There are a lot of crazy demos at CES 2018 vying for your attention, but BMW's definitely makes the most noise. Burning a whole lot of rubber, BMW is doing autocross drives in the M5 on a closed course right outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pro drivers Johan Schwartz and Matt Mullins took me for a literal spin around the track, complete with donuts and drifting. Schwartz recently set a new Guinness World Record for the greatest distance vehicle drift in 8 hours: 232.5 miles around a skid pad. During that continuous drift the car needed refueling, so BMW partnered with Detroit Speed to make a custom dry break fuel system that could fill the tank mid-drift. To capture the ride experience, we stuck a GoPro Fusion 360 camera on the dash to see what it's like to ride with these drivers. But because 360 footage can be somewhat cumbersome to share easily, GoPro's OverCapture feature lets you effectively reframe and "reshoot" footage after it has been taken. In the app, tap … [Read more...] about This is what it’s like to drift, do donuts and autocross in a BMW M5
CES By Mike Wuerthele Monday, January 08, 2018, 04:53 pm PT (07:53 pm ET) Home security company Abode has expanded their system with the new Iota gateway, bringing HomeKit compatibility to the do-it-yourself solution. The core Abode Iota system is a fabric-wrapped cylindrical gateway with a 1080p camera and a motion sensor. The device streams live audio to Abode's servers, through the Home app, or through the system's own app. In the event of an alarm, the system will automatically upload clips to the abode timeline regardless of abode plan. Video clips can also be triggered by other events within the home, such as unlocking the front door and integrated infrared LEDs provide night vision capabilities in the dark. Connectivity is provided by wi-fi and Ethernet. Backup power is supplied by an built-in battery for up to 10 hours, and an optional LTE module is available for use in an internet outage. Besides HomeKit, the Abode iota supports Z-Wave, ZigBee, and the company's own … [Read more...] about Do-it-yourself Abode Iota security system features HomeKit integration, 1080p camera
Now Playing: Watch this: Top 5 things Amazon's Alexa can do that Google Home can't 1:32 While Google Home can do a lot that the Echo can't -- like contextual conversations or throwing images and videos to your televisions -- it has plenty of catching-up to do with Amazon Echo's Alexa. Google is always adding new features to Home, so that list continues to shrink, but there are still seven things we wish it could do.One technical note: Throughout this piece, Google Assistant is often compared to Amazon Alexa, as those are the voice-assistance technologies within these devices. Just remember that the way Google Assistant works on Google Home ($129.00 at Dell Home) is much more limited than the way it works on phones.Editors' note: Originally published Oct. 12, 2016, this article has been updated multiple times to include new Alexa features. Some items have been removed to reflect new Google Home features. Previously included in this list were Alexa skills, voice shopping, … [Read more...] about 7 surprising things Alexa can do that Google Home can’t
January 8, 2018 - Written By John Anon As part of a number of announcements to come through from Google during CES 2018, the company has announced a change to the language that is used when talking about Google Assistant. In short, Google has now announced the launch of “Actions.” Google Assistant is quickly becoming a highly more accessible feature as it can now be found on just about every device you can think of. In fact, Google recently announced that no less than 400 million active devices are now in some way enabled by, or with, Google Assistant. While the expansion of the feature is quickly growing, so is what Google Assistant can actually do. Whether it is controlling smart appliances and home products, providing feedback on questions answers, or showing the user their photos and videos from their most recent vacation, the number of aspects Assistant is capable of is growing rapidly. Which is where Actions come in. As this is the language Google will be using … [Read more...] about The Things Google Assistant Can Do Are Now Called “Actions”
Los vehículos autónomos necesitan mapas detallados en 3D para determinar precisamente dónde están, pero enviar flotas de vehículos de mapeo con lidar y otros sensores es una labor intensa y costosa. Ahora Intel está tomando un atajo aprovechando imágenes de las cámaras de sistemas de seguridad ya instaladas en muchos vehículos de producción. A través de su reciente adquisición de la compañía Mobileye, que entrega procesadores de imágenes a la industria automotriz, Intel creará mapas en alta definición de las carreteras, y descargará las imágenes a través de las conexiones de datos incorporadas en esos vehículos. Esa información irá a lo que Kathy Winter, vicepresidenta de soluciones de manejo automatizadas de Intel, califica de una matriz vial llamada RoadBook. Así las cosas, los vehículos tradicionales y los autónomos pueden usar la información para … [Read more...] about Intel usará dos millones de carros para hacer mapas de las carreteras en 2018
Could Oprah Winfrey have just made the first speech of her political career? Not at all, but we can dream. That's what many people have decided on Twitter anyway, and Winfrey's longtime partner Stedman Graham played along with their hopes. SEE ALSO: Oprah's must-see speech at the Globes will make you cry — and inspire you to take action This has all stemmed from Winfrey's extremely moving speech upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year's Golden Globes. And while she didn't explicitly say that she would run for president in 2020, many people are still pretty keen for her to do so. "It's up to the people," Winfrey’s longtime partner, Stedman Graham, apparently told the LA Times inside the ceremony. "She would absolutely do it." “I thought that speech was incredible. I got goosebumps,” Gayle King, Winfrey’s best pal, added. However, Winfrey has already previously said she wouldn't run a number of times, telling her King on CBS This Morning in … [Read more...] about ‘She would absolutely do it’: Stedman Graham fuels hopes for Oprah’s unlikely presidential run
posted on 27 Dec 2017, 09:00 9 1. mrochester (Posts: 731; Member since: 17 Aug 2014) Currently use an iPhone and sticking with an iPhone. Still waiting for Google to improve Android and make it more iOS like. Until then, no dice Google. posted on 27 Dec 2017, 09:02 92 2. Cicero (Posts: 999; Member since: 22 Jan 2014) Hopefully Android will stay away from being more like ios. God help! posted on 27 Dec 2017, 09:33 2 19. mrochester (Posts: 731; Member since: 17 Aug 2014) Surely Google making Android a better product and more competitive with iOS is a good thing? Unless you're saying you are happy with sub-standard products... 31. Omarc07 (Posts: 522; Member since: 12 Nov 2012) sub standard products? gawsh all iphones users i met are stuck in their lil world . Use a nOte 8, lg v30 , even some one plus phones they all perform and do better than iphones . Sister has iphone X never ever had android i let her borrow my android phone for 2 days . Didnt wanna give … [Read more...] about Comments for : Android or iPhone? What do you have and would you like to switch?
Men do bad things with shocking consistency — that's why we have words like manspreading, mansplaining, and hepeating. But there's an endless list of other male flaws out there that are as yet unlabeled ... until now. Sort of. The list below should help better prepare you for the next time you have to interact with a man. Use these words to properly — but probably not that easily — point out bad male behavior. SEE ALSO: As a powerful male CEO, I didn’t believe in the gender pay gap. Then I got stuck in a well. You're welcome. Manlistening "Man" + "listening." This one is probably the most straightforward. Men are bad listeners. Duh!! Scream this word the next time a man isn't listening, preferably in public. Manstanding "Man" + "standing." This word refers to when a man decides to stand directly over you even though he doesn't need anything from where you are. Or, when you're standing at the counter at a cafe and the man in line behind you is … [Read more...] about It’s not just ‘mansplaining’: Here are some more words to describe things men do wrong
You are what you eat — but if you want to get literal about it, you are mostly what you drink. So, how much of that should be water? About 60 percent of the average adult human body is made of water, according to a National Institutes of Health report. This includes most of your brain, heart, lungs, muscles and skin, and even about 30 percent of your bones. Besides being one of the main ingredients in the recipe for humankind, water helps us regulate our internal temperature, transports nutrients throughout our bodies, flushes waste, forms saliva, lubricates joints and even serves as a protective shock absorber for vital organs and growing fetuses. [How Long Can A Person Survive Without Water?] There's no dispute that water is crucial to a healthy life (or any life at all, for that matter). And yet, there's little scientific consensus about the exact amount of the stuff an individual should consume each day. So how much water do you actually need to drink to be healthy? … [Read more...] about How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?
With CES about to swing into gear, and Google apparently gearing up for a personal assistant blitz at the event, we've been thinking pretty hard about how Google Assistant has integrated itself into our lives. Ignoring a few small hardware snafus, Google's solution has become an indispensable tool for many of us. But, it isn't the only personal assistant game in town. Samsung's Bixby has a following of its own, and Apple's Siri is built into MacBooks and iOS devices. There's also always Amazon's Alexa elephant in the room. So, we're curious, which one do you prefer? Of course, some of us use more than one. My Home Mini and phones are powered by Google Assistant, but I've got a couple of Amazon devices about the place. The Amazon Echo was the only real smart speaker you could get for a while, so I wouldn't be surprised to see if Alexa is one of the most popular choices by our readers. On the other hand, I know plenty of people who are too shy or embarrassed to use … [Read more...] about Weekend poll: Do you use a voice assistant like Bixby, Alexa, or Google Assistant?