Why Sauber-Alfa Romeo is already on another level

Sauber has put itself on a completely different level for the 2018 season. Its close association with Ferrari and bringing the Alfa Romeo name back to Formula 1 can only be a positive.I was involved with the early Alfa Romeo/Brabham engine project in the 1980s and was only talking with Gordon Murray about those years ...

Chariot co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh left Ford at the beginning of February

 As automakers continue to work on their strategies for the next generation of transportation, one of the biggies is making a change to its leadership structure. Ali Vahabzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of ride-sharing startup Chariot, which Ford acquired Chariot in September 2016, has left the company. “We thank Ali for his passion and dedication ...

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

 As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to Android Pay and introducing some ...

Spotify job listing hints the company’s ‘first physical products’ are coming

 Spotify so far has been content to partner far and wide on hardware, via its Spotify Connect platform, which allows anyone building a connected speaker, mobile device or piece of AV equipment to turn their gadget into a Spotify speaker. But a new job listing suggests it will soon build hardware of its own, and ...

Ericsson and Leclerc are the “perfect” driver line-up for Sauber | 2018 F1 season

Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur believes his team has the “perfect” driver line-up in rookie Charles Leclerc and established driver Marcus Ericsson. Source: F1 Fanatic

Culture juggernaut Hypebeast takes a majority stake in The Berrics to make skating huge again (still)

 The Berrics was started by Steve Berra and Eric Koston (the collective’s name is a portmanteau) as a place for kids to skate without getting hassled on the street. Now, The Berrics is being acquired by Hypebeast and they’re forming a new company “The Berrics Company”, with the express mission of making sure the particular ...

SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing

 SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo’s being launched ...

Chef InSpec 2.0 helps automate security compliance in cloud apps

 How many times do you hear about a company exposing sensitive data because they forgot to lock down a data repository on Amazon? It happens surprisingly often. Chef wants to help developers and operations teams prevent that kind of incident. Today, the company released InSpec 2.0, which is designed to help automate applications security and ...

Backmarkers Sauber seek progress with new car and exciting rookie

Sauber hope a new car, a promising new driver and closer links with engine partner Ferrari can propel them forwards this year. Source: BBC F1

Red Bull explains one-off launch livery for RB14 | 2018 F1 season

Red Bull has explained the decision to launch its RB14 in a one-off ‘special edition’ launch livery. Source: F1 Fanatic