Tesla has already set a high standard for electric cars, but companies like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi are all working on their offerings. At Shanghai Auto Show this year, Audi announced the e-tron Sportback concept - an all-electric car with a futuristic look that will go into production in 2019.
After a long wait, we finally have the first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S8. First impressions: looks amazing and can't wait to try it out.
- Two sizes: a 5.8" Galaxy S8 and a 6.2" Galaxy S8 Plus
- No physical home button, but a pressure sensitive virtual home button
- Comes in 5 colours
- New 10nm processor (Snapdragon 835 or Exynos), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage (expandable using microSD)
- Camera: f/1.7 12 MP rear, f/1.7 8 MP front
- Face recognition, iris scanning and fingerprint sensor
- AKG headphones in the box
- USB-C, Headphone jack (yay!)
- Bixby: new way to interact with Galaxy S8 though voice, camera etc. Contextually aware assistant.
- Samsung Dex: hook up S8 to monitor, keyboard and mouse and use as a full computer
- New Gear VR with Bluetooth motion controller
- New Gear 360 camera
No pricing information available yet, but The Verge reports it to be around $720 for the base model.
Range Rover's Velar is an exceptional blend of technological prowess, luxury and off-road capabilities
The Geneva Motor Show is on its way with news from the Tata-Jaguar-Land Rover group: a new car that fits the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. It is called the Range Rover Velar, and it starts at US$49,900.
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LG Signature 4K OLED W series
When you have “W” as in Wallpaper in the name, you can expect it to be super thin. And it is: 2.57 mm thin. That’s half the thickness of the iPhone 7!
This is Faraday Future’s answer to the electric car industry (mainly Tesla, I’d say): the crazy powerful full-electric futuristic looking FF 91.
- 130 kWh battery, with one of the highest battery densities
- 1050 horsepower, with instant torque delivery (2.39 seconds 0-60 acceleration)
- 378 miles (700 km) range on a single charge
- Facial recognition and ‘FF ID’ for keyless (and key-fob less) entry into the car
- 30+ cameras, sensors and a 360-dgeree 3D LIDAR that allows the car to drive and park autonomously
Reservations start today: $5000 for priority delivery (+ VIP access; this is refundable) and free otherwise. Estimated delivery in 2018.
Learn more: https://www.ff.com/en/ff-91/
Happy New Year!
It’s a new year, which means we will have another year full of crazy new gadgets and gizmos, new operating systems, new cars and new frontiers for technology development. On the first day of 2017, it will be hard to guess what will make a mark and what will fade away form the public’s eyes. One thing for sure: it’ll be great. So let’s predict the future!
Autonomous, electric automobiles
2017 will be a big year for autonomous, smart cars. If Tesla is on track, their Model 3 car will be public this year. This will ensure positive competition from other car manufacturers including GM, Ford and Toyota to build an affordable smart, electric car. There will also be another competitor: Faraday Future. In the coming week, we will see Tesla’s newest competitor take stage at CES 2017 to announce their first production vehicle.