New TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch is covered in diamonds, costs nearly $200,000

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamonds official

In addition to the new Connected Modular 41, TAG Heuer has introduced new, slightly pricer version of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch.

The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamonds is an Android Wear smartwatch that’s made of gold and covered in diamonds. Specifically, the 45mm case is polished with white gold and there are 589 diamonds on the entire watch: 78 on the bezel, 16 on the lugs, and 495 on the bracelet. That’s a total of 23.35 carats.

In addition to all of those diamonds, the Connected Modular 45 has features like a 1.39-inch 400×400 round AMOLED display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, NFC, GPS, and a 410mAh battery.

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamonds mechanical watch

This smartwatch also comes with a Calibre 5 mechanical watch that you can swap for the smartwatch whenever you’d like. The mechanical watch has a bezel with 72 diamonds, so you won’t have to worry about losing a bunch of your watch’s shine when you decide to go analog.

So how much can you expect to pay for a smartwatch that’s covered in diamonds? 190,000 Swiss francs, or around $ 197,000 U.S. dollars. At that price, the market for the Connected Modular 45 Full Diamonds is going to be a bit limited, but at least there’s now a smartwatch for folks that are all about luxury.

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Tesla’s new super car will cost at least $200,000

But you’ll go super fast and probably look fly as hell.

Vroom vroom!

Tesla unveiled its new electric semi-truck late Thursday, which is pretty cool if you care about the future of trucking, but less cool since there’s a good chance you’ll never actually drive one.

But in a surprise twist at the end of the event, Tesla did its best Apple impression and unveiled one more thing.

That thing: A revamped, electric Tesla Roadster with four seats and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Tesla CEO Elon Musk described it as the “fastest production car ever made. Period.”

That looks to be right. Dodge’s Challenger Demon, marketed as “the world’s fastest production car,” goes 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. The Porsche 918 Spyder goes 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.

But even if you love to drive fast, it’s likely you’ll never drive a Tesla Roadster, either — the new base model costs $ 200,000. You can reserve one today with a $ 50,000 deposit.

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But what makes the Roadster interesting is that it doesn’t really align with Musk’s push to make electric vehicles more affordable. Unlike the Model 3, Tesla’s more affordable car for the everyman, the Roadster is basically a very expensive, shiny, fast toy.

Doesn’t make it any less fun to look at, or any less impressive. (Did we mention it’s fast?) Just don’t expect it to have much meaningful change on the transportation industry.


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Samsung’s new Mobile Security Rewards Program will award researchers up to $200,000 per vulnerability discovered

Many companies give out rewards for vulnerabilities found in their software, and Samsung is now joining those ranks. The Korean tech company’s Mobile Security Rewards Program has just gone public, enabling security researchers to receive awards of up to $ 200,000 per bug found.

The Mobile Security Rewards Program first materialized in January 2016 as a pilot, but it’s only just become official. Rewards will be handed out to those who can find potential vulnerabilities within the latest versions of Samsung’s Mobile Services, including Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Pass, and more, in all Samsung devices that receive monthly or quarterly security updates.

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Meizu has sold more than 200,000 M6 Notes

Since announcing the M6 Note on August 23 and beginning its sales on September 1, Meizu has reportedly sold more than 200 thousand units through its online and offline channels. The maker is urgently trying to replenish stock so that it can continue to sell the popular M6 Note. The Meizu M6 Note is priced reasonably at 1,699 CNY (€220) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model, 1,299 CNY (€165) for the 3GB+32GB model and 1,099 CNY (€140) for the 3GB+16GB model. The Meizu M6 Note has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 625 and a dual camera setup consisting of a 12MP main snapper and…

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The internet has raised more than $200,000 for family of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

The 32-year-old was killed in an attack at the Unite the Right rally on Saturday.

In less than 24 hours, more than 8,000 people have donated north of $ 220,000 to the family of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old who was killed in an attack while marching against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.

Heyer’s campaign was set up on the fundraising site GoFundMe by a friend, who said in a post the money was being raised for Heyer’s family. GoFundMe said Sunday in a tweet that the campaign was legitimate.

Heyer was a resident of Charlottesville who had been out protesting against Unite the Right Rally, where white nationalists, supremacists and neo-Nazis marched against the planned removal of a statue of a Confederate Army general.

She was one of 20 people who were struck by a car driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., according to police, who was marching at the rally earlier. He’s been charged with second-degree murder.

Since its founding in 2010, GoFundMe has become a popular crowdsourcing tool for fundraising. The site prominently features Facebook and Twitter share buttons, which help campaigns garner interest from strangers.

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Robots Are Preparing to Fill 200,000 Vacant Construction Jobs

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Automation has long been considered the harbinger of future unemployment, and experts have predicted that the widespread adoption of artificially intelligent (AI) software and smart machines could lead to thousands or even millions of people losing their jobs.

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However, that may not be the case in the construction industry. In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it’s one sector that’s particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.

According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from productivity levels that haven’t really gone up much since 1945. The report also showed that 98 percent of huge construction projects end up going over budget and that the industry has proven resistant to technological upgrades. Furthermore, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that almost 200,000 construction jobs were unfilled in the United States alone as of February 2017.

To sum, a lingering inefficiency seems to plague the industry, and it could be remedied through the use of automated systems and machines.

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A number of AI-powered systems that could help alleviate the construction industry’s woes are currently in development. These include a mobile construction worker, as well as a mobile 3D-printer, both of which are capable of adjusting to their immediate environment. Almost always, these AI construction systems are able to finish their tasks more efficiently and quickly than their human counterparts, so construction seems to be a nice fit for automation.

Some critics are wary of this kind of intelligent automation because they view it as an attempt to replace human workers. While it’s true that automated systems might cause some unemployment, they could also lead to the creation of new jobs that we haven’t really needed before, such as providing maintenance for these automated systems.

Still others argue that automation, coupled with universal basic income (UBI), would free people to pursue other meaningful endeavors, such as content creation. This pairing could also give people time to learn more and to tackle larger issues, so before we dismiss automation as a negative, we must consider all possibilities.

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Google is running a massive Android Pay promo in Australia with 200,000 prizes worth $1.6 million

Google never paid much attention to Google Wallet, but the change over to Android Pay came with some new marketing muscle. It’s been almost a year since Android Pay landed in Australia, and now Google is rolling out a huge promotion to get more Aussies using it. The program starts today and runs through the end of 2017, but it’s only open to new Android Pay users.

The terms are a little convoluted, so you should read through the terms yourself if you want all the details.

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