Apple: AirPods, iPhones and no jack - 3.5mm audio jack

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolution…

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The …

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revol…

 

This Week Today by the Clueless Spectator #20160625

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, di…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that…

 

New Leaders of The Republic of The Philippines Proclaimed by Congress

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice president of the country, respectively. (Image courtesy of GMA News Online) On Monday afternoon, Ma…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice presid…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Dutert…

 

Incredible Wireless Data Transmission That Could Be An Alternative To Fiber Optics

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that trend. (Image from iaf.fraunhofer.de - Photo Jörg Eisenbeis, KIT) Strides on improving data transfer…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that tre…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like US…

 

Google Project Ara: Realization of a Modular Device

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device, and its actually not just a phone but something entirely. Project Ara is a new modular comput…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to ro…

 

Voltron: Legendary Defender With Legendary Official Trailer

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us via Netflix on June 10. It will debut with a special hour-long origin story called "The Rise of Volt…

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us …

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion …

 

Manufacturers Are Starting To Drop Support For The 3.5mm Audio Connector

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. The 3.5…

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of …

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a sup…

 

Philippines: Going Deep Into The COMELEC Security Breach

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, which summarized an analysis of the leaked data from the COMELEC website, we find out that the databa…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, w…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) …

 

Power Rangers: Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. My 90's nostalgia meter just hit an all time high for the past 2 months with thi…

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank …

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita …

 

Super Thin Rollable Concept Display By LG

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthens our capacity to cosume more information, right now the issue is how easy and accessible those inf…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthe…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portab…

Smart Cars: Tesla's Autopilot And The Advent Of Autonomous Driving READ NOW

I found a video on Facebook, I was looking for my daily news fix actually, then as I clicked play it blew my mind.

Watch a Tesla drive itself through I-65 rush hour trafficAuto-piloting Tesla: awesome or terrifying? Posted by al.com on Thursday, 31 March 2016

As for my reaction, personally I believe I was living under a rock. There is already a Tesla Model S that has Autopilot capabilities way back 2015 (October 2015 cc Wikipedia).

Stepping Stone

For previous software and hardware improvements, the idea of autonomous driving was just a dream. But now, there are strides on how this can help everyday consumers. The Tesla autopilot system is so advanced that with it in a highway (not congested as seen in the Facebook video above) is astoundingly accurate. It can help in parking also, with it being autonomous when parking - by your assistance or just be a spectator. There is also the Valet Mode which basically is a powered-down feature of the car for limiting the joy riding urges of other people - this mode limits access to the cars (owners) personal features / apps / details and also puts a damper on the cars max speed.

In the end, previous iterations of models are all testing platforms for smarter cars. Cars that will basically drive themselves, sending us off to the airport, going back to the garage and fetching us or our loved ones from other places. It will function as a chauffeur for transport and also will help in deliveries, supply trucks that go to-and-from warehouses to markets or homes for courier services. Basically, autonomous driving has a very broad horizon in front of it.

Fully-autonomous VS self-driving

From my point of view self-driving, smart cars and autonomous driving are all the same, but Yamaha has put a dent in that definition when I watched their video of MotoBot.

MOTOBOT is an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot that approaches riding operations from a human rider’s standpoint — with no modifications made to the motorcycle itself. The development theme is “Beyond Human Capabilities.” In general, robots are developed to specialize in a specific task and this typically allows them to surpass the capability of humans for that task. Utilizing this advantage, the end goal of MOTOBOT is to become capable of competing against Valentino Rossi’s lap times around a racetrack. The knowledge and highly advanced fundamental technologies gained from this challenge will be put to use in developing new products and creating new value.

- http://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/event/2015tokyomotorshow/sp/exhibitionmodels/mgp/

This is not just a program that directly controls a device, this is an A.I. that functions to manually control specific devices on the motorcycle. In plain terms, its a robot that rides a motorcycle. It's purpose? Create a safe and broader test platform for creating more advanced machinery to complement the device. Imagine a test dummy that will actually drive the car and will perform commands that mimic any set of driver profile, all for the sake of perfecting a machine that will deliver a safer and more consumer friendly motorcycle (or car?).

Conclusion

In the end, this is all about innovation and revolution. We, as simple humans want convenience and what better way to achieve convenience than by automating our everyday tasks. With the advent of smart devices we are going to a new frontier of living. Whether this changes are good or bad, what awaits us with all the innovations we are churning out we can never be sure, not until it comes knocking on our doors. But, changes help us adapt and what have we been adapting to for the past decades? Information revolution, technological advancements and tales of science-fiction coming to reality.

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Ino Monares
Ino Monares

A 28 y/o all-around handyman, an aspiring amateur cook and a professional Online Software Developer that has been up and around the web.

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