Lucid Motors goes live with ‘world’s most powerful’ electric sedan

Lucid Motors presented its first electric car to the world in an online reveal from the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday.

“Lucid Motors is driven to make the electric car better, and by doing so, help move the entire industry forward, towards accelerated adoption of sustainable mobility,” said Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson.

“With the Lucid Air, we have created a halo car for the entire industry, one which shows the advancements that are possible by pushing the boundaries of EV technology and performance to new levels,” said. Rawlinson. The Lucid chief was formerly the chief engineer on the Tesla Model S.

Lucid said its luxury Air sedan will deliver a number of industry firsts, including fastest-charging, most aerodynamic, fastest quarter-mile times — under 10 seconds — and largest frunk (front trunk) in any electric car on the market.

The Lucid Air will do 0-60mph in under

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You Can Now Create Your Own Custom Porsche Design Watch to Match Your 911

Customization is arguably the ultimate expression of luxury. For this reason, Porsche recently launched an “Exclusive Manufaktur” service by which exacting clients can custom build their dream sports car. Now, the same precisionists can tailor their own Porsche timepiece, too.

This week, Porsche Design launched a new web-based configurator that allows watch enthusiasts to design their own bespoke chronograph with an array of special custom details. Nearly six years in the making, the configurator offers roughly 1.5 million different design options and was rolled out Stateside on September 1.

“No other car manufacturer or watch brand currently offers such a customizable and exclusive program of this kind,” Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group, said in the press release.

Porsche Design Custom Timepieces
Porsche Design Custom Timepieces

Considering the wristwatch’s many intricate parts, it’s a natural candidate for personalization, and the program lets prospective watch owners make choices down to the smallest detail. All

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Two Locust Projects exhibitions tackle themes of home, migration

Miami’s Locust Projects presents two new exhibitions this month, both exploring themes of home, migration and sense of place and community.

Juana Valdes’ “Rest Ashore” and Raúl Romero’s “Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape” will be available from Sept. 12 to Oct. 24 at the nonprofit exhibition space at 3852 N. Miami Ave. The space is open by appointment only, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

“Both are dealing with the migrant experience and immigrant experience. Both really give us a moment for pause and reflection,” says Locust Projects’ executive director Lorie Mertes. “There’s a lot of divisiveness and a lot of conversation about immigration, and there are various sides of the conversation, but both of the shows bring a real sense empathy for that person in that journey that someone takes when they make the decision to seek a better life.”

Valdes’ “Rest Ashore” is an

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College Quarantine Breakdowns Leave Some at Risk

Sarah Ortbal, a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said there was little supervision for quarantined students in her dorm complex. (Wes Frazer/The New York Times)
Sarah Ortbal, a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said there was little supervision for quarantined students in her dorm complex. (Wes Frazer/The New York Times)

Across the United States, colleges that have reopened for in-person instruction are struggling to contain the rapid-fire spread of coronavirus among tens of thousands of students by imposing tough social distancing rules and piloting an array of new technologies, like virus tracking apps.

But perhaps their most complex problem has been what to do with students who test positive for the virus or come into contact with someone who has. To this end, many campuses are subjecting students to one of the oldest infection control measures known to civilization: quarantine.

Many public and private colleges have set aside special dormitories, or are renting off-campus apartments or hotel rooms to provide isolation beds for infected students and separate quarantine units for the possibly

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Home Security in the past

If you’re looking for the ideal home security products, then Verisure is the place to go to buy everything that you need to protect your house from break-ins and vandals.

Finland is generally a safe country, but you can never be too careful.

This stuff you’ll find there is the modern version of home security. However, in the past people had a slightly different idea about how to keep their home safe….

Statues

There are several things you don’t want in your house, burglars, mice, evil spirits.

Burglars can be kept out with an alarm. Nice can be kept out with traps. But how do you keep evil spirits out of your house?

In the past, what many people did was put statues by their front door. These statues were usually religious and portrayed biblical figures or symbols. By putting these by your door, you would be repelling the evil … Read More

National Board of Review, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, and More Plan New Dates After Oscars Change

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published June 15]

Now that the 2021 Oscars have officially been delayed from February 28 to April 25, 2021, many other award shows and festivals that play a crucial role on the Oscar season circuit are also changing their dates. IndieWire will be keeping track of the changing 2020-2021 awards season with this running list of new dates for important events on the circuit.

National Board of Review Awards (September 9 Announcement)

A press release states: “The National Board of Review announced today that it will reveal its 2020 honorees on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Films will be eligible if screened by the NBR and released either theatrically or digitally on or before February 28, 2021. If a movie’s release is digital, it must have had a theatrical release planned prior to the onset of COVID-19. The NBR will announce its plans for their

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Woman transforms $38,000 Craigslist find into ‘magical’ Airbnb: ‘Completely by chance’

A crafty entrepreneur named Kayla Mason is going viral on TikTok after sharing how she found a $38,000 house on Craigslist and transformed it into a “fully functioning Airbnb.”

By day, Mason is the owner of a mindfulness brand called Breathe KC. In other words, her job has absolutely nothing to do with real estate or lodging management. She became the owner of an Airbnb “completely by chance.”

“Before a trip out [to the Ozarks] I checked Zillow and there happened to be an A-frame for sale that had been on the market for over 140 days and was a few streets away from our friends. We made a point to look at it and I put an offer on it two days later!” Mason told In The Know.

Unfortunately, other people were also interested in the same house — and so ultimately, Mason’s offer didn’t end up getting accepted.

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This woman bought a house off Craigslist and turned it into an adorable Airbnb

Kayla Mason
Kayla Mason

A crafty entrepreneur named Kayla Mason is going viral on TikTok after sharing how she found a $38,000 house on Craigslist and transformed it into a “fully functioning Airbnb.”

By day, Mason is the owner of a mindfulness brand called Breathe KC. In other words, her job has absolutely nothing to do with real estate or lodging management. She became the owner of an Airbnb “completely by chance.”

“Before a trip out [to the Ozarks] I checked Zillow and there happened to be an A-frame for sale that had been on the market for over 140 days and was a few streets away from our friends. We made a point to look at it and I put an offer on it two days later!” Mason told In The Know.

Unfortunately, other people were also interested in the same house — and so ultimately, Mason’s offer didn’t end up

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50 amazing gifts that women actually want

The 50 best gifts for women of 2019
The 50 best gifts for women of 2019

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Gift shopping is hard. No matter if you’re shopping for a sibling, a longtime spouse, or a co-worker, the act of picking out the perfect gift can be overwhelming. What does she want? What doesn’t she already own? What color would she want it in? Is she allergic to anything? Does she like to read? What is her favorite scent? So many questions, so little time to buy.

To reduce your gift shopping stress this holiday shopping season, we’ve come up with a list of 50 awesome gifts (25 more than last

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The dark and gruesome history of Venice’s quarantine islands

Poveglia is the most famous of the city's quarantine islands - getty
Poveglia is the most famous of the city’s quarantine islands – getty

Returning holidaymakers currently under quarantine for being careless enough to go to Portugal or French Polynesia (and live in Wales or Scotland rather than England, or is it the other way round?) should spare a thought for the Giraffe of Venice. In 1828 this creature captured in the Nubian Desert was forced to spend a period of isolation on an island off La Serenissima with just two cows and a human minder for company.

The story of the hapless giraffe is one of many associated with certain islands of the Venetian lagoon, where the concept of quarantine (and indeed the word itself, derived from the Italian for “40 days”) was established during the plagues that swept across Europe in the Middle Ages. These isole del dolore (“islands of pain”), as the Venetians call them, are a far cry

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