When Lancia and Peugeot threatened Audi’s early-’80s rallying dominance, a secret plan was hatched to build a new car. But one photo was all it took to stop the mid-engined Quattro in its tracks
It doesn’t look that special, but when you eclipse 4,000 RPM, everything changes.
Apple announces new protections for child safety: iMessage features, iCloud Photo scanning, more
The first announcement today is a new communication safety feature in the Messages app. Apple explains that when a child who is in an iCloud Family receives or attempts to send sexually explicit photos, the child will see a warning message.
Apple explains that when a child receives a sexually explicit image, the image will be blurred and the Messages app will display a warning saying the image “may be sensitive.” If the child taps “View photo,” they’ll see a pop-up message that informs them why the image is considered sensitive.
The pop-up explains that if the child decides to view the image, their iCloud Family parent will receive a notification “to make sure you’re OK.” The pop-up will also include a quick link to receive additional help.
Additionally, if a child attempts to send an image that is sexually explicit, they will see a similar warning. Apple says the child will be warned before the photo is sent and the parents can receive a message if the child chooses to send it, for kids under the age of 13.
Apple further explains that Messages uses on-device machine learning to analyze image attachments and make the determination if a photo is sexually explicit. iMessage remains end-to-end encrypted and Apple does not gain access to any of the messages. The feature will also be opt-in.
Apple says that this feature is coming “later this year to accounts set up as families in iCloud” in updates to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey. The feature will be available in the US to start.
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The new Lamborghini Huracán STO is every bit the road racer it promises to be
We’re already big fans of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD so it’s no surprise that anticipation for the new STO (Super Trofeo Omologato) is sky high. The concept is simply to combine the fun and ‘emotion’ of the Super Trofeo one-make racecar and the competitive spirit of the GT3 racer into a hardcore road-legal package. At least that’s the marketing line. Just think of the STO as the Huracán in its purest, lightest and most aggressive form and you’ll get a better idea of what it’s all about. It is Lamborghini’s take on a Pista or LT.
Or should that be it’s Lamborghini’s take on a 458 Speciale? Because, of course, the STO retains its glorious naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 that powers only the rear wheels and focuses much more on balance, agility and lap times than raw power figures. In fact, the V10 is untouched and produces an unfashionably ‘ordinary’ 631bhp at 8000rpm and 417lb ft at 6500rpm. Enough to get it to 193mph and from 0-62mph in 3-seconds dead, but in the wake of the recently announced Ferrari 296 GTB (819bhp) it’s very clear Lamborghini is following its own path. The STO costs from £260,012 and the first year’s production is already sold out.
The wheelbase is also only 110mm shorter than that of the saloon, giving the new 2-series a much more square stance than the 3.
Italian outfit Kimera Automobili has revealed its interpretation of the iconic Lancia 037 homologation road car, releasing a limited run of 37 units that will cost from around £415,000.
One-off Rolls-Royce ‘Boat Tail’ revealed – bespoke commission of the highest order
The latest in a legendary line of M cars is very much worthy of its iconic badge.