Proterra doubles the drivetrain of its high-performance electric bus

Proterra's new drivetrain gives its Catalyst E2 max bus with an efficiency of 26.1 MPGe

Proterra’s electric buses have been nothing but impressive since they onto the scene a couple of years ago, posting a series of massive range-test results including a 1,101.2 mile (1,772 km) effort last month. The company has now announced a new dual-motor drivetrain, which it says will further increase the power and efficiency of its battery-electric buses.

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Apple Working on Fix for Reachability Bug in iOS 11

Apple is working on a fix for a Reachability bug that prevents the new iOS 11 Cover Screen with Notifications from being accessible from the middle of the iPhone’s display, Apple engineering chief Craig Federighi told a MacRumors reader this afternoon.



In an email to Federighi, MacRumors reader Michael asked the following question:

Ever since iOS 11 was released as a beta, the ability to invoke the Notification Center from the middle of the screen during reachability was removed. This was an incredibly useful feature as one didn’t have to awkwardly try to take ones’ thumb all the way back to the top even though reachability was invoked—defeating the whole purpose of it for one crucial task.



If this was done by design I fail to see the purpose or any benefit whatsoever to its removal. If it’s a bug, I hope Apple can get around to finally fixing this mistake/oversight.

Federighi replied to Michael’s email with a short “We are fixing it” note, confirming that the issue will be addressed in a future version of iOS 11.



Reachability, accessible by tapping (not pressing) twice on the Home button, is designed to bring down the entire top portion of the iPhone’s display so it is within thumb’s reach for one-handed access to all of an iPhone’s apps.



The iOS 11 Reachability bug has not been well publicized, but a few readers on the MacRumors forum have previously complained about it.



In iOS 10, when the Reachability gesture was used, a swipe down at the middle of the screen just above the app line brought down the Notification Center. In iOS 11, the Notification Center and the Lock Screen have been merged into one, so a swipe down in the middle of the iPhone’s display should bring down the Lock Screen Cover Sheet to display a user’s Notifications, but it doesn’t work.



To access Cover Sheet Notifications in iOS 11, users need to swipe down from the very top of the iPhone’s screen, meaning there’s no way to access Notifications one-handed through Reachability at the current time.



It’s not clear when the Reachability fix will be implemented, but it is not available in iOS 11.1 beta 2, which was released this morning. Today’s update did, however, bring back the 3D Touch App Switcher, another feature that iOS users have been missing.

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‘Cabe Has To Defend Being A Humanitarian’: Robert Patrick Gears Up For Tonight’s ‘Scorpion’

The fourth season of Scorpion is underway, and the first two episodes have been a whirlwind of action. Star Robert Patrick spoke with CBS Local about why his character Cabe Gallo helped the escape of his nemesis Mark Collins (Joshua Leonard) and how he will have to navigate on tonight’s episode now that he is gunless and badge-less.

 

We’re two episodes into the fourth season of Scorpion. What can audiences expect from this season as a whole?

Robert Patrick: You’re going to find out a lot more about Cabe Gallo, that’s for sure. Cabe Gallo has been arrested, the team has bailed him out. They’ve mortgaged the business. They’ve got to now take whatever jobs they can, and they do so without the protection of Cabe Gallo or the federal government. Cabe has been relegated to basically being a non-paid intern for Scorpion. It’s a bit humiliating for him. It sets up a different sort of situation for him on all the missions and what they do while he’s gunless and badge-less. He starts therapy with Eddie Kaye Thomas who plays Toby Curtis. We start to find some deep dark secrets that Cabe has, some traumatic events that have happened to him. In a scene we shot the other day, Cabe comes to the realization of just how important Scorpion is to him and that they’re his family. It’s deep, it’s very profound and touching stuff.

On the show, there’s a lot of unique problem-solving, but it also dives deep into relationship issues. Is it difficult to find a balance between action and interpersonal drama on the show?

RP: For the writers, I think that’s the fun part, that challenge of how to do that. We have six or seven characters that they have to write for. We bring in new characters, we set up different conflicts, different sort of challenges for each of us. So I think they have a lot of fun doing it. We do have a parameter that we have to stick to. We have to make money. We have to solve missions. And relationships have to be dealt with as they happen. It must be fun for the writers to try to figure all that out.

The first two episodes of this season were a wild ride. What’s going on in Cabe’s mind going into episode three after inadvertently helping the escape of Mark Collins.

RP: The great thing about Cabe — the thing I certainly enjoy about him — is that his character is an ideal, righteous dude. He stands up for what he believes in. He seems to have so much virute. I think in his mind, freeing Collins was the humanitarian thing to do because he didn’t want the guy to sit there and get electrocuted. When he takes it off, he has to trust him. Of course, Collins turns out to be a guy that you can’t trust. Lo and behold, now Cabe is going to have to defend his position of being a humanitarian. He didn’t think it was right to torture somebody. I think we’ll explore those themes and it’ll swing Cabe’s way. Sylvester (Ari Stidham) will also become Cabe’s lawyer. You’re going to see us pursue trying to find a lawyer and what a disaster that is. And eventually you’ll see Sylvester become a lawyer pretty quick.

We’re very excited to watch it Robert. We look forward to seeing episode three tonight.

RP: Thank you!

 

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Perez Hilton Announces Birth Of Daughter Mayte Amor!

From Perez, in his own words:

“Hi! Starting this off saying ‘Dear friend’ doesn’t seem appropriate.

So, let me start off the way that feels right!

Dear fam,

I want you to hear this directly from me, in my voice and here first.

I always speak in the third person on PerezHilton.com – because since the beginning this experience has been bigger than just me. It’s something WE have shared for 13 years!

A lot has changed over the past decade plus and I am so thankful, humbled, and truly indebted that you have accepted me through the fat and the fug and the then and the now. We’ve grown up together and evolved and I continue to do so – in the best way possible!

I am beaming with joy and pride as I share with you that my family has grown yet again.

Last week my son and daughter welcomed a sister into the world!

Mayte Amor was born on Wednesday, October 4th at 3:26 PM – weighing 7 lbs 4 oz, measuring 20 inches long, and she’s perfect!

Named after her grandparents – Mario & Teresita – their love will forever flow through her and protect her and all of my kids.

Grandma is over the moon and so are her siblings!

Mayte Amor waited until 41 weeks to make her fashionably late arrival. She’s doing everything a newborn should do and doing it so well. She’s a whole 7 days advanced!

Thank you to my sister for keeping everything running so smoothly here.

Thank you to everyone who’s reached out with love and concern over my needed social media break.

And, most importantly, thank you to the surrogate who gave me the greatest gift anyone could ever receive!

And thank you to the other two surrogates who helped us as well!

And thank you to all the surrogates who give so selflessly and whose kindness is inspiring!

There are still many states in America that, sadly, prohibit surrogacy and I hope to use my voice to advocate for making it legal across the country!

I am deliriously tired and equally happy! This is a very special time for me and my family!

Family time is the best time! Family first! They are my everything!”

Donna Karan Defends Harvey Weinstein & Suggests Alleged Victims May Have Been ‘Asking For It’!

Not a good look, Donna Karan!

As we reported, on Sunday, Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

Hours after the news broke, the fashion designer attended the CinéFashion Film Awards where she was asked about the movie producer’s scandal on the red carpet.

Related: Democrats Are Regifting Their Harvey Weinstein Donations

Surprisingly, the DKNY creator places blame on the alleged victims, and says they may have been “asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality”!

According to DailyMail.com:

“I think we have to look at ourselves. Obviously, the treatment of women all over the world is something that has always had to be identified. Certainly in the country of Haiti where I work, in Africa, in the developing world, it’s been a hard time for women… To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?… And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?”

The 69-year-old then defends Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman as “wonderful people,” and says the mogul isn’t the only guilty person in Hollywood.

“I don’t think it’s only Harvey Weinstein… I don’t think we’re only looking at him. I think we’re looking at a world much deeper than that… Yes, I think he’s being looked at right now as a symbol, not necessarily as him. I know his wife, I think they’re wonderful people, Harvey has done some amazing things. I think we have to look at our world and what we want to say and how we want to say it as well.”

To make matters worse, she then shames women for how they dress, and how they are “presenting themselves” to the world:

“You look at everything all over the world today and how women are dressing and what they are asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble.”

YIKES! These comments are DEFINITELY not in season…

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The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Has Finally Arrived — WATCH!

Is it December 15 yet??

No? Rats.

As you surely know, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is hitting theaters this December and we couldn’t be more excited about it. While the premiere is still WEEKS away, promotion for the sci-fi flick is heating up!

Video: The Final Justice League Trailer Was Just Released

In order to appease fans as they wait for the big release, Disney dropped a new trailer for episode VIII during Monday night football. BLESS UP!!

Be sure to ch-ch-check out the new trailer (below) AND let us know in the comments section if you’ll be seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it hits theaters in December!

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British Actress Romola Garai Recalls ‘Humiliating’ Hotel Room Meeting With Harvey Weinstein

Yet ANOTHER woman is coming forward!

As we reported, on Sunday, Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

On Monday, British actress Romola Garai spoke to The Guardian about a “humiliating” meeting she had with the movie producer when she was only 18.

Related: Democrats Are Regifting Their Harvey Weinstein Donations

According to the Atonement actress, she went to his room at the Savoy Hotel in London where he “answered the door in his bathrobe.” She recalls:

“Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein, where I’d actually already had the audition but you had to be personally approved by him… So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory.”

The now-35-year-old thespian believes Weinstein acts the way he does to establish dominance over young actresses.

“The transaction was just that I was there… The point was that he could get a young woman to do that, that I didn’t have a choice, that it was humiliating for me and that he had the power. It was an abuse of power.”

But it’s not just the Hollywood mogul who is at fault; the entire film industry is guilty of tolerating such behavior, she says:

“The people who asked me to go to his hotel room did so with an eye-rolling look of, ‘This is weird but you just have to do it, you’re not in any danger.’ It was clear they were uncomfortable asking me to do it, but that it had to be done.”

Sadly, Harvey’s alleged harassment is “well known in the industry” and “really really common”:

“There are so many stories about him sending weird texts and harassing actresses, telling them he’ll give them a part if they come to dinner with him – that’s really really common. And it’s well known that he’s had relationships with a lot of people that he’s worked with, or have worked for him. Given how powerful he is, and given that they are always with women who are a lot younger than him, I think there is clearly an imbalance of power in those relationships.”

Hollywood NEEDS to do better!

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The Pussycat Dolls AND Nicole Scherzinger Are Reuniting!!!

Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like one of the Pussycat Dolls??

On Monday, both a PCD reunion website AND an Instagram page (see HERE) popped up on the Internet, officially confirming a reunion between Nicole Scherzinger and the girls!

Related: All Eyes Are On Nicole Scherzinger & Her Ample Cleavage

According to The Sun earlier this month, the Stickwitu singers feel now is the time to get back together, and will hopefully surprise the music scene with new tunes! An insider revealed:

“Talk of the girls ­getting back together has been rife for a few years now and they have finally found a time which works for them all. They are still deciding whether it will involve a full tour or just a handful of performances but they are excited to be getting out there together again. The girls feel the time is right to let bygones be bygones and put any differences they had behind them and celebrate the great songs they made. As well as their old tunes, they are hoping to treat fans with new music, too.”

Loosen up those Buttons, PCD fans!

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