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Samsung Halts Galaxy Note 7 Production

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 | 0 comments

samsung-note7Samsung has temporarily halted production of the Galaxy Note 7.  Samsung latest setback is it struggle to manage the 2.5 million smartphones recall.

Yesterday, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile US said that they would stop issuing new Galaxy Note 7 to replace the ones turned in by U.S. customers.

AT&T said, that Galaxy Note 7 customers can return their phones for a different model, Samsung investigates the opportunity.

Verizon said, that customer who didn’t feel safe with a replacement Note 7 smartphone could exchange it for another smartphone.

T-Mobile said, it is suspending all sales of the Note 7 and halting exchanges for replacement Note 7s. Customers can still bring in their Note 7 phones for a refund or a different device.

Mercedes-Benz Vision Concept Cargo Van Use Drones

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in tech news | 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vision Concept Cargo Van will use Drones to Deliver Packages.  Mercedes described the van as the first “to feature a fully automated cargo space and integrated delivery drones.”

Volker Mornhinweg, director of Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Vans division said “This makes it easier for the deliverer to do business and rapidly reduces the delivery time for end customers,”

The operator will use a joystick to guide the van. It will drive by a wire control system integrator and will be emission, steering wheel, and pedal free.

The all electric powertrain and motor will produces 75 kilowatts, or 100 horsepower, and will go about 50 mph. The Mercedes-Benz Vision Cargo moves almost silently, this allows the van to operate in cities with traffic restrictions or for late-night deliveries in residential areas.

Android 7.0 Nougat

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Android, Android 7.0 Nougat | 0 comments

Google rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat today for the Nexus devices – Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G.

The new features includes:

  • Multi Windows multitasking – Simply hold the overview button on the right side of the navigation bar when in an app to choose another to place beside it or above it.
  • Better Notification – a new slider to notification settings that allows you to pick how important they are, instead of the app automatically picking for you.
  • Longer Battery Life – New version of Doze will give you better battery life.  Doze reduces the impact that apps not actively running in the foreground have on battery life.  The update will update Doze.
  • New Tools to use less Data Usage – The setting hidden under Data usage stops apps from sending or receiving data when in the background and limits an app’s data usage
  • More Human Emoji – an update to Unicode 9, 72 new emoji added for a total of over 1500
  • Change the DPI and font size – If the text and icons on screen are just too big or too small, now you can adjust how big everything is.
  • Improved Security and more

Take a “lookinsyde” Android 7.0

Vision Mercedes Maybach 6

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in tech news | 0 comments

If you’re in the Pebble Beach universe this weekend check out the Vision Mercedes Maybach 6.

The latest super-coupe is more than 18.5 feet long, 550 kW (738 hp) from an underfloor battery, and four electric motors. The all-wheel-drive coupe theoretically hits 62 mph in less than 4 seconds, has a top speed electronically governed at 155 mph and should be good for more than a 200-mile range.

The Maybach’s huge wheels (24s), long hood, slim headlights, low roof and massive chrome grille (inspired by a pinstripe suit, Benz says) dominate the front end.


Safaricom Launches Little Cab App

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in tech news | 0 comments

Safaricom a leading Kenyan mobile telecom firm launches an online ride-hail app, Little Cab.  Safaricom will provide free internet to all Little Cab drivers.  All drivers will also receive free Samsung smartphones.

Little Cab app was developed by a Nairobi based software company, Craft Silicon.

Other e-riding platforms in Kenya are: Uber who launched at the beginning of last year,  Dubai owned MondoRide, Estonian, Taxify and other startups..

Safaricom chief executive officer (CEO) Bob Collymore says Little Cab will be a cheaper alternative with more benefits for riders. Little Cab riders will not have  price surge pricing.  The service will be simple, easy, and transparent

Little Cab runs on iOS, Android, and Windows devices and will soon be available for USSD (non-smartphone) users. The new app accepts cash, card, and Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile money for payment. It provides live GPS enabled maps for pickups and offers free Wi-Fi to passengers.

The ‘World’s Most Secure Android Smartphone’

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in BlackBerry, DTEK50 | 0 comments

BlackBerry Unveils The DTEK50, Claims It’s ‘World’s Most Secure Android Smartphone’. BlackBerry has officially announced the keyboardless DTEK50, the second Android offering from the company. Being touted as the world’s most secure Android smartphone, it features a 5.2-inch scratch resistant display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a convenience key which you can map to your favorite. DTEK50 is available for $299 Pre-Order. For more on the DTEK50 or to Pre-Order Click Here

Take a lookinsyde of the DTEK50