Nope it isn’t a video game. It is real life! General Motors unveiled that The Performance Data Recorder will be available on the 2015 Corvette Stingray, the automaker said, calling it an “industry first.” “The fully integrated system enables users to record high-definition video, with telemetry overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track,” GM said.
The system consists of a video camera mounted on the dashboard, a GPS receiver and the car’s computer. A 32 gigabyte card inserted near the glove box can hold about 13 hours of driving data. Married men who are not tech savvy better not tip out on their wives. They will have proof! Anyhow, It was designed by the company that works with the Corvette Racing team. I can’t wait to test drive it. GM has not said how much the system will cost. This is taking gamification to another level!
Big companies are becoming creative in giving celebrity endorsers new names. Anyhow award winning Alicia Keys is no longer BlackBerry’s Creative Director (Remember I told you about her landing the gig here). Continue reading →
Google peeks its cyber head out to let you know that everything you do online is tracked! In addition to old-fashioned 2D charts, the internet giant’s 2013 Zeitgeist includes a trend globe that lets you see what major cities were looking for on any given day. Google+ also plays a large role, as you can share and browse the social network’s most memorable public photos. Continue reading →
Microsoft researchers have developed a “smart bra” prototype embedded with physiological sensors that seek to monitor a woman’s heart activity to track her emotional moods and to target overeating. There is an app for that! The sensors can signal the wearer’s smartphone. which then flash a warning message to help her step away from the fridge and make better diet decisions. Continue reading →
Leo Grand, a homeless man in New York City was offered the opportunity to learn to code from Patrick McConlogue, the 23-year-old programmer appeared on “The Today Show” this morning to talk about his new global warming app. Continue reading →
At age 40, Henry Evans was left mute and quadriplegic after a stroke-like attack caused by a hidden birth defect. Years of therapy helped him learn to move his head and use a finger — which allows him to use a head-tracking device to communicate with a computer using experimental interfaces. Continue reading →
Hey Verizon users! Verizon here in the U.S. is kicked its off nationwide launch. Alongside the launch, an updated version of the Isis mobile wallet application also hit the Google Play Store yesterday, with separate versions designed for each carrier’s supported smartphones. Isis says that there are over 40 supported smartphones that work with the technology, and the carriers will give out free Isis-ready SIM cards to those whose phones are NFC-enabled and on the list.
Check out www.paywithisis.comwww.verizonwireless.com/isis
Amex Serve: www.serve.com/isis
Google Play Store-Download Isis Mobile Wallet
You can even get great deals and rewards for signing up!
Isis will work at locations including Toys “R” Us, Jamba Juice, and some Coca-Cola vending machines, and there are promotions associated with those, including free drinks and 20% cash back on Amex Serve purchases through Jan. 31st up to $200.00. Other locations spotted on Isis’s locator service also include American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Outfitters, Duane Reade, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Office Depot, RadioShack, BP, Hess, and Sunoco gas stations, to name a few
Hello fellow gadget lovers! I am participating in the Verizon Ambassadors SE Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device in exchange for my honest opinions about the product (disclosure). Verizon sent me the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and although the device is bigger than my hand, I like the features. I have two Samsung Galaxy Tab devices and I have put them on the shelf because the pros of the Galaxy Note have taken over those yesterday devices! The Note has a great screen, lots of stylus functionality, and expandable memory. The Galaxy Note 3 is smaller then the Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 3 has the first USB 3.0-compliant socket I’ve seen on a phone. The Note uses a Super AMOLED display of 1080p resolution. I can admit that I was a little disappointed with the poor low-light camera performance. However, that is something that can be fixed.