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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Is ''Self-driving car'' the right term for vehicles that drive themselves

Does anyone else feel like calling them "self-driving cars" is immediately limiting the conversation and people's thinking about what the future will look like? I do like the term, to be fair, "self-driving cars" because it does immediately let everyone know what you are talking about. "Wheeled robots," "Auton," "ground drones," "Autos" or any other of the options out there right now don't convey what the technology looks like right now, even if they might be a better fit in the future. So maybe that's the end of the conversation.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Travelling back to 2015 to see what was discussed on self-driving cars... interesting

From an avid reader.

I've just travelled back from April 2032 to June 2015 to see what was discussed on "Wearobo.com", a site that was huge back in the day in 2015, and this interests me. I'm only here for a day or so (due to my time-travelling device's limits). John Titor may have been a hoax in the 2000s, but in 2032, we can time-travel, due to an invention released in 2027.

Wearobo.com, I should add, is now a company that has become super-successful in 2032, pushing other blogging sites into oblivion but not bankruptcy

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Do you remember this smartphone?

There's no need to scratch your head. This is the Nokia 9000 Communicator  and was the first cellphone with internet capabilities in 1996.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mark Zuckerberg predicts future VR and AR headsets will look like Google Glass

VR and AR gadgets
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg predicts that future virtual and augmented reality headsets will look like your ordinary sunglasses. For instance, Google Glass. Do you agree with him? If you ask me I would Yes! That will make them more comfortable on our faces and drive adoption. However, I still believe we all must learn from the demise of Google Glass.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

ADAS features on Ford Excape Titanium Crossover

Ford’s Self-Driving Escape Titanium
Yesterday I visited my local Ford dealership to check out their self-driving car. Ford’s most advanced ADAS (autonomous driver assistance system) features are offered on the Ford Escape Titanium, which is Ford’s premier cross-over SUV.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

GM to unveil a self-driving Cadillac CTS Sedan with Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology next year

General Motors' CEO Mary Barra revealed in her keynote speech at the Intelligent Transport System World   that her company has plans to build a 2017 model of a self-driving Cadillac CTS Sedan, with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.

Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which is the best virtual reality headsets


Please answer only if you have tried out both the PC-based Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets.Let's leave out their pricing for now. Shall we?

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

At first I thought it was just a car, but what it did next made me gasp

AeroMobil 3.0 prototype
You have been hearing a lot about self-driving cars lately, but have you thought about flying cars? Yes, flying cars. Some of us  thought that flying cars would never come, and that they are confine only to science fiction but  hey--they are here already.And are jaw dropping!

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Inhuman! Car owner puts cow in the trunk of a 2007 Honda Accord.And it looks comfortable

This happened in Lagos,Nigeria today.This is extreme cruelty! Why would anyone put am animal, let alone a cow, in the trunk of their car. An Honda Accord for that matter. Where are the traffic cops in Lagos? This is barbaric! And it could damage the vehicle.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Pictures:Introducing the all-new Lincoln Navigator Concept with gull-wing doors

Ford-owned Lincoln  Motor Company has showed off its Navigator concept ahead of the New York International Auto Show, and this luxurious SUV will leave anyone mesmerize when they set their eyes on it.  The Lincoln Navigator is a quiet luxury Sport Utility Vehicle, as Lincoln calls it, with breathtaking designs inside and out--ribbed seats with widescreen displays for rear passengers, two giant gull-wing doors  etc. like the new  Tesla Model X. Everything you see here will go into the production version of the Lincoln Navigator. See more pictures below

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Prediction:General Motors will be the first automaker to recall a self-driving car

GM self-driving 2017 cadillac
General Motors CEO Mary Barra revealed  in September last year that the largest US automaker will roll out a  self-driving model 2017 CTS sedan with super cruise technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. I like the idea, but before GM kickstart this project, I would like to  make a prediction: When GM's 2017 cadillac model hit the market, the US automaker will be the first to recall a self-driving car. Mark my words.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Uber to buy 100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class worth $11 billion

It is widely reported that ride-sharing startup Uber is placing an order for 100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class self-driving cars. 100,000 S-Class could cost the company a whooping $11 billion.That seems unbelievably large, especially with the technology of self-driving cars so uncertain.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Sony PlayStation will be cheaper than the Rift and Vive VR headsets

Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming and Sony  knows it. That's why it will sell its PlayStation VR to PS4 owners for as little as $400 when it officially launches in October this year. The company released the price of the PlayStationVR at the Game Developer Conference on Tuesday.

Mercedes-Benz mapping van with four LiDAR sensors spotted in California

Mercedes-Benz  mapping van

Looks like the German automaker has begun mapping Silicon Valley before testing its self-driving cars there.This Mercedes-Benz mapping van, with four LiDARs, is driving without a license plate, Is it legal at all?

Monday, 14 March 2016

Pic of Mark Zuckerberg and the future, virtual reality...

Mark Zuckerberg Virtual reality pic
This image of Mark Zuckerberg says so much about our future.Everyone strapping their GearVR headsets in a hall at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; unaware of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg's presence in the room.

Monday, 7 March 2016

John McAfee lied about being able to hack San Bernardino Killer's iPhone for the FBI

John McAfee, the American computer programmer who founded  one of the first companies to offer antivirus software, claimed on CNN and Russia Today, as well as in a Business Insider column, that he could bypass the advanced encryption protecting the phone without Apple's help. But he lied in these interviews, he said in an interview with the Daily Dot, that he did it just to "get a shitload of public attention."

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Apple legal battle with the FBI is a marketing ploy to sell more iPhones.

Call it the greatest PR stunt in recent years, and nobody will spank for that.

News making the rounds on the internet for days now is Apple legal battle with the FBI for turning down its court order to help break into the iPhone 5C belonging to one of the attackers in the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 People dead and wounded 22 in December. The San Bernardino killer's iPhone was locked with a passcode and has an autowipe feature that erases data after 10 unsuccessful attempts of guessing the correct passcode.Only the user or person who controls the phone’s settings can do so.

Opinion:What is your preferred smartphone screen size?

Smartphone makers are constantly increasing the screen size of mobile phones  these days. The likes of Apple,Samsung,HTC, Microsoft etc. have taken this phrase 'big is better' to heart and, continuously churn out smartphones with bigger displays to wow their customers.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Outrageous!HTC-Valve Vive virtual reality headset will cost you $799

 HTC-Valve Vive virtual reality headset
PC-based virtual reality experience will not be cheap at all.

Were you among the many that slammed Facebook-owned VR company Oculus VR for overpricing its Rift virtual reality headset at $600 apiece? I would suggest you offer an apology to the company after knowing the price of its rival,the HTC-Valve Vive VR headset.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones unveiled at MWC 2016

South Korean technological company Samsung Electronics Co. has officially taken the wraps off its sleek, aluminum Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones at Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain. The successors to last year's flagships the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge looked a lot like their older brothers in terms of design. However, the new Samsung handsets 2016 now rocks a new processor, bigger batteries, a MicroSD card slots and are water-proof. You can take the handsets under water up to 1.5m for an hour.