Tag: completely

PlayStation Creator Is Now Doing Something Completely Different

The creator of the original PlayStation console is back to make new machines, though they probably aren’t what you’d expect. Ken Kutaragi has moved from video games to robots, and he aims to help human workers with factory jobs.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Kutaragi explained that as CEO of Ascent Robotics, a company founded in 2016, he is not receiving a salary and wants to solve problems caused by the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has turned the old argument about robots taking our jobs on its head,” he said. “It’s pretty clear now that if we want to arrive at a new normal, we need more and more robots in our daily lives.”

Increased automation has certainly been a concern across numerous industries, with machines taking the place of cashiers, assembly workers, and even cooks. With the pandemic putting peoples’ lives at risk, however, at least a temporary increase in automation

Read More

Google Promises To Completely Run Its Business Operations On Carbon-Free Energy By 2030

Google plans to completely run its business operations on carbon-free energy by 2030, CEO Sundar Pichai announced in a blog post on Monday. 

“We’ll start by working towards 24/7 carbon-free energy at all of our data centers and campuses around the world. Our data centers power the products and services you’ve come to rely on every day,” Pichai wrote. “This will mean every email you send through Gmail, every question you ask Google Search, every YouTube video you watch, and every route you take using Google Maps, is supplied by clean energy every hour of every day.”

Google is the latest big tech company to cut down carbon emissions. In September 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company would vow to become carbon neutral by 2040. 

“We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue—we’ve decided to use our size and scale to make a difference,”

Read More

The Chevy Trailblazer completely surprised me with its combination of technology and a small yet punchy engine

a car parked in a parking lot: The Chevy Trailblazer combines high-tech with snazzy styling. Matthew DeBord/Insider

© Matthew DeBord/Insider
The Chevy Trailblazer combines high-tech with snazzy styling. Matthew DeBord/Insider

  • I tested a 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, with all-wheel-drive in the well-optioned Activ trim.
  • The as-tested price was $32,350, but the vehicle can be had for $19,000, base.
  • The Trailblazer borrows some snazzy design cues from the larger Chevy Blazer. These set it apart from the competition, which includes compact crossovers from Kia, Mazda, and Honda.
  • The Trailblazer has two engine and transmission options. My tester had a 155-horsepower, turbocharged, three-cylinder powerplant that offered nice punch at lower speeds, but that was slow to 60 mph and not as easy on gas as I thought it would be.
  • What sets the Trailblazer apart from the competition is a suite of technology features, ranging from infotainment to wifi connectivity to driver-assist, that are enviable in a budget package.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


I really wasn’t sure

Read More

Warren Buffett’s $570 million bet on Snowflake shows he completely trusts his deputies, investor Jake Taylor says

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s $570 million bet on Snowflake shows CEO Warren Buffett completely trusts his two portfolio managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, one fund manager says.
  • “Buffett has given full agency to his lieutenants,” Jake Taylor, CEO of Farnam Street Investments and cohost of the “Value: After Hours” podcast, told Business Insider.
  • “A high-profile tech IPO is a resounding confirmation that his actions match his words,” he added.
  • Taylor’s comments echo those of Paul Lountzis, who said the Snowflake investment proves Buffett “totally trusts Todd and Ted” in an interview this week.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Berkshire Hathaway’s plan to invest about $570 million in Snowflake’s IPO shows that CEO Warren Buffett has complete faith in his deputies, Farnam Street Investments CEO and “Value: After Hours” cohost Jake Taylor told Business Insider this week.

“Buffett has given full agency to his lieutenants,” Taylor said, referring

Read More