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An All-New Media Library for a WordPress iOS App

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We recently launched an all-new media picker for WordPress for Android. Now, iOS users, you’re next! The new 7.8 recover of WordPress for iOS includes a top-level Media Library territory for any site we conduct — creation it even easier to share your images, video, and other media with a world.

With only one daub from your site’s sum menu, we can perspective all your media, search, revise metadata, undo items, and upload new items.

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We know that for many of we your smartphone is your camera. We wish a WordPress mobile apps to be a easiest approach for we to store and share your photos and video on a open web. This is only a commencement of a improvements we can design to see for
WordPress for iOS.

If we haven’t already, download WordPress for iOS from a App Store, give it a try, and let us know what we think!


An All-New Media Library for a WordPress iOS App

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We recently launched an all-new media picker for WordPress for Android. Now, iOS users, you’re next! The new 7.8 recover of WordPress for iOS includes a top-level Media Library territory for any site we conduct — creation it even easier to share your images, video, and other media with a world.

With only one daub from your site’s sum menu, we can perspective all your media, search, revise metadata, undo items, and upload new items.

media-library-post

We know that for many of we your smartphone is your camera. We wish a WordPress mobile apps to be a easiest approach for we to store and share your photos and video on a open web. This is only a commencement of a improvements we can design to see for
WordPress for iOS.

If we haven’t already, download WordPress for iOS from a App Store, give it a try, and let us know what we think!


Chevy Bolt EV named Top Safety Pick

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Chevy Bolt powers through

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, General Motor’s new electric compress car, was named a Top Safety Pick by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s a usually electric automobile automobile to now reason that distinction.

The Insurance Institute is a private automobile reserve organisation financed by a word industry. It performs a possess pile-up tests, that are opposite from those compulsory by a sovereign government.

In sequence to get a Top Safety Pick Award, a automobile contingency get tip outlines in all 5 of a Institute’s impact reserve tests, including dual opposite front pile-up tests, side impact tests, rollover insurance tests and rear-impact whiplash insurance tests.

It’s a eminence hold by dozens of automobile models but, for a final 3 years, not by any entirely electric cars.

It’s important that a Bolt is a Top Safety Pick while a Tesla (TSLA) Model S isn’t, given a Tesla has achieved really good in many pile-up tests.

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The Chevrolet Bolt missed removing a Top Safety Pick Plus endowment since of bad headlights.

But a Tesla usually warranted an “Acceptable” rating in a Institute’s formidable “small overlap” front pile-up test. In this test, a automobile hits a pile-up separator with only a outward apportionment of a front bumper, which concentrates a impact in a tiny area.

The Nissan Leaf was a initial electric automobile to be named a Top Safety Pick in 2011, though mislaid a rating in 2014 after a Insurance Institute done a mandate tougher.

The Institute has not nonetheless tested Tesla’s all-electric Model X SUV, that recently became a initial SUV to acquire tip five-star scores in all sovereign goverment reserve tests.

GM bringing about 600 jobs behind from Mexico

Friday, June 16th, 2017

GE bureau jobs pierce from Wisconsin to Canada

General Motors skeleton to move about 600 jobs behind from Mexico to a new industrial park it is building in Texas.

The trickery in Arlington should be prepared by 2018. It will occupy 1,250 people operative for companies that supply tools for GM — some of whom already work in a area. About half of a workers will do work that is now finished in Mexico, a association said.

Tesla’s batch is adult 75% this year. That’s not a typo

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Model X: Safest SUV ever tested

Can anything stop Tesla? Shares of Elon Musk’s electric automobile association are adult an startling 75% so distant this year.

Tesla (TSLA) is now value $62 billion, some-more than GM (GM), Ford (F), Honda (HMC) and BMW (BMWYY).

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In fact, there are usually 3 automakers on a world with a aloft marketplace value than Tesla — Toyota (TM), Daimler (DDAIF) and Volkswagen (VLKAF).

The swell in Tesla’s batch has done Musk, who is also a CEO of privately-held rocket association SpaceX, one of a world’s richest people too. Musk is value some-more than $17 billion, according to resources tracking lists from Forbes and Bloomberg.

But there is a conflict brewing between investors who consider that Tesla batch can continue to assign (sorry) aloft and those who are betting that Tesla, that is approaching to continue draining red ink this year and in 2018, is an electric burble about to burst.

Most analysts have a auspicious perspective of Tesla. An researcher during German investment bank Berenberg upgraded a batch progressing this week to a buy rating, citing a “near monopolistic” possibility to be a undisputed personality in electric vehicles.

The Berenberg researcher carried his cost aim to $464 a share. That’s scarcely 25% above Tesla’s stream batch cost and is a top cost aim for Tesla on Wall Street.

Yet even that pales in comparison to how high one account manager believes a batch can go. Money manager Ron Baron, a large Tesla longhorn who owns a stock, told CNBC on Tuesday that he thinks Tesla shares could strike $1,000 by 2020.

That would be a benefit of scarcely 170%. And during that quadruple-digit price, Tesla’s marketplace value would be about $165 billion.

Sure, there’s a lot to like about Tesla.

Sales are flourishing fast as a association continues to stir consumers (and regulators) with a Model S sedan and Model X SUV. There are also high hopes for a arriving Model 3, that will be Tesla’s some-more affordable car.

Related: Tesla’s Model X is a safest SUV ever tested

Musk is relocating over a automobile marketplace as well. Tesla’s merger of SolarCity, a association founded by dual of Musk’s cousins, gives Tesla a event to take advantage of flourishing direct for solar roofs and batteries for homes and businesses.

But a duration arise of Tesla has also captivated a lot of skeptics. Short sellers, who steal a batch and immediately sell it with a hopes of shopping it behind after during a reduce cost and pocketing a difference, are ganging adult on Tesla.

According to information from financial analytics organisation S3 Partners, Tesla is a second-most heavily shorted batch on a marketplace right now, trailing usually Chinese e-commerce hulk Alibaba and only forward of Apple.

Those dual bonds have surged this year as well. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is adult some-more than 25% and Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) has gained 55%..

Still, a fact that so many investors are betting opposite Tesla is also a reason because a batch could keep climbing.

Short sellers have to eventually repurchase, or cover, their positions. If a batch moves aloft and higher, a shorts face ascent losses. For example, if we steal a batch trade during $300, sell it and afterwards a batch fast goes to $400, you’re out $100.

Musk even poked fun during a investors who consider Tesla is unfailing to fall. After a large cocktail in a batch in early April, Musk tweeted that there was “stormy continue in Shortville.”

Ouch.

Musk might be carrying a final giggle for now. But there will be a lot of vigour on a association when it reports a second entertain formula in early Aug to uncover investors that a stock’s Ludicrous Mode runup is justified.

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Waymo retires the lovable self-driving automobile prototype

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Waymo is giving out exam rides in self-driving cars

Being lovable usually gets we so distant as a self-driving car.

Waymo, a self-driving arm of Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) primogenitor company, announced late Monday that it’s timid a 50 antecedent vehicles, dubbed Firefly. Waymo is changeable concentration to a flourishing swift of 600 Chrysler minivans, that will give rides to a ubiquitous open in a Phoenix area.

Firefly was singular in that it lacked a steering circle and pedals. The Google engineers that designed it sought to reimagine a vehicle from a belligerent up. The cars gathering hundreds of thousands miles, and were concerned in poignant milestones for Google’s self-driving vehicle program.

In Sep 2015, Google gave a blind male in Austin a initial entirely driverless float on open roads. In a noted occurrence a integrate months later, a Firefly was pulled over in Austin by a military officer due to a delayed speed. No sheet was issued. The ensuing image went viral, call seductiveness in self-driving vehicles.

Firefly, that looks like something out of a Richard Scarry book, was called “cute” and “adorable” in hundreds of news stories. Its pod figure and childlike facilities done it endearing to many. Google during one indicate ran a competition to concede artists to have their work displayed on Firefly’s doors.

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Since 2014, hundreds of supervision officials, reporters and driverless vehicle enthusiasts have ridden in Firefly. The vehicle emits a pointed hum, that sounds like something from scholarship novella novel.

Related: Google’s Waymo to give giveaway self-driving rides in Phoenix

But a open will never get a chance. Google’s self-driving vehicle module has shifted toward adulthood. The module was rebranded as Waymo. It has a possess CEO, John Krafcik, who brings decades of knowledge in automobiles. Firefly, that was singular to 25 mph and has no airbags, was no longer practical.

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Here’s an early chronicle of Firefly, before it even had headlights.

Google’s welcome of a minivan is an acknowledgment that a self-driving cars of currently will still need a steering circle and pedals. The universe isn’t utterly prepared for a indiscriminate reinvention of a automobile.

Waymo will use exam drivers in a Phoenix program. They’ll lay behind a circle and guard a vehicles to take control if needed.

Waymo is creation certain Firefly goes out in style. Road trips are designed to Phoenix and Austin this summer and fall. After that, a integrate Fireflies will be on arrangement during a Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

See a automobile that Sears used to sell

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

When Sears sole cars

A century ago, Sears, Roebuck Co. used to sell all in a catalogs — clothes, plantation machines, and even all of a materials compulsory to build an whole house. And for a while we could even buy a Sears Motor Buggy — built in a company’s really possess Chicago vehicle factory.

The Sears Motor Buggy debuted 1908, a same year as a Ford (F) Model T, a vehicle that would go on to renovate America.

The Sears automobile did no such thing. In a 5 year duration that it was available, usually 3,500 were sold. Since then, a Sears Motor Buggy has been mostly forgotten.

The car’s bottom cost was $395 — half a cost of a Model T — and it offering Americans, quite those in farming areas, a approach to palliate into a vehicle age.

The Sears Buggy was designed to be elementary and easy to use — “A child can run it,” a ads said. And a high 36-inch wheels it could rebound over a misfortune of America’s roughly wholly unpaved by-ways.

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This 1909 Sears Model H Motor Buggy sole for $24,750 during an RM Sotheby’s auction in 2015.

With engines that could holder out 10 horsepower, and in after years 14 horsepower, it could run during “any speed adult to 25 miles an hour,” a ads said.

“We don’t trust that a normal chairman wants to go whizzing along during 40 to 50 miles an hour,” Sears proclaimed.

There was small risk of that function in these cars.

John Daly runs a Web site SearsMotorBuggy.com and has frequently driven a Motor Buggy owned by his father.

“When you’re going nearby a tip speed of about 20 miles an hour, it feels like you’re going 100,” he said.

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The roof on this 1909 Sears Model H Motor Buggy was an discretionary item. You could also compensate additional for lights and a speedometer.

He’s never managed to get it adult to 25, he said. While a engineering wasn’t worldly it was built from good high-quality parts, he said, like a Timken roller-bearings touted in a ads.

So-called high-wheel cars like a Motor Buggy were frequency slicing edge, even during a time. To complicated eyes, they roughly don’t demeanour like cars, though they offering a informed carriage-like coming that appealed to people who were shaken about this new universe of automobiles. Plus those high wheels that could rebound over ruts and carve by low mud.

There were lots of vehicle manufacturers in America during a time, many of that incited out a few thousand cars before going underneath or removing bought out by other automakers, pronounced Stanley Sipko, curator of a Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Penn.

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“Speedy, economical, noiseless, durable.”

Sears wasn’t even a usually automaker to sell cars by approach mail, though it was a pioneer. The Metz Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, after sole a cars on a flattering surprising installment plan.

“Send in 25 dollars a month and they’d send we some parts,” pronounced automotive historian Kit Foster. “Eventually, you’d have a finish car.”

The Motor Buggy wasn’t be a final time Sears offering cars in a catalogs. In a early 1950s, Sears sole a Allstate. It was a re-branded Henry J two-door vehicle done by Kaiser-Fasier. That incursion usually lasted about a year, from 1952 to 1953.

Sears’ car-selling days are now a fast decrease a pinch in a rearview mirror. Indeed, there is now genuine doubt as to either Sears itself can keep puttering along during all.

See a automobile that Sears used to sell

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

When Sears sole cars

A century ago, Sears, Roebuck Co. used to sell all in a catalogs — clothes, plantation machines, and even all of a materials compulsory to build an whole house. And for a while we could even buy a Sears Motor Buggy — built in a company’s really possess Chicago vehicle factory.

The Sears Motor Buggy debuted 1908, a same year as a Ford (F) Model T, a vehicle that would go on to renovate America.

The Sears automobile did no such thing. In a 5 year duration that it was available, usually 3,500 were sold. Since then, a Sears Motor Buggy has been mostly forgotten.

The car’s bottom cost was $395 — half a cost of a Model T — and it offering Americans, quite those in farming areas, a approach to palliate into a vehicle age.

The Sears Buggy was designed to be elementary and easy to use — “A child can run it,” a ads said. And a high 36-inch wheels it could rebound over a misfortune of America’s roughly wholly unpaved by-ways.

sears engine buggy
This 1909 Sears Model H Motor Buggy sole for $24,750 during an RM Sotheby’s auction in 2015.

With engines that could holder out 10 horsepower, and in after years 14 horsepower, it could run during “any speed adult to 25 miles an hour,” a ads said.

“We don’t trust that a normal chairman wants to go whizzing along during 40 to 50 miles an hour,” Sears proclaimed.

There was small risk of that function in these cars.

John Daly runs a Web site SearsMotorBuggy.com and has frequently driven a Motor Buggy owned by his father.

“When you’re going nearby a tip speed of about 20 miles an hour, it feels like you’re going 100,” he said.

sears engine buggy
The roof on this 1909 Sears Model H Motor Buggy was an discretionary item. You could also compensate additional for lights and a speedometer.

He’s never managed to get it adult to 25, he said. While a engineering wasn’t worldly it was built from good high-quality parts, he said, like a Timken roller-bearings touted in a ads.

So-called high-wheel cars like a Motor Buggy were frequency slicing edge, even during a time. To complicated eyes, they roughly don’t demeanour like cars, though they offering a informed carriage-like coming that appealed to people who were shaken about this new universe of automobiles. Plus those high wheels that could rebound over ruts and carve by low mud.

There were lots of vehicle manufacturers in America during a time, many of that incited out a few thousand cars before going underneath or removing bought out by other automakers, pronounced Stanley Sipko, curator of a Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Penn.

sears catalog history
“Speedy, economical, noiseless, durable.”

Sears wasn’t even a usually automaker to sell cars by approach mail, though it was a pioneer. The Metz Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, after sole a cars on a flattering surprising installment plan.

“Send in 25 dollars a month and they’d send we some parts,” pronounced automotive historian Kit Foster. “Eventually, you’d have a finish car.”

The Motor Buggy wasn’t be a final time Sears offering cars in a catalogs. In a early 1950s, Sears sole a Allstate. It was a re-branded Henry J two-door vehicle done by Kaiser-Fasier. That incursion usually lasted about a year, from 1952 to 1953.

Sears’ car-selling days are now a fast decrease a pinch in a rearview mirror. Indeed, there is now genuine doubt as to either Sears itself can keep puttering along during all.

New Theme: AltoFocus

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Today we’re happy to announce a latest further to a collection of giveaway themes: AltoFocus!

AltoFocus is a spinoff of a strange AutoFocus thesis from a few years ago. Its superb tiled layout helps artists, photobloggers, and other creatives showcase their talents.

Designed by Allan Cole, it highlights featured images in a approach that engages readers and afterwards gets out of a approach of what truly matters — your work. The grid automatically shifts and re-forms to accommodate any new post we publish, formulating an ever-changing collage of your creativity that draws visitors in while remaining purify and easy to navigate. And of course, it does this no matter a shade size.

Read some-more about a facilities on a Theme Showcase, check out the demo site, or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.


Best cars for comparison drivers

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

See how side guards could forestall lorry pile-up deaths

The final thing any automobile association wants is to have a repute as an “old man’s car.”

But that competence not be so bad for a bottom line, given comparison drivers are a outrageous and flourishing market. The series of comparison American drivers jumped 50% between 1999 and 2015.

So a folks over during Consumer Reports motionless to put together a list of what they cruise to be a 25 best vehicles for comparison drivers in a Jun issue. It includes mostly crossover SUVs though some sedans as well.

The 5 that stood out as a really best were a Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Kia Soul, Subaru Legacy and Kia Sportage. Among a other vehicles in a list were a Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Santa Fe.

People tend to over-estimate a risks acted by comparison drivers. Young drivers are still a many dangerous, by far, in terms of deadly crashes per mile, according to information collected by a magazine.

But there is an increasing risk that comes with drivers over 70. Choosing a right automobile can assistance lessen some of a hazards and discomforts of pushing while aging.

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The Subaru Forester ranked during a tip of Consumer Reports’ list of best cars for comparison drivers.

The repository deliberate a following factors:

Front-seat access. The right float tallness creates a large disproportion in how easy it is for drivers to get in an out of a automobile — not so low that they have to duck, though not so high that they have to stand adult to get behind a steering wheel.

Visibility. Consumer Reports automobile critics looked for vehicles in that both high and brief drivers could see simply out of a front, side and behind windows.

Controls. Good cars for comparison drivers should have easy-to-read gauges and elementary controls. That includes knobs and buttons for things like a radio and meridian control as good as rigging shifts, some of that have gotten trickier lately. In fact, there have been recalls for vehicles with treacherous gear-selectors that have led to accidents.

Headlights. Cars can vary a lot in terms of how good their headlights light adult a highway ahead. Older people can have an generally tough time saying but adequate light over adequate area.

Of course, there comes a indicate when a drivers should no longer be behind a wheel, no matter what kind of accommodations a automobile might have. The repository also recommends that families figure out how to assistance comparison members get around when pushing safely is no longer possible.