Germany will invest 2 billion euros in electric cars

The German auto industry after the Volkswagen affair is now experiencing a serious crisis that could hit the industry. In order to obliterate the bad impression, the government is going to put on electric vehicle production and plans to invest more than 2 billion euros in this sector in the near future.

It can not be denied that Volkswagen's fraudulent emissions tests, which the company has known for 10 years, have had a serious impact both on the company itself and on the German automotive industry. The gigantic penalties that the company has to pay for in the US market and the tainted image in the long run will undoubtedly have a negative effect on the sale of VW cars on the mask.

The company's problems also have a huge impact on Germany's economy, so the government has decided that it will be a bailout for electric vehicles. Germany wants to drive at least one million cars by 2020, so they plan to invest € 2 billion in this market segment.

Finance Minister Sigmar Gabriel revealed that the auto industry would be paid in several different ways. The first will be government grants, which may include people planning to purchase an electric vehicle. It is not known exactly what the amount will be, but probably about the same as what other countries offer, so around 3-4 thousand euros.

Part of the quota will also be invested in the construction of new battery charging stations so that the driver has no problems with replenishing the battery power of his vehicle. Probably also will be supported by the industry itself, which will receive money for work on the improvement of electric car technology.

Continuum will go to the next smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile

Initially, the Continuum feature was reserved only for the flagship models of Microsoft smartphones, namely the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. The manufacturer, however, decided that limiting it to only two devices was a bad idea, so he announced he would support not only his own flagship models, but also other devices on the platform, including those from other companies.

Continuum is one of Microsoft's new innovations for the Windows 10 Mobile platform, which significantly expands the functionality of smartphones with this system, turning them into standard PCs. This option allows you to connect your mobile device to a large screen, and then connect the keyboard and mouse to the device, thus acquiring the functionality of a standard PC.

Initially, the Redmond company had reserved Continuum for its flagship smartphones, namely the Lumia 950 and 950XL, but it was considered not a good idea and it was decided to expand the number of devices supported by that option. Microsoft representatives have confirmed that Continuum will support various smartphone models, including those from other companies like Acer's Jade Primo.

You will never lose your car keys

You sometimes have to put your car keys somewhere, and then turn your whole apartment into their search. If the answer to this question is yes, then you will be pleased with the latest idea of ​​Tesla Motors, whose engineers have developed a brand new key to the Model S, equipped with a localization system.

The car keys, for many years, looked and functioned in the same way, and this changed only BMW, which in the model of the Series 7 introduced a completely new key with cellular and touch screen, allowing the remote control functions of the car.

Tesla Motors also believes that the ordinary key is already a survivor and designed a whole new model for the Model S. The new key not only looks very nice, looking like a miniature car model, but also very functional. It is equipped with the Bluetooth LE module, which communicates with the smartphone and the data transfer function.

The key works with the Tesla app for smartphones with iOS and Android platforms, so it's easy to locate if you're stuck somewhere at home. All you have to do is launch the application and the special system will show us exactly where it is located in seconds.

Facebook will ease the parting

For many people, Facebook is the perfect tool to share with the world important moments in your life, including relationships. Worse, when such a relationship is over, but the largest social networking site in the world has the solution to this problem in the form of completely new tools.

Facebook has just launched a preliminary testing of new tools to help users manage contact with an existing partner once their relationship has ended. When there is a change of status in this area, the user is given the opportunity to take advantage of a new solution that should make life easier.

It does not need to block your former partner or throw it away from your friends list, but you will never see his profile photo much less often. The posts of the former partner will also not appear in the news, and his name will not be placed in the suggested, when we want to write a new message or tag a picture of a friend. The number of photos, videos, and status updates that our former partner will see are also limited.