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Google Self Drive Car Prototype Concept Sketch

The Google Self Driving Car. Toon Town Comes to Life!

We all know that Google has been working on Google self driving cars for some time now.  I think it actually all started some time back in 2010.  Heck, some of you have even seen them driving around, although you can never tell if the car is driving itself or the required passenger ready to take control if anything goes wrong.  The Google blog post from way back then stated: To develop this technology, we gathered some of the very best engineers from the DARPA Challenges, a series of autonomous vehicle races organized by the U.S. Government. Chris Urmson was the technical team leader of the CMU team that won the 2007 Urban Challenge. Mike Montemerlo was the software lead for the Stanford team that won the 2005 Grand Challenge. Also on the team is Anthony Levandowski, who built the world’s first autonomous motorcycle that participated in a DARPA Grand ...

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iPhone 6 Mockup Video Capture Macotakara

Is the Apple iPhone Finally Growing Up! 4.7 and 5.5 Inch Display Rumored for iPhone 6

There’s been a long standing debate about screen sizes on mobile devices.  The Apple iPhone has always been a couple of steps behind Android in terms of display size but the Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to change all this.  Expected in fall of this year, the iPhone 6 is supposed to be larger, faster and stronger and may finally give the competition something to think about. Recent rumors are pointing to a couple of size variations in the works.  A 4.7 inch and a 5.5 inch display are coming according to an article from Macrumors.  You can also find lots of mock-ups around showing what people are expecting or wish they could be.  You can check out one video from Mac Otakara which the featured image on this article is taken from. Apple is know to produce an amazing looking display for their iPhones, but is the display any better ...

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Google Wear Samsung Wear Live and LG G Watch

Is the time of the Smart Watch finally here? Google says Yes with Android Wear.

Samsung have been trying hard for the last year or so to get their family of smart watches into the hands of Samsung mobile phone users and they’ve been doing a pretty good job for the techies among us, but it’s a hard sell when they only work with Samsung Android devices.     Then came Google with the announcement that they were working on a smart phone platform called Android Wear that would end the tie into to specific manufacturers and instead, open up the smart watch platform to all Android devices, or at least those that have the latest versions of Android compatible with the new platform.  Android Wear works with phones running Android 4.3 or higher.  Google has created a compatibility checking page allowing you to check if your device is supported by Android Wear. If you’ve been following the news today from the Google IO conference, you may have seen that the ...

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Soap Intelligent Router

IndieGoGo: Android makes the leap to Hyper Intelligent Router with Soap Touch Screen Router

There’s a new product on IndieGoGo that looks like it wants to take on the Router and Home Automation world in one go. It’s called the Soap Touch Screen Intelligent Router. Alpha and Omega of Home Automation, Cheetah Fast, Lock Tight Security, Parental Controls that actually work, and it is really really good looking As you probably know by now, I’m a technology geek. I love anything to do with Technology, Home Theater and I dabble a little in Home Automation as well. I have my home lighting controlled with a HomeSeer HomeTroller Zee Home Automation Controller and few strategically placed sensors to detect motion, temperature and more.  Home automation controllers let you control wired and wireless devices around your home.  You can write scripts to make things turn on and off based on almost anything from motion to light levels to manual switches.  I can control my lights from my ...

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Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions

Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blew Up

Many of you will have heard about EA and Visceral Games‘ latest foray into the first person shooter domain, Battlefield Hardline, and quite a number of you will have experienced it first hand as part of its beta over the last few days. While the beta is still going to be open for a few days more, I thought I’d stop amongst all the chaos and lay down a few of my thoughts on the game at this early stage. Before I get into my nitty, gritty, and opinionated views, I’d like the preface these impressions by saying that I have been a huge fan of the Battlefield series ever since I got into Battlefield 2. Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 are just some of the medals that I have worn on my chest through the years, and it’s with those war-wearied eyes that I turn my ...

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Microsoft Games with Gold Complete List

Microsoft Games with Gold the Complete Release List

We’ve been recently posting the latest updates for the Microsoft Games with Gold on the 1st and 16th of each month.  We also decided to created a complete list if what’s been released in the past just in case you wanted to find out. Many people ask the question “Can I download all the previous games they released?”  Unfortunately the answer is NO. Once the free download has expired, you have to pay the full price.  If you remember to check each time a new game is released and purchase it at the free price, it’s your forever.  So even if your not going to play the right now, its a good idea to go and download them anyway. The links below will take you to the release announcement page with info about the games.   Game Console Date Added BattleBlock Theater Xbox 360 16th July 2014 Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship ...

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Blumoo Featured Image with Note ii

Blumoo Entertainment System Controller and Bluetooth Streamer Review

How many times do you look around your home and see a huge pile of controllers lying around.  One for your TV, one for the cable box, one for the audio receiver and who knows what else you may have.  Many of these manufacturers claim to support multiple devices, but you always end up with something not being fully controlled, or not being able to program the multi remote in the first place.  Blumoo is trying to get rid of these remotes and give you a single controller for all your devices.  They are not only providing remote control, but also  Bluetooth audio streaming in a single sleek little box. There have been a few devices released that allow you to control your entertainment devices from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone and Blumoo, from Flyover Innovations Inc, is another attempt at ultimate home entertainment integration. The Blumoo device can be purchase from the ...

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Griffin Survivor Slim In Hand

Griffin Survivor Slim HTC One M8 Case Review

you’ve probably noticed that we are on a HTC One M8 Case review run at the moment.  we’ve had the HTC One Dot View Case Review and the Griffin Reveal Case Review and we’ve more to come.  the next one in the list is another one from Griffin Technologies with their Griffin Survivor Slim case for the HTC One M8. The Griffin Survivor Slim case for the HTC One M8 is a high grade, mil-spec rated, dual layer case with a six foot drop test rating. Opening the box on the Griffin Survivor Slim you’ll find the case and unlike the previous case from Griffin, you’ll also find a screen protector with cleaning cloth and a little plastic applicator to help you smooth out your screen and remove any unwanted bubbles.   I was surprised to learn that the Survivor Slim for the HTC One M8 is cheaper than the Reveal case ...

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Microsoft Games With Gold Logo

Microsoft Games with Gold for June 16th 2014 [UPDATED]

Time for the latest and greatest freebies from Microsoft in the Microsoft Games with Gold release for June 16th 2014.  don’t forget to check back on the 1st and 16th of every month if you have a Microsoft XBox Live Gold membership and download your free games.  The free game today appears to be having issues so good luck trying to get them for yourself.  Every time I try to purchase it, I get a nice little error page.  Let’s hope they fix it before you try and download it for yourself. The other disappointment is that there is only a single game available this round and its for the XBox 360.  Nothing has been released for the XBox One this time.  I’m guessing that’s due to the limited availability of content for the XBox One.  I’m pretty sure it’ll get better as time goes on. So, what have they got in store for ...

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LG Screen Pixels

At What Point are More Pixels Too Many Pixels?

Everybody loves more pixels or at least the manufacturers want us to.  The war for larger more clear display in smartphones is on and has been for a long time.  Manufacturers keep upping the game with larger displays and larger resolutions.  For the larger screen devices, increased the resolution is a good thing as it ensures that our displays are sharp making everything easier to read. Look at the latest smartphone from LG, the LG G3.  It’s one of the first smartphones to feature a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution or what they are calling quad HD.   Sounds awesome doesn’t it, but at what point do the extra pixels become irrelevant and only degrade our overall experience?   Let’s look at the pros of a larger resolution display. The obvious pro to a larger resolution display is the clarity or sharpness of everything displayed on it.  Text should be cleaner ...

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