Japan’s Tochigi Prefectural Police Department has just got a nice upgrade to its fleet in the form an Lexus LC 500. You won’t find this on the highways, but rather the Mobile Traffic Unit in an aim to help reduce traffic accidents as well as stop fleeing vehicles. It’s powered by 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 engine generating 471 hp at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.
Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service has just launched early access, and currently, the library consists of 50 titles. You won’t need a high-powered PC to use this service, just a high-speed internet connection, or to be more specific, at least 10Mbps for 1080p gaming and 35Mbps for 4K gaming. It’s currently compatible with Windows 10 PCs, macOS 10.13+ devices, as well as FireTV (Fire TV Stick – 2nd gen, Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube – 2nd gen). Sign up here.
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In case of emergency, time is of essence, and what better way to ensure the quickest help than with an autonomous ambulance? Meet the ERKA Autonomous Ambulance, which comes with a built-in drone that can survey the area to locate the person(s) in need of attention. Its compact design allows the vehicle to skip around traffic safely, while its wheels are capable of turning 90-degrees for maximum maneuverability.
NASA has chosen Nokia Bell Labs’ to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end 4G LTE solution on the lunar surface by late 2022. Nokia is teamping up with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander for deployment on the surface, which will then self-configure upon landing, thus establishing the first LTE communications system on the Moon.
Even with all the power bank options out there, sometimes, you just want to quickly recharge your smartphone. Xiaomi introduces its 80W Mi Wireless Charging Technology that will allow you to do just that. Just how fast is it? It can power up a 4,000 mAh battery to 10% in 1 minute, 50% in 8 minutes and 100% in just 19 minutes. The iPhone 12 Pro has a 2,775mAh battery, so if it was compatible with Xiaomi’s technology, the handset could be fully charged in possibly just 15 minutes or less.