Month: December 2016

18 Dec

Google Ultrabook the biggest surprise this year!

The vision of the Mountain View ultrabook and the addition of the top shelf seemed so unbelievable that despite gossip no one believed in it. When the hardware appeared on the Google Play Store, it was a total surprise. What also hides this equipment and why has so much interest?

So far, laptops with Chrome OS, which is operating system Google, were based mostly on open source software and occupied rather low shelves. The device was not very sophisticated and perfectly suited to Google’s Android philosophy, which is cheap for the masses (let’s assume that early smartphones with green guy were called “chaplets”).

Chromebook Pixel, because it sounds like the name of the new hardware, completely cuts off its roots. This is the top shelf equipment and so is its price. The basic model will come to us to pay $ 1299, while the LTE version $ 1449. Cheap is not, prices are comparable in the MacBook Air, which have until now set standards in this class. Does Google want to match the power that Apple is in the premium segment?

Match? No! Defeat! And if we consider the components of new equipment, it is undoubtedly possible. The displays were so far the domain of the Cupertino company, Retina was what convinced many to buy hardware with a biting apple logo. Google has decided to pierce Retina, and the display on the Chromebook has a resolution of 2560 x 1700 pixels (239 PPI), with a rather unusual 3: 2 format and a 12.85 inch diagonal, all that, it’s touchy and covered with Gorilla Glass.

The rest of the hardware also looks pretty good, here we have an Intel Core i5 processor (Dual Core 1.8GHz) and 4 GB RAM. At first glance absurd may appear to be a disk capacity of 32 or 64 GB, depending on the version. However, Pixel, like all Chromebooks, is primarily geared to work in the cloud, and it will not run out of space for us, because for every user of this device, Google shares 1 TB of free space in its cloud.

As for the …

13 Dec

Audi Q7 can (almost) self drive in the traffic jam and the highway

The cruise assistant, lane assistant and adaptive cruise control are the three basic features of the Audi Q7 that allow semi-automatic driving in selected road situations. Why does it make sense and how does it work? We invite you to read.

The Audi Q7 entered the market more than a year ago, but it is undoubtedly one of the most advanced SUVs on the market. Safety, comfort and support are at the highest level. The strength lies, however, not in the number of these systems, and in their performance, and in this respect Audi Q7 is really good.

Semi-autonomous driving modes have been designed to take the driver in the most daunting situations on the road. Driving speed with constant speed rather than pleasure, and many drivers can sleep at the wheel. A similar problem is with moving in the traffic jam. Continuous climbing is very monotonous and in the long run very tiring. At the same time these two situations are relatively easy to describe by algorithms, so that the computer installed in the car can at least for some time to take the driver out of driving. Of course it does not mean that he can go to bed, but he can relax a little, not concentrating so much on driving, but just watching the road and being ready to take control of the car.

How can the Audi Q7 drive fast?

When driving on highways (expressways or expressways), the Audi Q7 can use two (lane assist) and adaptive cruise control (if enabled by the driver). The latter is responsible for maintaining the specified speed as there is no other slower vehicle ahead – then our speed will be adjusted to the preceding car at a safe distance. This type of system is obviously not new, but in the case of the Audi Q7 we have a solution that is slightly better adapted to the road situation – seeing another vehicle ahead of us subtracts gas instead of braking at the last minute.

The second system, the lane assistant, not only warns unintentional changes (without the turn signal), but more importantly, thanks …