2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Driving Notes: Under Pressure

Mazda is on a mission is to move its models upmarket. Powertrain upgrades to the now-more-svelte 6 sedan and an output increase to the MX-5 Miata roadster are a step in the right direction. And now the CX-5 follows suit, as it nabs the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine from the larger CX-9 (it’s also available as an option on the 6). What’s clear is that the CX-5 maintains its place atop the throne of fun-to-drive crossovers, however, its upgrades (and some lack thereof) don’t drastically increase the already-likable crossover’s mass appeal. At least, not to some of Motor1.com’s editors. The price hike associated with opting for the turbocharged engine and Mazda’s outdated infotainment aren’t doing the more powerful CX-5 any favors, either. Good news is, what we love about the cheaper and less-powerful CX-5 remains intact in this new top-of-the-line Signature model. It’s hard to hate the Mazda CX-5 Signature. In fact, save for its outdated-looking infotainment system and near useless gauge cluster screen (it measures a sizeable 7.0 inches and displays minute details that a far smaller screen can convey), Mazda’s compact crossover is a joy in almost every way imaginable. It looks gre...

Designed for affordable ytterbium fiber lasers, in-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and

Designed for affordable ytterbium fiber lasers, in-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and pad printing. Breakthrough FDA-approved additives blended into polymers during primary processing optimize laser marking of plastics. Fast speed, superior contrast, and cost savings are among the significant benefits. Novel chemical additives can produce jet-black, light-colored, and custom color contrast, using both “on-the-fly” and secondary operations. Designed for affordable ytterbium fiber lasers, in-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and pad printing. Clear, semi-transparent, and opaque colored polymers, including nylons, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polycarbonates, polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), styrenics, and thermoplastic elastomers (TPUs) and thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPEs), are uniquely formulated using non-heavy metal, FDA/European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved additives to achieve high-contrast marking quality (FIGURE 1). Polymer clarity, spectral transmission, and base physical properties are not affected. Non-contact digital laser marking replaces expensive adhesive labels and ...

How Secure is Your Security Badge? — Krebs on Security

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Security conferences are a great place to learn about the latest hacking tricks, tools and exploits, but they also remind us of important stuff that was shown to be hackable in previous years yet never really got fixed. Perhaps the best example of this at last week’s annual DefCon security conference in Las Vegas came from hackers who built on research first released in 2010 to show just how trivial it still is to read, modify and clone most HID cards — the rectangular white plastic “smart” cards that organizations worldwide distribute to employees for security badges. Nearly four years ago, researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC), a security conference in Berlin, released a paper (PDF) demonstrating a serious vulnerability in smart cards made by Austin, Texas-based HID Global, by far the largest manufacturer of these devices. The CCC researchers showed that the card reader device that HID sells to validate the data stored on its then-new line of iClass proximity cards includes the master encryption key needed to ...

Rehabilitation Equipment Market Investigation by Application, Technology and Product Type

Rehabilitation Equipment market research report 2015-2024 helps businessman/investor avoiding unpleasant surprises. Intuition and experience can be helpful at times, but research and facts often paint a more accurate picture of your market. This Rehabilitation Equipment market report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Rehabilitation Equipment industry by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries. The report firstly introduced the Rehabilitation Equipment basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis. Look insights of Global Rehabilitation Equipment industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/229529   The report also presents the market competition landscape and a cor...

China-made Calypso AX injection molding presses now for sale in North America logo-pn-color logo-pn-color

Calypso Machinery began this year to sell the China-made Calypso AX line of injection molding machines in North America. The presses are built by its manufacturing partner, Arlex Plastics Machinery Co. Arlex, in business since 2005, is a subsidiary of Ningbo Yalishi Plastic Machinery Co. The company makes about 2,000 machines a year, which are running in 30 countries, according to Calypso President Todd Kuhn. The hybrid, servo-hydraulic Calypso AX press line is built with specifications for the North American market, meeting standards such as SPI platens, mold mountings and nozzles, Kuhn said. The machines come in clamping forces from 100-1,600 tons. Calypso stocks machines up to 535 tons at its headquarters and technology center in Scottsdale, Ariz. Custom orders for machines generally take eight to 10 weeks, the company said. The tech center handles sales and service, including spare parts. The operation in Scottsdale has a showroom and a training facility. Kuhn said Calypso has four sales representatives who cover the United States and Mexico, and the company is looking for more. “These are high-quality machines with many standard features,” Kuhn said. They are b...

Cold commutes, overnight road trips, lunch-break naps — there are so many situations in which the

Cold commutes, overnight road trips, lunch-break naps — there are so many situations in which the best heated blankets for your car come in handy. Since they’re portable and way less expensive than heated seats, you can upgrade just about any ride with cozy, body-encompassing warmth; but do yourself a favor and do some research first. Not all heated throw blankets are created equal, and not all of them are made for your car. Whenever you’re dealing with technology, the possibility of error is amplified — both on your end and on the part of the manufacturer. First thing’s first: Check to make sure that your car has a 12-volt accessory socket (also known as a “cigarette lighter”), as most portable heated blankets utilize these types of ports. If not, you can find options that use USBs or no power sources at all, though those are significantly harder to find. Next, it’s really important to read through the reviews and see what past buyers have to say. All electronics are prone to burn-outs, frayed wires, and even dangerous short-circuiting, but heated blankets are known for their mishaps. The best way to avoid the aforementioned? Check to see tha...

I know. It seems like everyone has a Herschel Supply Co. backpack these days. But there’s

I know. It seems like everyone has a Herschel Supply Co. backpack these days. But there’s a good reason for that. The company’s designs are iconic and they go with everything from polished work clothes to more relaxed jeans-and-a-T-shirt outfits. The Little America Backpack is our top choice because it’s roomy and durable without being over-the-top. You don’t need a hiking pack for a trip to the office, but this backpack comes with a 15-inch laptop sleeve that’s padded and lined with fleece for scratch-proof travel, an easy access front pocket, a key clip, and an interior pocket that’s ideal for storing headphones and chargers. Padded and contoured shoulder straps allow for maximum comfort during your commute. This Herschel backpack is beloved by many. It has more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon and has also been recommended by Popular Mechanics, Travel + Leisure, and The Strategist. “I’ve been traveling with this backpack for a year and a half, and I love it! It’s big enough to fit all of my essentials while being small enough to fit as a carry-on on all airlines,” travel blogger Raya Encheva told The Strategist. “...

Tim Smiley, superintendent of Glasgow Water Co.’s water treatment facilities, discusses the significance of the GWC’s

Tim Smiley, superintendent of Glasgow Water Co.’s water treatment facilities, discusses the significance of the GWC’s getting the Microbial Area-Wide Optimization Program Champion Award, in front of him, during Thursday’s Glasgow Water and Sewer Commission meeting. Tim Smiley, superintendent of Glasgow Water Co.’s water treatment facilities, discusses the significance of the GWC’s getting the Microbial Area-Wide Optimization Program Champion Award, in front of him, during Thursday’s Glasgow Water and Sewer Commission meeting. GLASGOW – Tim Smiley was living up to his last name during Thursday’s Glasgow Water and Sewer Commission meeting while he repeatedly placed his hands along the top edge of the wooden plaque representing the 2018 Microbial AWOP Champion Award sitting on the table in front of him as he explained its significance. AWOP stands for Area-Wide Optimization Program, and the award was presented for the Glasgow Water Co. Barren River Lake Water Treatment Plant at Lucas by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Division of Water last month during the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association’s annual conf...

BMW’s closed-loop batteries and AI-powered beehives: The best innovations for Green GB Week

A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best. This week’s best innovations could drive significant change across the food, shipping and automotive sectors It doesn’t take an eagle-eyed observer to realise that this week has been a hugely busy one for UK-based sustainability professionals, with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the nation’s first-ever Green GB Week – with edie acting as an official media partner. Throughout the week, dozens of events have been held to help BEIS tell the story of clean growth and empower organisations of all industry types and sizes to accelerate progress towards a low-carbon economy. When striving to spur the transition to a low-carbon world and to create a sustainable future, it is always worth looking at the green innovations of today that could become mainstream in the coming months and years. With this in mind, this week’s round-up covers a variety of ideas, concepts, products and systems that could help natio...

Concerned Vancouverites call for ban on synthetic turf fields after tests confirm lead

Some Vancouver residents are sounding the alarm after tests confirmed lead in the rubber pellets found in the synthetic turf playing field at Trillium Park and Vancouver Technical Secondary School. In an email to Daily Hive Vancouver, Marlene Cummings said residents Kathy Lau and Peter Nicol collected crumb rubber pellets that appeared to have been washed out of the Trillium Park synthetic turf field perimeter and took them to Total Safety Service’s lab in Burnaby last month. They say the lab report confirmed that the lead infill sample found at the park contained 15.9 micrograms. Cummings said the rubber infill from Vancouver Technical was analyzed at a different facility in Surrey called Element Lab, those results measured 12 micrograms of lead in the infill, and the plastic turf blades measured 24.3 micrograms per gram of lead. The levels of lead found in the samples don’t exceed the lead criterion of 90 micrograms published in the Surface Coating Materials Regulations under the Federal Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. In the Trillium Park test report summary it states: “Lead-containing coatings do not present a hazard if they are left intact. When lead-containing coating...

Stark would see $8M windfall with gas tax hike – News – The Repository

A proposed 18-cent-a gallon increase would mean more money for the state and local governments to fund road work. Stark County, its cities, villages and townships would receive about $8.3 million more to pay for road work if the Ohio General Assembly approves Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to hike the state’s gas tax by 18 cents a gallon. Local officials are lining up to back the increase from 28 cents a gallon to 46 cents a gallon on July 1. “I definitely support it,” said Canton City Engineer Dan Moeglin. “We’ve tried to do as much as we can with what we have. … But at some point we can’t do what we did back in 2005 when (the gas tax) was (last) raised. The roads are deteriorating.” Stories that inspire. Coverage that informs. Investigations that affect change. This is real news just when it’s needed most. “I don’t really care for it, but if I’m going down the road and I’m not busting tires and wheels, I can live with that,” said Chris Schreffler, 59, of Canton. “Bust up tire and wheels, that’s more than 18 cents.” “I think they should leave the (gas tax rate) alone ...

You’ve acquired your first 3D printer and are giddy with excitement. But like all new additive

You’ve acquired your first 3D printer and are giddy with excitement. But like all new additive manufacturing adventurers, the more you do with your printer the more questions arise. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Getting the most out of your time with a new 3D printer has a lot to do with the tools and accessories on hand and what you do with them. Let’s take a look at a few of the accessories that should accompany every 3D printer, be it in your home, school, or hackerspace. There’s already enough potential aggravation when it comes to 3D printing, the goal here is to ensure you won’t be without a tool or supply when you need it the most. Previously we talked about what one should do after getting their own 3D printer to ensure, in so much as can be possible with this sort of thing, long term success. If you haven’t seen that article yet, make sure you add it to your reading list. The regular maintenance and calibration that is unique to 3D printing was covered, as was the need for the operator to personally hone their own skills. OK, so obviously you need filament for your 3D printer. But which filament? Personally, I’d suggest you get a few different brands early on so yo...