Porsche appears to have Tesla in its crosshairs.
Ignore the exhaust tips on the back. Those are just to throw off casual onlookers. According to our friends at Autoblog, there’s a good chance this is the electric car Porsche hopes to throw down against Tesla. Called Mission E in previous concepts, Porsche has talked about this car for several years though this is…
via Porsche’s Mission E caught testing alongside Tesla vehicles — TechCrunch
Buyers of the new Pixel 2 smartphones will be getting a free Mini smart speaker to round out their connected home. The bundle serves to leverage the advantage Google has over Amazon’s speaker-only offerings.
Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem so far. The simple decision to include a Home Mini in early Pixel 2 shipments could prove a more successful method for spreading the Assistant…
via The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant — TechCrunch
Does an incoming call send you scrambling to find your mobile phone?
You are not alone.
The landline may be dead, but the convenience of cordless home phone handsets should not be overlooked.
Continue reading “The Cordless Phone is Not Dead”
For a limited time Amazon is offering a special discount on their Echo Dot AI speaker. Continue reading “Echo Offer”
Group rideshare looks like the next big thing to threaten Uber and Lyft.
As outsized ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to build out their taxi-style marketplaces largely based around connecting individual passengers to individual drivers, a startup focused squarely on the carpooling opportunity has raised a large round of funding to expand outside of the U.S. Via — which has developed a shuttle-based carpooling service that it…
via Via raises $250M led by Daimler to bring its carpooling technology to Europe — TechCrunch
Enjoy these wonderful images. And all you amatuer photographers should read her insightful tips on photographing buildings and their details.
Art is all around us. Sometimes we use our cameras to create art from what we see instead of merely capturing moments. Here are a few suggestions to help you see the art in architecture the next time you head out to shoot it. Put your camera down Too many times we get caught up […]
via Shooting and Seeing Art in Architecture — Photofocus
This tiny Honda e-bike from Shanghai Customs was the hit of the office.
The eCUB is a clean and minimalist version of the classic Honda with a 2000 watt hub motor connected to a 1.2kW lithium-ion battery pack. The setup offers a range of around 30 miles and top speed of 50 mph. Despite outward appearances the eCUB has all the necessary lighting for street use in most markets.
Via Places 2 Ride: Whirring the Emotions–Custom E-Cub
The bar has been raised. Again.
But this time it’s the new kid on the block— and the bar was raised a lot. Thermostat newcomer Ecobee has been catching up to the venerable Nest over the last few years. But they recently upended the game with their latest offering, the Ecobee4.
Clones of the popular Nest abound. But most, like this Honeywell Lyric, don’t offer the features or value of the original. Not so with the smart offerings from Ecobee!
Continue reading “Smart Thermostats Getting Smarter”
It just keeps getting better!
Tesla has lowered the entry-level price of the Model X SUV, from $82,500 to $79,500. The $3,000 price drop is the result of improved margins for the electric vehicle, which the company achieved thanks to “efficiencies” achieved in the manufacturing process, Reuters reports. Tesla’s Model X and Model S sales performance were areas of key…
via Tesla lowers Model X base price due to improved margins — TechCrunch
Think EVs are a passing fancy?
The folks at Volvo apparently disagree. The Chinese-owned carmaker announced ambitious plans to electrify their entire lineup by model year 2019.
Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all new models, making it the first automaker to commit to using only alternative drive trains. The end of the solely combustion engine-powered car did seem…
via Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019 — TechCrunch