Sunday, August 2, 2015

Meet MoneyPenny, your Facebook personal assistant

Facebook has introduced a personal assistant named MoneyPenny. The app was created mainly to be used as a customer service tool for some e-retailers to enable them conduct their business easily; it has features such as video chats, voice recording and stickers. Many other such services exist such as Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, these personal assistants are becoming more intelligent and now respond to people’s queries and gestures.

Google’s Auto-Drive Car Has Its First Accident

Google self-driving car had its first accident on July 1st when another vehicle hit the Lexus RX450h prototype which has special sensors and software when it stopped at a traffic light near the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Some Google employees sustained minor injuries but were all released from the hospital not long after.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Specs and Price

Sony recently released its Xperia Z4 tablet which is its slimmest tablet yet. It has a 10 inch HD touchscreen which is both dust- and waterproof. The Xperia Z4 is said to be distinguished by its considerable customization properties, it delivers all the personalization options without the need to download any additional app.
The tablet is on sale in the UK for £499 (150,000 Naira) but pricing has not been officially announced by Sony. The Sony Xperia Z4 tablet is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets available and is available in charcoal black and white colours. As with most Sony devices, the tablet is IP65/68 certified dust and water resistant up to 1.5m. However, this tablet is not as rugged as other Sony devices so don’t put your phone in water.

Mercedes GLE Coupe Unveiled

Mercedes Benz recently unveiled a new car called GLE Coupé. As its name suggests, it is a Coupé car and bares a very striking resemblance to the BMW X6 (I hope they don’t get sued). The car is the Coupé of the Mercedes GLE which is the successor to the M-Class and is due August this year.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tesla Motors accomplishes 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds for electric car

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has announced that his company’s Model S sedan electric car now has the ability to accelerate from from 0 to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds which is amazing for an electric car. This new feature is called “Ludicrous Mode” and will cost buyers $10,000 dollars extra.

The Model S has also been upgraded with a 90 kilowatt-hour battery pack which gives a 300 mile range, cruising at 65mph, with a $3,000 cost. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nokia plans to resume making phones from 2016

Former giant of the mobile phone industry, Nokia Mobile plans to start making mobile phones again starting from 2016 if it can reach an agreement with Microsoft which bought it in 2014. This comes just days after Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft Lumia phones are dead. Nokia's Chief Executive Officer, Rajeev Suri told Germany's Manager Magazine "We will look for suitable partners," "Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license."

Google launches 'Ramadan Companion'

Google recently launched a Ramadan companion website and app which was built to help Muslim users organize their fasts and feasts. It was launched at the start of Ramadan and is named ‘My Ramadan Companion‘. Its features include Iftar recipes, local sunrise and sunset times, directions to local Halal restaurants, daily tips on how to have a healthy Ramadan, featured Ramadan-related YouTube content, etc.

Oukitel makes phone with 2 weeks battery life

Electronics Company, Oukitel is taking bold steps to address the battery capacity issues of smartphones; it has made a 10,000mAh battery which according to calculations can last up to two weeks on standby.  Other companies have made similar phones but there is always the problem of the battery size which makes the phone large, this phone however has a relatively smaller battery for its capacity even though it is still bigger than most flagship phones.

Mercedes introduces GLC SUV, More like a Bigger GLK

Do you like the Mercedes Benz GLK SUV but feel it’s too small? Well, here is a bigger option. Mercedes-Benz is phasing out its GLK SUV from 2016 and is replacing it with a larger SUV called GLC which will be manufactured starting from the 2016 model year and will go on sale in mid-November 2015.

The GLC comes with better safety features, suspension, performance and handling. Daimler AG representative, Thomas Weber said: “Our new GLC represents a further, systematic step in the implementation of our successful SUV philosophy.”

Checkout Microsoft's 3D Hologram Goggles 'Hololens'

Microsoft has invented a stunning pair of goggles called Hololens, which when you wear according to them can fill the world around you with almost real life 3D hologram images. Hololens is at its testing stages and has the potential to be a revolutionary invention.