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GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the U.S.

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Utah, Technology, California, Tech, General-motors, AV, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Arizona, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota


Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out , which offered the gamut of mobility news from Lyft and Bird to Waymo’s laser bears and cybersecurity. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, E-commerce, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Automotive


Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


Porn Company Soft on Demand to Produce Clean Energy Using “Virgin Power”

JAV company Soft on Demand is planning to solve the world’s energy problems by using “virgin power” to produce electricity. Soft on Demand (possibly the world’s largest publisher of pornography) is inviting virgins to join a program aimed at producing clean energy from their pent-up lust. The program will make use of stationary bikes that […]
Tags: Japan, AV, Bizarre, Virginity, Virtual Reality, Tokyo, Pornography, Anime, Shibuya, Produce Clean Energy Using, Soft on Demand


Uber said to be raising $1B at a $10B valuation for its self-driving car unit

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes shortly after TechCrunch’s Mark Harris revealed the ridehailing firm was burning through $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies, which means, acc...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Economy, AV, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Toyota, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes shortly after TechCrunch’s Mark Harris revealed the ridehailing firm was burning through $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies, which means, acc...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Softbank, Funding, Economy, AV, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Toyota, The Wall Street Journal, WSJ


Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. (An email subscription is coming).  This week, we explore the world of light detec...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Elon Musk, UK, Technology, California, France, China, Samsung, Sacramento, Articles, Tech, Tesla


Porn Star Sara Jay Now Attainable in Hentai Heroes

Popular porn star Sara Jay made her way into Kinkoid’s Hentai Heroes at the start of the year as an ambassador of the erotic title, with the woman also serving as the game’s first collectible character based on a real person. Kinkoid’s anime girl harem-building game Hentai Heroes has changed things up as the revered […]
Tags: Games, AV, Anime, Announcements, Pc Gaming, H, Eroge, Kinkoid, Hentai Heroes, Sara Jay Now Attainable, Sara Jay


Nintendo Doubles Down on Sexiness with Oshiete Onedari Shogi

Much like a previous game involving a cosplayer and her sexy antics, new Nintendo Switch title “Oshiete Onedari Shogi” will star AV actress Airi Satou as players instruct her in the ways of Shogi. In addition to Airi Satou, cosplayers Yui Uno and Inori Hanamiya will be present as well should a delightful AV actress […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, AV, Bizarre, Nintendo, Anime, Cosplay, Shogi, Nintendo Switch, Oshiete Onedari Shogi, Airi Satou, Yui Uno, Inori Hanamiya


Live compositions on oscilloscope: nuuun, ATOM TM

The Well-Tempered vector rescanner? A new audiovisual release finds poetry in vintage video synthesis and scan processors – and launches a new AV platform for ATOM TM. nuuun, a collaboration between Atom (raster, formerly Raster-Noton) and Americans Jahnavi Stenflo and Nathan Jantz, have produced a “current suite.” These are all recorded live – sound and visuals alike – in Uwe Schmidt’s Chilean studio. Minimalistic, exposed presentation of electronic elements is nothing new to the Raster...
Tags: Music, Germany, Tech, AV, Stories, Motion, Vectors, Music Tech, Alva Noto, Korg, Audiovisual, East Germany, Nathan, Carsten Nicolai, Raster, Raster-noton


Faith/Grand Orgasm 3 AV Parody Does It In Swimsuits

TMA’s previous Fate/Grand Order AV parodies were apparently successful enough to warrant a 3rd entry, with “Faith/Grand Orgasm 3” this time focusing on a swimsuit theme as numerous Fate girls are ravaged in stunning bikinis – many of the erotic scenes predictably taking place at Japan’s “most popular AV pool”. Screenshots depicting the Fate girls […]
Tags: Games, Japan, Parody, AV, Anime, Cosplay, TMA, H, Image Gallery, Fate/Grand Order, Mizugi, Faith Grand Orgasm


Goblin Rape TMA AV Parody Not At All Merciful

TMA’s blatantly titled AV parody of Goblin Slayer, “Goblin Rape”, has met expectations by presenting an abundance of enticing gang rape, with the actors portraying the gruesome goblins wearing some rather questionable outfits (though watchers will likely be more interested in ogling the women). Screenshots of the spicy rape-heavy AV: “Goblin Rape” can be purchased […]
Tags: Japan, Parody, AV, Anime, Cosplay, Fetish, TMA, H, Image Gallery, Goblin Slayer, Goblin Slayer Goblin Rape


Former AV Star Sora Aoi Announces Pregnancy

Retired adult actress Sora Aoi recently announced to the world that she is now pregnant, ushering in the usual assortment of praise as well as negative hatred, as potentially indicated by the woman deleting her Weibo account. Sora Aoi gave up her fruitful AV career back in 2011 and earlier this year declared that she […]
Tags: Japan, Internet, Pregnancy, AV, Anime, Announcements, Weibo, Sora Aoi, AV Star Sora Aoi Announces Pregnancy


TMA Goblin Slayer AV Parody Raping Soon

TMA has attempted to cash in on the controversial Goblin Slayer as they have announced an AV parody simply titled “Goblin Rape”, naturally meeting the expectations of their fans by promising plenty of horrific gang rape. The official page describes the AV’s plot as a group of novice adventurers accepting a quest at a guild […]
Tags: Parody, AV, Anime, Fetish, TMA, H, Adaptations, Goblin Slayer


Teenage Engineering OP-Z has DMX track for lighting, Unity 3D integration

The OP-Z may be the hot digital synth of the moment, but it’s also the first consumer music instrument to have dedicated features for live visuals. And that starts with lighting (DMX) and 3D visuals (Unity 3D). One of various surprises about the OP-Z launch is this: there’s a dedicated track for controlling DMX. That’s the MIDI-like protocol that’s an industry standard for stage lighting, supported by lighting instruments and light boards. Not a whole lot revealed here, but you get the sense t...
Tags: Ios, Mobile, Apps, Music, Hardware, Tech, AV, Gear, Stories, Visuals, Motion, Lighting, Midi, Awesomeness, Vj, Synths


JAV’s Akiho Yoshizawa Retiring From Sucking & Thrusting

15-year JAV veteran Akiho Yoshizawa has announced her retirement, a melancholic turn of events sure to sadden avid AV enthusiasts and nobody else. Delivering the news via her blog, Yoshizawa explained “I decided that this turning point will be a new start. Since I only live once, I want to make a choice for myself. […]
Tags: Japan, AV, Anime, Announcements, Idol, Oppai, H, Image Gallery, Yoshizawa, Akiho Yoshizawa


Vectors are getting their own festival: lasers and oscilloscopes, go!

It’s definitely an underground subculture of audiovisual media, but lovers of graphics made with vintage displays, analog oscilloscopes, and lasers are getting their own fall festival to share performances and techniques. Vector Hack claims to be “the first ever international festival of experimental vector graphics” – a claim that is, uh, probably fair. And it’ll span two cities, starting in Zagreb, Croatia, but wrapping up in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Why vectors? Well, I’m sure th...
Tags: Programming, Music, Diy, Electronics, Wikipedia, Berlin, Tech, AV, Code, Canada, Slovenia, Croatia, Visuals, Open-source, Analog, Motion


Announcing TechCrunch meetups in Buenos Aires and Santiago next week

TechCrunch is heading to Latin America for the first time and staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas! To spread the word, TechCrunch’s Jon Shieber and Anna Escher will visit Buenos Aires and Santiago next week to meet with the startup community and hold meetups for anyone interested in learning more about the Startup Battlefield. They’ll also spend time explaining how to app...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Blogs, Tech, Economy, AV, Digital Media, Santiago, Chile, Aol, Mexico City, Premier, Latin America, Buenos Aires, TechCrunch, Coo


Anker Mars II projector promises solid summer fun

Anker, a popular if battery and cable company, recently announced the Mars II projector under its Nebula brand. The company, which primarily sells via Amazon, is expanding out of batteries and cables and is now creating audio and other portable AV gear. This compact, battery-powered DLP projector is their latest creation and it has found a place of honor at our family barbecues. The projector is actually an Android 7.1 device stuffed into a case about as big as a Bluetooth speaker. A physical...
Tags: Amazon, Android, TC, Gadgets, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, Tech, Smartphones, AV, Chromecast, Netflix, Computing, Bluetooth Speaker, Anker, Hdmi, Miracast


Ford Will Turn Detroit’s Once-Mighty Train Station Into a Tech Hub

Ford is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into becoming a cool employer of choice for Gen Y and Z in metro Detroit and beyond. Today it moved one step closer to its grand gambit: the automaker was officially confirmed as the buyer of the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Corktown, a 104-year-old civic icon located in the oldest neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. Now, it is slated to become a high tech hub as the future home of Ford’s software developers, engineers and other tech-s...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, America, AV, Automotive, Ford, Innovation, Gm, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Postmates, Henry Ford


In Wake of Crashes, Public Confidence in Self-driving Cars Pulls a U-Turn

Following a Wild West-like expansion in autonomous vehicle testing, coupled with years of rosy predictions from automakers and Silicon Valley types, the public seemed ready to embrace self-driving cars with open arms. Opinion polls showed significant distrust in the technology, but least among young adults, the idea of self-driving cars remained a popular one. That’s […] The post In Wake of Crashes, Public Confidence in Self-driving Cars Pulls a U-Turn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, AV, Autos, Silicon Valley, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Polling, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


Kaho Shibuya “Graduates” From Porn

Gorgeously gargantuan goddess Kaho Shibuya has unfortunately announced her retirement from the AV industry, certain to have porn enthusiasts depressed as yet another talented woman has left the field… The distinguished woman announced her retirement at a recent event, but went into more detail with a blog post, elaborating that while her AV work will […]
Tags: Japan, AV, Anime, Announcements, Oppai, Image Gallery, Kaho Shibuya


Kaspersky to move some core infrastructure out of Russia to fight for trust

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced it will be moving core infrastructure processes to Zurich, Switzerland, as part of a shift announced last year to try to win back customer trust. It also said it’s arranging for the process to be independently supervised by a Switzerland-based third party qualified to conduct technical software reviews. “By the end of 2019, Kaspersky Lab will have established a data center in Zurich and in this facility will store and process all ...
Tags: Security, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Washington, Government, Russia, Singapore, US, Tech, AV, Policy, Kaspersky, Switzerland, Moscow, Kremlin


High-Class Lingerie Sales Lady Julia – “Is J Her Cup Size or Initial?”

Julia has taken up the art of being a salesman with her new mouth-watering AV “A J Cup Titty High-Class Lingerie Sales Lady Who Uses Temptation Sales Techniques JULIA“, depicting the talented AV goddess in all sorts of lingerie that may have males more appreciative of a woman’s choice of nightwear. Julia’s nude escapades in […]
Tags: Japan, AV, Anime, Fetish, Lingerie, Julia, Oppai, Oshiri, Pantsu, H, Image Gallery, R18.com


QOTD: Are These Crazy Canucks Onto Something?

A great number of us here at TTAC distrust autonomous vehicles, the predictions surrounding them, and — for reasons that become clearer with every reported mishap — most of the companies peddling this technology as a way of making our roads death- and traffic-free about 48 minutes from now. Or is it two years? These predictions come […] The post QOTD: Are These Crazy Canucks Onto Something? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Qotd, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day


High Leg Fantasy Mio Kimijima Shows More Than Just Legs

AV star Mio Kimishima has showcased her beautiful legs in her new release “High Leg Fantasy Mio Kimijima“, additionally teasing onlookers with a variety of lewd angles and movements before having sex with a faceless male, hopefully tiding over her insatiable fans until her next work… The mesmerizing Mio Kimishima can be appreciated by way […]
Tags: Japan, AV, Anime, Fetish, Legs, Oppai, Oshiri, H, Image Gallery, R18.com, Mio Kimishima, Mio Kimijima


And You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Dragon Ball Z Porn Parody

Dragon Ball Z has become the subject of an American-made live action porn parody, an unsurprising turn of events as plenty of other anime franchises have unofficial cosplay AVs, though this production likely boasts better quality than any of Hollywood’s live action anime adaptations… The perverse porno, entitled “Dragon Boob Z” and produced by WoodRocket, […]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Trailer, Parody, AV, Anime, Live Action, Yuri, Oppai, H, Dragon Ball Z, Gender Swap


JKs Banned From All AV Titles

Japanese adult videos are apparently facing a ban on their most universal staple, the JK or high school girl – though only in the titles, for now. Male porn star Ken Shimizu has recently claimed that the term “joshikosei” might disappear from JAV titles, as producers are put under more pressure to jump through legal […]
Tags: Japan, Law, Police, Censorship, AV, Anime, Fetish, Schoolgirls, JK, Jav, Ken Shimizu