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SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2023 ASCENT WITH NEW STYLING, ENHANCED SAFETY FEATURES, UPDATED MULTIMEDIA, AND NEW ONYX EDITION LIMITED

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  • Ascent receives a bolder look with redesigned front and rear elements
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Wide-Angle Mono Camera
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto are standard
  • New Surround View Camera featuring a 360-degree overhead view available
  • Standard SUBARU STARLINK® 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system
  • Debut of new Onyx Edition Limited trim level
  • Starting price of $33,895

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America Inc. today announced pricing on the 2023 Ascent 3-row SUV with updated exterior styling as well as new safety and in-vehicle technologies. Also new for 2023, the Onyx Edition Limited debuts with a comprehensive list of features.

Available in six trim levels – Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Onyx Edition Limited, Limited, and Touring – the 2023 Ascent arrives in Subaru retailers this winter.

With a starting price of $33,895, the 2023 Ascent receives a bolder look from a new front fascia incorporating a more prominent grille; redesigned LED headlights; and a more aggressive front bumper cover. The new front bumper cover features new lower-edge air ducts to improve aerodynamic flow under the vehicle. At the back of the vehicle, updated Konoji (C-shaped) taillights further exemplify the SUV’s fresh look for 2023.

The 2023 Ascent comes standard with the latest version of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The enhanced system operates more smoothly and under a greater range of conditions. These improvements are thanks to a wider field of view, updated control software, and the addition of an electric brake booster. Also standard across the model line is a new Wide-Angle Mono Camera that works together with the EyeSight System’s stereo cameras.

Models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert now include Automatic Emergency Steering, a new safety feature that works in conjunction with the EyeSight Pre-Collision Braking to help steer the vehicle to avoid a collision when travelling at speeds under 50 mph.

New Cabin Connect amplifies the driver’s voice to the third-row occupants, improving communication inside the vehicle. The new convenience feature is available on trim levels equipped with Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic surround sound speaker system.

For enhanced all-around situational awareness while parking, an available Surround View Monitor offers a 360-degree overhead view of the vehicle. The new system uses images from four vehicle cameras and combines them to create a single image for a bird’s-eye view of the area around the entire vehicle. 

The Onyx Edition(s), Limited, and Touring come standard dual-function X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control. X-MODE functions include SNOW/DIRT and DEEP SNOW/MUD settings to optimize all-wheel drive performance for difficult weather or road conditions.

The 2023 Ascent 3-row SUV includes an extensive roster of standard amenities including Steering Responsive LED headlights with High Beam Assist; Seat Belt Reminder for every seat; front tri-zone and rear automatic climate control; automatic power door locks; power windows and side mirrors; security system with engine immobilizer; rear vision camera; USB-A and USB-C input/charge ports in front center console; USB-A and USB-C charge ports in rear center console; dual USB-A input/charge ports in third row; 19 cupholders; raised roof rails; and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

New for 2023, the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system is standard across the model line. The 11.6-inch center information display offers a high-definition touchscreen for multimedia, climate control, X-MODE, and vehicle configuration settings. The multimedia system includes wireless Apple CarPlay; wireless Android Auto; AM/FM/HD Radio; Bluetooth hands-free phone, text, and audio streaming connectivity; rear vision camera; and SiriusXM® and SiriusXM Travel Link® (4-month free Platinum subscription).

Equipped with a standard 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the Ascent produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The BOXER engine is paired with a high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters to give the driver added control. This powertrain allows up to 5,000-lb.towing capacity with standard Trailer Stability Assist.

All trim levels come standard with legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control for exceptional all-weather and trail-driving capability. The Ascent is an efficient SUV, with 20 city/26 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy for models with 18-inch wheels, delivering a range of over 500 miles on a single tank. Ascent models equipped with 20-inch wheels achieve 19 city/25 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy.

Priced from $36,495, the Premium trim includes all standard equipment from the Base and adds Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; body-color side mirrors; rear window privacy glass; 8-way power driver seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever handle; and second-row independent Automatic Climate Control; and the All-Weather Package.

The Ascent Premium is offered in either 7- or 8-passenger configurations. The SUBARU STARLINK Connected Services and Wi-Fi hotspot are available with subscription on Premium and higher trim levels.

A $1,460 convenience package for Premium with 8-passenger seating includes Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; Power Rear Gate; Reverse Automatic Braking; and Auto-Dimming Mirror with HomeLink®. These features are standard on Premium with 7-passenger seating.

The Onyx Edition is priced at $41,295 and equipped with exclusive black-finish exterior elements, badging, and 20-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the seats are wrapped in Subaru StarTex® water-repellant material for durability and easy clean up.

The Onyx Edition builds upon the 7-passenger Premium trim and adds standard convenience features including Dual-function X-MODE; Heated Steering Wheel (360-degree); LED fog lights; panoramic moonroof; and cargo cover.

Priced at $46,295, The Onyx Edition Limited comes equipped with new Surround View Monitor System for better situational awareness when parking. Additional features that build on the Onyx Edition include the 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Navigation system; DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System; 12-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar and two-position memory; adjustable driver’s seat cushion extension; 4-way power front passenger seat; second row outboard heated seat positions; second row sunshades; and exterior power mirrors with 2-position memory synchronized with driver’s seat position memory. Standard dual USB-A input/charge ports  are included in the third row, bringing the total number of ports to six.

Starting at $41,595, the well-equipped Limited includes all Premium features and adds Reverse Automatic Braking; Keyless Access with Push-Button Start; DriverFocus; LED fog lights; Dual-Function X-Mode; and Power Rear Gate.

Additional standard features include a 12-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar and two-position memory; adjustable driver’s seat cushion extension; 4-way power front passenger seat; second row outboard heated seat positions; second row sunshades; and exterior power mirrors with 2-position memory synchronized with driver’s seat position memory. For added convenience, the third row comes equipped with dual USB-A input/charge ports.

Externally, the Limited is distinguished by LED fog lights; lower door cladding with chrome accents; body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals; and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in dark gray with machine finish. The Limited is available in either 7- or 8-passenger configurations.

An option package that includes Cabin Connect; Surround View Monitor; STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system; Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic surround sound system with 14 speakers; panoramic moonroof; and retractable cargo cover is available for $3,550.

Priced at $48,195, the top-of-the-line Ascent Touring is equipped with all the features of the Limited and adds an exclusive high gloss black grille; chrome door handles; and satin chrome power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. The unique interior includes woodgrain-pattern matte finish accent trim and Java Brown perforated leather-trimmed upholstery with tan stitching. Also available on select exterior colors, is Slate Black perforated leather-trimmed upholstery with silver stitching. Three-mode ventilated driver and front passenger seats are also standard on Touring.

The Touring adds new Cabin Connect and Surround View Monitor along with 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation system; Harman Kardon QuantumLogic surround sound system with 14 speakers; Panoramic Moonroof; Rain-Sensing Wipers; 180-degree front-view camera; and retractable cargo cover.

The Ascent is built at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a Zero-Landfill Facility in Lafayette, Indiana, along with the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback.

Model/Trim

Applicable

Option Code

MSRP

MSRP +

destination and delivery

Ascent

 

8 passenger

01

$33,895

$35,120

Ascent Premium

 

8 passenger

11

$36,495

$37,720

Ascent Premium

 

8 passenger

12

$37,955

$39,180

Ascent Premium

 

7 passenger

12

$37,955

$39,180

Ascent Onyx Edition

 

7 passenger

22

$41,295

$42,520

Ascent Limited

 

8 passenger

21

$41,595

$42,820

Ascent Limited

 

8 passenger

23

$45,145

$46,370

Ascent Limited

 

7 passenger

21

$41,595

$42,820

Ascent Limited

 

7 passenger

23

$45,145

$46,370

Ascent Onyx Edition
Limited

7 passenger

31

$46,295

$47,520

Ascent Touring

 

7 passenger

41

$48,195

$49,420

2023 Ascent Option Packages (Included in Pricing Above)

Code

Description

MSRP

01

Standard Model

N/A

11

Standard Model- Premium

N/A

12

Convenience Package: Power Rear Gate + Keyless
Access w/ Push- Button Start + Auto-Dim Mirror
 w/Compass & HomeLink + Reverse Automatic
 Braking 

$1,460

21

Standard Model

N/A

22

Standard Model  

N/A

23

Technology Package: 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation;
H
arman Kardon audio w/ QuantumLogic Surround

Sound + Panoramic Moonroof  + Cargo Cover

$3,550

31

Standard Model

N/A

41

Standard Model- Touring: Java Brown or Slate Black
Perforated Leather

N/A

Destination & Delivery is $1,225 and may vary in the following states: CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ,
NY, RI and VT. D&D is $1,375 for retailers in Alaska.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $270 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 78,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

Todd Hill
Manager, Product Public Relations 
856.488.3234
[email protected]

Jessica Tullman
Product Communications
310.352.4400
[email protected]

Charles Ballard
Product & Technology Communications 
856.488.8759
[email protected] 

SOURCE Subaru of America, Inc.

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The Lululemon Belt Bag Was the Perfect Accessory for My Two-Week Hawaiian Honeymoon

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I used to think perfect duffel bag didn’t exist — until I stumbled across the now-viral Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag in May. Back then my long awaited Hawaiian honeymoon was about three weeks away, and I had spent months tracking down a compact speakerphone shoulder bag Pocket. I needed something that could get me hiking and snorkeling in the mornings, followed by leisurely afternoons of sunbathing, shopping, and sipping mai tais.

Back then, the Lululemon belt bag came in two sizes: Standard and Extended. I originally wanted the extended length in black; However, due to availability I ordered the purple extended bag and the more versatile regular length black bag. The strap lengths only varied by a few inches and I figured I could always return the regular version if it was too short.

I wasn’t ready to love her as much as I did — in fact, I ended up putting both options in my suitcase. As I slung one of the two bags over my chest, I was immediately struck by how light it felt. (So ​​much so, in Maui, for a moment I thought it had been lost.) Plus, despite its compact size, each contained a full day’s essentials: an SPF stick, a bottle suncream, AirPods, my iPhone, credit cards, cash, my ID, a lip balm, and to top it off, a disposable camera. Even after putting all of these things in the fanny pack, I didn’t feel the strain (read: no shoulder pain!) like I used to. While I mostly mean as handbag, shoulder bagYou can also wear it around the waist, fanny pack style.

Lululemon Everywhere bum bag

The clever design is another great benefit: instead of one main compartment, the Everywhere bag contains multiple zipped and mesh pockets, which helped me stay organized on the go. The secure front pocket provides easy access to my most packed items, like my driver’s license and AirPods.

As someone who tends to spill and soil my clothes, I also appreciate the Everywhere bag’s water-resistant polyester fabric, which is incredibly easy to clean. A wet napkin is really all you need to clean up ketchup stains, spilled coffee, sunscreen residue and the good old dirt and debris that can accumulate after a long hike.

Lululemon has since phased out the original bag in favor of the longer strap design, now referred to simply as the Everywhere Belt Bag. And although the bag’s popularity means it’s been sold in and out lately –check here to see if it’s back online – it was previously sold in a range of shades including a pretty pastel pink, simple black, bright light purple and more. If you see one you like, be quick – it may not be around for long and if you do get your hands on one I’m confident it will become your new favorite bag.

[Editor’s note: As of publishing, the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag was in stock on Amazon and eBay. You can also check your local Lululemon store for inventory.]

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Complicating the Plot – Surfline

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[All photos and vid by Ryan Valasek]

Not all Strike missions are home runs or even base hits. Some are deletions. No thugs. During a recent surfing trip to Nicaragua, longtime California travel buddies and Xcel team members Christian “Cram” Ramirez and Ryan “Snacks” Valasek didn’t exactly hit thousands right from the start. But they were determined to at least stay in the game.

What was supposed to be a carefree, easy-peasy surf surfer ended up being spoiled by a crazy emergency going to Texas to expedite a passport renewal, all the usual and a few unusual diverted flights, and, oh yeah, an overzealous drug dog. “There were so many setbacks when I actually got to Nicaragua, I feel like it took years of my life,” Cram said. “It almost got to the point where I expected something to go wrong.”

Despite all the difficulties, the duo made it. And what they found was worth all the hoops they had to jump through along the way.

Snacks: “This trip was a huge stepping stone for Cram and me. We had been planning trips for a while but everything was put on hold with COVID so we just surfed locally while waiting for some travel restrictions to be lifted. I was camping up in Bend, Oregon with bumpy service when I happened to receive this text message from Christian: “We’re going to Nicaragua next week. I just bought a plane ticket.” I had had all these other plans but just canceled them, bought my ticket to Nica and flew home to California to pack. We left three days later.”

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Plug: “I knew I had to renew my passport to travel, but the only available slot across the country was in El Paso, Texas. I learned this 48 hours before I left for Nicaragua. After packing my gear with all the gear I needed for the trip, I drove from SLO (San Luis Obispo) to Santa Ana and then went on a 36 hour passport mission to El Paso. Finally, two days after leaving my home in SLO, I met up in Rancho for snacks.”

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Plug: “Six hours before our flight, I received an email from the Nicaraguan government saying we were denied entry into the country. Without hesitation we booked new flights to Costa Rica that were an hour later than our original flights to Nica. We landed in Costa Rica, got through customs, and then this drug dog started going crazy on my bag. After two hours of interrogation, while my pockets were being torn apart – and I had resisted several offers of bribes because I knew I wasn’t carrying anything illegal – I was finally able to leave.”

Snacks: “For this trip I brought the camera case I’ve had for a number of years: a Sony A7riii, a couple of prime lenses, a surf lens and a water case with a small lens mount. I’ve paired them with some of my favorite film cameras – a Yashica-D medium format camera and a Contax T2 point-and-shoot.”

Plug: “I really only have one window on the outer reef, but it shot. I had it all to myself, which was a little scary to find out on my own. The wave had an insane spin from a boil at launch. When I found out, the game was on. I had surfed for two hours, caught six waves and was ready for a marathon session when a storm hit. It started raining sideways so hard I could barely see land. It was just pouring rain. That was the end of my dream session, but I’m eyeing this wave for future strikes. There is still work to be done!”

CONTINUE READING: Nicaragua Travel and Surfing Guide

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What is a blockchain oracle, and how does it work?

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Oracles provide a means for the Web3.0 ecosystem to link to existing legacy systems, data sources, and advanced calculations.


Blockchain oracles connect blockchains to external systems, enabling the execution of smart contracts based on real-world inputs and outputs, Cointelegraph reports.

Oracles provide the Web3.0 ecosystem with the ability to connect to existing legacy systems, data sources, and advanced computations.

Decentralized oracle networks (DONs) enable the creation of hybrid smart contracts that combine off-chain infrastructure and on-chain code to create complex decentralized apps (DApps) that respond to real-world events and interact with traditional systems.

Because the blockchain is a distributed ledger, each node in the network must produce the same output given the same input. For example, if one node tries to validate another node’s transaction, the result will be different. This architecture was designed with determinism in mind.

In blockchain, consensus is the technique to agree on a data value, and determinism is essential for nodes to reach consensus. Some of them, such as B. Proof-of-Work (PoW) with Nakamoto consensus and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) with Byzantine consensus may be recognizable to you. Consensus is one of the main reasons blockchain works in the first place.

The blockchain oracle riddle reveals a fundamental limitation of smart contracts: they cannot be linked in any way to data or systems outside of their native blockchain context. External resources are referred to as “off-chain,” while data currently being recorded on the blockchain is referred to as “on-chain.”

Software oracles deliver data from digital sources such as websites, servers or databases, while hardware oracles deliver data from the physical world. In addition, hardware oracles can deliver and forward data from camera motion sensors and RFID (radio frequency identification) sensors. Oracle software can provide real-time data such as exchange rates, price fluctuations, and travel information.

Oracles create a two-way communication channel with blockchains by sending and receiving data. Incoming oracles are more likely to deliver off-chain or real-world data to the blockchain than outgoing oracles. Additionally, the imported data can represent almost anything from asset price movements to weather conditions to payment verification.

A common scenario that can be programmed for incoming oracles is: when an asset reaches a certain price, you place a buy order. Outgoing oracles, on the other hand, notify the outside world of an event that has occurred in the chain.

(With insights from Cointelegraph)

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