Good morning everyone! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and are ready to get back on work. What’s the latest news from the world of information and technology? Stick around and join us for our December 28th edition of Coffee Talk.
Galaxy S7 Release Date Leaked
China Mobile, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, spilled the beans on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7 release date. CM has stated that Samsung’s newest smartphone will arrive in February next year. This is in stark contrast with Samsung’s plan to announce the Galaxy S7 in March 2016 and releasing the product for retail in April.
Don’t worry China Mobile. It happens to the best of us…
News Outlets Embracing Virtual Technology
It seems the VR or, Virtual Reality, bug has bitten news outlets with a number of them exploring VR options.
For instance, the Wall Street Journal soon plans to open source 360-degree mobile video and VR technology. Additionaly, WSJ aims to make VR a main feature in storytelling.
Whether it’s the first virtual reality documentary by Frontline or the shipment of Google Cardboards to millions of New York Times subscribers, VR combined with news seems to have a bright future.
Tesla to Develop Fully Autonomous Vehicles in Two Years
The conversation of self-driving cars has been long running in the auto industry, however, there is no timetable for when this technology will hit the road. Nonetheless Tesla‘s CEO, Elon Musk, seems to be sure that the company is going to see a self-driven car within the next two years.
The emphasis at Tesla comes after hacker George Hotz revealed to Bloomberg News that he developed a fully autonomous car in three months…in his garage.
Hotz gained notoriety in 2007 by being the first person to hack the iPhone and had been in talks with Musk after an introduction from friends. Their business relationship ended before it truly began, best summarized by their last lines of lines of communication; transcript via Bloomberg News.
EM: Frankly, I think you should just work at Tesla. I’m happy to work out a multimillion-dollar bonus with a longer time horizon that pays out as soon as we discontinue Mobileye.
GH: I appreciate the offer, but like I’ve said, I’m not looking for a job. I’ll ping you when I crush Mobileye.
That’s all folks for our December 21st edition of Coffee Talk. Be sure to join us next week in 2016 for our first post of the new year in our January 4th edition featuring more news.