The latest Tesla model upgrade has been announced, with the Roaster 3.0 package boasting an impressive 400 mile range - seeing a 31 percent increase in battery capacity when compared to it's older brothers 52 kWh lithium-ion offering.
This 70 kWh battery package takes up the same amount of room as the older model, providing "more potent" lithium-ion cells for use. This improved and extended battery also includes an improved aero body-kit, enabling this futuristic vehicle to travel along at a more efficient rate and reducing its drag coefficient from 0.36 to 0.31, meaning a 15 percent improvement has been made.
The last improvement following this massive 40 to 50 percent increase in driving range is a 20 percent decrease in rolling resistance, to further help drive in efficiency.
The Chinese Government has recently announced that they will be reaching a settlement on the anti-trust case against large-scale manufacturer Qualcomm as soon as this Friday.
Chinese regulators announced previously that they suspected this company of abusing and overcharging its market in wireless communication standards. Due to this, the Government launched a probe of this US manufacturer 13 months ago, investigating their claims. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) claims that this investigation is to be settled lawfully before the close of the current working week.
Thanks to the "Lizard Squad", many bright-eyed youngsters were left out of luck - being unable to connect their new Santa-given PlayStation's and XBOX's to their respective online gaming and content networks.
This group of hackers targeted both of these large-scale online mediums on the 25th of December, seeing Kim Dotcom come in as some kind of savior - offering them 3,000 lifetime premium Mega accounts worth $99 each in return for PSN and XBOX Live's safety. The squad accepted, stopping the DDoS atacks instantly, vowing never to return.
According to a Twitter post, this deal is only made true if "they don't attack Xbox Live & PSN again. #ThatsTheDeal," in the words of Dotcom himself.
According to a publication by Wikibon, "Flash will become a lower cost media than disk for almost all storage in 2016." This will mark a new era in today's digital age - seeing faster storage capacities become mainstream.
Do you remember when you first installed your SSD? Something under 25 seconds to completely re-boot your system was simply unheard of in HDD-only days, seeing you often click that restart button and adventure out to the kitchen to grab a drink or a snack. Well now according to Wikibon, we're only a couple of years off seeing flash memory price-match or even become cheaper than hard disk technology.
The main limitation of flash memory in this day and age is the price per GB on offer. For sub-$100 you can now easily purchase a 2TB data drive to store all of your photos, home videos and various backup data - this is compared to a hefty price tag of $3,301 for a comparable SSD offering from SanDisk.
Pitched as an IndieGoGo campaign, the QButton is claimed as the "world's first post-it Bluetooth sensor."
In simple terms, the QButton is being designed to help remind you when it's time to take care of yourself. Ranging from reminders such as when it's time for you to take a sip of water, or prompting you to stand up from your desk and walk around - this new stick-on technology is trying to work as a preventative, rather than a cure.
Kodak will reportedly be showing off its new Android-powered smartphone at CES 2015 next week, as part of the companies new plans for 2015 and beyond. These new plans will kick off with the launch of a new smartphone, but we don't know what to expect, at all.
Kodak's CEO, Oliver Schulte, has said that the company has taken its heritage and used it to inspire a range of beautifully designed devices that will allow their suers to take great pictures, and then edit, share, store and print them in an instant. This has me hoping for some kind of amazing Polaroid Phone... or am I dreaming?
The company says that it will not be manufacturing the handset, as this will be in the hands of Bullitt Group, who has been tasked at making rugged handsets for construction company Caterpillar. Kodak adds that it will not be compromising on design and the users experience, with its unnamed handset aimed at those who are after a high-end experience, without a complicated interface. The smartphone itself will be shipping with an advanced remote management application pre-installed, so if users need to get help from family and friends, it's super easy to do so.
At a time when critics want better oversight of police departments in the United States, the Palo Alto PD has a new video technology solution being used in squad cars. Each car uses five cameras, able to provide an enhanced 270-degree field of view of the car's surroundings. The system is operated via touchscreen, so officers have access to the cameras: one points forward, two side cameras show coverage of blind spots, a rear-facing camera, and one prisoner camera.
Officers are able to scan through up to 40 hours of recorded video data - and could lead to a drop in public complaints towards officers.
"We hire people for character and we want them to have character and to treat people with dignity and respect," said Dennis Burns, The chief of police in Palo Alto, in a statement to CBS News. "And this really should be kind of secondary to everything else. It's just another tool that we have to show that we are doing the right thing."
There are some leaked photos of the purported BlackBerry Z20 smartphone, which will continue to be a full touchscreen device with no physical keyboard, unlike the BlackBerry Passport.
The BlackBerry Z20 is shaping up to be a mid-range handset, with a 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 16GB of on-board storage. Inside, we should also find a 2800mAh battery, and BlackBerry's own OS. BlackBerry is reportedly aiming the Z20 as a device for "Power Pros who want to be considered by others as being current with technology, yet cost is a major consideration in their purchase decision."
CES 2015 is going to be a year to remember for technology and vehicles, with Mercedes-Benz set to show off its plans for a self-driving vehicle, and so much more. We should know more during their keynote speech, with a super cool prototype to be shown off at the show in Las Vegas.
LG has also revealed that it will be supplying Mercedes with the mono and stereo camera systems, cameras that will be used to keep these cars in their lanes, dim the headlights, brake autonomously, and detect pedestrians or cyclists on or near the road. LG will also be providing biometric systems that will monitor drivers' eye movements and alertness, as well as its mobile and home entertainment expertise.
Merdeces will be providing LG with a license to its 6D Vision self-driving technology, so that LG can share it with other automakers.
There has never been a movie we've reported on so much, but we simply have to continue. The Interview was downloaded over 750,000 times in the first 20 hours of release, according to TorrentFreak.
With Sony Pictures cancelling the theatrical release of the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy, after being threatened with terrorist attacks by the hackers, Sony Pictures eventually released the movie in a limited release on Christmas Day. The day before, Sony pushed the film out to rent or own on YouTube, Google Play and Xbox Video, as well as their own website, SeeTheInterview.com.
Within the first 20 hours, TorrenFreak estimates that there were over 750,000 illegal downloads of The Interview. The site says that one of the driving forces of people downloading the movie is that Sony failed to give international audiences access to see the movie, as it was only available in the United States.