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Huawei CarFi: What Will They Come Up With Next?

Posted on 13 March 2015

Now we can all be online while we drive. Thanks to the Huawei CarFi. The Huawei CarFi is like having your own personal WiFi in your automobile. This product provides mobile internet connectivity on the move to stay connected and updated while one is driving.

The Huawei CarFi is basically a wireless hotspot that is like having wireless internet connection online. It has the capacity to function as a charger for your internet device as well. The wireless Huawei CarFi can easily plug into the power port in almost every car. It receives power through its GSM technology hotspot meaning it does not provide functionality with cellular networks like Verizon and Sprint.

However, it will have connectivity with Huwaei’s own future cellular networking, which is in the pipeline. The Huawei CarFi has 4G internet connectivity with internet surfing speeds of 150 megabytes per second. It can connect to 10 devices at one time. One can conveniently connect their phones, tablets and laptops for web access, which is quite amazing!

The target market for this device is not easily definable. I mean who will use the Huawei CarFi? It could be used in emergency vehicles as ambulances or security patrol vehicles that need to link up to cloud based operating systems. It is does have the dual capability of charging your device while providing online connectivity. So, someone that is being driven around can easily access information through news and email as well as look up information they require. If the Huawei CarFi was provided in transportation systems for the masses it would make travelling by Grey Hound much more enjoyable.

The Huawei CarFi fulfills a promise of innovation that could lead to a revolutionary change in mobile computing technologies. Soon enough we will be able to access the internet by oral communication and the OS would respond. This could prove handy for a person driving that requires certain information.

Photo credit: Huawei

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Be One With Your Car – Nissan Launches a Smartwatch Which Links Car and Driver

Posted on 03 October 2013

Monitoring your car’s performance can be tricky. It’s always a pain to monitor the mileage, to change the engine oil and keep tabs on when it needs a tune up. Imagine a device that measures the car’s performance for you and lets you know what to do. Such a device would make a driver’s life a lot easier. Well, you don’t need to imagine the luxury of such a device anymore. Renowned Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has introduced a smartwatch which measures the efficiency of cars.

But that’s not it; the watch is also designed to monitor the driver’s vital signs and driving performance. Nissan calls it the Nismo smartwatch.

The Nismo smartwatch was revealed at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 and is in its development stages. However, Nissan aims at manufacturing it for a variety of cars. The watch features an amazing seven-day battery life. It also has a Micro-USB port for charging and connects to the car via a low energy Bluetooth connection. That aside, it is meant to secure itself to the driver’s wrist with a snap-fit mechanism.

The smartwatch is meant to connect the driver and the car together. It monitors the driver’s heart rate while driving in different situations. The watch also aims at monitoring the driver’s health condition. So, if the driver is going too fast and their heart rate is irregular, the watch will warn the driver to slow down. Considering the way the watch connects to the driver and the car and warns the driver at the first sign of trouble, the Nismo may very well be the future in safe driving technology.

In addition, to your biometric stats and the car’s performance, the Nismo smartwatch monitors your social media popularity. Just sync your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media account to the Nismo and you will you receive constant feeds regarding your popularity.

Nissan has not provided a release date or a price for the Nismo at the moment, but you can definitely expect to see this device in the near future.

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2014 Audi R8: Iron Man 3 Canvas

Posted on 03 May 2013

The 2014 Audi R8 supercar in the latest Iron Man 3 movie.

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Run Your Car on Water

Posted on 17 June 2010

Using water to do stuff is cool. Our post on the water fueled torch created quite the discussion. But how about a water fueled car? (Man you can find anything on Youtube). Well check check out the video, apparently all you need is a mason jar, some tubing and a whole load of crazy. In no time your car will be a melting heap on the side of the road. WTF?

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Top Gear T-Shirt Tag

Posted on 17 June 2010

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Pretty much the most awesomest t-shirt tag ever. Yes, I love Top Gear, but don’t actually have this tee. Although the tag alone is worth it. Right from the mouth of Jeremy Clarkson I’d presume. Hey, also, BBC starts airing new episodes in the UK in a couple of weeks. That probably means end of summer / fall for the U.S. audience, but you can always find the current episodes posted on some site or another. I think Streetfire.net is one.

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Top Gear Season 13 Hits the Air January 25th

Posted on 31 December 2009

Our passion for all things Apple is rivaled only for love of Top Gear. So we’re elated that BBC America will roll out season 13 at the end of January. Granted we’ve caught most of the season on Youtube, but nevertheless, we’ll be watching on the big screen in just a few weeks. Here’s a quick highlight roundup someone put together for the new season. Welcome back Jeremy, Hamster and Captain Slow.

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Koenigsegg Wants to Buy Saab

Posted on 17 June 2009

Supercar maker Koenigsegg is out to buy GM orphaned Saab. Koenigsegg, maker of the legendary million dollar CCX is gather funds to put in a bid for General Motors cast off brand Saab. Cool we say. Saab being owned by GM was always an odd match. And as an entry point into the mainstream auto market, Saab seems a great fit for a supercar maker like Koenigsegg.

Source: Reuters

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