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BUDD-e Concept

BUDD-e Concept

BUDD-e Concept

 

Volkswagen released this concept a few days ago. Claiming it will have a 373 mile range. More information via source.

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Volkswagen Gesture Control

 

e-Golf Touch

Volkwagen released information at CES 2016 that they will be releasing their gesture control technology with their e-golf vehicles. The car will have wireless charging, voice control, media control and more.

I have seen the technology myself when I was working with Volkswagen a few years ago with their prototype Golf before the current Golf came out. The technology is very responsive and easy to use. I look forward in seeing more of the technology when it comes out.

 

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LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

My first smart phone was the first iPhone and that P.O.S. always crashed on me and I got myself the first Android Phone which was the G1. The G1 was awesome, it had navigation after the update and everything I needed and I believe this was around 2008-2009. I had the G1 until 2010 when it literally crashed because I left it on top of my car’s roof and it actually still worked because it was only…

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LG G4: My Worst Nightmare

My first smart phone was the first iPhone and that P.O.S. always crashed on me and I got myself the first Android Phone which was the G1. The G1 was awesome, it had navigation after the update and everything I needed and I believe this was around 2008-2009. I had the G1 until 2010 when it literally crashed because I left it on top of my car’s roof and it actually still worked because it was only a cracked screen.

I finally got rid of it because the cracked screen was cutting my fingers and I was so loyal to Android that I got another HTC Phone which was a slide and had that phone for a few years until the front facing camera came out. I have had  a few Samsungs which were The Note 2, 3, and Galaxy 5. All were good for a few months and for some odd reason when the new ones come out my phone would start to CRASH and would be so frustrating.

I spend most of my work day with my phone and cannot live without my phone because my Android has all my contacts, I constantly check e-mails, and produce Tweets to do my marketing. One day my last Galaxy crashed and ERASED 64 freaking gigs of pictures and files. I had pictures there from Puerto Rico that I never backed up into my PC.

I feel very insecure about backing up into a cloud server knowing there are hackers out there and would rather put it on a physical drive. Anyhow, I started to look for another phone and found great reviews for the LG G4 because I’m a loyal Android user. I use mostly everything Android and haven’t owned an Apple mobile product since the first iPhone.

So yes, GREAT camera on the LG G4, but durability? Hell to the no.

It overheated on me so many times and called LG. I spent 3 hours on the phone back and forth T-Mobile as well as LG. After this nightmare-ish day over the summer they finally sent me a new one and started ALL OVER AGAIN. Today, it happened again and this thing crashed and won’t even receive text messages.

I am very upset at the product, my first Android phone lasted me for years and now my new phone can’t even last 3 months and I’m on the second LG G4 which is still over heating and crashing. T Mobile doesn’t want to upgrade me until next year with this non working phone. I’m basically paying for a phone that isn’t working and in order to update I need to pay more than half to upgrade to a phone.

I’m just sick of this and want something that will last me.

I’m really thinking of updating to an iPhone next and just want to experience how it’s like. Any thoughts? I’m really considering my next upgrade to be this unless something out there satisfies my tech needs for work.

Hacking and Connected Cars

Most cars these days are connected to a computer or internet. Cars can be hacked into and you’re probably wondering how it can be hacked. Cars in the future can drive by themselves, just as Google is developing a car that can drive into anywhere you want. Recently, a Jeep was “hacked” and now Jeep has a recall with their navigation systems.

Most cars are connected online through mobile phones because of bluetooth technology. Some cars are connected wireless and cars have been stolen without breaking into the car. More research is being developed so that your next car can’t be hacked.

I have tested cars that can be opened with a simple app on the phone, what happens if someone steals my phone? Or somehow clone my information into their mobile device and steal my car? What would happen if a car that can drive itself somehow is taken over by a hacker and sends me crashing? Developers and manufacturers need to find a way that you can take over the car manually or somehow override the systems, this way you can help you can save yourself in dangerous situations.

I don’t personally trust cars to drive me to places yet. Lane assist cars tend to get off the lane at times and sometimes do not see the lanes at night. There are times that this technology does not work when your wipers are on during a rainy day. We shouldn’t trust car technology yet since it’s still new to the market and still has a long way to go in regards to safety.

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Jaguar sets world record by driving through a loop.

I have driven fast cars through roads, mountains, and track. Adrenaline pumps nearly everytime I go through dangerous situations and I still love the feeling going through it. But after watching this video I imagined myself being in this drivers position, imagine yourself being behind the wheel of a car weighing over 2 tons and you are about to go high speed so that you can go through these loops, that’s right, TWO loops! I hope you enjoy the video below and let me know what you think.