • Only 15% of respondents said their organization has implemented a fairness system, and just 19% reported they have an explainability tool in place.
  • Above and beyond the ethical concerns at play, a failure to proactively address these areas poses strategic risk to enterprises and institutions across competitive, financial, and even legal dimensions.
  • Of all the trends identified in our study, we find the slow progress to address bias and fairness, and to make machine learning explainable the most concerning.

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