According to news reports, the driverless cars from Google that are currently being tested have been programmed to exceed speed limits by up to 10 miles per hour. Google’s lead software engineer, Dmitri Dolgov informed Reuters, that because vehicles that were around them were exceeding the speed limit, going more slowly could present a danger, we do not think the police would be impressed with that reason.
We have at last got the release date for the Lumia 930 which is the previously announced replacement for the successful Lumia 925. The 930 comes with a five inch display, and an impressive 20 megapixel rear-facing camera. Power for the Nokia comes from a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 chip; it has a RAM of 2GB and lots of storage, in spite of there being no MicroSD, of 32GB.
The Metropolitan Police have released figures that show an astonishing 42% of all electronic equipment reported stolen in the UK come from London, prompting a warning for those in the city to keep a close eye on their electrical devices.
If you caught sight of this whilst browsing the internet or on a shopping trip, you could be forgiven for thinking that, because this device is made by Gigaset the makers of home ‘phones, that it was somehow connected with a landline telephone. However it is in fact an eight inch tablet with a good spec that compares well with some of the cheaper offerings from Amazon, Apple and Tesco.
A Korean baseball team has come up with a novel idea to improve the atmosphere at their home games – by installed a group of robot fans. Hanwha Eagles fans who cannot get to the stadium can now control a robot to cheer their team on over the internet.
The desktop PC market has been in decline for a number of years as consumers move towards more portable devices, but a new investigation by consumer help group Which? Has found that laptop owners are being overcharged for simple repairs to their devices.
Google Maps has now added London to its list of cities that now feature 3D renderings, so you can now fly through London in all its glory. This new addition allows users to zoom, pan, rotate and tilt throughout the city through Google Maps and Google Earth and has faithfully recreated every building in London in 3D.
We have been reading reports that the new Apple iPhone 6 is about to begin production in Taiwan late this month to be ready for the launch planned in the autumn. The first of the new models is apparently going to be a 4.7 inch, with the widely rumoured 5.5 inch version to begin manufacture in the second week of August this year.
The Federation of Small Businesses has warned the government that the UK’s broadband infrastructure is not fit for purpose and is calling for them to commit to delivering a minimum of 10Mbps for all business premises by 2019.
Quadcopters have become more and more popular over the past couple of years and as the technology has grown, more and more photographers and filmmakers has adopted the medium to use on their projects with stunning results.