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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

With flowing lines and a new design language that can portend the direction of the forthcoming S Class fighter by Cadillac, The Elmiraj shows an evolution of the Art & Science designs that have brought Cadillac back to prominence over the past decade. This Past Weekend at Carmel California, Ed Welburn and team spoke about a myriad of issue and the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on August 17, 2013 at 7:55pm — 5 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Head Monster Noel Lee (Detroit is Back Series)



The late 70's in Northern California was an innovative and transformative era in…

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Added by Toyz Nation on December 20, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Excerpt from my book Own Your Destiny A Modern Guide to starting enterprise in 21st Century (Detroit is back Series)

Chapter 5 Automotive Excerpt Own Your Destiny (A Modern Guide to Starting Enterprise in the 21st Century)…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Kim Adam House Head of marketing Jeep (Detroit is back Series)

Jeep is an American icon, originally conceived in the early 1900's by Willys Overland, who displayed its ability to drive over steps. In 1941, Jeep was instrumental to the war effort with the original all-terrain vehicle that served as transportation for soldiers…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Exclusive Interview with United Healthcare VP of Innovation Nick Martin (Detroit is back Series)

With an impact on over 16% of our economy, the issue of healthcare and managing its costs has long…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford Fusion Marketing Manager Samantha Hoyt (Detroit is back Series)

We have had a long history covering the Ford Motor Company. In fact, one of the proudest moments of my career was the opportunity to have dinner with the late, great Carroll Shelby, Funkmaster…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Chris Paul CP3 (Detroit is back Series)

When challenges are placed before us, our true character is forged by how we respond and by our ability to influence others through the character we exhibit. A native of Lewisville, North Carolina (near Winston Salem), Chris Paul has faced challenges in his life. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones was brutally murdered by five teenagers. Chris Paul's grandfather was…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 2.

"Hes gonna wear me out. Im gonna need a couch…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 1.

 

Following the career of Global Design Director, Ralph Gilles has been an amazing voyage. In 2005, while Chrysler was merged with Daimler, I interviewed a then young designer on-the-rise about his work with the rear-wheel drive LX platform and his iconic design work on the 300. His legend has since grown and outside events have shaped the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Exclusive Interview with GM President of North America Mark Reuss (Detroit is back Series)

Mark Reuss has had a huge challenge being at the helm as President of North America at General Motors. An engineer by trade, Mark has the monumental task of overseeing the legendary brands Billy Durant put together to form GM and bring them to resurgence in the main market that matters to the tax payers who made the sacrifice begrudgingly, under the stewardship of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally (Detroit is back Series)

An affable CEO, who made his name with his superb leadership at airplane manufacturer, Boeing, Alan Mulally fundamentally changed the trajectory of Ford and saved the iconic brand in probably the most tumultuous stage in its history. By the time Alan Mulally took the reigns of Ford in 2006, the seeds of the industry collapse of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Fisker Automotive Founder Henry Fisker

As Fisker came up for his DOE loan under the department of Energy Advanced Technology vehicle manufacturing loan program created in 2008 with a fund of $25 billion authorized under section 136 of the …

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately known has been the brains behind what …

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately known has been the brains behind…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 3, 2012 at 4:48pm — 4 Comments

Inside U2 3D with Director Catherine Owens

 

Having helmed the director’s camera on U2 tours, ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation, and Vertigo, Catherine Owens was the perfect choice for a landmark undertaking, a concert movie shot in 3D. The top-grossing concert performers, U2, have always given fans a massive experience with their shows. Having not toured South America for 8 years prior, the U2 3D movie covers the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:14pm — 6 Comments

GM VP GLOBAL DESIGN ED WELBURN (Detroit is Back Series)





To re-enter the stock market with the largest IPO ever is a feat, due in no small part to the quality of products GM has under its shed. Now streamlined to 4 brands and still maintaining its global footprint, resources are now more efficiently allocated to…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Toyznation Toyz Guide 2012

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 9, 2012 at 4:03am — 6 Comments

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British army Twitter and YouTube accounts compromised to promote crypto scams

The British army is investigating an apparent hack after its official Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised on Sunday. News of the breach was first reported by Web3 is Going Great. According to the blog, both accounts were simultaneously compromised to promote two different cryptocurrency scams.

Although it has since been scrubbed, the army’s verified Twitter account was briefly changed to look like a page for The Possessed, a project involving a collection of 10,000 animated NFTs with a price floor of 0.58 Ethereum (approximately $1,063). During that time, the account tweeted out multiple links to a fake minting website. It’s possible the hack is part of a broader campaign to leverage the recent popularity of The Possessed. On Saturday, the project’s official Twitter account warned its followers of another verified account that was similarly hacked to promote a NFT scam using The Possessed brand.

British army YouTube channel
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Over on YouTube, the army’s channel has been made to look like a page for Ark Invest. As of the writing of this article, the channel is livestreaming videos that repurpose old footage of Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Ark CEO Katie Wood discussing cryptocurrency. The clips feature an overlay promoting “double your money” Bitcoin and Ethereum scams. According to Web3 is Going Great, a similar scheme netted scammers $1.3 million this past May. It’s unclear who is behind the attacks.

“We are aware of a breach of the army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is underway,” an army spokesperson told The Guardian. “We take information security extremely seriously and are resolving the issue. Until the investigation is complete it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

While 2022 has seen its share of crypto hacks, few have targeted government organizations like the British army. To date, most have involved groups like Yuga Labs, the creator of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. In April, the project’s official Instagram account was compromised in a $2.4 million phishing scam. BAYC’s Discord community has also fallen to two separate phishing attacks in 2022.

German traffic watchdog says 59,000 Tesla cars affected by safety bug

Germany’s Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt traffic regulator is calling on Tesla to recall more than 59,000 vehicles over a software issue. On June 29th, the KBA published a notice on its website notifying Model Y and 3 owners of a bug with the eCall safety system on those cars, according to Reuters. The glitch prevents the tool from automatically calling first responders in the event of a serious accident.

The KBA said the problem affects 59,129 vehicles globally, including Model Y crossovers manufactured at the automaker’s recently opened Berlin Gigafactory. German media first reported on the notice on Saturday.

Before this week, three of the 11 recalls Tesla issued this year involved a software bug. Most recently, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall involving approximately 130,000 vehicles over a glitch that could cause the infotainment system in 2021 and 2022 Tesla cars to overheat. The news of a new safety issue comes after Tesla reported a nearly 18 percent decline in vehicle deliveries on Saturday.

Summer Games Done Quick 2022 raises $3 million for charity

In its first in-person event since 2020, GDQ’s Summer Games Done Quick 2022 raised more than $3.01 million for Doctors Without Borders. In all, some of the world’s best speedrunners descended on Bloomington, Minnesota to complete 134 different playthroughs of games like Doom Eternal, Tunic and Control. Across seven days of programming, Games Done Quick collected more than 42,000 individual donations.

And while the final tally fell short of the record-breaking $3.4 million the organization secured for the Prevent Cancer Foundation at Awesome Games Done Quick at the start of the year, it was more than the $2.9 million raised during SGDQ 2021. This year’s event saw the departure of Kasumi "Sumichu" Yogi. For the past eight years, Yogi has served as GDQ’s director of marketing and business development, helping the organization grow into the community cornerstone that it is today. Games Done Quick’s next fundraiser, the all-women Flame Fatales showcase, starts on August 21st, with proceeds from the event slated to go to the Malala Fund.

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