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Watch Aston Martin and Brough Superior’s AMB 001 superbike in action

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The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior is a limited-edition superbike. It combines the design merits of Aston Martin with the legendary build-quality and engineering mastery of Brough Superior. Unveiled last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Aston and Brough Superior are only making 100 examples of the AMB 001, effectively making it one of the most desirable machines on two wheels.

In a recent press release, Aston Martin and Brough Superior unveiled a short video clip of the AMB 001 in action. “This is what we believe a cutting-edge motorcycle should be. The finished product is a truly beautiful motorcycle; a design and engineering work of art,” said Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin. “Everybody involved has managed to make tremendous progress with the development of AMB 001, despite the challenges we have all been facing.”

Dynamic testing of the AMB 001 is currently underway at the Pau-Arnos racetrack in France. Although the prototype model is draped in traditional Aston Martin camouflage, it’s not hard to discern the plethora of luscious details all over the bike. “This special motorcycle is, like our road cars, the result of beautiful design melding with modern technology to produce a bike that any collector will be proud of,” added Reichman.

The AMB 001 is a serious track monster. Built using the finest blend of titanium, billet aluminum, and carbon-fiber materials, the AMB 001 marks the first time Aston Martin’s iconic wing badge is plastered on a two-wheeled motorbike.

It has a double-wishbone front suspension and a unique carbon-fiber fin design running along the gas tank and under the saddle. “The body holding the fin and supporting the saddle is one of the areas where we called on the unique knowledge of Mecano ID, who joined the project to apply specialist aerospace-quality carbon-fiber skills to the exclusive AMB 001,” said Thierry Henriette, CEO of Brough Superior.

Of course, superbikes demand tons of usable power and torque, and the AMB 001 has both in spades. Powered by a turbocharged 997 cc V-twin motor, the AMB 001 is the first turbocharged motorcycle by Brough Superior. Equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger, an intercooler, and a six-speed transmission with an APTC clutch pack, we’re expecting the AMB 001 to blitz the racetrack at mind-boggling speeds.

Production of Aston Martin and Brough Superior’s AMB 001 will commence this autumn at the latter’s factory in Toulouse, France. Base prices start at €108,000 (including 20-percent VAT) or roughly $120,000.

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Today’s Wordle Answer #382 – July 6, 2022 Solution And Hints

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The answer to Wordle’s July 6, 2022, edition is the word fluff. When it comes to an etymological analysis, there isn’t much meat to the puzzle here. A close predecessor is the word floow (also spelled as flue), which refers to a wooly substance. There’s a Flemish term called vluwe and a French word velu meaning hairy or shaggy that are said to be earlier variants of the word. Some say that the world fluff is an imitative modification of the word floow, which describes the act of puffing a light substance. Another theory is that fluff came out from the merger of flue and puff.

There’s also a movie that was released in 2020 by the name “Fluff,” but you haven’t likely seen it unless names like John Pallotta, Wesley Green, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Gina Martino ring a bell. Fluff sandwich is also a delicacy in the New England region; it gets its name from the light filling that is predominantly marshmallow with jelly or peanut butter, and is colloquially referred to as the fluffernutter.

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Samsung’s Foldable Phones Could Get Much Cheaper In The Near Future

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During the restructuring of its smartphone branding scheme, Samsung adopted the A letter for its mid-range phones, reserving M for entry-level devices (spoiler: the three phone families now spell S, A, M). The Galaxy A series usually has some resemblance to flagship Galaxy S phones, particularly in design, but often skimps out on other hardware components like the processor, memory, and cameras. According to an insider source (via ETnews), Samsung will be using the same tactic to bring down its foldable prices to a more agreeable level.

The report doesn’t say which corners will allegedly be cut to reach that lower price point, though it does mention only having core functions installed. If there is one thing that Samsung can’t skimp on, however, it is the durability of the foldable phone and the materials it will use. If a cheap foldable phone with an already fragile display is easily damaged, it will only serve to scare potential buyers away rather than increase confidence in the product line.

Samsung will reportedly target a price of 1 million KRW, which is roughly $770 USD and therefore considerably cheaper than even the Galaxy Z Flip 3 model’s price tag. This won’t be happening anytime soon, though, as the pieces are unlikely to fall into place until 2024 — presumably when foldable displays themselves have become less expensive to make. Samsung’s timeline might also be influenced by Apple’s foldable plans, as the Korean company will most likely want to have its brand well-established in that market before the first foldable iPhone or iPad launch.

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This New HTC Tablet Is A Missed Opportunity

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The fact that the HTC A101 is an entry-level budget tablet is evident from the design itself. Take, for example, its massive bezels, making it seem a bit dated. The display used on this tablet measures 10.1-inches across and has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. While the HTC A101 gets a respectable 8GB of RAM, the processor used here is the UNISOC T618 chip. Designed by UNISOC, this SoC is an entry-level chipset that is based on a 12nm manufacturing process. Given its credentials, do not expect blazing fast performance on this tablet. The model features 128GB of onboard storage and packs the option to add a microSD card, as well.

The camera setup on the A101 includes a 12MP primary rear-facing camera and a 2MP ultrawide camera. HTC has also thrown in a decent 5MP front-facing camera. Powering the tablet is a 7,000 mAh battery that does not support fast charging. On the software side, this tablet will ship with Android 11 at launch. Clearly, the HTC A101 is an entry-level device that targets people who do not have a huge amount of money to splurge on a tablet. 

Unfortunately for HTC, the advent of fiercely competitive Chinese smartphone brands has blurred the lines between mid-tier and low-end devices. This means that consumers of late have been getting really good-looking, well-specced products for low prices. With the HTC A101 tablet, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Our perception of the product may change in case HTC decides to price the device competitively, but unfortunately, the company has yet to reveal this rather crucial piece of information.

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