Archive for July, 2014

lenovo vibe z2 pro

Lenovo Group’s Vice President, Arthur Wei, shows of a photo of the company’s upcoming flagship device – the Vibe Z2 Pro. Along with it comes a rundown of its specs. Scroll past the break for more details. Continue reading

lithium ion battery

Batteries are one of the major concerns of mobile users today. We want devices with powerful processors and bright displays but the more capable our phones are, the more they drain power from their batteries. Hopefully, these concerns will soon be addressed thanks to researchers who have developed a new lithium battery that could last longer. Continue reading


Cortana, the personal assistant for Windows Phone that Microsoft developed to rival Apple’s Siri and Google Now, gets the limelight in a new ad that’s far from being subtle (spotted first by The Verge). Continue reading

Some cars are so improbable that, like Bigfoot, video evidence is required to confirm their existence. With a claimed 5,000 horsepower and top speed of 348 mph, the Devel Sixteen is one of those cars. Continue reading

Lechal smart shoe

It can be hard to read directions from Google Maps on your smartphone in full sunlight. It’s also distracting and prevents you from truly engaging with your surroundings. Even though smartwatches offer up directions right on your wrist, they too can be hard to read in the sun and get in the way of exploring a new city. Wouldn’t it be nice to just know exactly where to turn at any given moment? Continue reading

When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. Continue reading

In 1940, General Motors wanted to wow the American public with its vision of the future. To showcase those ideas, it designed one of the strangest automobiles you’ll ever see. The GM Futurliner resembles an RV. It weighs 30,000 pounds, has a top speed of 38 mph, and is as tall as a two-story house. Now, one of the nine Futurliners still in existence is going up for auction, and it’s expected to fetch a hefty sum. Continue reading

The Blue Angels are an aerial performance group that I have seen a couple of times in my life. It always amazes me to watch them do their tricks and formations. Sometimes having only inches between their F/A 18 Hornet aircraft, one false move would mean catastrophe. Clearly, the pilots on the Blue Angels team need to have some serious skills to be able to pull off these aerial stunts. It makes sense why they need a ton of flight hours under their belt before a person can be considered for the team. What interested me the most, though, is that team members rotate out after a few years of service. Continue reading

Google Chrome Offline

When you open any web page inside Google Chrome, it connects to the Internet, fetches the latest version of the page from the server and displays it on your screen. If your computer is offline, Chrome will display an error message with a dinosaur* image saying it is unable to connect to the Internet. Continue reading

Learn Programming

The Learn to Code movement, with the backing of the likes of Obama and Bill Gates, is picking up momentum worldwide and that is actually a very good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major impact. If you can teach yourself how to write code, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers, you can think more algorithmically and thus can tackle problems more efficiently. Continue reading