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This is the ultra-desirable Porsche race car you’d happily sell a kidney for

Porsche’s 70th birthday celebration continues. After building a tastefully resto-modded 911 for charity, it took the sheet off a modern version of the monstrous, 911 Turbo-based 935 race car that earned the nickname Moby Dick in the late 1970s. The 21st century variant arrives as a limited-edition model developed exclusively for track use. The project…

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This is the ultra-desirable Porsche race car you’d happily sell a kidney for

Porsche’s 70th birthday celebration continues. After building a tastefully resto-modded 911 for charity, it took the sheet off a modern version of the monstrous, 911 Turbo-based 935 race car that earned the nickname Moby Dick in the late 1970s. The 21st century variant arrives as a limited-edition model developed exclusively for track use.

The project represents what is possible when engineers and designers are unfettered by rules save for those they lay down. The menacing 935 isn’t street-legal so it doesn’t need to comply with strict safety and emissions regulations, and it wasn’t designed with a specific race series in mind so restrictions on aerodynamic add-ons and engine displacement never entered the equation. This is as pure as design gets in the automotive world.

The 935 is based on the GT2 RS, the most powerful 911 currently available. Like the original, it wears a sleeker, more aerodynamic body made largely out of carbon fiber in order to keep weight in check. The front end of the car is wider, lower, and longer than stock and it ditches the standard 911’s archetypal round headlights. The back end is much wider and longer, too. It’s fitted with a tall wing for additional downforce and LED lights reminiscent of the ones seen on the Le Mans-winning, record-breaking 919 Hybrid LMP1-spec prototype.

This is as pure as design gets in the automotive world.

Look closely and you’ll spot other parts that channel Porsche’s illustrious heritage. The wheels are a modern interpretation of the ones fitted to the 935/78. The twin titanium tail pipes echo the 1968 908, while the door mirrors are sourced from the 911 RSR. The Martini livery is a heritage-laced throwback to the 1970s.

The carbon fiber steering wheel also comes from the company’s race car parts bin, and it sets the tone for the rest of the interior. Porsche kept two analog gauges and replaced the rest of the instrument cluster with a configurable screen. It fitted a race car-specific center console with buttons used to adjust (or completely turn off) the driving aids like the traction and stability control systems. The 935 offers a single seat in its basic configuration, but enthusiasts who want to share the experience with a friend can order a second seat at an extra cost.

Like the GT2 RS, the 935 receives a 3.8-liter flat-six engine twin-turbocharged to deliver 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Porsche hasn’t released performance specifications but we’re expecting stellar figures. 700 horsepower is a lot in a car that tips the scale at about 3,000 pounds. To add context, the 911 GT2 RS performs the benchmark 0-to-60-mph sprint in 2.7 seconds.

Porsche notes it will build 77 examples of the 935. Pricing starts at precisely 701,948 euros, a sum that represents approximately $816,000. The first customers will receive their car in June of 2019 during what the company calls exclusive delivery events.






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[S7,W2] Guide to the ‘Play the Sheet Music on the pianos near Pleasant Park and Lonely Lodge’ Fortnite challenge – FortniteINTEL

Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7 features the ever-popular challenge of playing Sheet Music on various pianos across the map.This time, Plesant Park and Loney Lodge will be the locations of the pianos in question, with the challenge being somewhat easier than it was in Season 6.Fortnite players will no longer need to actually locate…

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[S7,W2] Guide to the ‘Play the Sheet Music on the pianos near Pleasant Park and Lonely Lodge’ Fortnite challenge – FortniteINTEL

Week 2 of Fortnite Season 7 features the ever-popular challenge of playing Sheet Music on various pianos across the map.

This time, Plesant Park and Loney Lodge will be the locations of the pianos in question, with the challenge being somewhat easier than it was in Season 6.

Fortnite players will no longer need to actually locate the Sheet Music before playing the pianos, and can now just head to the respective location.

We have compiled a full rundown for the Season 7, Week 2 challenge which includes the notes that need to be played, and a map for both piano locations.

Plesant Park

Notes in order: E, G, C, D, E

Location: Directly to the West of Plesant Park, as shown below.

Lonely Lodge

Notes in order: C, C, C F, F, F, E, F, G, A, A#, G, A

Location: To the Southeast of Lonely Lodge, as shown below.


ALL of the Season 7, Week 2 Fortnite challenges can be found RIGHT HERE.

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Latest Philips Hue app update finally adds power-on behavior – Android Police

The Philips Hue is the largest and most well-known smart light ecosystem. If someone has connected light bulbs, there’s a good chance they’re Hue. However, those lights would always flip to full brightness when powered. Now, you’ve got options. The latest app update finally adds power-on behavior settings. There are some other features in the…

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Latest Philips Hue app update finally adds power-on behavior – Android Police

The Philips Hue is the largest and most well-known smart light ecosystem. If someone has connected light bulbs, there’s a good chance they’re Hue. However, those lights would always flip to full brightness when powered. Now, you’ve got options. The latest app update finally adds power-on behavior settings.

There are some other features in the new app, but nothing as important as the power-on behavior. Here’s the changelog.

  • Affected products (Hue Bulbs (E26/E27/E12/E14/BR30/GU10), Hue Lightstrips, Hue Lamps);
  • Reliability, behavioural and security improvements;
  • Smoothening of light transitions in entertainment mode;
  • Enabling power-on behavior feature.

After updating, you can head into the setting for any connected bulb to decide what it does when it comes online. Previously, lights would just turn on full blast. That was a problem if you had unreliable power, and a minor annoyance if the light was on a switch. Maybe you don’t want it to ever be on 100%. Now, you can choose between the original full brightness option and the last color and brightness mode. So, if the light was set to 0% before, it will stay off when it loses and regains power.

Losing your power doesn’t have to mean losing your mind — or your last light setting. Hue’s new Power-on behavior gives you control over what happens when your lights come back on after a power outage. #smartlighting #smarthome pic.twitter.com/CoDwbIXmlS

— Philips Hue (@tweethue) December 13, 2018

It would be nice to have a little more control, but this is still a huge step. The latest app update is live in the Play Store, and we’ve got it on APK Mirror.

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Google Assistant can now speak with an Australian or English accent – Engadget

In order to produce the accents in an accurate way, Google is tapping into the artificial intelligence of DeepMind. Google Assistant uses WaveNet, the AI company’s speech synthesis model powered by deep neural networks, to generate natural sounding voices. Google previously used the model to make text-to-voice services sound more realistic.To activate Google Assistant’s new…

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Google Assistant can now speak with an Australian or English accent – Engadget

In order to produce the accents in an accurate way, Google is tapping into the artificial intelligence of DeepMind. Google Assistant uses WaveNet, the AI company’s speech synthesis model powered by deep neural networks, to generate natural sounding voices. Google previously used the model to make text-to-voice services sound more realistic.

To activate Google Assistant’s new accents, open the Settings app on your phone and tab on the Assistant tab. Select “Assistant voice” and you’ll see the accents available to you. The Australian voice is called Sydney Harbour Blue, while the English voice is labeled British Racing Green.

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