Posted: September 17th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News From the web | Tags: All Electric Car, Electric Supercar, Frankfurt Motor Show, porsche, porsche concept, porsche mission e | Comments Off on WANT!! Porsche Presents Überelektrisch… Concept Mission E Supercar
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already there’s a contender for best in show. Porsche’s reveal of its stunning Mission E Concept is a show stopping, drop dead gorgeous, über-fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche reckons will clock the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes, and while it might scream around the 20 odd kilometres of the Nordschleife, what this vehicle shows us very quietly is the future shape of automotive form and function.
Mission E concept is by far the cleanest design to hit the podium to date, very Porsche, but also very predictive of shapes to come. Loaded with plus numbers, 800 volt, 440kW-600hp, 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 250kmh and a range of 500km …and perhaps a cheeky nudging at the only other cool spark on the block ‘Lookout Tesla’ :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google, News From the web, Social Media, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Alphabet, BMW, Domain Name, Google | Comments Off on Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops
The behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.
Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.
The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.
Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.
Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.
But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 29th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: AMD, Intel, News From the web, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout | Tags: AMD, Business News, Intel, Radeon, Samsung | Comments Off on Tech-Galaxy Radiates with Rumors of Samsung AMD Takeover
The tech-galaxy if rife with rumors of Samsung’s eminent takeover of chip-maker AMD. Could future Samsung phones and tablets be about to get a serious boost in muscle.
Is there any substance to today’s rumor that Samsung is considering acquiring AMD? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News From the web, Standout | Tags: Drone, Iggy Azalea, Kangaroo Boxing, Outback Australia, Paparazzi, YouTube | Comments Off on Outback Drone Pilot F#CKS With Wrong Roo
Aussies are renowned for their fierce, often wild behavior, we’re splashed all over the international press for our drunken, violent behaviour with astounding regularity.
While the island nations human population might be banking on it macho reputation, our faunal emblem it seems is no different, though possibly more justified in lashing-out.
With more than 30 million Kangaroos – the human population is only 23 million – and human populations rapidly encroaching it’s no wonder the marsupials are getting tetchy.
Based on what we can glean from Australia’s other priceless cultural ambassador, Iggy Azalea, the roo was simply hooking into the traditional Aussie way of dealing with the paparazzi :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News, News From the web, UPDATED! | Tags: Inflight Devices, Jetstar, Mobile Devices, QANTAS, Virgin Australia | Comments Off on Australia Lifts In-flight Ban on Mobile Devices
Australian flyers will from today be allowed to use their mobile devices during the entirety of their flight on Australia’s two most popular carriers.
Qantas and Virgin Australia had applied for permission to allow passengers to use electronic devices during take-off and landing on flights within Australia last month.
Under current rules, passengers are told to switch off their smartphones, tablets and e-readers before their plane takes off. The devices can then be used during the cruising part of the flight but must be switched off again before landing.
CASA spokesperson Peter Gibson said Virgin and Qantas lodged applications for the lifting of the ban last month. It should be noted that CASA had no specific ruling on the use of electronic devices, the issue is covered by regulatons requiring operators to ‘ensure safety is maintained at all times and passengers comply with the safety instructions given by crew members,’ implying that a simple script change is all it took?
In November last year we reported that the US aviation authority, the FAA had lifted the retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings had been in place for more than half a century. The initial change in the US didn’t include mobile phones
The ban is expected to be lifted for flights this afternoon according to QANTAS “Qantas customers will be able to use their personal electronic devices such as smart phones, tablets and music players in flight mode, for the duration of each flight, providing uninterrupted access to work and entertainment.
Qantas was approved to revise its personal electronic device policy by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority today following new guidance on the safe use of personal electronic devices inflight,” the airline said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 14th, 2014 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Hack!, News From the web, ONLINE SECURITY, Technoid Computer News | Tags: ACMA, Australian Online Security, Google Search, OAIC, Online Security, Privacy Breach, Privacy Commissioner, Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code, Telstra | Comments Off on Australian Telco Fined For Privacy Breach
Australia’s largest telecomunications company ‘Telstra’ has been fined $10,200 and warned about privacy after a data breach saw the information of more than 15,000 customers made available online.
Last year a Fairfax journalist discovered that the telco had published the names, phone numbers and addresses of customers. The journalist alerted the telco to the breach, and also informed the – OAIC – Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
The OAIC launched a year-long investigation with the Australian Communications and Media Authority – ACMA – and the agencies have now handed down their reports.
They have found Telstra made the information of 15,775 customers available for 15 months during 2012 and 2013. The information included more than 1,257 customers with silent line numbers, and related to customer data from 2009 and earlier. There were at least 166 unique downloads of the records :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 2nd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Amazon, News From the web, Standout | Tags: Amazon, Drone Delivery System, Ebay, FedEx, Jeff Bezos, Prime Air, UPS | Comments Off on Amazon “Prime Air” Delivering Orders Within 30 Minutes
The online behemoth that is Amazon plans to deploy a swarm of autonomous drones to deliver product within half an hour of ordering. The ambitious project – Prime Air – still needs safety testing and US federal approval, however, Amazon’s visionary leader Jeff Bezo’s reckons he’ll have Prime Air lifting off within 5 years :: Read the full article »»»»