BMW R18-based ‘Transcontinental’ under development: What to expect from this full-size bagger!

BMW Motorrad seems to be working on a full-sized bagger and in most certainty, it will be called the Transcontinental. Here’s what all to expect and how it will look like.

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BMW is working on a new full-sized bagger motorcycle and the same might be called Transcontinental. Even before BMW officially revealed the R18, leaked design drawings on the web suggested that the company is working on two bikes on the same platform out of which one is a cruiser while the other one, a bagger. That said, the Transcontinental will be the other bike that we mentioned. The company has recently applied for European trademark rights for ‘Transcontinental’ name. Some patent images, courtesy Bennetts, have now leaked on the web revealing many details. The tubular steel frame on the bike looks updated while the bodywork is completely different than the R18. Upfront, one can

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Here’s What You Can Expect From Sophia Amoruso’s Business Class

Serial entrepreneur and New York Times Bestselling Author, Sophia Amoruso, is back with a new venture to help business owners, freelancers and creatives navigate entrepreneurship. With an unprecedented track record building iconic brands, Amoruso evolved from one of the most prominent figures in fashion to a cultural thought leader, inspiring a new generation of founders, professionals, freelancers and creatives. From bootstrapping NastyGal to $30 million in profitability, raising $60 million in venture capital and scaling the business to over $100 million in revenue to growing Girlboss into a massive network for women, Amoruso has had experience under her belt that other entrepreneurs can benefit from without making the same mistakes she has made.“I will always be the founder of NastyGal and I’ll always be the founder of Girlboss. I’ll always be extremely proud of what I built in those two companies. I’m really proud

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Huami’s Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is coming next week: What can we expect?

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Amazfit GTS 2

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  • Huami has confirmed the launch of yet another wearable before the end of the year, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini.
  • Little is known about its specs, but we expect it could be a more affordable version of the smartwatch.
  • The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is set to arrive on December 1.

Wearable maker Huami debuted the Amazfit GTS 2 a little under a month ago. Now, it seems a “mini” version may be coming fairly shortly. According to official Weibo teasers, the firm is set to launch the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini on December 1.

The teasers are pretty opaque, though, paying homage to “mini” tablets and drones that have graced the tech space. We imagine these are hints that the smartwatch will be a lighter, smaller, and hopefully cheaper version of the GTS 2. We don’t believe the GTS 2

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Co-Founders Of The Newly Launched Plus Venture Capital (+VC), Sharif El-Badawi And Hasan Haider, On How They Expect Their US$60 Million Fund To Boost And Bolster The Region’s Startup Ecosystem

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Plus Venture Capital (+VC) is a newly launched early-stage tech startup fund for the MENA and its diaspora, and it’s being led by two familiar names in the region’s startup ecosystem. Sharif El-Badawi and Hasan Haider, the former Managing Partners of 500 Startups’ MENA fund (500 Falcons) are behind the new US$60 million fund that aims to target 120 investments over the next three years.

At this point, it’s fair to wonder whether now is the right time to start up a new investment venture given the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s economies, but the co-founders’ confidence in their enterprise stems from their thorough knowledge of the ecosystem in which they plan to operate. For instance, according to Haider, the sustainability

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Expect more tech executive grillings in the next Congress

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Tech CEOs can expect more demands to appear on Capitol Hill in the next Congress. 

The one sure takeaway from Tuesday’s hearing featuring two of Silicon Valley’s biggest heavyweights is that Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech isn’t going away any time soon, no matter which party controls the Senate in January.

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee signaled they want Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey back in the hot seat next year — along with executives from Google and Amazon. (Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

They called for greater regulatory action on Silicon Valley, as they escalated their criticism of tech giants and the myriad ways their power influences American society and politics, as Rachel Lerman and I reported. 

“The bottom line is we want to make these platforms better,” said the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lindsey

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Oppo announces Inno Day 2020: What should we expect? (Updated: New AR Glass)

The Oppo AR Glass.

  • Oppo has announced that it will be holding its Inno Day 2020 event next week.
  • The company showed off in-display selfie camera tech and AR glasses at its 2019 event.
  • It’s now confirmed that new AR Glass tech will be shown off at its 2020 event.

Update: November 13 2020 (2:25AM ET): Oppo confirmed earlier this week that it will be holding its Inno Day 2020 event soon (see original article below), and we wondered what the manufacturer would show off. Now, the firm has revealed on Twitter that we can expect an improved take on its AR Glass technology. Check out the image below.

Oppo AR Glass Inno Day 2020

The teaser image seems to suggest a sleeker design compared to last year’s bulky AR Glass. Presumably it still offers hand-tracking, 3D surround sound, and 3D reconstruction. We’re expecting a few more tech demos at the event, so you’ll want to tune in on November

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It’s Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

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Disney+ has unsurprisingly blown subscriber expectations out of the water, and Disney executives made clear during the company’s earnings call this week they plan to grow those figures by throwing money at more content for the platform. But if Disney brings more premium titles to the service as it did with Mulan, we may be expected to pay for it.

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek acknowledged in the company’s earnings report released Thursday that experiences and parks continued to be impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced reduced capacity restrictions and safety protocols in places where Disney properties are even permitted to open. (Heads of Disney seemed particularly pissed that its parks remain closed in California, where covid-19 cases are back on the rise—which, read the room, folks.) But its streaming service Disney+ has unsurprisingly been making a killing, topping 73 million

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