How does it work? I’ll tell you. The Spot has a microphone, positional information, and networking that enable it to pick up your voice anywhere in your home. This way you can communicate with Google assistant from anywhere in your home.
Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, addressed everyone at the CES conference, stating that the Spot will debut in the coming months at a price to be determined. The Spot is one more thing that extends the usefulness of Nvidia’s Shield TV set-top box, which now has Google Assistant integration (cherry on top, right?).
Comment your views on Nvidia’s new venture and let us know your opinions!
Automotive titan Ford has unveiled it’s new Ford Fusion Hybrid at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. This is the first autonomous vehicle by the company.
Well, the company won’t be releasing the final model till 2021 but will start previews of the upcoming badass at vehicle events through 2017. The first event will be the CES 2017 followed by the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Ford has updated the autonomous Fusion Hybrid with more processing power and improved the sensor placement. The LIDAR sensor design has been refined, with an enhanced field of view.
What’s LIDAR, you ask? Good question. LIDAR is short for Light Detection And Ranging. It’s used to detect distances.
Ford is yet to set a price on the Fusion Hybrid, but you may see a lot of them in the future as Ford plans on launching a self-driving fleet across major cities in the US somewhere along 2021. I know right? Sweet.
Even though Ford has entered the race for achieving the perfect autonomous car pretty late, it has made sure not to fall too far behind it’s rivals. Ford recently doubled the size of its development team at Silicon Valley, invested in 40 startups, and signed a long ranging deal with BlackBerry. Yeah, BlackBerry still exists, folks.
However, will Ford be able to catch up to Google, Tesla and Uber, who have their self-driving cars on the road today? Well we will just have to wait to find out.
So, taking selfies is pretty cool, huh? Everyone takes those now. Started off as a trend but now, it’s all that everyone does. Mirror selfie, this selfie, that selfie, et cetera, et cetera. Then came the selfie sticks or the ‘monopods’, if you are feeling technical, and took the selfie world by storm. But hey, there is always something better in the future, isn’t there? And that’s exactly what this is. Read on, selfie lovers, because this might intrigue you.
Now, we all know that selfie sticks are distracting, cause accidents, and are inconvenient. But what if you could take selfies from a distance without the stick? What if your camera could actually fly?
It’s not science fiction, folks, this is the real deal. Airselfie is here. This pocket-sized flying camera drone has been launched recently and is available for preorder over on Kickstarter.
But, there is a downside (as usual), and that is the price. Airselfie is priced at a whopping $300. A little expensive for a selfie device, won’t you say? Well, let’s find out if it is worth it.
The Airselfie is small (and by small I mean tiny). You can easily stash it in your pocket like your cell phone and it weighs 52 grams. It’s compatible with a number of popular smartphones right out the gate, AirSelfie Holdings’ founder Edoardo Stroppiana told me, listing models like the Huawei P9, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 among them.
The main idea here is that Airselfie lets you click selfies or photos from upto 66 feet above you and it works both indoors and outdoors. Connect it to a power source, and it can capture photos or videos. It works in time-lapse mode, too, of course. It might even fit the bill for corporate use. You can really see this gizmo as the evolved form of the selfie stick.
Airselfie out of the box
It’s uncanny how small the drone is and how sleek it looks. It’s aluminum, weighs just 52 grams and measures 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42 inches. That’s tiny, as you can see from the image, above.
The Airselfie comes equipped with a 4GB micro SD card and a 260mAh 7.4v battery. That enables a maximum of about four minutes of flight time. The Airselfie has a 5 MP, anti-vibration, shock absorbing camera which takes breathtaking HD images.
If there’s a catch with AirSelfie, it’s that you only get three or four minutes of flying after 30 minutes of charging. That will annoy some people. Also, there’s no flash.
But even given those drawbacks, early adopter types and selfie-hounds are going to think AirSelfie is pretty wonderful. If you really love to click selfies and want to step up your game, $300 is not that high a price to pay.
What are your reviews about Airselfie? Comment below and let us know. Keep rocking and peace!
This has been going on for quite sometime now, guys. Can we have a fully functional autopiloting car already? Yes, because we might have some good news for you. Elon Musk has hinted on Tesla’s new and improved autopilot’s arrival next week.
Google, Uber and many others have already tried their luck at perfecting an autopilot system, but have achieved very little success.
In a tweet on Friday, Musk said that the company “might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week.”
Here is the tweet:
Looks like we might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week
However, the switch was confusing for some users, as the newer software actually didn’t have all the features that were present on the older cars.
This update should restore at least some of these.
Tesla calls their new autopilot “Enhanced Autopilot” (real innovative, I know). It basically has the same features as the previous version but with better accuracy.
Tesla highlights the following features for the update: matching speed to traffic conditions, keeping within a lane, automatically changing lanes without requiring driver input, transitioning from one freeway to another, exiting the freeway when the destination is near, self-parking when near a parking spot and the ability to summon the car to and from the owner’s garage.
In the most recent update by Tesla, Tesla owners will no longer be able to set Autopilot to go faster than the speed limit.
Think Tesla can achieve the perfect autopilot before Google or Uber? Let us know in the comments.
Topping the ‘innovative dose of the day’ section today is a road in Normandy, France, which has incorporated solar panels into the sidelines to power the street lighs.
Sounds pretty environmentally friendly, doesn’t it? Because it is, and these type is innovations are what the world needs right now.
The road stretches for approximately 1 kilometer and is located in the village of Tourovre-au-Perche in Normandy.
The main objective here is to power the street lights, which sounds cool, until you hear the money they spent on this. The road may not sound that impressive for 30,000 square feet of solar panels — and it kind of isn’t, especially for its $5.2 million price tag. The panels have been covered in a silicon-based resin that allows them to withstand the weight of passing vehicles and even the big rigs, and if the road performs as expected, Royal wants to see solar panels installed across 1,000 kilometers of French highway.
But it’s a start nevertheless. However, issues arise here (when do they not?) because of the design. First off, the flat panels absorb less solar energy compared to the angled rooftops and they are massively expensive because, well, they have to withstand the weight of cars, not get eroded, et cetera.
The project was undertaken and completed by the Colas company and they plan on minimising the issues and the cost of the panels progressively, as they plan on installing solar roads all over the world.
There is a solar road in Missouri too, built by the company Solar Roadway, but unfortunately, they have faced the same issues and problems.
Let us hope these problems don’t get the better of us and our passion to save the environment. Do you think solar roads are a good idea? Comment below and let us know your thoughts. Keep rocking and peace!
Well who doesn’t want a gold plated smartphone? But who wants a gold plated smartphone with Trump’s face on it? Apparently a lot of people in the US.Read on to find out!
If you have six figures to drop on someone very special this Christmas, why not go for a gold-plated iPhone case featuring Donald Trump’s face?
The solid gold smartphone, which is also encrusted with diamonds, is priced at about $151,000, CNN Money reported. Goldgenie is selling the phone, a business that adds gold plates to any item customers want.
The gold-plated Trump iPhone came into existence after a Chinese woman walked into a Goldgenie store in Sharjah, near Dubai, and asked for a device with the president-elect’s face, Frank Fernando, Goldgenie’s managing director, told CNN Money. The woman hoped to give the iPhone to Trump after his inauguration next month, Fernando added.
Since selling the first gold Trump iPhone, Goldgenie has received nine additional orders for the custom gilded smartphone. The business, which started in London in 1989, also sells a number of other high-priced gold items, like a gold-plated racing bike priced at about $350,000. Staff members will even take gold-plating machines to wealthy individuals homes in order to cover their entire bathrooms.
“There are very wealthy, high-net-worth individuals all over the world and sometimes its very difficult to buy gifts for them because they have everything,” Fernando told CNN Money.
Oh well, if you got money ,you got honey. Surprise your loved ones by spending a lot. You can’t go wrong doing that now,can you?
There you have it, gold plated cell with Trump’s face on it.
Let us know how you feel about this Trump faced gold-plated Iphone, would you ever buy it?
Nokia Technologies — the mobile patents department, not the phone development team Microsoft bought and sold — claims Apple isn’t paying what it owes.
Remember when practically every cell phone company was suing every other cell phone company over patents? Those days aren’t quite over
Nokia on Wednesday said it’s suing Apple over 32 new smartphone tech patents in the US and Europe. Wait, Nokia is still around? It’s true.
Microsoft pretty much destroyed the Nokia that built those Snake-playing candy-bar phones we all knew and loved, but it didn’t buy all of Nokia back in 2014 — it left behind a division called Nokia Technologies, which ran the company’s patent business. (Nokia has since bought Alcatel-Lucent, which means Nokia’s now a major player in the telecom equipment business.)
Anyhow, it’s the same Nokia Technologies that’s suing Apple over 32 patents, which cover “technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding,” according to the company’s press release. (Nokia Technologies also works on Withings smart fitness products, and built the Nokia Ozo 360-degree camera.)
Nokia claims that while Apple did start paying for a number of patents back in 2011, it hasn’t been able to reach an agreement with Apple to pay for these 32 additional ones.
Apple, which a day earlier initiated legal action targeting Nokia, took issue with Nokia’s latest claims, according to Reuters. “Unfortunately, Nokia has refused to license their patents on a fair basis,” an Apple spokesman told the news agency, “and is now using the tactics of a patent troll to attempt to extort money from Apple by applying a royalty rate to Apple’s own inventions they had nothing to do with.”
Now that Nokia is returning with manufacturing smartphone, they are determined to do it right and although this news does give out a “Publicity stunt” vibe, we can’t say for sure.
And here I thought the days are gone when mobile companies sued each other. Well because my first ever mobile was Nokia, I would side with Nokia on this one. Any thoughts on this matter? Comment below and let us know what you think about this.
Neonode’s AirBar is the latest PC accessory that wants to make traditional laptops all touchy-feely.
Ever since Microsoft so heartily embraced finger-friendliness with Windows 8, accessory makers have been striving to figure out a compelling way to add touch capabilities to non-touchscreen displays, be it in the form of fancy styli paired with infrared receivers, gesture control scheme like Leap Motion, or touch-sensitive overlays that you plop on your laptop’s display. But sadly, every single solution has been either lacking in functionality or just plain overpriced.
Enter Neonode’s AirBar—potentially,The AirBar’s a slim sensor that magnetically latches onto the bottom of your Chromebook or Windows laptop’s display and connects via USB. Once it’s hooked up—Neonode says it’s plug and play, with no extra drivers necessary—the device casts a beam of light across your screen, and you can poke, pinch, zoom, swipe and scroll around with your hand the way you would on a touchscreen PC.
Since the AirBar’s powered by light, rather than touch, you can use it to interact with your laptop in ways that traditional touchscreens don’t allow, such as with a glove or even chopsticks, as this video shows.
Unlike some of the other impromptu touchscreen solutions out there, AirBar won’t break the bank, either. You can order the Airbar from the official neonode site for $69. They also ship internationally, delivery charges applicable.
The story behind the story: AirBar’s price is certainly right, but that’s only one part of the equation with input as visceral as touch. The device has to nail the feeling of actual touch input if it truly wants to succeed. Well you have to try it out to find that out!
You obviously have a smartphone,maybe even a smartwatch! Everything is smart nowadays, so why not a smart toothbrush too?! HELL YEAH,right? Read on coz we have found you a sassy lil toothbrush which is said to be genius
If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Oral-B Genius 9000.
For those of you that prefer more detail, you can read our full Oral-B Genius 9000 review further down the page or watch our video review.
1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?
No, most certainly not. The Genius 9000is the most premium brush available from the brand offering all of the best features and functions. The downsides really are that the position tracking is still a bit too buggy given how heavily it is promoted and the price, even if you can afford/justify the price, do you need all the options that this package offers?
We have given a rating of 4/5 to the Genius 9000 for pushing the boundaries in what may be considered a bit of a boring and practical industry. It has its imperfections but worthy of the score given the way it promotes great oral health.
This ultimately depends on your viewpoint and what you need from an electric toothbrush.
If you want the best of the best with all the cleaning modes and all the bells and whistles as it were, there is nothing else in the Oral-B range, the Genius is the flagship product.
Philips have their Sonicare DiamondClean range of brushes which are very good but lack some of the innovations with smartphone connectivity that the Genius range offers.
If you want a good range of cleaning modes but would rather save a few pounds, the Genius 8000 is the same as the 9000 for all intents and purposes with a slimmer less feature rich case, 1 less cleaning mode and 1 less brush head in the box.
There is also the 2014 Pro 6000, which is an excellent option and probably our recommendation for the best alternative to give so many features for a price. Find out more in our Pro 6000 review.
If you are looking for a basic get the job done toothbrush that offers a daily clean mode then the Pro 600 is an option, but for the few extra pounds needed, we think the Pro 2000 is a bit better all round. Here’s our Pro 2000 Review.
3. Where’s the best place to buy the Genius 9000?
Whilst electric toothbrushes can be purchased from a variety of major high street and online retailers, the premium models like the Genius 9000 tend not to be found on the shelves of supermarkets so frequently, with the dedicated drug stores and health retailers like Bootsand Superdrug being typical stockists for this type of brush.
This tends to apply online too; with larger retailers with bigger health care ranges stocking it, this again includes Boots and the likes of Amazon. It is possible your supermarket may have it but do not rely on them.
Typically we recommend Amazon because it is very competitive on price and often has special offers running more frequently than others. It also offers free delivery. None-the-less it is always worth checking out other retailers as well.
Oh well, there you have it! A small and sweet review of the Oral-B genius 9000 and the competitors.
Watch this hands on review from @unboxTherapy to know more about how it works. It is about the model 8000 but it is almost all the same with the 9000 except for some extra grooming equipment.enjoy and Peace!
￼ OKAY THIS IS BIG NEWS, YOU GEEKS! Read up because we might be seeing a competition more cut-throat than Samsung and Apple’s because Mark Zuckerberg has announced Jarvis, his robot butler similar to Amazon’s Alexa.
Coming off the heels of yesterday’s post detailing a project to build his own home AI, Mark Zuckerberg is back today with a goofy proof-of-concept video showing off an idealized version of how his Jarvis system actually works.
The video showcases some of the actual tasks that Jarvis can theoretically perform, but the whole thing comes off as a fancy version of Amazon Echo, albeit with a healthy dose of Morgan Freeman (who provides Jarvis’s voice). As yesterday’s FastCo report shows, the system isn’t quite as functional as the video portrays, but it’s still an interesting look into the Zuckerberg’s robot assistant, even if it’s a far cry from imitating the actual Jarvis from Marvel’s Iron Man movies.
Zuckerberg is also no Tony Stark, at least when it comes to cinematic charisma. The video is full of Zuckerberg’s awkward presentation, including dad jokes, can’t blame him, he is a nerd after-all….
A Space Odyssey reference, and a Nickelback jab. Things like Zuckerberg’s earnest question to his house AI, pondering “Who should we tickle next?” come across… weirdly.
But hey, at least the T-shirt cannon is cool(and by cool,I mean, it’s the real deal).
Now, moving away from the very awkward-yet-i-wish-i-had-a-jarvis-too video, how does Jarvis work?
It’s very simple. Not.
Zuckerberg’s AI took him 100 hours and that was just for programming the basic functionalities.Mark has developed an app for Jarvis which enables him to talk to his robot butler and ask him to do tasks for him as seen in the video.