Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

Christmas 2015 Brings with it All Kinds of Buzzing and Gliding

From drones to hoverboards, this Christmas was filled with all kinds of fun motorized gadgets. While the kids rejoice, all of the parents get to worry about all of the safety hazards brought along with these new toys.

For instance, you may remember the hoverboard danger that is their tendency to catch on fire in a more explosive manner…

 

Not to mention all of the funny fail videos that show just how difficult these things are to ride and how dangerous they can be in terms of breaking bones and causing all kinds of other injuries…

 

It sounds like these hoverboards sent many people to the emergency room this Christmas, according to these Twitter users…

It appears the wrist injuries are fairly common…

Even our state representatives can’t seem to avoid the dangers of the infamous hoverboard, with Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo having received an arm injury due to his daughter’s hoverboard.

With all of these injuries being reported from the hoverboard, it seems fair to deem the hoverboard this Christmas’s most dangerous gift. But let’s not let the hoverboard be the only one to get attention, with all of the kids’ new drones buzzing around, certainly there are dangers to be seen. In fact, one Twitter user was doing just fine with their hoverboard until a drone showed up…

 

So what’s the moral of the story here? If you got one of these new shiny gadgets, please take care of them, be aware of your surroundings before using them, and use common sense to lower your risk of injury as much as possible.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

People Reacting to the Tesla P85D’s Insane Mode

The latest Tesla Motors vehicle, the $120k Tesla P85D, is able to use its 691 Horsepower to go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. This vehicle easily reaches 1g of lateral acceleration which means that you will be blown away by its acceleration especially if you’ve never experienced anything close to that before.

 

High end sport cars can accomplish the same feeling but internal combustion models have to rev up to get the torque and horsepower levels up while on electric vehicles you don’t have to wait. Check out the video above of people reacting to the P85D’s insanely fast acceleration and the video below of the vehicles announcement from a few months back!

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Tesla Unveils Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Model S and Autopilot [Videos]

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the stage and announced a Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Model S as well as Autopilot that will work on any D models and every new Model S that comes out of the production line.

P85D accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The fastest accelerating production four-door car ever.

60D and 85D provide all wheel traction and gain 10 miles of highway range compared to their rear motor Model S counterparts. via/ Tesla G+

Check out the video above of the full announcement and features overview then the video below of a Tesla P85D test drive!

Self-Driving Car Breaks Down While Congress Tests it Out

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have been working on a self-driving car using a Cadillac SRX as their vehicle. Using a series of sensors such as radar and lidar that are non-noticeable and all around the car, the vehicle is able to detect and process information using the computer found below the floor of the interior. This allows the car to navigate around the city and avoid obstacles to ensure safety of passengers and people around the car. Also included is the ability for the human driver to take control:

“In addition to its autonomous driving capabilities, this vehicle also allows seamless switching between autonomous and manual driving. The driver can override the vehicle’s decisions in an instant. We did this a couple of times to ensure the safety of passengers both inside and outside the vehicle,” Rajkumar, one of the professors who designed the car, stated on the University’s website.

Along with the building of the car, six transmission switches had to be installed on intersections throughout D.C. to allow the demonstration to Congress to take place.

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee were offered the opportunity to ride in the vehicle to test it out for themselves. Being that the allowance of the car to be in public hands would have to be approved by the committee and Congress overall, this was a great demonstration as it showed it glimpse into the future of automobiles.

Unfortunately, right before the car was going for another ride, it broke down and wouldn’t start. No one knows for sure what caused the break-down, but Raj has stated that it was likely overheating just like any other vehicle could, as it was a hot day and the car had been running for more than 6 hours; one component overheated and the car failed to start. Because of this, there really is no need to worry as it wasn’t caused by the new technology.

However, due to the fact that this IS new technology and people have to put their lives in the hands of this new technology, any malfunction, even if it’s not caused by the technology itself, is going to be seen as something to worry about to the public: especially when it’s an important government official in the seat. The problem with that is that people are comparing the technology to perfection and not today’s reality; accidents are bound to happen, but it’s also much better than the current scenario.

Google’s self-driving car has driven more than 300,000 miles with one accident that wasn’t caused by the car itself, and that’s surely better than what human drivers can say. Yet, like I said before, when people put their lives in the hands of things instead of people, they’re more cautious.

All we can hope for is that the rest of the demonstrations went well and continue to go well while the technology progresses more in the future.

Early Look at iOS for Cars [Video]

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith emulated a vehicle display on his desktop to enable the car version of iOS. iOS for the car is apparently hidden in iOS 7.0.3 and has basic UI elements for now. Steven made a video demonstrating some of the features, which are likely to change by the time the software is finalized, check it out the below…

http://youtu.be/M5OZMu5u0yU

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept [Gallery] CES 2014

Audi has just announced the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept at CES 2014. Our gallery below…

Audi CES 2014 Press Conference Live Stream and Blog

The Audi Press Conference is about to begin. Embedded below is Audi’s official lifestream of the event and below that is our live blog.

Music is playing and the atmosphere is hectic, most likely because they served alcohol before letting everyone in.

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First reference to Google.

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Guy in video had no hands on the wheel

A guy from the Big Bang Theory is on stage!
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President of CEA, Gary Shapiro, is up on stage and will introduce Rupert Stadler

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Rupert Stadler is up on stage!
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They are redefining what piloted driving means for this era.

He is going through the eras of the Automobile.

They are committed to redefining mobility.

Piloted Driving Audi A7 and Audi S3 Sedan are up on stage
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Tegra and AT&T’s involvement in the cars
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More on Audi’s past and customers preferences
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“The future is almost here”

So far the focus is on adding more technology which translates to better driving experience.

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Light Show Dance.. Woot!
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Laserlight Concept
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Check out the Audi Concept gallery here.

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Rupert Stadler is getting 4 connected car awards
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It’s over!

Next Event – SXSW 2017

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