Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Quantum GP700 rockets to 62mph in 2.6 seconds

Quantum GP700 rockets to 62mph in 2.6 seconds

There are a number of minimalist cars on the market today around the world and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Ariel Atom. Another minimalist car has turned up from an Australian company called Quantum Performance Vehicles and it is called the Quantum GP700. The car has no roof; it doesn't even have a windshield. A version with a hard top is in the works.

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BMW ConnectedDrive Dynamic Parking Prediction helps you find a parking spot

BMW ConnectedDrive Dynamic Parking Prediction helps you find a parking spot

BMW is working on a unique addition to its connected navigation systems. If you live in a large city or have visited one, you can probably relate to the hassle that is driving around to try to find a spot to park on the street. In crowded and busy cities finding that spot can be a big challenge. BMW has announced an interesting new addition to its ConnectedDrive system called Dynamic Parking Prediction.

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Teacher suspended after using cellular jammer in class

Teacher suspended after using cellular jammer in class

Anyone who has worked in education since mobile phones and smartphones have become so common knows that it is very hard to keep students off the devices during class. Students have become very adept at using devices without teacher knowledge. A teacher at a high school in Pasco County Florida has found himself in hot water with the district and parents after taking matters into his own hands to stop smartphone use in class.

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Typo keyboard case for iPad Air and Air 2 launches

Typo keyboard case for iPad Air and Air 2 launches

A lot of people can replace their notebook with a tablet like the iPad and get along just fine for work and play. One of the things you can do to make typing on the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 more comfortable and faster is to get an external keyboard. It can be a pain to carry a keyboard as a separate unit so many opt for a keyboard case. Typo has announced that the Typo for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 is now available.

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Baidu team banned from AI competition after breaking rules

Baidu team banned from AI competition after breaking rules

Back in May, the Imagenet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge (ILSVRC) announced that one of the teams that were participating had circumvented the rules that allow only two evaluations of the test set per week. At the time the people running the challenge didn’t announce which team had broken the rules. That has now changed with the ILSVRC team announcing that the team from Chinese firm Baidu has been banned from the competition.

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Planetside 2 online shooter launches June 23

Planetside 2 online shooter launches June 23

Sony had a decent online shooter back in the day called Planetside. This game first landed back when there weren't many massive online shooters for PC gamers to choose from. If you were a fan of that game Sony has announced that Planetside 2 will be coming to the PS4 on June 23 in Europe and North America. The original Planetside game was for the PC.

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BMW unveils all-new X1 SUV packing 2.0L TwinPower 4-cylinder

BMW unveils all-new X1 SUV packing 2.0L TwinPower 4-cylinder

BMW has announced the all-new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle, which is another name for a small SUV. The car is a 2016 model year and will come to the US exclusively at launch in a single form called the BMW X1 xDrive28i. That car will pack a 2.0L TwinPower 4-cylinder engine making 228hp. That might not sound like a lot of power by today's standards, but it makes the 2016 X1 the most powerful car in its class.

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Nextbook Flexx Windows tablets offer 11.6 and 10.1-inch sizes

Nextbook Flexx Windows tablets offer 11.6 and 10.1-inch sizes

E Fun has unveiled some new tablets for mobile users that are looking for a tablet that has lightweight portability with a removable keyboard for easy typing. The new machines are the Nextbook Flexx 11 and the Flexx 10 and both are 2-in-1 tablets with keyboards that can be removed when not needed. With the keyboard attached, they are notebook-like in their performance.

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Mercedes to challenge Tesla in home power storage batteries

Mercedes to challenge Tesla in home power storage batteries

The last major announcement from Tesla was last month when it unveiled its Powerwall batteries for home energy storage. The idea is that the battery can store power from the electrical grid when power is cheaper and then feed that juice back into the home in an outage or when rates are at their highest. Mercedes isn’t going to allow Tesla to get all the home battery market and has thrown its hat into the ring.

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Microsoft Skype WiFi to become Microsoft WiFi

Microsoft Skype WiFi to become Microsoft WiFi

A new website has popped up that shows Microsoft intends to rebrand its Skype WiFi service to Microsoft WiFi. Skype WiFi is a service that makes it easier for people to connect to public hotspots as they go about their day to help save on data plan usage and reduce phone bills. The rebranding has been tipped by a website that has been pushed live, but Microsoft hasn’t said anything official about the change just yet.

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