Friday, January 20, 2017

MyCharge Review

By George Harding

If you need an external charger, this is the place to go. This company has chargers for every situation.

I received one of their great products at CES and am using it right now to charge my iPhone6. It is about as simple as a device like this can get. It’s called the Amp Prong+.

It is an external battery in compact form. It’s only about 1” by 2 1/4” by 4” and weighs only one-half pound.

The name tells you how it’s charged – you just plug it into a wall socket. It has plenty of charge capability, with its 6700 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

It has two USB ports that can be used simultaneously to charge smartphones, tablets or just about anything else.

It has the two collapsible prongs for charging its internal battery.

There is a silver button on the side, which turns on the four LEDs to show the degree of charge.

And that’s it! It’s very compact, able to fit into a pocket or purse or to slip into your car’s glove compartment.

myCharge External Batteries
Price of AmpProng+ $50

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An Important Lesson from CES

By Bayle Emlein

Attention CES attendees! Everything you saw last year is obsolete. Everything you will see this year will be obsolete by the time you get home. Come back again next year to experience new and improved obsolescence.

Samsung: The Battery is Guilty

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

The world's biggest smartphone maker is seeking to put behind it one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history as it prepares to launch the Galaxy S8, one of its flagship phones, sometime in the first half of this year.

Investors and analysts say it is critical for Samsung to provide a convincing and detailed explanation about what went wrong with the Note 7 and how it will prevent such problems from recurring if it is to regain consumer trust.

"They've got to make sure they come clean and they've got to reassure buyers as to why this won't happen again," said Bryan Ma, Singapore-based analyst for researcher IDC.

The results of the investigation will likely be announced on Jan. 23, a day before it announces detailed fourth-quarter earnings results, said the person, who was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter and declined to be identified.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Amazon Patents Self-Driving Trucks

Amazon was awarded a patent for a network that manages a very specific aspect of the self-driving experience: How autonomous cars navigate reversible lanes.

Reversible lanes indicate a change in direction of traffic with an overhead signal, making it a potential disaster zone for self-driving cars that haven’t yet been programmed to understand those signals.

In the patent, Amazon outlines a network that can communicate with self-driving vehicles so they can adjust to the change in traffic flow. That’s particularly important for self-driving vehicles traveling across state lines onto new roads with unfamiliar traffic laws.

It’s not surprising Amazon has thought about how to ease that process, given its recent push into creating its own logistics network and controlling more of the delivery process.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We're almost back to Normal

After several weeks of CES in Vegas followed by a trip to SoCal we're finally on the way back to Tennessee!! Expect a log post tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Delayed Posts

We have a lot of posts to this blog we have a connectivity problem right now. It's hard to belive that there is a spot in the 21st Century that we can't get connected at but it's here, on Camp Pendletonn!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Missing Posts?

Are you concerned that you missed a blog post this week? Don't be. We have been so busy covering CES that we may have mssed a post (or two).

But we'll catch up... we promise