By Larry Lage Published 5:03 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 NHL executives, coaches and players are quick to say the game is faster than ever and there is technology available to track how quickly players skate and how hard they shoot. Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee calls it the “next wave” in the evolution of the top hockey league in the world, but what happens to that information is secret for now. “I don’t tell people what we do,” McPhee said as his Pacific Division-champion team prepares for its playoff opener against the Kings. Younger, faster — and cheaper — players are pushing out older, slower — and more expensive — ones to kick the pace of the game up a notch. When Radim Vrbata announced he was retiring after this season, the Panthers’ 36-year-old forward acknowledged the speed of the game played a part in his decision to leave the league. “The speed of the game has really jumped over … [Read more...] about How quickly will technology take center ice in NHL?
The fifth generation of Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle was introduced at the New York auto show recently. It’s lower and sleeker-looking than the previous model, with a host of new safety technology. By G. CHAMBERS WILLIAMS III Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover gets a complete makeover for 2019 as it moves into its fifth generation, lower and sleeker-looking than before, and with lots of new technology. The gasoline-only version is expected to go on sale late this year, with the hybrid model following in early 2019. No prices have been announced yet. It’s still a five-passenger vehicle, having eliminated the optional third row with the introduction of the fourth generation for 2013. The externally mounted spare tire from the first three generations also is still gone; it was axed with the last generation. That was one of the RAV4’s most-distinctive features, but it also had practical value – giving the vehicle an easy-to-access … [Read more...] about Toyota makes 2019 RAV4 lower, sleeker with more technology, off-road capability
A British pioneer of self-driving car technology says a near-fatal car accident helped him understand that autonomous vehicles are the best hope for reducing road deaths. Professor Paul Newman, founder of Oxbotica, believes that the ability for information about crashes and near-misses to be analysed via machine learning could have a significant impact on transport safety. Speaking to the Telegraph's Technology Intelligence Podcast, Prof Newman described how close he and his family came to death when he pulled out on to an A-road, directly into the path of a lorry. "Everyone in the family was ok but it wasn't clear they were going to be as the truck was ploughing in to the back of the car. The... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of our ambitious new … [Read more...] about How a terrifying car crash made me realise self-driving technology is critical for saving thousands of lives on Britain’s roads
Curated by students in “Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods,” this exhibition examines historic ceramic vessels and their technologies, artistry, and meanings. Specifically, it highlights molded Victorian jugs, vessels that were some of the highest quality and most popular and ubiquitous forms of the mid-19th century.Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday9 a.m.–5 p.m.Thursday9 a.m.–9 p.m.Saturday, Sunday11 a.m.–5 p.m. … [Read more...] about Art History Curatorial Studies “What’s In A Jug? Art, Technology, Culture”
Cloud computing, mobility, social media, big data and now artificial intelligence are dramatically reshaping how we live and work. We've felt their impact first as consumers, then in the business world in customer facing functions such as sales and marketing. Now, technological change is finally making its way to the back office, to finance, and procurement.Procurement is about enabling employees to shop for what they need to do their jobs, but within certain rules and subject to approval by managers. It's always been a challenge to get employees to stay within the rules, and it's even more so now that the internet has so dramatically changed our expectations of what shopping should be like. Technology builders are responding by making business shopping almost as easy as consumer shopping, while at the same time turning business spend management into a strategic driver of business value. Here's how:1. User centricityCloud computing has caused a big shift in how we build enterprise … [Read more...] about Four ways new technology is transforming procurement