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Tesla SUV Nails Crash Rating

Tesla has had a rough time with some crashes being catastrophic. With all that Lithium inside a car, things can go wrong - and go wrong very quickly. Still, the good news on the horizon is that their latest SUV has actually received a full five stars - in every category of the crash tests. This is awesome and Tesla is in fact the only SUV to achieve 5-stars in all tests.

We engineered Model X to be the safest SUV ever, and today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that after conducting independent testing, it has awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the first SUV ever to earn the 5-star rating across the board. More than just resulting in a 5-star rating, the data from NHTSA’s testing shows that Model X has the lowest probability of injury of any SUV it has ever tested.

Source: Tesla

Neflix Places Limits on Downloads

When Netflix finally allowed downloads for offline viewing, many of us rejoiced. Now it seems that they have imposed a limit of how many times you can download a particular media file. While they claim they aren't the ones setting the limit, it is important to know that you can only download the same movie about 4-5 times within a year. Those details are pretty fuzzy, but it seems that their is a limit and it could easily catch you by surprise.

Currently, all content downloaded from Netflix has an expiration date. After a certain amount of time, you have to "refresh" the download. Caching a video always counts as a download whether you're downloading on a new device or just refreshing an existing download. After a few downloads, some episodes and movies will pop up a warning that explains you can only download them one more time before a particular date (probably a year from the first download).

Source: AndroidPolice

Android App Pick #211 - Super Mario Run

We have just posted up another Android App Pick and this week we get our fast shoes on and get down with Super Mario Run. Unlike many other "run" games, this follows the classic Super Mario format and is a side-scroller. While there is a free version, the paid version unlocks the full game with no further micro-transactions required. Take a look and get in the game.

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Enjoy!

Social Media is Harmful

Social Media is a lot like McDonalds. We all know it's not good for us, but there is something about those fries, yummy gossip and the desire for instant gratification when it comes to information. The reality is that it, in fact, is really bad for you. Social media is super addicting - like a real addiction for many people and harmful to your mind as the tendancy is to look for other for constant affirmation. Grow up and rely on your self - not others to tell you if you suck or not.

Most of us rely partly on the ability to reflect on our thinking, feeling and behaving to form our own self-image. The problem with social media is that self-image relies mainly on others and their opinions. A recent study found higher narcissism (an exaggerated self-image of intelligence, academic reputation or attractiveness) in millennial college students, compared with previous generations. This does not bode well for a society where self-reflection is key to making informed and balanced decisions.

Source: Phys

Far Cry 5 E3 Trailer

With E3 happening this week, there is a ton of game news and a plethora of game trailers. I have watched a few, but this one looks pretty interesting to me. Many trailers don't leave me wanting and wondering more, but this one sure does.

 

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop Now Stateside

It appears that Dell has put together a pretty solid gaming PC across the pond and has now seen that there is a demand on this side of the big water as well. The Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop starts at a mere $599 and uses AMD CPUs excusively, but graphic options are available from AMD and NVIDIA as well. If you don't want to build a basic - yet solid machine yourself, this may be a great way to get into the game.

First unveiled two weeks ago, Dell announced today that its Inspiron Gaming Desktop will be available tomorrow in the United States. The firm says that the device is built for "gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price".

Source: Neowin

Xbox "Scorpio" Officially Called Xbox One X

Microsoft's "Project Scorpio" has received an official title and a release date. It will be available on November 7 this year and will have a sticker price of $499. Microsoft is calling it the Xbox One X and it looks like a nice, solid upgrade from the original. Microsoft is claiming that the update boasts a 4x graphics performance boost, 31% faster CPU and a 50% boost in memory performance. At the end of the day, this is really the Xbox One that Microsoft should have launched. Still, for the sticker price of $500, it's a solid contender.

“We’re going to be the ones that ensure that your games run as fast as they can [and] the best that they possibly can,” Microsoft’s Andrew Goossen said. "There will be some cases where we have to dial down some of those attributes ... in some games we potentially have to dial down the number of [compute units], for example, to maintain compatibility with that title. But again these are all things that Microsoft does, we’ve always done, that’s true of all 360 titles on Xbox One.

Source: Polygon

Galaxy Note 8 Rumors Abound

Samsung isn't giving up on the Note brand, and have been working feverishly to put together a super awesome Note 8. In addition to a fire-proof design, the Note 8 is set to be released later this year - around September if all goes well. Samsung is sticking with their skinny and bezel-less design and this helps them squeeze a 6.3-inch screen onto the device with a solid 4K screen. It will keep apps running smoothly with the Snapdragon 835 CPU and 6GB of RAM. there are more details below, so go check it out.

A bevvy of Galaxy Note 8 leaks have appeared overnight, the first Tekz24 which claims to have got its hands on a live image of a 'Coral Blue' version of the handset (above). Poyoco is back with a second leak and claims to have caught wind of the Note 8's hardware specs, which include a dual-lens camera, 6GB RAM, Android 7.1 and improved S-Pen support. There's no talk of an in-display fingerprint scanner, and News1 has reportedly heard from Samsung that this feature won't be coming due to "technical limitations".

Source: TheInquirer

Drone Crash Knocks Out Power in Silicon Valley

Technology and stupidity don't mix and that's why 1,600 homes in Silicon Valley went dark last Thursday evening. A drone pilot that may or may not have been trying to spy on his neighbor, managed to direct his drone into a power line and this not only turned the drone very crispy, it also cost the power company a bunch of money as power was out for a few hours. This is not awesome and shows why some people just can't have nice things.

Now the city is trying to track down the operator responsible for the crash. Witnesses at the scene describe a white adult male with white hair who fled the scene in a white hatchback car. If caught, the drone operator could face charges of operating the craft within an FAA restricted zone. The block where the accident occurred, 200 Polaris Avenue, is around 1.5 miles from the NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Airfield.

Source: TheRegister

Quake Champions Public Beta

With E3 running most of the week last week, we have had a fair bit of game news and one of my favorite bits is the new Quake Champtions Beta is available on PC for free. This is a great way for a company to test a game out of a multitude of hardware and so far the response seems quite positive. I haven't had a chance to get into this one yet, but it is certainly on my to-do list. I always enjoyed Quake back in the day and as an arena FPS, there isn't much better.

Bethesda just announced that its reboot of the original eSport, Quake Champions has entered public beta today. That means anyone with a PC capable enough to run the fast-paced shooter should be able to jump in and start playing right this instant.

Source: Engadget

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