The trade-only SEMA Show is the place where domestic and international manufacturers increase awareness of their businesses, generate leads for future orders, see existing customers, network with others in the industry and introduce new products. Get in front of tens of thousands of buyers and thousands of media who are looking for your new products at the 2022 SEMA Show.
|Preparing for evacuations or power outages
|With National Preparedness Month upon us, we want to help keep you safe and secure, no matter what might be happening outside. This is the time of year when we’re often faced with natural disasters like severe storms, wildfires, or hurricanes, and we may need to deal with power outages.Get help creating a disaster plan.
|Over 60% of Americans have no disaster plan
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|Evacuations for caregiversIf you’re caring for someone who is elderly or has a disability, evacuations can present unique challenges. Here are a couple things to consider that can save you time and stress in the moment:Research transportation options ahead of time and have a list of backups, including transit providers who can accommodate wheelchairs or any other mobility concerns.Have a copy of the person in your care’s medical history handy, as well as an emergency supply of all their medications. Most doctors are willing to provide a 90-day supply, though this may not always be covered by insurance.Get more tips and suggestions to consider for your accessible home.
|How to prepare for a power outagePower outages can be caused by a natural disaster, heat wave, or accident nearby. In other words, they can happen any time. To prepare for a power outage, here are some easy steps to take now:Put new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every year.Make sure you have cash in a safe with a backup battery or as part of your evacuation kit. Watch this video for more tips on what to pack.To keep your home at a comfortable temperature and your major appliances working when the power goes out, install a generator that is large enough to heat or cool your home and operate a few of your major appliances like a refrigerator and stove. If you or a loved one relies on electric machines such as a ventilator or needs to keep medications cold, always have a backup portable power bank charged and ready to use.Keep a printed list of vendors you can use in emergencies, including collections conservators, art storage facilities, and art handlers.Here are some additional things to consider before and when the power goes out.
The updated S650 Mustang forgoes electrification for three new gas engines.
There is officially a seventh generation Ford Mustang, and the newest pony car—codenamed S650—comes powered by a choice of three gas-burning engines. Real engines! No electrification! These engines are even all new or highly revised. Can we get a hallelujah?! The InEVitable electrified and autonomous future is bearing down on us, but soul-enriching internal-combustion, capable of delivering far more than A-to-B transportation, is still very much alive at Ford Blue. Let’s take a deeper dive into the three engines on offer in the 2024 Ford Mustang and see how they’ve adapted to survive into a Tier 3/LEV III emissions future, clawing back some power that was recently lost in the name of emissions.
MPC 2.3-Liter EcoBoost I-4
It may be tough to tell by studying the Mustang’s spec sheet, but this 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine is entirely new, save for a few fasteners. One of its big emissions enablers is fitment of both port- and direct-injection, with the latter’s pressure bumped to 5,000 psi. Another is internally plumbed exhaust-gas recirculation, which can be managed far more precisely than metering exhaust gasses back in through external lines. One interesting feature on this longitudinal application of the engine is an integrated airbox, which ships from the engine factory attached in front of the front-end accessory drive unit. Mounting it so close to the intake manifold minimizes losses.
The team is still running SAE dyno tests, so peak power and torque figures are not yet available, but Ed Krenz, chief functional engineer, Ford Performance, assures us there will be no backsliding on performance or fuel consumption and that the team prioritized drivability and fun performance over advertisable peak numbers (which today are 310-330 hp, 350 lb-ft, and 22-25 EPA combined mpg—the new figures are forthcoming). Oh, and that MPC stands for Modular Power Cylinder, which refers to the combustion chamber shape, valve and injector orientation, piston dome, etc., all of which get engineered and optimized once and applied to a family of engines (in this case, inline three- and four-cylinders).
5.0-Liter Coyote V-8
This fourth-generation version of the Coyote went through its big emissions update in time for the 2021 launch of the 14th-generation Ford F-150. So the Mustang team’s objective was to shift that engine’s focus from work to play. The first thing Ford ditched was the truck’s cylinder-deactivation system, which would have forced a higher hood and a lower redline. Then, to increase power, the team sought to move more cooler air (and fuel) through the engine, by ensuring every 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 in a Mustang inhales cool air straight from the nostrils flanking the radiator grille, into a pair of airboxes, and on up through a separate 80-mm throttle body feeding each bank of cylinders, virtually doubling the airflow.
Other deviations from the F-150 include strengthened camshafts to better withstand more higher-rpm running (the Mustang’s 7,500-rpm redline is 800 revs above the truck’s), and the use of a steel oil pan in place of a molded plastic one. The goal here was reducing windage losses, with different baffling and a half-liter less oil capacity. Here again Ford has yet to finalize power, torque, or efficiency ratings, but expect them all to improve slightly from today’s 450 hp, 420 lb-ft, and 18-19 mpg (EPA combined).
Dark Horse 5.0-Liter Coyote V-8
Ford has targeted 100 hp/liter for the Dark Horse engine, which will make this history’s most powerful production Mustang 5.0 at over 500 hp. Interestingly, the team has managed this without turbocharging, without larger throttle bodies, and without spinning the engine faster. (Measured hp is a function of engine speed, and raising redlines is a time-honored way of extracting a few extra ponies.) The main difference is in the rotating mass. Borrowing technology (but not specific part numbers) from the Shelby GT500, the crankshaft and connecting rods are forged (base GTs use compacted-graphite iron connecting rods). These can withstand considerably higher combustion pressures, which the engine achieves primarily through more aggressive fuel and spark strategies.
This makes us think the base GT output may meet or exceed the Mach 1′s 470 hp, and it certainly suggests that this Coyote V-8 variant will be the basis for racing 5.0-liters capable of way more than 500 hp.
Ever since we invented the internal combustion engine back in the era of giant beards, huge hats and giving hard drugs to crying babies, we’ve been looking for one thing and one thing only. More. Horsepower. Baby. That’s right, it is the ultimate symbol of literal power to stuff as many horses under the hood of your car or truck and then let that thing rip as hard as you can. Since this obsession has us all fascinated, we’re going to take a look at the 20 Most Powerful Vehicles With Crazy Engines. Vroom.
Ferrari once said it would never build an SUV. So what does that make this four-wheel drive newcomer: the Purosangue? In Ferrari’s words, it’s not an SUV or a crossover – it’s a sports car. The first four-door four-seater in Maranello’s history, standing 1,589mm tall. A Range Rover will tower over this like an oak tree. Thanks to a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 mounted behind the front axle under that enormous clamshell bonnet, you’ve got a titanic 715bhp and 528lb ft to enjoy on your way to 8,250rpm. Ferrari says the definitely-not-an-SUV can hit 62mph from rest in 3.3 seconds, scorch from 0-124mph in just 10.6 seconds and top out beyond 192mph. Performance-wise, it’s a supercar. So, is the ‘thoroughbred’ another cash-grab-SUV, or the next smash-hit in Ferrari’s recent form of sensational road cars? Join Top Gear magazine’s Ollie Kew for a detailed tour around the looks, under the bonnet and inside the most controversial prancing horse ever made…
The Eclipse 500 is a marketing name for the Eclipse Aerospace EA500, a small six-seat American business jet aircraft originally designed and manufactured by Eclipse Aviation and later upgraded and sold by Eclipse Aerospace.
The Eclipse 500 became the first of a new class of Very Light Jets when it was delivered in late 2006, and won the prestigious Collier Trophy in February of that year. The aircraft is powered by two lightweight Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines in aft fuselage-mounted nacelles.
Production of the Eclipse 500 was halted in October 2008 due to lack of funding and the company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 25 November 2008. The company then entered Chapter 7 liquidation on 24 February 2009. After a lengthy Chapter 7 procedure, Eclipse Aerospace was confirmed as the new owner of the assets from former Eclipse Aviation on 20 August 2009 and opened for business on 1 September 2009. In October 2011 Eclipse Aerospace announced a new version of the aircraft, the Eclipse 550, which replaced the 500 in production, with deliveries starting in 2013.
In total, 293 Eclipse 500/550 aircraft have been delivered to customers.
The Eclipse 500 is based on the Williams V-Jet II, which was designed and built by Burt Rutan‘s Scaled Composites in 1997 for Williams International. It was intended to be used as a testbed and demonstrator for their new FJX-2 turbofan engine. The aircraft and engine debuted at the 1997 Oshkosh Airshow.
The V-Jet II had an all-composite structure with a forward-swept wing, a V-tail, each fin of which was mounted on the nacelle of one of the two engines. Williams had not intended to produce the aircraft, but it attracted a lot of attention, and Eclipse Aviation was founded in 1998 to further develop and produce the aircraft.
The prototype and only V-Jet II aircraft was obtained by Eclipse Aviation along with the program, and was donated to the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2001.
Adaptation of V-Jet II design
Eclipse 500 flight test aircraft at Mojave Air and Space Port
Eclipse 500 at East Midlands Airport
Parked at Colorado Springs Airport in April 2008
Eclipse 500 at the 2010 Oshkosh Air Show
Eclipse founder and former CEO Vern Raburn was one of the first business executives at Microsoft. Consequently, Bill Gates became a major stake-holder in the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Eclipse project. The VLJ concept has been pursued by a number of manufacturers, and because the V-Jet II had been designed around one of the primary VLJ engines, Eclipse believed it was an ideal design to refine and market.
Every iPhone 14 Has Something in Common: Way Longer Battery Life Price same as iphone 13.
Apple says the new iPhone 14’s battery will last all day — an improvement over the iPhone 13.
Sept. 8, 2022 7:07 a.m. PT
Apple kept up its tradition of unveiling new iPhones in September.
Looking to upgrade to the iPhone 14? It’s not going to be as simple as taking your SIM card out of your current phone and plopping it in. Apple announced at Wednesday’s “Far Out” event that the company is fully embracing virtual embedded SIM cards — aka eSIMs — as the default, a change it has been gradually moving toward for years. That means there will not be a physical SIM card tray on US models.
With eSIMs you will still be able to take full advantage of a carrier’s 4G LTE or 5G networks and use your phone the same way you have in the past. Apple has supported eSIMs on iPhones dating back to 2018’s iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, and has long supported the technology on its recent cellular iPads and Apple Watches. Last year’s iPhone 13 line even allowed for multiple eSIMs to be enabled at once, useful for those looking to have a work number and personal number on just one device.
During its fall product event on Wednesday, Apple said the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups include “all-day” battery life. The company says the best battery life, now included in the iPhone 14 Plus, was previously only available in the iPhone Pro Max models. (Here’s how all four iPhone 14 models compare.)
That likely means the latest models will all offer more minutes of battery life than the iPhone 13 series.
Battery life can vary depending on what people use their phones for so the results might not be the same for everyone. The battery information on Apple’s website suggests that you can watch more video and listen to audio for a couple of more hours on the iPhone 14 compared to its predecessor. The company said that the iPhone 14 includes up to 20 hours of video playback, up to 16 hours of streamed video playback and up to 80 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 13 includes up to 19 hours of video playback, up to 15 hours of streamed video playback and up to 75 hours of audio playback. You can compare the battery life of various models on this website.
CNET’s battery tests last year — playing looped video on airplane mode with the screen at half brightness — showed the iPhone 13 Pro lasting 22 hours, 2 minutes, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max lasting 31 hours, 19 minutes. It’ll be interesting to see how the new iPhones compare.
Apple event: Full coverage
- Everything Apple Announced: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and More
- iPhone 14 and 14 Plus Start at $799 Featuring Camera Updates
- Apple’s New AirPods Pro 2 Get Better Noise Canceling
- iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max Get New Notch with Dynamic Island Feature
- Apple Watch Series 8 Unveiled
Apple’s improvements to the iPhone’s battery life is one way the tech giant is trying to entice you to upgrade your phone as consumers in general pull back on spending to offset inflation and a murky economic future. While new features like Crash Detection and Dynamic Island draw all the headlines, most consumers have a basic set of needs they look for when buying a new phone.
If the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro’s new battery life still isn’t enough, you can always consider adding a power bank for added charge.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799, the larger screen iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899, the iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099. At Wednesday’s event, Apple also unveiled the AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and the iOS 16 release date.