Product Feature Information – Chargers NFL Official Online http://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Product Feature Information – Chargers NFL Official Online http://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ 32 32 CORRECT and REPLACE PlantX Opens Innovative XMarket Cafe and Store in Hudson’s Bay Rideau https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/correct-and-replace-plantx-opens-innovative-xmarket-cafe-and-store-in-hudsons-bay-rideau/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:09:00 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/correct-and-replace-plantx-opens-innovative-xmarket-cafe-and-store-in-hudsons-bay-rideau/ VANCOUVER, British Columbia and TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first paragraph, second sentence of the release dated January 6, 2022 should read: 100% Plant-Based Cafe offers carefully crafted vegan beverages and plant-based food options with ingredients sourced from Ottawa businesses, including local bakery Keepin’ it Vegan (instead of…including local bakery Marcie’s Café). The updated version reads as follows: […]]]>

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first paragraph, second sentence of the release dated January 6, 2022 should read: 100% Plant-Based Cafe offers carefully crafted vegan beverages and plant-based food options with ingredients sourced from Ottawa businesses, including local bakery Keepin’ it Vegan (instead of…including local bakery Marcie’s Café).

The updated version reads as follows:

PLANTX LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE CAFÉ AND XMARKET STORE IN HUDSON’S BAY RIDEAU

The XMarket store will also open in Hudson’s Bay Yorkdale

Hudson’s Bay and PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (OTCQB: PLTXF) (Frankfurt: WNT1) are thrilled to announce the opening of XMarket Café at Rideau Hudson’s Bay in Ottawa. The 100% plant-based cafe offers carefully crafted vegan drinks and plant-based food options with ingredients sourced from Ottawa businesses, including local bakery Keepin’ it Vegan. Additionally, PlantX has opened exclusive XMarket stores in Yorkdale and Rideau, offering a curated selection of plant-based products spanning groceries, home, personal care, pets and more.

“Having a retail presence in Hudson’s Bay stores provides incredible opportunities to exert our plant impact and leverage our retail efforts. We are excited to have physical spaces within the Ottawa and Toronto communities to provide a more direct and dynamic PlantX experience,” said Sean Dollinger, Founder of PlantX.

Hosted by the chefs and team behind Matthew Kenny Cuisine, a lifestyle brand that blends plant-based culinary art and nutrition, XMarket Café in Rideau will offer delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. having dinner. Shoppers can enjoy Rideau’s XMarket Café daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.

“The Hudson’s Bay experience is evolving and our stores are quickly becoming hubs of discovery and inspiration,” said Wayne Drummond, President, Hudson’s Bay. “XMarket Café caters to a growing consumer segment and incorporates local partnerships that make this new experience special and unique for the community.”

Rideau’s new store will assist PlantX in its distribution for online customers in Eastern Canada, including buyers on TheBay.com Marketplace, enabling PlantX same-day deliveries in the Ottawa area, as well as a expedited shipping of PlantX products across Canada. By further centralizing its Canadian operations, PlantX is advancing its digital and technological growth, while new execution capabilities will increase cost savings.

ABOUT THE BAY

With a digital-first, purpose-driven lens, The Bay helps Canadians live their best lifestyle. The Bay operates thebay.com with Marketplace, one of Canada’s largest premium lifestyle digital platforms, with seamless connection to a network of 85 Hudson’s Bay stores. The Bay has earned a reputation for quality and style through an unparalleled assortment of products and categories including fashion, home, beauty, food concepts and more. Follow us on our social networks: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ICT Tac.

The Bay and Hudson’s Bay operate under the HBC portfolio of brands. Founded in 1670, HBC is North America’s oldest company. Signature strips are a trademark of HBC.

ABOUT PLANTX

As the digital face of the plant community, the PlantX platform is the one-stop-shop for everything plant-related. With its rapidly growing vertical categories, the company offers customers across North America over 5,000 herbal products. As well as offering meal and houseplant deliveries, the company is currently planning to expand its product lines to include cosmetics, clothing and its own brand of water – but the company is not limiting itself. to an e-commerce platform. The company uses its digital platform to create a community of like-minded consumers and, most importantly, to provide education. His successful business is built and strengthened on partnerships with top nutritionists, chefs and brands. The company is eliminating barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle and thriving in a longer, healthier and happier life. The company’s website is http://investor.PlantX.com/.

Forward-looking information

This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. In some instances, forward-looking information may be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “probable”, “should”, “should”, “expect”, ” anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative form of these terms, or other similar words, phrases and grammatical variations, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” happen, or through discussions of strategy. Forward-looking information contained herein includes, but is not limited to, the opening of XMarket stores in Hudson’s Bay stores, the availability of PlantX products, expectations regarding increased brand awareness of the Company, the ability to provide same day deliveries in Toronto, Ontario and Ottawa, Ontario and the Company’s business and strategic plans.

By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties which may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that the expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that the assumptions are not correct and that the objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. A variety of factors, including known and unknown risks, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information contained in this press release, including, without limitation: the ability to the Company to comply with all applicable government regulations, including all applicable food safety laws and regulations; impacts on the Company’s business and operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak; a limited operating history; the Company’s ability to access capital to meet its future financing needs; the Company’s dependence on management and key personnel; competetion; changes in consumer trends; foreign currency fluctuations; and general economic, market or business conditions.

Other risk factors may also be found in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents, which have been filed on SEDAR and can be viewed at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned to carefully consider these factors, as well as other factors, uncertainties and potential events, and not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management as of the date such forward-looking information is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, or to explain any material differences between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

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KNTR outdoor collection by HHID studio https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/kntr-outdoor-collection-by-hhid-studio/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:18:59 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/kntr-outdoor-collection-by-hhid-studio/ the kntr collection includes a stool, a coffee chair + a coffee table Art and design studio HHID presents its KNTR collection – a set of outdoor furniture inspired by plant graphics. the collection includes a stool, low chair, and coffee chart, all made from steel rods and wood.‘unified in a linear yet soft language […]]]>

the kntr collection includes a stool, a coffee chair + a coffee table

Art and design studio HHID presents its KNTR collection – a set of outdoor furniture inspired by plant graphics. the collection includes a stool, low chair, and coffee chart, all made from steel rods and wood.‘unified in a linear yet soft language form, the pieces fit naturally into a residential outdoor environment‘, reveals the studio.

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use different “line weights” to emphasize the graphic character

the HHID team constructs the stool and low chair from bent and welded steel rods. the integrated posts are available in two different thicknesses; the taller ones make up the silhouette while the thinner ones create the seating surface. according to the designers, ‘the use of primary and secondary line weights allowed for a graphic hierarchy, while making the pieces strong and light. a uniform and textured powder coat is then applied to each piece of furniture to celebrate the graphic character of the KNTR collection.

HHID studio presents the furniture set inspired by plant graphics
a low chair, a stool and a low table make up the KNTR collection

create smooth and controlled surfaces

additionally, the stool’s low back functions as a handle that contributes to its accessible appearance while emphasizing its mobile nature and allowing for effortless stacking. the coffee table, on the other hand, is made from coated maple wood panels laminated with a PU textile. such a choice of assembly offers a vertical structure while allowing the top to fold naturally on the base. “Informed by the shapes of nature, the seats and table share soft yet controlled surfaces created from linear materials”, concludes HHID.

studio hhid presents the kntr 2 outdoor collection
the low back of the stool also serves as a handle

studio hhid presents the kntr 3 outdoor collection
close up of thick and thin lines of stool rods

studio hhid presents the kntr 6 outdoor collection
the KNTR collection is inspired by the linearity of plant graphics

HHID studio presents the furniture set inspired by plant graphics
concept – sketch the silhouette

HHID studio presents the furniture set inspired by plant graphics
concept – sketch the silhouette

project info:

Last name: KNTR collection
design: HHID
furniture: coffee chair, stool, coffee table

materials: solid maple wood panels, leather, steel rods, powder coating

designboom received this project from our DIY Submissions feature, where we invite our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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PSVR2 Guide: Everything You Need To Know About PS5 Virtual Reality https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/psvr2-guide-everything-you-need-to-know-about-ps5-virtual-reality/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:51:52 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/psvr2-guide-everything-you-need-to-know-about-ps5-virtual-reality/ PSVR2, also known as PS VR2 Where PlayStation VR2, is that of Sony next-generation virtual reality headset for the Playstation 5, Where PS5. The system succeeds the original PSVR, which was launched on October 13, 2016 for the PS4. While the original PSVR is also compatible with the PS5, the new PSVR2 promises a series […]]]>

PSVR2, also known as PS VR2 Where PlayStation VR2, is that of Sony next-generation virtual reality headset for the Playstation 5, Where PS5. The system succeeds the original PSVR, which was launched on October 13, 2016 for the PS4. While the original PSVR is also compatible with the PS5, the new PSVR2 promises a series of improvements, including a more efficient reverse tracking solution, new controllers named PSVR2 detection controllers, and higher resolution visuals. To learn more about the original PSVR on PS5, see the following page: Does PSVR work on PS5?

In this PSVR2 Guide, we’ll share everything you need to know about Sony’s new virtual reality headset, including PSVR2 price, PSVR2 release date, and PSVR 2 games. We’ll update this page with new information as it’s announced, so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly for all the latest news on PSVR2.

PSVR2 Guide: Features and Overview

PSVR2 is Sony’s new virtual reality headset and works in tandem with the PS5 to create a next-gen experience. The headset will connect to the console using a single Usb-c cord, making setup much simpler than its predecessor. In addition to high resolution 4K OLED HDR panel, it also includes eye tracking functionality for foveal rendering, reverse tracking of PSVR2 Sense controllers and a rumble motor for enhanced feedback and reduced motion sickness.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top features included with PSVR2, as announced by Sony at this point in the product’s marketing lifecycle:

  • 4K OLED HDR: The PSVR2 features a 4K OLED HDR panel, delivering resolutions up to 2000×2040 per eye, which quadruples the visual fidelity of the original PSVR headset. It also offers eye tracking and foveal rendering, a technology that can reduce computational overhead by reducing the quality of your peripheral vision assets.
  • Reverse tracking: Rather than relying on a single tracking point like the PS camera on the original PSVR headset, the PSVR2 instead has an array of four cameras in the headset itself which is used to track the position of new PSVR2 controllers, which means you can put the drumsticks behind your back and still get perfect precision.
  • Rumble Motor: The PSVR2 has a rumble motor built into the headset itself to provide additional feedback while playing. This means you will be able to physically feel the impact of a flying object in front of your face. Research also suggests that including this type of force feedback may help fight motion sickness, as it tricks the brain into believing your body is moving, thereby reducing the feeling of “shaking” that can occur when moving. ‘an intense game.

In terms of specs, the PSVR2 outperforms the original PSVR headset in all measurable categories. You can find a full PSVR2 vs Meta Quest 2 vs Valve Index vs PSVR: Full Specs Comparison via the link, but we’ve included a condensed preview below:

Specifications PS VR 2 PSVR
Display OLED OLED
Resolution 2000×2040 per eye 960×1080 per eye
Refresh rate 120 Hz, 90 Hz 120 Hz, 90 Hz
Field of view ~ 110 degrees ~ 100 degrees
Cameras Four for reverse tracking of PS VR2 Sense controllers Nothing
Link USB Type-C HDMI, USB
audio Built-in microphone and stereo headphone jack Built-in microphone and stereo headphone jack
Return Rumble motor Nothing

For more information on the features and functions of the PSVR2, see the following pages:

PSVR 2 Guide: PSVR2 Sense Controllers

Guide PSVR2 PlayStation VR2 Sony PS5 2

PSVR2 detection controllers are the new motion controllers for use with the PSVR2 headset, replacing the PS Move sticks used by the original PSVR. These use reverse tracking to determine their position, meaning they are tracked by a network of cameras in the PSVR2 headset itself, meaning they will never lose their position, even when ‘they are held behind your back. In addition to improved tracking, they also feature a number of technologies from the DualSense controller, as detailed below:

  • New controls: Unlike the PS Move sticks, the new PSVR2 Sense controllers have an analog stick for each inch and correspond to the inputs of a traditional DualSense controller, with the Square and Triangle buttons on the left pad and the Circle and Cross buttons on the right pad.
  • Finger detection: PSVR2 Sense controllers have a touch sensor which can detect when you are gripping the pad. This will allow you to make more natural gestures with your hands in the game, allowing you to make a fist or palm out depending on the context of your situation.
  • Haptic feedback: Like the DualSense controller, the PSVR2 Sense controllers include haptic feedback, allowing you to experience more defined rumble “textures” with every interaction.
  • Adaptive triggers: Again, just like the DualSense controller, the PSVR2 Sense controllers include adaptive triggers. This means that depending on the game and the storyline, you will feel resistance in the triggers when performing any strenuous activity, such as, for example, shooting a weapon.

PSVR2 Guide: Games and Experiences

Guide PSVR2 PlayStation VR2 Sony PS5 3

At this point in the PSVR2 lifecycle, very few games or experiences have been announced. Horizon Call of the Mountain, a new bespoke experience set in the same world as the PS5 and PS4 RPG Horizon Forbidden West, has been revealed by proprietary developers Guerrilla Games and Firesprite Games. We keep an eye on all software on our dedicated site PSVR2: all games confirmed page.

Of course, we will update it regularly, and you can follow the Push Square home page for any other PSVR2 software announcements.


This concludes our PSVR2 Guide for now, but this is an evolving page that we will update with new information as it is revealed. As such, be sure to bookmark our guide and check back regularly for all the latest information on Sony’s new VR headset.

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Dangerous fan recall issued because the blades could fly off and cause serious damage https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/dangerous-fan-recall-issued-because-the-blades-could-fly-off-and-cause-serious-damage/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/dangerous-fan-recall-issued-because-the-blades-could-fly-off-and-cause-serious-damage/ If you are using a fan to cool you down on a hot day, you should consider turning it off to make sure it isn’t part of a new booster. Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company (HKC) is recalling various ceiling fans as the blades can fly off and cause damage or even injury […]]]>

If you are using a fan to cool you down on a hot day, you should consider turning it off to make sure it isn’t part of a new booster. Hong Kong China Electric Appliance Manufacture Company (HKC) is recalling various ceiling fans as the blades can fly off and cause damage or even injury to people in the room. The company included two types of fans in the recall, the Harbor Breeze Belleisle Bay and Honeywell Rio ceiling fans.

Urgent recall of ceiling fans

HKC recently issued the recall of ceiling fans via the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). You can see the full announcement here.

The company sold nearly 78,000 recalled ceiling fans from February 2018 through August 2021. The Harbor Breeze Belleisle Bay and Honeywell Rio ceiling fans cost approximately $ 150 each. They were available online from various retailers including Amazon, Build, eAccess, Hayneedle, Houzz, Lowes, Menards, Overstock, and Wayfair.

HKC issued the recall after receiving 60 reports of the fan blades detached. Three of them caused material damage to the drywall, but customers have not reported any injuries at this point.

Harbor Breeze Belleisle Bay ceiling fans are available in two models. One has a brushed nickel case finish (model number 40650) and the other has an oil rubbed bronze case finish (model number 40651).

Honeywell Rio ceiling fans are available in five models: Oil Rubbed Bronze Housing (model number 50514), Champagne finish housing (model number 51623), Pewter housing (model number 51624), Brushed Nickel housing (number 50195), or a white housing finish (model number 51030).

Both types of fans have matte black blades and a frosted white glass bowl. In addition, all recalled fans are equipped with a 3-speed reversible motor as well as a remote control.

You will find the model numbers of the fans in the recall on the silver rating label on the top of the fan housing.

What you should do

If you have one of these HKC fans at home, you should stop using it now. The company advises users to confirm that their fans are part of the recall via email. They will need to take pictures of the fan and the date code.

The company will then ask customers to disconnect the fan and provide a photo of it. They can then throw the fan in the trash or recycle it. HKC will send buyers free replacement by post.

Unfortunately, you cannot get a refund for the potentially defective product. The company currently only offers replacements.

Check out the fan recall announcement on the CPSC website for full contact details – see this link. HKC has also set up a website for the recall, at this link, which offers more information on the recall, as well as more detailed pictures on identifying your ventilator’s model number.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out this electric knife recall as it is another product that can malfunction and lead to injury.


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Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes Market Forecast to 2028 – https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/vacuum-blood-collection-tubes-market-forecast-to-2028/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:20:58 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/vacuum-blood-collection-tubes-market-forecast-to-2028/ New York, January 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reportlinker.com Announces the Release of the “Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Product, Material, Application and end user, and geography “- https://www.reportlinker.com/p06195655/?utm_source=GNW The increase in the rate of blood donation is expected to support the growth of the […]]]>

New York, January 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reportlinker.com Announces the Release of the “Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Product, Material, Application and end user, and geography “- https://www.reportlinker.com/p06195655/?utm_source=GNW

The increase in the rate of blood donation is expected to support the growth of the vacuum blood collection tubes market in the near future. According to the American National Red Cross, approximately 6.8 million people donate blood each year in the United States. 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells are collected in the United States in one year. Almost 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the United States. In addition, with the increase in blood disorders, the need for blood also increases. For example, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients may require blood transfusions throughout their life. Likewise, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment. Thus, according to the American Red Cross, approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed each day in the United States. An estimated 111 million U.S. citizens, or 37% of the U.S. population, are eligible blood donors. However, less than 10% of the 37% of eligible blood donors donate each year. The Red Cross provides around 40% of the country’s blood and blood components, all from generous volunteer donors. Starting in June 2019, when someone in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore or Washington, DC indicates on Facebook that they want to donate blood, nearby blood centers can send them notifications for blood drives. local blood. This feature is intended to help blood centers cope with chronic and seasonal shortages in their blood supply. In the United States, donors are often recruited through the widespread use of rewards or incentives for donating blood, including t-shirts, tickets to events, or opportunity designs for televisions and magazines. expensive cars. In this context, the American Red Cross has launched a campaign called “Give a little, buy a lot” to increase blood and platelet donations during the holidays. In this campaign, donors have the chance to win a US $ 1,000 gift card for shopping. Club 25 is one of the many successful initiatives supported by National Societies. Through this initiative, young donors are donating blood to save lives and encouraging other young people to do the same.
In addition, the increase in the geriatric population gives rise to various types of diseases. The primary diagnosis of most diseases is by phlebotomy tests.

In addition, US companies and laboratories have rushed to produce blood tests for COVID-19 immunity in the initial phase of the pandemic. For example, in July 2020, several private companies, including California-based Biomerica Inc, began marketing blood tests for COVID-19 antibodies outside of the United States.

The continued increase in the demand for blood is positively reflected in the vacuum blood collection tubes market in North America.
The global Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes market, by product, is segmented into Heparin Tubes, EDTA Tubes, Glucose Tubes, Serum Separation Tubes, and ERS Tubes. In 2021, the serum separation tubes segment held the largest share of the market.

Moreover, the market for EDTA tubes segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years.
The global vacuum blood collection tubes market, based on material, is segmented into PET, Polypropylene and Tempered Glass. In 2021, the PET segment held the largest share of the market.

Moreover, the market for the same segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the coming years.
The global vacuum blood collection tubes market, depending on the application, is segmented into routine blood tests, biochemical tests, and coagulation tests. In 2021, the routine blood tests segment held the largest share of the market.

However, the market of coagulation testing segment is expected to experience the fastest growth over the next few years.
Based on the end user, the Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes market is segmented into Hospitals & Clinics, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Pathology Labs, and Blood Banks. The blood banking segment held the largest share of the market in 2021.

Moreover, the same segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 8.8% in the market during the forecast period.

National Institute of Heart, Lungs and Blood (NHLBI); National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Health Service (NHS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); National chronic kidney disease; National Center for Biotechnology Information; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; United Nations (UN) World Population Prospects; National Institute of Statistics; and World Health Organization (WHO) are some of the major secondary sources mentioned during preparation of the Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes Market report.
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Ansys and Innoviz Technologies Enable Autonomous Driving Revolution with Next Generation LiDAR Design | News https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ansys-and-innoviz-technologies-enable-autonomous-driving-revolution-with-next-generation-lidar-design-news/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:42:05 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ansys-and-innoviz-technologies-enable-autonomous-driving-revolution-with-next-generation-lidar-design-news/ PITTSBURGH, January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / – / Highlights Ansys’ product portfolio offers a comprehensive set of solutions for the development of a complex microelectric and mechanical LiDAR system Ansys tools helped Innoviz Technologies reduce product development by two full design cycles over a year and a half, dramatically reducing costs Innoviz Technologies uses […]]]>

PITTSBURGH, January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / –

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  • Ansys’ product portfolio offers a comprehensive set of solutions for the development of a complex microelectric and mechanical LiDAR system
  • Ansys tools helped Innoviz Technologies reduce product development by two full design cycles over a year and a half, dramatically reducing costs

Innoviz Technologies uses simulation solutions from Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) to successfully pilot the technology behind its unique automotive-grade LiDAR sensor and empower its customers, while reducing development time and costs. Ansys enables Innoviz Technologies to meet its customers’ goals for sustainability, reliability and affordability in a LiDAR design that seamlessly integrates into Level 3 through 5 autonomous vehicles.

A study by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the majority of serious crashes are caused by human error, a statistic that prompts the development of self-driving vehicles to improve road safety. Autonomous vehicles depend on the detection capability of various components, including LiDARs, radars, and cameras. LiDAR provides the high-resolution, long-range 3D image perception necessary to safely guide vehicle movement. The challenge for automakers is that the LiDARs available don’t come close to meeting industry standards for performance, size, reliability, and cost perception. The packaging of these very complex optical sensor technologies bound to many systems presents challenges in both their production and operation.

The team’s success depended on simulating and testing various aspects of LiDAR design and optics. Leveraging the power of Ansys’ multiphysics capabilities, Innoviz has leveraged Ansys® Mechanical ™, Ansys® Fluent®, Zemax and Ansys® Maxwell® simulation software, working together seamlessly to successfully solve the problem. complexity of the LiDAR system. Through extensive simulations and testing, extreme integration of components into a single chip has been achieved, requiring minimal design iterations and enabling a more compact LiDAR system. This high performance and reliable LiDAR solution meets the necessary automotive performance characteristics and size requirements that manufacturers are looking for at a much lower price.

“We use many types of simulations in the Ansys ecosystem throughout our product design chain,” said Oren Buskila, R&D director and co-founder of Innoviz. “We are leveraging Ansys’ capabilities to perform structural analysis to understand the stresses and temperature variations of our chips. We also use Ansys for dynamic simulation to understand the characteristics of vibration and thermal simulation to see if we can dissipate the amount of energy from the main components. inside, like the laser. Ansys provides excellent simulation software and we value their experience in the automotive space to help us solve our biggest design challenges.

“Our vast simulation and growing multiphysics capabilities support the exploration and discovery of advanced autonomous technologies,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “More complex optical applications such as LiDARs require a higher degree of predictive accuracy in their execution. Our tools interface well, both inside and outside our product portfolio, to help our customers navigate design cycles quickly with confidence. Simulation software is a game-changer in the development of a new generation of more complex LiDAR systems that will accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles. “

/ About Ansys

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, fly on an airplane, drive a car, use a computer, touch a mobile device, cross a bridge, or put on wearable tech, chances are you’ve used a product that Ansys

software played a vital role in its creation. Ansys is the world leader in engineering simulation. Through our ubiquitous engineering simulation strategy, we help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by the imagination. Founded in 1970, Ansys is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Visit www.ansys.com for more information.

Ansys and all ANSYS, Inc. brand, product, service and feature names, logos, and slogans are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its affiliates in United States or other countries. All other brand names, products, services and features or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Watch Bill Gates in a 1994 Orientation Video for New Microsoft Employees https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/watch-bill-gates-in-a-1994-orientation-video-for-new-microsoft-employees/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 14:00:01 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/watch-bill-gates-in-a-1994-orientation-video-for-new-microsoft-employees/ When you start a new job, you often get a glimpse into the history and culture of the company. Usually, however, this information does not come from one of the richest people on the planet. In 1994, Microsoft made an orientation video for new hires starring co-founder Bill Gates, who was already fabulously wealthy at […]]]>

When you start a new job, you often get a glimpse into the history and culture of the company. Usually, however, this information does not come from one of the richest people on the planet.

In 1994, Microsoft made an orientation video for new hires starring co-founder Bill Gates, who was already fabulously wealthy at the age of 39. At the time, Gates was still CEO of Microsoft, and he was worth around $ 9.35 billion. , according to Forbes. Today that figure exceeds $ 136 billion.

In the approximately 15-minute video, which was restored and uploaded to YouTube by the Computer History Archives Project in November, Gates welcomes new Microsoft hires by recapping the company’s founding history and some of its signature moments – and even offering surprising praise. for rival tech giant Apple.

Perhaps most notably, it also presents Microsoft as a crucial part of the future of technology. “I think there is an absolutely amazing opportunity here, and I think it’s going to be very exciting,” Gates told his employees in the video.

Here are some of the best moments from the video:

Microsoft’s origin story

Microsoft’s founding story is well known, but hearing it straight from Gates is worth the price of the 90s music and sound effects in the video.

In the early 1970s, Gates and his co-founder Paul Allen, who attended the same Seattle-area high school, discussed computer software – even as Gates was studying pre-law at Harvard University. In the video, Gates says Allen predicted great technological advancements over the next several years, largely thanks to recent advancements in microprocessor technology.

These jumps, Allen suggested, could be “pretty rare, pretty dramatic,” Gates recalls. At one point, Gates says, he even asked Allen, “Are you serious?

It was. Then, in 1975, a now defunct Albuquerque, New Mexico company called MITS released one of the first commercially successful personal computers, the Altair 8800. Together, Gates and Allen developed a version. of the BASIC programming language for the Altair, prompting Gates to leave Harvard to continue the work.

At first, the pair took jobs at MITS. The following year, they formed a partnership which they called “Micro-Soft”. The rest is history.

A mouse “error”

In the video, Gates says that a now ubiquitous part of the personal computer experience took over a year to finally take hold.

The product? A PC-compatible computer mouse, which Microsoft released in 1983. The mouse has become a “very profitable” part of Microsoft’s business, Gates says, but “at first it was like maybe we had made a mistake. error”.

The company ordered an initial run of 50,000 units, but Gates notes that it took a whole year to sell its inventory. Eventually, he says, the mouse took hold as Microsoft “continued to evolve the design, becoming more and more stylish over time.”

“Today we sell several, several hundred thousand in a month,” he said in the 1994 video. A Microsoft spokesperson declined to share today’s sales figures, but said told CNBC Make It that the mouse “remains a major business for the company.”

Credit Apple for “a very, very important milestone”

Microsoft and Apple have a long and complicated history as collaborators and fierce rivals.

In the early 1980s, Microsoft was actually one of Apple’s most important software developers. Gates and his team created Microsoft software especially for newer Macs, including the first version of Microsoft Word.

In a 1996 documentary, Jobs called some of Microsoft’s early applications for Apple “terrible” and complained that Microsoft had “no taste.” But in the 1994 video for Microsoft’s new hires, Gates has nothing but nice things to say about the Macintosh computer, first released in 1984.

“The Macintosh was a very, very important milestone,” says Gates. “Not only because it established Apple as a key player to help define new ideas in the personal computer [space], but also because it inaugurated the graphical interface. “

It refers to the graphical user interface, or GUI, which allowed Macintosh computer screens to display icons and images instead of lines of text. The tech industry was initially resistant to the GUI, Gates says, but “Apple bet their company on it.”

Apple’s bet turned out to be a good one: Home computer users preferred the simplicity and aesthetics of clicking on icons and images. “That’s why we got involved early on in building applications for the Macintosh,” says Gates. “We thought they were right, and we are really betting our success on that as well.”

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Tech Industry Accessibility Information Bulletin for 2021 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/tech-industry-accessibility-information-bulletin-for-2021/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 21:02:17 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/tech-industry-accessibility-information-bulletin-for-2021/ Image Credit: Carlos Barria / Reuters Meta / Facebook Amid all the drama surrounding Facebook, its whistleblower, and rebranding this year, it’s easy to ignore the company’s accessibility updates. In early 2021, the company updated its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) system to recognize more than 1,200 objects and concepts in photos on Instagram and Facebook. […]]]>

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Amid all the drama surrounding Facebook, its whistleblower, and rebranding this year, it’s easy to ignore the company’s accessibility updates. In early 2021, the company updated its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) system to recognize more than 1,200 objects and concepts in photos on Instagram and Facebook. According to Meta, this was a 10-fold increase since AAT debuted in 2016. It also rolled out additional features to Facebook on iOS that provided more detailed descriptions like the positions of objects in an image and their relative sizes.

Unfortunately, as these updates rolled out, Facebook may have discontinued some accessibility features along the way. Rachfal said when the company turned off its facial recognition system this year, it led to less informative descriptions for users who are blind or visually impaired. Rachfal said the change “was made because of privacy concerns,” and he believes these decisions were made without considering accessibility and the disability community. “They were also not given the same weight and consideration as privacy concerns,” Rachfal added.

Facebook in November. In it, the company’s vice president of artificial intelligence, Jerome Pesenti, wrote: “We need to weigh the positive use cases of facial recognition against the growing concerns in society, especially more that regulators have yet to define clear rules. “

Meta

In the post, Pesenti acknowledges the critical role facial recognition plays in AAT to help blind and visually impaired users identify their friends in images. But while some facial recognition tools, such as identity verification, will remain, for the most part, features such as alerting users to photos potentially including them or automatically tagging their friends. It is for sighted and visually impaired users.

“We know the approach we have chosen involves difficult tradeoffs,” Pesenti wrote, adding that “we will continue to engage in this conversation and work with the civil society groups and regulators leading this discussion.” .

Elsewhere in the Meta family of products, the company added an Accessibility tab to the Oculus Settings menu to make it easier to find assistive features. It also brought color correction and eyesight augmentation tools to provide more readable palettes and allow a standing perspective for seated users respectively. Meta said it is still iterating over Raise View, working with the Oculus community to improve the functionality and will permanently add it to the Accessibility menu when it’s ready.

Meta has also worked with ZP Better Together, a company that makes technology for deaf and hard of hearing users, on. As of December, people who are deaf or hard of hearing can also apply on the ZP website for free portals that will come with the ZP apps.

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Facebook this year and most notably has done it with live captioning included from the start. It also included a visual cue to indicate who is speaking and offers closed captions for other audio products like podcasts on iOS and Android.

Let’s not forget the company’s name change to Meta this year and its new focus on the Metaverse. According to Mike Shebanek, Head of Accessibility, “We are already working to bring the Metaverse to life and we are excited to explore the revolutionary possibilities it presents to make the digital world even more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.”

We’ll have to wait and see if and how this plays out, but in the meantime, Meta must continue to engage with the accessibility community to ensure that its expansion of the Metaverse is inclusive from the start.

Twitter

Twitter only set up its two accessibility teams last year, after an embarrassing launch of Voice Tweets that excluded its deaf and hard of hearing users due to a lack of captions. Since then, however, the company has shown noticeable improvement. In 2021, Twitter introduced captions for voice tweets, added captions and accessibility tags to Spaces, and introduced automatic video captions. The latter is “available worldwide in most languages,” according to the company and supported on Android, iOS, and the web.

While this may seem like a small set of updates compared to the rest of the companies in this roundup, Twitter also has a smaller product portfolio. Still, he managed to make some significant changes. Rachfal hailed Twitter as “the first social media platform to ostensibly invite users to include alt text with images,” although he noted that filling in the field is still optional.

Other notable developments in technology this year

Alt text and closed captioning remain difficult accessibility features for the industry. These are labor intensive processes that companies tend to delegate to AI, which can lead to garbled and inaccurate results. This was especially evident at this year’s E3 virtual gaming convention, where the show at times made the show incomprehensible to those who relied on the captions to understand the announcements.

There are also large parts of the online world that are in dire need of accessibility related upgrades. According to a February 2021 study by, for example, 97.4% of websites had errors that did not meet guidelines for web content accessibility (). The most common errors included missing alt text, low contrast text, missing form input labels, and more.

It’s not just websites that need work – other media formats need to be designed more inclusive as well. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), for example, with Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) this year against three major podcast providers: SiriusXM, Stitcher, and Pandora.

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Spotify

According to the NAD, because the three defendants “do not make transcripts or captions available for any of the podcasts offered on their platforms, more than 48 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans are denied the full and equal enjoyment of the content. that they offer to their hearing. users. ”Meanwhile, Spotify will begin offering auto-generated transcriptions for podcasts and Amazon Music in November.

Then there are entire industries that could use accessibility improvements. Rachfal notes that healthcare is a continually problematic area for people who are blind or visually impaired. “This is still a whole area that we hear about far too often from our members,” he said. Given that we are currently in the quagmires of the third wave of COVID-19, it is inexcusable to continue to exclude people with disabilities when it comes to scheduling vaccinations or testing appointments.

In November of this year, the Justice Department struck a deal with Rite Aid to make COVID-19 testing and vaccination websites accessible. Rite Aid’s vaccine registration portal was not compatible with some screen readers and was not accessible to “those who have difficulty using a mouse”. Its website calendar, for example, “did not show any appointment times available to screen reader users,” while people using keyboard navigation instead of a mouse could not use Tab key to fill out a consent form required to schedule an appointment. .

The ACB has also worked with CVS to provide accessible prescription information in all locations across the country. This includes a Spoken RX feature that would read prescription labels through the CVS Pharmacy app.

While there have been plenty of transgressions over the past year, we’ve also seen plenty of promising developments to ensure the technology is inclusive. The FCC, for example, to make emergency alerts more useful and informative for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Meanwhile, HBO Max has released 1,500 hours of audio description content starting in March 2021 and has committed to including descriptions of all newly produced original content as well as adding more to its catalog. Additionally, in collaboration with the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness, Planet Fitness will purchase and install accessible exercise equipment in its stores across the country.

I’ve only scratched the surface in this roundup of updates. What is most encouraging, however, is the growing willingness of companies to work with disability rights groups and advocates from the early stages of product design. Lizzie Sorkin, director of engagement for NAD, said she “saw more and more companies contacting us early on for feedback rather than at the end of the process.” Rachfal also noted a “growing commitment to accessible media and content” which “grew out of ACB’s advocacy work and the audio description project through collaborative discussions with industry.”

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The 10 best trucking stories you might have overlooked in 2021 – all that’s trucking https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/the-10-best-trucking-stories-you-might-have-overlooked-in-2021-all-thats-trucking/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:37:11 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/the-10-best-trucking-stories-you-might-have-overlooked-in-2021-all-thats-trucking/ The editors of HDT are highlighting some of their best pieces that you might have missed in 2021. Image sources: DTNA, Jim Park, Bettaway, Carrier Transicold At the end of the year, we tend to post lots of lists of the best stories from the past 12 months. They are usually based on web statistics […]]]>

The editors of HDT are highlighting some of their best pieces that you might have missed in 2021.

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At the end of the year, we tend to post lots of lists of the best stories from the past 12 months. They are usually based on web statistics that tell us how many people have read, listened to, or watched. But every year there are also stories that for some reason don’t get as much attention as they should.

Maybe they were posted on a day when there was a lot of hot news to compete with, or too close to a holiday or major event, or we didn’t do a great job writing a title that caught your eye.

So I asked our editorial team what stories they covered this year that didn’t make the first lists they should have. Here are two picks from each publisher that we think deserve a second look. We’ll start with yours.

Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief

Trucking company hits back at nuclear verdicts

My interview with John Vaccaro was one of the most fascinating of the year. Here is a trucking company that narrowly avoided a nuclear verdict, a case in which a plaintiff’s lawyer attacked all of his family’s affairs. We chatted for an hour, and his passion for his business, for his drivers, for safety, was striking. “I remember lying that night on the floor in the basement of my house, [thinking], ‘What could I have done to prevent this?’ Take the time to read about Vaccaro’s three-year nightmare and what he learned from it.

What truck fleets need to know about ESG

My second choice is one of my editorials, this one from the May issue. ESG stands for environmental, social and corporate governance. If you haven’t yet received an RFP from a shipper requesting information about your company’s ESG policies or related topics such as sustainability, it’s probably just a matter of time. Click and see why I think this is an important topic for trucking companies of all sizes.

Vesna Brajkovic, editor-in-chief

With the driver shortage on everyone’s mind, two articles by Editor-in-Chief Vesna Brajkovic should be on anyone’s reading list interested in recruiting and retaining drivers:

Driver loyalty: get shippers on your side

Ask any driver on the road what he hates about the job, and there is bound to be a waste of time and mistreatment from senders and receivers. For this October HDT cover story, Vesna spoke to fleets with good retention rates and came up with four ways for fleet managers to bring shippers to their side when it comes to satisfying the drivers.

HDT Talks Trucking Podcast: Inside a High School Truck Driver Training Program

“I struggled in high school… it wasn’t until after I got to truck driving school that I realized I was very successful,” says Dein. So he worked on creating a non-traditional training program for high school truck drivers. Listen to Vesna talk to Dave about how trucking “gave him life” and what he is doing to attract more young people to the industry. There are actually two versions of this, so take your pick; the audio podcast linked above is a bit different and a bit longer than the video version.

Jim Park, Equipment Editor

HDT Talks Trucking Podcast: Are You Worried About Cyber ​​Security? You should be.

The world is electronic now, which means there are doors in our lives and businesses that we would rather stay closed. Cyber ​​attacks are not limited to large companies. Small fleets may not even see themselves as targets, let alone know how to protect themselves. The FBI said last spring that the trucking industry has become a significant and growing target for hackers. So listen to this January 2021 episode of HDT Talks Trucking, where Jim Park talks to Kevin Linardic, CTO at Carrier Logistics, about the extent of the threat and the ways in which even small fleets can work to build a defense. .

How to maximize trailer space

With cargo capacity at a premium, an article on the latest platform systems that allow you to use space in your trailer most efficiently should be a natural. But it didn’t really set anyone on fire. So here’s another look at this report from the magazine from May 2021.

Jack Roberts, Senior Contributing Writer

How telematics is transforming trailers

Perhaps it was the word “telematics,” which is an incredibly broad term, that kept this September HDT feature from gaining more attention, along with its related story, “How telematics is changing the cold chain. “. But trailer telematics has the potential to transform maintenance and freight management. Jack Roberts explores how “smart trailers,” equipped with sensors on everything from tire pressure to cargo, can deliver information as simple as “Where’s my trailer? Or as complex as a real-time report on the current state of the equipment.

Volvo takes climate change seriously

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo returned this year after a COVID-19 hiatus, and an incredible amount has changed in the past two years. Jack Roberts was there and shared this story on the show’s opening session. Peter Voorhoeve, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, spoke of a new “sense of urgency,” saying Volvo is committed to delivering a range of 100% zero-emission commercial vehicles by 2040. If you missed it and you’re interested in knowing more about the push to zero emissions, read it.

David Cullen, Associate Business / Washington Editor

Cargo digitization: what does it mean for your fleet?

Cargo digitization is a syllable-heavy phrase that is used in trucking and logistics today. But what does this really mean? And how does the process it defines affect the movement of freight – and your fleet? David Cullen spoke with several fleets for this July cover story to learn how they are leveraging digital technology to better control the flow of cargo in a way that makes everyone happier, from shippers to drivers.

Electric Truck Ecosystem: What it takes to make BEVs work

For our September issue, we delved into the zero emissions puzzle. Part of that was this functionality that delves into what it takes for a fleet to add battery electric utility vehicles to their operations. Find out why a conversion plan for your fleet should be forward thinking and encompass everything from the vehicle to its charging plan and a charging infrastructure dedicated to financing or leasing all or part of these elements.

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This is my favorite cycling gear for 2022 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/this-is-my-favorite-cycling-gear-for-2022/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 22:42:57 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/this-is-my-favorite-cycling-gear-for-2022/ In the pre-pandemic era, I used a combination of gym and exercise time to stay in shape. A normal schedule basketball, pickleball and soccer adequately complemented a handful of weekly gym workouts. When the coronavirus swallowed the United States, however, my closed gym and social distancing protocols put the kibosh on many group sports. In […]]]>

In the pre-pandemic era, I used a combination of gym and exercise time to stay in shape. A normal schedule basketball, pickleball and soccer adequately complemented a handful of weekly gym workouts. When the coronavirus swallowed the United States, however, my closed gym and social distancing protocols put the kibosh on many group sports.

In April 2020, I took my old Lemond Tourmalet bike out of the garage and started riding again. I have since added a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Pro and a 2018 Specialized Enduro to my arsenal. And even though the vaccine has opened the door to some of my old sporting hobbies, I still ride a bike.

As such, I have experienced a variety of cycling clothing and accessories, cycling gear and technologies that have made the ride safer and more enjoyable. Note that I have not exhaustively tested most of these product categories; this is just a sample of my personal best picks and favorite cycling gear. I update this article regularly as I try new equipment.

Amazon

Having now tested a variety of hydration backpacks and fanny packs, I opted for the Camelbak Chase for mountain biking. It has the right storage capacity – 70 ounces of water plus a fair amount of gear – plus plenty of handy pockets and other bells and whistles. (Literally, it has a built-in safety whistle.) It also has a built-in protective impact panel, which could come in handy if you fall off your bike and land on your back. At $ 200, it doesn’t come cheap. But if you’re an aggressive rider, the extra protection is well worth it.

That said, if you’re looking to spend less, I use the Osprey Syncro 12 on family hikes and actually prefer its water bladder to the Camelbak system. Plus, the Syncro has a good balance of storage capacity and accessibility, a built-in rain cover, and it costs $ 130 more reasonable.

Quadruple locking

There are plenty of people riding around to leave emails, texts and calls behind, but I prefer to keep my phone handy when I’m in the saddle. (Obviously, I stop completely on the side of the road before engaging the screen.) Until recently, I slipped my phone into my jersey pocket, which was often under a jacket, which made the difficult – and dangerous – task to access it while driving. Then I got this Quad Lock case and my mount. It has totally changed the game.

The Quad Lock mount sits on top of the bike stem and I’m pretty confident in its ability to keep my phone safe, even when traversing rough terrain. When the trip is over, or I have left the road to take a picture, it is very easy to release; simply pull up on the locking mechanism of the holder and turn. The Quad Lock phone case is heavy – there’s a raised bump on the back that fits over the holder – and I would trust it to effectively protect the phone in a crash. But when I finish my ride, I switch to my favorite Catalyst box.

NiteRider

I tested a bunch of bike lights, but two of them outdid themselves. The NiteRider Lumina Dual 1800 is light, bright and easy to mount on a helmet or handlebars. At the second brightest setting (1500 lumens), I was able to squeeze almost two hours from the rechargeable battery. (I also like NiteRider’s Omega tail light.)

That said, if you are looking for something more shiny or that lasts longer, I highly recommend the Gloworm XS. It’s expensive – almost $ 300 – and requires a significant battery to carry around, but it casts an incredible amount of light. When set at 2,500 lumens it basically turns from night to day and I was able to get over two hours of light per charge. When I lowered it to just under 2,000 lumens, my legs always gave way before the light.

Chrome industry

The third version of Chrome’s famous Cobra hoodie hits the sweet spot. It’s the perfect weight for the cool Maine spring, and the merino-poly blend strikes the right balance of durability, warmth, and resistance to wind, water, and dirt. And there are a few thoughtful design details – including two front zip pockets on the front and a long zip pocket along the lower back – that make it just as well suited for rolling as it is for hanging out. One of my most loved and worn clothes.

Endura

Endura’s Luminite line has become my go-to choice in wet and / or cold weather thanks to its lightweight construction, protective waterproofness and comfortable fit. The pants – currently on sale for $ 91 – feature ankle zippers and adjustable snap-button cuffs, for on-the-fly adjustments, and feature four reflective panels. And the Luminite 3-in-1 Jacket has proven itself in a wide variety of riding conditions. The waterproof hooded shell and removable and reversible insulated gilet can be combined or worn separately, depending on temperature and conditions, and have pockets in the right places.

Pearl Izumi

Comfortable, grippy and stylish shoes suitable for mountain biking as well as for the rest of life. The reinforced toe prevented my foot from getting stuck several times between a rock and my pedal. And while I like the new “Spruce / Berm brown” style, I have the old navy and orange model, which is currently on sale.

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My favorite headwear without a helmet.

Hiplok

This summer, I added the Hiplok Z Lok Safety Tie to my little bike bag. Weighing 2.5 ounces, it’s almost imperceptibly light and while that doesn’t deter a professional bike thief – I wouldn’t trust it in a dangerous city like San Francisco – the steel core is strong enough to give me the peace of mind when parking my bike at the beach.

I also loaned the combination-based Hiplok Spin to my kid, who found a four-digit code easier to manage than a key. It has everything I want in a lock – and a few things I didn’t know I wanted. It’s sturdy but not too heavy, reflective and portable.

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If you’re looking for an affordable water bottle that will keep your water cool, Polar makes excellent insulated squeezable 20 and 24 ounce water bottles in a few different color options. Just add a little ice and your water will stay fresh, even on long trips. Starting at around $ 14, they’re BPA free and have a lifetime warranty.

Black-smith

I had worn the same bicycle helmet for a long, long time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends replacing your helmet at least every 10 years, and mine was at least as old. After some research, I opted for an MTB helmet for extra protection and, in my opinion, a cooler look. After trying several, I decided on the Smith Forefront 2 MTB helmet. I love it.

Most importantly, it features MIPS architecture, which can mitigate the force of an impact on your brain. It’s relatively light and breathable, and it has Koroyd on the inside – a layer that provides extra crash protection as well as a way to filter out bugs.

Smith optics

Appropriate shades are essential for riding in all weather and all seasons, and I have a few to recommend. In the high end, the HiPER sunglasses from Speedtrap are really good: the adjustable frame is light but sturdy and the interchangeable and scratch-resistant lenses, which are easy to change and remove, offer 100% UV protection. And they fog up a lot less than most other glasses I’ve tested.

For night outings I use the Adidas Sport SP0001, which comes with two lens options, one of which is optimized for low light levels. And, finally, there are the Smith Optics Tempo ChromaPop, which are comfortable to wear and feel secure. I found a pair for $ 35 on Backcountry.com, although they’re more often listed at $ 100 and up, depending on the color.

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I’ve been using Strava to track and share rides (as well as runs and hikes) for years. But in March, I switched to Strava’s subscription service which costs $ 8 per month – or $ 60 if you prepay for a full year. I did this primarily for security reasons: the app’s Beacon feature lets you choose a contact that can monitor your whereabouts during each ride. But there are other great features as well, including advanced training metrics and rankings.

Adidas

I wouldn’t say it’s the safest choice to listen to music while riding a bike. Many cyclists frown on wearing headphones while cycling, arguing that all of your senses should be on alert if in danger. I think that makes a lot of sense and I’m not going to pretend otherwise.

However, if you listen to music while riding (or running) you can mitigate the risks with headphones that don’t completely cut you off from the outside world. A pair that has a version of see-through mode – like the Apple AirPods Pro – is a good bet.

Otherwise, I highly recommend the Adidas FWD-01. They are comfortable to wear, easy to control with one hand, and loud enough to be heard even in very windy conditions. They have a built-in microphone, so you can make a call when needed. The water resistant, knitted fabric cable is lightweight and does not tangle. And the battery life is superb.

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