Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Uber and Lyft scooters are coming soon to San Francisco streets

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Earlier this week, Uber launched its electric bike-sharing program in Berlin, Germany, in a move that shows the ride-sharing company isn’t just about cars. It’s also interested in other types of sh…

Earlier this week, Uber launched its electric bike-sharing program in Berlin, Germany, in a move that shows the ride-sharing company isn’t just about cars. It’s also interested in other types of shareable transportation. Uber confirmed that the company’s next move is scooters, and San Francisco will be Uber’s next market. Of course where Uber goes, Lyft follows.

Source: Uber and Lyft scooters are coming soon to San Francisco streets

RingPlus Mobile Oak & Pure Oak Plan

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


Pure Oak Plan

Requirement: A SIP client is required for FluidCalls. Follow this guide here to set up FluidCall on your device. FluidCalls Set-up Guide

Promotion Start Dates and Times:

November 10th 2016 at 5PM Pacific – November 12th 2016 at 5PM Pacific

Plan Details:

$0 Free/Month – $15 Top-up required. Top-up will reload once balance reaches $5

– 2000 VOIP minutes per month

– 200 Regular Minutes per month

– 750 SMS & MMS per month

– 750 MB LTE Full Speed per month

– Tethering included

– Tablets allowed

– Tethering is included

– International calling with Mad Pure Oak Only

– Upgrades available

All monthly charges and overages will be charged to Top Up (except activation fee, and initial Top Up if you do not have a Top Up balance)

ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology Needed In Every City

Thursday, May 5th, 2016


The communities most affected by gunfire are least likely to call it in. With fewer than 1 in 5 shooting incidents reported to 9-1-1, gun crime is vastly underreported. When 9-1-1 calls are made, unfortunately the information provided is typically inaccurate. Without knowing exactly where to respond, police waste valuable time and resources driving block by block looking for evidence as criminals escape the scene. Dispatching officers to an active shooting without all available intelligence is a threat to officer safety and needlessly places the public at risk.

Intelligence-Led Policing
ShotSpotter gunfire data enables intelligent analysis. With that, law enforcement can move from the reactive to the proactive. ShotSpotter has been called “a force multiplier” because it provides critical information for better, more timely resource allocation — especially important as agencies are being asked to do more with less.

ShotSpotter Flex instantly notifies officers of gunshot crimes in progress with real-time data delivered to dispatch centers, patrol cars and even smart phones. This affordable, subscription-based service enhances officer safety and effectiveness through:

Real-time access to maps of shooting locations and gunshot audio,
Actionable intelligence detailing the number of shooters and the number of shots fired,
Pinpointing precise locations for first responders aiding victims, searching for evidence and interviewing witnesses.

60 Minutes With Apple

Monday, December 21st, 2015


Charlie Rose sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook for a wide-ranging interview. Cook addressed hot-button issues surrounding his company, including tax evasion, encryption technology, and manufacturing products in China.

Help Keep Uber in Arkansas

Thursday, March 26th, 2015


Tomorrow, a bill, SB 800, will be considered in the House that, if passed, could provide a permanent home for Uber in Arkansas, granting residents continued access to safe rides and countless new job opportunities. Sign the petition below to help ensure this bill is passed.

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Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept: Is This the Vehicular Future

Thursday, March 26th, 2015


We have often complained about the lack of truly far-reaching concept cars on today’s show circuit. Instead of creating visions of a distant future, too often automakers show concepts that closely resemble upcoming production cars; the idea is to condition the public. We may have to shelve that lament for a little while because, with the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept unveiled at CES, Daimler has just shown a dream car in the fully original sense.

Powered by two rear-mounted electric motors with a total peak output of 272 horsepower (and a sustained output of 163 hp), the rear-wheel-drive F 015 is said to sprint to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds, while top speed is limited to 125 mph. The electricity is generated by means of a hydrogen fuel cell; a high-voltage battery can provide short bursts of additional power.

The F 015’s body and structure use aluminum, high-strength steel, and composite materials—including carbon fiber. Its “monolithic” shape features a blurred division between the body and the windows, possibly inspired by Bertone’s classic Lancia Sibilo concept.

Water Your Plants Using Your Phone

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015


Parrot’s new flower pot uses sensors to track sunlight and water usage so you don’t have to.

CES 2015 BMW i3 Samsung Smartwatch Galaxy Gear

Monday, January 12th, 2015


The German automaker app in the works lets drivers use smartwatches to command a BMW to park itself in a multi-level garage. The driver can also use the wearable tech to retrieve the car.

Tonino Lamborghini’s phone costs $6,000 — CES 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


There might be only 1,947 units of the 88 Tauri smartphone ever made, but each and every one of them is ridiculous. That’s the only way to describe this $6,000 Android phone.

Hack reveals 20 movies Sony will release from now through 2017

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


Sony has recently been the target of one of the most important hacks in history, at least considering the amount of data that was stolen in the heist. And now, of course, that data is all slowly being published online. The hackers who hit Sony have already leaked a list of unreleased Sony movies, making them available for download, and several other data dumps containing personal details for Sony employees and various celebrities, email exchanges between top Sony execs, and even plans for the future.

FROM EARLIER: Sony hackers may have stolen the newest James Bond script

In addition to scripts for some upcoming projects, including the upcoming James Bond movie, hackers have also found more details about 2016 and 2017 movies, with Business Insider listing some of them, as found in the leaked inbox of Sony Pictures cochair Amy Pascal.

The company plans several interesting titles for the following years, including Uncharted, Ghostbusters, Angry Birds — the full list follows below, as listed by the publication:


Uncharted [The popular Naughty Dog video game adaptation.

Sinister [most likely referring to “Spider-Man” spin-off “Sinister Six”

Ghostbusters (or 2017)

Angry Birds [set for July 1 release

Mib/jump street (2017) [crossover movie between “Men in Black” and “Jump Street”

Greyman [based on Mark Greaney’s novel “The Gray Man”

Winters knight

Fifth wave (adaptation of Rick Yancey book “The 5th Wave”)

Inferno (adaptation of Dan Brown’s most recent book in “The Da Vinci Code” series)

Billy Lynn (adaption of Ben Fountain’s novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”)

Baby driver (movie Edgar Wright is working on)

Little woman (remake)

Cleopatra (potential Angelina Jolie movie)

SPIDER (not clear whether this is a spin-off or new movie all together)

DJANGO zorro



Jump street

Monkeys (unclear what this is)

Girl team up (unclear what this is)

Source: BGR