Story behind the trend #DeleteFacebook

As a result of last week’s scandal regarding Facebook’s possible leak of our personal information, #DeleteFacebook has become a possible new trend. Rumor has it that Cambridge Analytica LLC, a private British company that utilizes data mining, brokerage and analysis to produce communication strategy for election purposes, was able to acquire personal information of about 50 million Facebook users. Needless to say, users are infuriated about the fact that this was done under wraps without the consent of said users.

Furthermore, it seems that this particular consultation firm has had a business association with President Trump during the presidential campaign two years ago. A simple analysis of the two sentences aforementioned reveals the possible debauchery and corruption that, in turn, leads to this controversy.

On Tuesday, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica was let go by the firm after a documentary by Channel 4 went public. In the documentary, Nix was apparently laying claim on their alleged involvement in Trump’s electoral campaign. The consultation company has denied these claims, as expected. Facebook, on the other hand, has placed the entire blame on a “researcher” who supposedly handed the data to Cambridge Analytica while being dishonest to Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Facebook and Sheryl Sandberg, the COO have ostensibly been “working around the clock” in response to the problem, as disclosed by Facebook to the media.

“The entire company is outraged we were deceived. We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens,” as stated in the statement issued by Facebook on Tuesday.

Brian Acton is one of the founders of WhatsApp, the messaging application that Facebook had previously procured with $19 billion. He now holds the position of Executive Chairman of Signal Foundation, a non-profit organization in the tech industry. Forbes estimate Acton’s net worth as $5.5 billion. Within the same day the statement was issued, Acton began the trend #deletefacebook through Twitter – openly opposing Facebook. Is there an underlying issue, perhaps private, that goes beyond the surface between Acton and Zuckerberg? Since then, #DeleteFacebook has been trending as users gradually learn about the issue.

Needless to say, all of this has significantly impacted Facebook’s market shares because of the loss of public confidence. Facebook has been criticized repeatedly with regards to the approach they have taken in conjunction with this public relations nightmare. Roger McNamee is a venture-capitalist who is one of the most longstanding investors in Facebook. He has publicly expressed his opinion to CNN in an interview on the same day.

“They haven’t even taken the first step of admitting there’s a problem. If they don’t do something pretty soon, people are going to realize they can’t trust Facebook anymore… and that could threaten them permanently,” he suggests.

He believes that this disaster could potentially “destroy” Facebook and that the firm’s executives are not tackling the issue properly. While he has in his hands, significant Facebook stock, it seems like the top executives in the firm, quoting McNamee, “are not talking to me anymore, so I have to communicate through the press”.

McNamee, who still holds Facebook stock, added that Facebook senior execs “are not talking to me anymore, so I have to communicate through the press.”

On Wednesday, Facebook stock is valued at $164.80 per share. That is a slight decrease of 2 percent. By noon ET, however, there was an overall improvement in the market and Facebook’s stock, too went up by 1.7 percent. Yet again, the stock had hit a huge bump last Friday when the rumor first surfaced. Hence, it is still about 7 percent lower than the initial value overall.

Beginning on Monday, the rating for the Facebook application in the App store has below two out of five stars. However, ninety percent of these reviews have not even remarked on the Cambridge Analytica case as well as the leak of private information, Sensor Tower, mobile-analytics research firm reports. They also indicate that this issue, in addition to the hashtag trend has not affected the number of installs of the application.

The tension between Facebook, in its entirety, with others such as Acton and McNamee is ostensibly high. Why isn’t Facebook handling this situation with a better strategy?

Don’t be Alarmed if You Hear Laughter, could be Alexa

Owing to the advancement and innovation in science and technology, we have become the generation that resorts to the utilization of voice-enabled devices in order to complete our daily tasks such as switching the lights on and off, playing music and so forth. Consequently, various companies in that industry – Google and Amazon, to name a few – have begun to offer “smart” devices. Amazon has a series of devices that holds the name of “Alexa”. Few examples are the echo spot, echo dot, echo show, echo plus etc.

Alexa is to Echo devices as Siri is to Apple devices. Alexa was designed to be as human as possible in performing conversational tasks. Although it may have been entertaining in the beginning to have an ostensible artificial intelligence, what happens when it starts to act unpredictably? An issue that has arisen recently clearly demonstrates this situation. Consumers have been complaining about a problem with these Alexa-enabled devices throughout the past couple of days. Apparently, Alexa has been causing a bizarre laughter without being instructed to do so. Some reported that the laughter came after they commanded Alexa to switch off the lights. This subject has been brought up and supported by a large number of consumers.

Many indicated that the Echo devices have laughed despite of the absenteeism of the wake word, which is “Alexa” by default. This issue has captured a lot of attention from media outlets. Aside from media attention, this has also temporarily generated a social trend on the social platform, Twitter. Through Twitter and Reddit, consumers have expressed their distaste because of the element of surprise. Imagine yourself alone at home. Out of nowhere, you hear a strange laughter coming from a close distance. A clear description of this image is certainly frightening and a cause of concern. Users claimed that they have resorted to directly pulling the plug on their Echo devices.

In response to these negative reviews, Amazon has stepped out to address the issue.

The Verge quoted a response from Amazon that says, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”

They have since then announced a couple of their upgrades. One of them involves the deactivation of the command, “Alexa, laugh,” with the replacement of “Alexa, can you laugh?” Amazon proceeded to justify this move by suggesting that in this way, false positives are less likely to occur.” To clarify, this means that the Alexa voice detection will have a lower chance of pick up on arbitrary words that subsequently triggers the laughter.

 “We are also changing Alexa’s response from simply laughter to ‘Sure, I can laugh,’ followed by laughter,” added by a representative of Amazon.

In spite of all the improvements made, several people have made remarks regarding a different aspect. In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, a scene depicting the machine HAL 9000 acknowledging his wicked plans and uttered, “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Ultimately, this leads to the discussion of machine versus mankind. Robot overlords rule. Is this another indication of our over dependence on gadgets and devices? It seems as though we are fast approaching a dystopian future as depicted in movies. While we remain gratified and proud of the progress we have made in the field of technology, we should still keep it in moderation when it comes to the utilization of said devices.

At this point, it seems like the only distinction between men and robots is the ability to feel compassion and detect emotions. Should we be trying to create more artificial intelligence? Are we moving forward or bringing an end to the world?

Featured Image via Flickr/Guillermo Fernandes

RootMetrics Releases Cellular Performance Data for First Half of 2017

On Tuesday, RootMetrics, a renowned independent research company that collects data on the reliability of cellular networks, released its report for the first half of 2017, Daniel Kline of reports. Testers drove 276,607 miles—further than the distance between the Earth and the moon— to perform just under 4.7 million tests of cellular performance.

Verizon once again came out on top overall, with a score of 94.5, but competitors closed the gap. AT&T received an overall score of 92.9; Sprint came in third with a score of 87.9, followed by T-Mobile at points separated Verizon and AT&T, the range from top to bottom was a mere 8 points.

In the latter half of 2016, Verizon received an overall score of 93.9. AT&T scored 90.5, Sprint 84.7, and T-Mobile 81.2. Verizon and AT&T were separated by 3.4 points, and the range from top to bottom was 12.7 points.

The most recent report acknowledges that AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile all “made significant strides” in “metro-level performance,” which “provides the strongest gauge of a network for consumers.” RootMetrics considers not just “city centers” but “residential suburbs, business districts, recreational areas, and the highways that connect them” to be “metropolitan areas.” An overwhelming majority of consumers use their phones in such areas most of the time.

Verizon earned 617 first place awards in metropolitan areas. AT&T garnered 396, T-Mobile came in third with 271, and Sprint trailed the pack with 211. Verizon garnered 41 fewer first places than it did in the second half of last year, while AT&T picked up 24 more.

AT&T and T-Mobile “made big speed and reliability improvements in metro areas,” and even Sprint saw “significantly boosted data speeds and reliability at the metro level,” RootMetrics told The Motley Fool in an email.

Though RootMetrics claims the tests are impartial, some skeptics, including T-Mobile CEO John Legere, have argued otherwise. In an email to the media in February 2016, Legere accused Rootmetrics of severely handicapping T-Mobile in the study covering the second half of 2015.

“They manipulated their testing of the T-Mobile network, choosing to turn OFF Voice over LTE, our network technology that is on every single phone we sell,” the e-mail read. “VoLTE handles roughly 50% of calls made on the T-Mobile network. That is 250 million calls per day, or over 40 BILLION T-Mobile calls that RootMetrics just CHOSE to exclude in their latest tests. So the latest (and by latest, I mean up to 7 months old) RootMetrics results are worthless.

Legere claimed the “manipulation” was deliberate, and that “other carriers,” who “pay RootMetrics millions of dollars” receive favorable treatment in the tests.

RootMetrics told The Motley Fool it turned off VoLTE for the tests in question because “in the second half of 2015,” the feature “was only available on a small number of devices,” and “was not what the majority of consumers were experiencing.

“T-Mobile did add more VoLTE technology over the course of [the] last six months of 2015,” RootMetrics conceded, “but due to our rigorous scientific approach we do not switch out testing methodology for any carrier once our testing begins in a half.”

RootMetrics included VoLTE in its next report, regarding the first half of 2016, and in all subsequent studies.

Verizon is still the clear front runner among cellular service providers: it received 47 outright first place awards in metropolitan tests. AT&T was the next closest with 12 outright first places. T-Mobile won four, Sprint just one.

Last year, though, Verizon won 55 metropolitan tests outright. AT&T came in a distant second with 4 outright wins.

So, competition in the cell phone service sector is tightening, and consumers stand to benefit.

“Verizon is the leader with AT&T the clear No. 2,” Kline writes, “but for a lot of people, T-Mobile and Sprint have improved to the point where they are reasonable options, especially since they are the cheapest of the four major carriers.

Ivanka Trump’s Perfume is an Amazon Bestseller

Ivanka Trump’s perfume jumped to the top Amazon’s bestseller list in the “Perfumes & Fragrances” category last week, weeks after Nordstrom announced it was dropping Ivanka Trump-branded items from its store.

The Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum spray also received a vast number of reviews on its product page. Some comments remained apolitical, while other reviewers mentioned President Trump or his daughter Ivanka specifically.

A user named “DeeJay” wrote in a five-star review of the perfume, “Amazing! Smells great. Get many compliments and questions on what it is and where I got it! Plus I am supporting President Trump and his family! Make America Great again!”

Other reviews had less to do with the actual product and more to do with making a political statement in support of Trump and against those opposed to him.

Another five-star review from a user named “Ronald” says, “Very excellent scent. it also helps keep the RATS (SJW, PC, SNOWFLAKE) whining cry babies away, almost as if you’re throwing holy water at mindless DEMONS while they pull their hair and eye balls out when they smell such a refreshing scent.”

Out of 942 total reviews, 43% are rated 5 stars, while 51% are 1 star. The critical review voted most helpful by user “Santa CruZin” reminds shoppers and readers to “Remember to look for the “verified purchase” tag next to the names of reviewers when considering their opinions.” There are currently no 1 star reviews with verified purchases.

The jump in sales appears to be, in part, a reaction to a boycott of Trump-branded merchandise. The Grab Your Wallet campaign has encouraged consumers since last fall to boycott retailers carrying items with the Trump name on it. Neiman Marcus, Kmart, and Sears have said they would drop such items from their stores.

Nordstrom recently dropped Ivanka Trump’s collection from their stores, although they stated dwindling sales as the cause rather than political affiliation.

Legion: Blizzard to Unveil World of Warcraft’s Sixth Expansion

Acclaimed massive multiplayer online role-playing, World of Warcraft is set to have its sixth expansion pack titled Legion; Blizzard Entertainment announced this during the live stream around the world from Gamescom 2015.

On Thursday at the live presentation at Gamescom, Blizzard showed off Legion with a teaser. After, Blizzard Entertainment played the main reel, officially announcing World of Warcraft: Legion and showing off some of the expansion pack’s new features.

The new features will include a level cap hike to 110, new dungeons and raids, a new continent called The Broken Isles, a new honor system, artifact weapons, class order halls, PvP progression system that allows for leveling up in PvP, buy bonuses, skills improved transmogrification system and a new demon hunter class.

“In World of Warcraft: Legion, the stakes for the Alliance and the Horde are higher than ever, so we’re putting some of Azeroth’s deadliest forces directly in players’ hands,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether they’re wreaking havoc as a Demon Hunter or unlocking awesome new abilities for their Artifact, players will develop their characters’ power in ways they never have before.”

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Woman Hunter from Idaho Posts Photos of Her Kill on Facebook

In the light of certain recent events involving Cecile the lion, people all over social media are expressing just how much they truly detest hunting. It isn’t just the usual animal lovers and animal welfare groups who are posting their views but, also the general public.

Finally it seems that the human race is genuinely compassionate about a creature that is unable to voice their own opinion. That in itself is a great victory for humanity.

However, even though the majority of public share this opinion, not everyone feels the same way. One such person is a woman from Idaho, who loves to hunt apparently. Sabrina Corgatelli went to South Africa for a holiday and went on a hunting spree.


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During her trip Corgatelli killed a giraffe, an impala, a crocodile and many more. The woman whose profile on Facebook does not seem to have too many security settings is now under scrutiny.


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People everywhere are openly commenting on the photographs she has posted of her kill and are criticizing it very much. People from all over the world are talking about how they think her act was cowardly and nothing to be proud of at all.

Hopefully, the amity between humans and animals continue in this way and the future generation will be influenced to show kindness towards all beings.

Photos Courtesy of Sabrina Corgatelli/Facebook

So Good, It’ll Make Your Eyes Bleed

LG setup shop in a second floor studio in the Flatiron District(NYC) for a presentation and demo of their OLED displays. Media and executives congregated in a small showroom with four TVs; two LG, two Samsung.

A brief presentation at the start of the event showcased the progression of LG TVs and its current state. Making comparisons between standard LED and OLED, the LG executive emphasized the importance of OLED technology in TV’s future. The presentation touched up on the progress they were making in regards to releasing newer and larger models.


The difference between standard LED and OLED were pretty obvious. LG’s OLED displayed richer colors with increased vibrancy and saturation. Objects on display seemed sharper and more life-like than the, soon to be antiquated, LED displays. A LG rep even held up a real strawberry to give a better comparison with the one on the screen. On the Samsung side, the colors were flat with a good amount of glare. The LG displays fared well in direct sunlight and against the overhead lights.

To show the difference between the curved OLED TV’s field of view to a standard LED, triangular mats were placed in front of each display symbolizing the field of view.

It would have been better to see a side-by-side comparison with Samsung’s curved OLED displays. But, we had to settle for their LED lineup. Regardless, in terms of picture quality, design, weight and more importantly price, LG was the clear winner.


The retail prices for Samsung’s OLED displays are at least two-times more expensive. Coming in at just over $3,000, the LG OLED displays are quite a bargain over their Samsung counterparts.



Titan Launches Biggest TV in the World

In the world of TVs, a rule of general thumb dictates the bigger it is the better it is. Well now those who have a thirst for the biggest and the best have a trip to the store to make. That is if you can afford it. British company Titan has just unveiled a $1.7 million dollar TV that measures 26 feet by 16 feet. The TV is appropriately titled Zeus.

If you can’t be at the World Cup, this TV is no doubt the next best thing. If you haven’t worked the dimensions out yet, it measures out to the size of a professional soccer goal. It’s so big that the players will appear life sized. Zeus now replaces a panasonic TV priced at $1 million as the worlds biggest TV. Panasonic’s model is 12 feet wide.

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Titan’s newest TV uses 4K technology which is the equivalent of twice the definition of HD. The Daily Mail reported that the TV can be controlled via gestures, and even said the channel could be changed with little more than a wink. In addition the screen automatically adjusts its brightness depending on the light in the room. It also has the capability of displaying 20 different channels at a single time.

Before you scrape every penny you have together though, be forewarned that there have only been four units made and two of them have already been sold. One of the screens has been mounted on the top of the Le Grand Hotel in Cannes. The remaining two TVs can be purchased through the company’s website. But most people wouldn’t even have a place to put the TV even if they were able to afford the outrageous price tag. Still, it’s has to be incredible watching anything on a TV that big.




New Playstation 4 Wireless Headsets Incoming From Turtle Beach

In the world of Playstation gaming headsets, the competition is limited to say the least. Primarily Madcatz, Astro, and Turtle Beach have been the three headset companies that Playstation users turn to most frequently. That’s why Turtle Beach is looking to up the ante at the 2014 E3 convention with two brand new headsets. Though E3 isn’t available to the press until tomorrow afternoon, Forbes was able to get an exclusive look at the new pieces early.

Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach, told Forbes “Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation 4 to a new level, with features like DTS, Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, and our new Tournament Audio Controller, it is a whole new game for PlayStation console owners.” And with the video game business being a multi-billion dollar industry, no one wants to miss out on their slice of the pie.

Turtle Beach’s Ear Force Elite 800 will go for around $300 a pair, but don’t worry these headphones come with all the bells and whistles. As previously mentioned the headphones have DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, dual discrete microphones, and active noise cancellation. The company also claims that it has developed different settings depending on whether the game is a shooter, racer, or sports game.

The headphones even come with software for the PC and an app which allows users to program their own setting for the headset. But what really makes Turtle Beach headphones special this year though, is their ability to connect via Bluetooth. The headphones are also suppose to be able to charge wirelessly through a magnetic stand. A fully charged battery is being reported to deliver 15 hours of use at a time.

If the $300 price tag makes you step back and pause, Turtle Beach is also releasing a pair of headphones for $99. This version is dubbed the Ear Force Stealth 400 and its more expensive counterpart is compatible with both the PS3 and PS4. These headphones offer a decent value as well, with 50mm drivers as well as its ability to work wirelessly.

Turtle Beach Elite 800 for PlayStation 4
Turtle Beach Elite 800 for PlayStation 4

This set is also expected to get 15 hours of battery life off of a single charge. Unfortunately you will out on the wireless charging. Though you will not be able to customize the headphones settings as specifically as you would with the pricier model, the Stealth 400 is still lightweight, comes with controls on the unit, and a mobile cable that can be plugged in by removing the microphone.

Lastly Turtle Beach is releasing their Elite Tournament Audio Controller as a direct competitor of Astro’s MixAmp. It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Xbox360, PCs, and Macs and comes with features including Dolby AC3 decoding, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround, sliders for mixing game and chat audio, background noise limiters, and audio presets. Turtle Beach plans on incorporating the audio controller into tournament-level headsets, and user will be able to plug them into their current headphones for a more inclusive experience.




Smart Lighter Helps You Quit Smoking

Are you a smoker who’s ready to finally kick the habit? Well theres now a new app for that. Labeled as Quitbit, the app on your phone syncs with a custom made lighter to track and limit your daily cigarette consumption. You simply input how many cigs you want to allow yourself to smoke that day and minimum time of how far apart you want each one to be. That’s all there is to it. If you try to use the lighter outside of the restrictions you have instructed it to follow it will not work. There is a built in digital screen that displays how long ago your last cigarette was, in addition to counting how many cigarettes you smoked that day. Of course you can cheat and use a normal lighter, but that defeats the purpose of investing in the lighter to begin with.

Quitbit’s founder, Ata Ghofrani, explained that the device is meant as a tool to help those who are truly determined to quit smoking. Smokers trying to quit may still want to implore nicotine gum and patches, and the lighter will be there when you absolutely have to given into the urge to light up. The lighter is still in its Kickstarter crowd funding phase and you still have time to back the project if you want. It will start at $69 or you can just give your support and receive yours when they are ready to ship. So support a start up and improve your health at the same time, because couldn’t you afford to breathe a little easier?

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The New Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Smartphone : The Pros & the Cons!

Considered the main rival to Apple’s iPhone, Samsung has recently released their highly anticipated Galaxy S5. The phone starts at $199 with a contract or you can pay the full retail price of $650 if you just can’t live without it. The new edition in the Galaxy legacy has come full of upgrades. The screen is now 5.1 inches and the display is clearer and more crisp. The camera has received an upgrade and just like Apple have a finger scanning security feature. It has computing power to rival any smartphone on the market with a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and even has a 2800mAh battery (which is removable). The Galaxy S5 is also waterproof, which may turn out to be a huge selling point for some.

Though the phone might not be as aesthetically pleasing as the iPhone or HTC phones, it is just as good if not better than its competitors. Though the phone is lighter than some and the feel of it in your hand seems to be a bit off. The frame is still not metal, and though this might have to do with the cost of productions, we are disappointed that this is one of the few upgrades that went unmade. The phone is still tough and turable though, and might be sturdier than one made by Apple or HTC.

The Galaxy line of phones is the only other line besides Apple that has built a dedicated following. This may have to do with a love of all things CPU and Android or it might be a determination to be apart of the counter culture. But just as sure as we are in an iPhone 6 so we are about a Galaxy S6, the next generation. Every product has its pros and cons and Samsung has proven that the Galaxy line has enough pros to secure a innovative future.

Time to travel the world! With the Louis Vuitton Passport case

Now that we are officially in the spring season the weather is starting to get warmer, the sun is shining brighter and staying out longer so we are bound to travel a lot more. Where to go is a decision left for another day. While there are thousands of places to visit, it just has to be imagined and planned and realized. But when we travel, how do we travel? Light, heavy, stylish? Do we dress for the environment when we leave or do we just put on our most comfortable pair of pants, shorts and a t-shirt? That usually depends on why we travel and where we are heading. The one item that almost always goes with us is our passport. Sometimes packed inside some thrifty convenient carry case or bag if that even happens. Usually it’s stuffed in our pants or shorts pockets being mauled every time a step is taken or we decide to sit. It might as well be put through a grinder by the time we leave the airport.

Well for the start of travel season we found a perfect and stylish solution to your ID carrying needs. It’s the Louis Vuitton Passport Cover. It’s the go-to piece for anything you need to travel with. Having dimensions of roughly five and a half inches by four inches it has the size you want to carry what you need. With enough space for your passport and three credit card slots you virtually do not need anything else. Available with around ten different options including their Damier Infini leather with a cowhide leather interior to grained calf leather linings and various color combinations that include their cream and gray checkered design as well as their brown and gold checkered patterns and their infamous LV logo. They are able to be customized with Initials and patterns to give that personal touch of comfort and enjoyment of knowing it is yours. When you are paying anywhere between $320 and $550 to carry your passport, credit cards and plane tickets that cover can end up costing more than the actual plane ticket itself. A truly unique item for the modern and trendy on the move, it will show a sense of style when you gladly show it to the flight attendant as you board and take your first class seat. The main difference is your airline ticket will only get you there and back once while your passport case will always take you around the world in style.

Koenigsegg Agera R – The Need for Speed, Style, and Comfort!

In 1994, Christian von Koenigsegg captivated the automotive world when he penned the original Koenigsegg Competition Coupe (CC). Four car generations later, the Agera was born. As we all saw in the Need for Speed movie, the newest hottest car from Koenigsegg is their Agera R. The R edition features even more toys and upgrades for the driver to experience. According to the press release “The name Agera means “to take action” in Swedish and is short for the ancient Greek word ageratos (ageless).” Koenigsegg doesn’t use the term “Supercar” to describe what they produce they call their cars “Hypercars.”

Starting of course with the engine, which gives off 1140hp from a bi-turbo powered 5.0L V8. Gets you going from 0-60 in under 3 seconds and tops out at 273 mph. The car comes with Dihedral Synchrohelix doors (Lamborghini style) and is a two-seater, so you won’t be taking it on family vacations any time soon. Unless you are just taking a drive, then it’s the perfect vehicle. Another first is its Dynamic Rear Wing System. Unlike heavy pre-programmed hydraulic systems, the lightweight Dynamic Rear Wing adjusts its angle of attack with actual wind pressure to always maintain the perfect balance and control at any speed.

The interior cockpit features Koenigsegg’s iconic “circle of buttons”, also having innovative technology such as the multifunctional infotainment system and configurable instruments to provide unsurpassed functionality. The instrument cluster features digital gauges to give the feeling of being strapped in to a fighter jet. This car might be just as fast as one at takeoff. When you are in the mood for some fresh air, you can take the carbon fiber removable roof off and store it inside the hood. Because the engine is in the trunk as is with most high end supercars.

Driving this car would not only be a dream joyride but also a remarkable privilege and a dream worth having.

Lexus RC-F Sport – the next chapter in luxury coupes!

Lexus just unveiled its new sport coupe. The new RC 350 F Sport. It features a 5 liter V8 engine boasting a whopping 450 horsepower under the hood. Kind of a not so hidden secret. Mostly it just looks mean and aggressive. Right up front is its unique mesh grill looking like an angry and pissed off automobile that just wants to tear the roads apart. It can surely do that with its 19 inch mesh alloy wheels. The interior instrument panel is the Lexus modern centerpiece. Featuring a moving center ring to give a race car feel to the drive, and with 450HP, racing is what you will be tempted to do.

The interior of the car is inspired by their LF-A  supercar, which in it’s own right has a 4.8L V10 engine giving off 562 horsepower and a futuristic racecar feel and design. This is their ultra-exclusive street legal super coupe that is a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

The RCF model will be competing for market share with other high end sports coupes, only this ride should be much more fun and comfortable. Lexus is known for having smooth rides, and why not? Having 450hp beneath your feet should be not only exhilarating and enjoyable, it should be comfortable enough to drive cross country and not regret the trip.

Samsung Galaxy S5 – The new even better thing is here!

Samsung’s newest smartphone the Galaxy S5 has hit the store shelves at a price of around $650 with no contract, or on most major carriers for $199 with a 2 year service agreement. The new phone is an upgrade from the previous versions of the Galaxy S3, and the S4 models. It is on par and a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 5s, and the HTC One M8.

The new S5 features a multitude of new additions and improved hardware and software options. It now boasts a whopping 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED display, also with an upgraded camera which now has 16MP and a new HDR Rich Tone feature that lets you brighten and clear shaded pictures as you take them, while the selective focus feature allows you to focus on an object and blur the rest of the picture, giving a clear and crisp view of the exact item you are snapping.

The new phone runs on Androids new 4.4.2 Kitkat OS, with either a 16GB or 32GB memory option. What is truly unique about this new phone are the extras, first time features. It has an Ultra Power Saving Mode where according to Samsung “this innovative feature changes your screen to black and white and shuts down all unnecessary features to dramatically minimize battery consumption.” Also that it is dust and water resistant and has an IP67 certification. “With an IP67 certification, Galaxy S5 is resistant to sweat, rain, liquids, sand and dust, so your phone is protected for any activity and situation.” But you shouldn’t be going swimming with it any time soon just to be safe. The new Fingerprint scanner can help you unlock your phone instead of the old pattern and pin options, so it’s another cool gadget feature that you might use. However the coolest thing about the phone and an industry first is the Heart Rate Sensor. “Galaxy S5 is the first smart phone with a built-in Heart Rate Sensor which enables you to measure your heart rate directly on your phone.” You just place your finger on the back of the Galaxy S5 and measure your heart rate.

The Galaxy S5 not only uses the newest technology available at its disposal, but also created a new category and trend of smartphones, or in this case ultra-phones. This could be your new one piece of mobile gear that has everything you’d want and need. Not only in a phone but with any piece of technology. Sooner or later the phone will most likely be able to operate and replace most of our readily used items. Most likely sooner though.