Posts filed under “Technology”
From Classic Driver:
So how does it work? Quite complicatedly, as it turns out. Essentially, each wheel has its own electric motor, drawing power from a central ‘Nanoflowcell’, a new chemical battery system capable of storing and releasing electrical energy at extremely high densities. Allegedly, the technology is a ‘beacon of hope’ for the future of electric transport, owing to its compact, powerful and effective nature. It will also charge much more quickly than conventional batteries. The figures speak for themselves – 217mph, 0-60mph in 2.8sec and a range of over 600km.
Source: Classic Driver
Source: World Economic Forum
I dont know who the buyers of this beastie might be at 400 large, with its 612 HP 6.6L V12, but it looks like quite the vehicle. What is worth noting for the rest of us of ordinary means is how the technology in these ultra luxe cars eventually works its way down market. Consider…Read More
Slate‘s Jordan Weissmann puts Apple’s product lines into perspective versus other large companies (Tech or not).
iPhone revenues alone eclipse that of either software behemoth Microsoft or online retail giant Amazon. Businessweek (September 2013):
“If the iPhone were its own company in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, iPhone Inc. would outsell 474 of 500 companies; iPhone’s $88.4 billion in annualized revenue tops 21 of the 30 component companies in the Dow Jones industrial average—it would be the ninth-biggest stock in the Dow 30.”
Consider these two product lines:
iPhone = Google + eBay
iPad = Yahoo + Facebook + LinkedIn + Twitter + Group + Tesla
Ever wish the apps on your phone would seamlessly link with your car? You don’t have to wait much longer. Both Apple and Google have announced programs to integrate their mobile operating systems into your dashboard. Apple Carplay and Google Android Auto are scheduled to roll out later this year. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart takes a look at what that means for the consumer.
Source: Bloomberg, July 22 2014
Only suckers switch to Samsung. I’ve never ever been to the Genius Bar before. Because I find I can fix most problems myself. The web is a cornucopia of information, if you can’t find the answer in the Apple Support Communities, you don’t have a problem. But finally at my limit with my Mac Pro,…Read More