Porsche launches a car subscription service

Porsche will start a “subscription service” for customers that could give them access to a number of their sports cars and SUVs, from $ 2,000 per month.

Porsche Passport will start in November in Atlanta, the German company’s North American affiliate announced Tuesday. The automaker calls it a “white-glove” service intended to give users app-driven access to a different Porsche on a flexible schedule.

The pilot program being rolled out in metro Atlanta first is made possible through Clutch Technologies, LLC, which is part of the company’s Strategy 2025 that wants to cater to, “customers’ desire to experience our sports cars,” Porsche Cars North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said in a news release. Expansion into other markets…

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Twitter adds a new way to see popular game-specific sports tweets

Twitter’s latest attempt to help users find more relevant and popular tweets across its platform is a new set of lists specific to ongoing sports matches. Now, when scrolling through the home tab of the Twitter mobile, you’ll have the option of seeing a carousel at the top of the screen with current games. Tapping into any one will show you a list of tweets relevant to the game that are algorithmically organized. The new feature, called Happening Now, is available starting today on iOS and Android for users in the US, the company announced today in a tweet.

While it’s certainly a valiant effort on Twitter’s part, the addition of yet another algorithmic curation tool may only add more confusing clutter to the app’s already dizzying…

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Apple’s big jump into original content will start with Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories

It’s been clear that Apple has been looking to expand into the world of original content, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories. The filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment production company will be producing 10 episodes of the new series with NBCUniversal’s television production unit, with a budget of $ 5 million earmarked per episode. No details about Spielberg’s specific involvement as a director are mentioned, but according to the report, he will likely serve as an executive producer on the new series.

The original Amazing Stories, which ran from 1985 to 1987, was Spielberg’s attempt to create an updated Twilight Zone or The Outer…

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This digital camera makes you wind it and insert fake film

After a decade of silence, the classic camera company Yashica has returned with a new product — one that resembles its analog heritage, even if it doesn’t remotely begin to speak to it. The new product is a digital camera called the Y35 that looks just like Yashica’s old Electro 35 film camera. Except the Y35 has a distinctly modern twist: instead of using film, it uses “digiFilm,” which are essentially physical plugins that add different photo filters to the camera.

The product is supposed to evoke some of the fun parts of shooting film — you have to “wind” it between each shot, for example — without some of the drawbacks, like having to find (and pay) a place to develop it in 2017. It’s a cute idea, and part of me loves the analog vibe…

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Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 security camera can record in 1080p

A year after releasing the first Arlo Pro security camera, Netgear is back with another one. The newly announced Arlo Pro 2 is a minor update that rounds out the camera with some sorely missing features: the new model supports 1080p video capture (instead of just 720p) and also offers the ability to set alert zones, so that you can tell the camera to ping you when, say, someone is walking on your lawn but not when someone’s walking on your sidewalk. That feature was supposed to launch on the original camera, but apparently never did.

In addition to the updated camera, Netgear is also launching a new subscription plan and some accessories. If you don’t pay anything, you’ll get the past seven days…

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