Future of Automotive Industry

  • Japan has now 344% more electric charging stations than USA.

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  • #Tesla S 85D model have 287% higher range than #Smart #EV (110km)

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  • Faraday Future’s  variable platform architecture (VPA) will change the EV industry.
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Remix OS – New OS is in town & it’s awesome + free !!

Not so long ago, I came across a Kickstarter project named “Remix Mini – The World’s First True Android PC” by Jide Tech, where they were offering a fully operational personal computer for $ 20 (1 GB version) & $ 40 (2 GB version). It definitely caught my eyes for two reasons:

# 1: World’s First Android PC

# 2: Insanely low price

I got my hand on Remix Mini in November 2015, wasn’t disappointed at all. They delivered as they promised. It was cool in design, easy to set up and fast android operating system that the market has to offer.

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Well, the Jide team didn’t just stop there. A few weeks ago, in CES 2016, they had announced that, they will release the Remix OS for FREE for everyone. On 12th of January, 2016, they opened the door for everyone to download the Remix OS for free. Before, I go into detail about its features, allow me to explain what is Remix OS?

Remix OS is a fully customized Android. But unlike other Android OS, it has a user interface. What does it mean? Imagine you are using an Android OS on your PC or Laptop or even on your TV, but it feels like a desktop operating system. In other terms, it’s like a Windowed Android OS. It has a task bar, a desktop, and support for running Android apps, like Windows OS or OS X.

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Now getting back to its features, it basically runs on any Intel based PCs, even on Macs. One of the coolest things about using an Android based OS, is you can download / use over 1.6 million of Android apps available on Google Play Store. For example, you can run adobe applications. Microsoft office, Chrome browser and what not. Just like other operating systems in the market, it offers start menu, multi-window features, ability to minimize, maximize, drag & drop etc. All you need to do is to download the Remix OS on a USB 3.0. Plug it in and run. It even gets better, you can use the Remix OS on a Windows or Mac PC. It will run without any interference. All these you get without spending a single penny. Just make sure your USB and Computer has the following minimum requirements:

  • A USB 3.0 flash drive that supports the FAT32 format, with a minimum capacity of 8GB and a recommended writing speed of 20MB/s.
  • A CPU with 64-bit compatibility.

The team behind Remix OS, is just not from any other company. This is just the beginning and they are here to change the world of technology. I am personally convinced after using my Remix mini and Remix OS. Try it out yourself. You can download it here:

 

DID TESLA MOTORS FINALLY MEET ITS MATCH? TESLA-S vs FFZERO-1

Well, we don’t need to wait that long to answer that question, as a new automotive company named Faraday Future, just announced FFZERO 1, super electric car at CES 2016. Faraday Future located in California was operating in stealth mode for last 1.5 years and they revealed the FFZERO 1 including a full video of the car’s features. One of the coolest feature is, variable platform architecture, in other words modular basis of its design, which can be a complete game changer in the automotive industry.

Launch of FFZERO1 at CES 2016

Experts are saying this company is going to disrupt the automotive industry. One thing is for sure, once the car will be out in the market it will definitely give high competition to Tesla Motors.

Tesla was the No # 1 Electric Vehicle brand in the USA in 2015. The company introduced Model X and with newer version of Tesla S, total delivery of vehicles was 50,580 in 2015. Also, when it comes to technology and features in a car, Tesla was undoubtedly leading the EV market. Until, Faraday Future showed the FFZERO 1 concept car.

Best way to compare this two company is to compare their latest car models specification and features. So, I took the liberty to carry out some comparative research between Tesla S P85D Model and FFZERO 1  model and the result speaks for itself:

Comparison between TESLA S and FFZERO 1

When it comes to horsepower, FFZERO 1 have massive 1000 horsepower with 4 quad core motors. Also when it comes to acceleration, both the model are neck to neck. Also, FFZERO1 claims to be 45 mph ( 72 km/h ) faster than Tesla S P85D. Within thrashing 200 mph ( 321 km/h ), it’s no doubt it’s more powerful than Tesla S P85D Model.

When it comes to battery, it’s yet to disclosed about FFZERO 1’s battery range. Till date, Tesla cars are unbeatable, considering range of the battery. It would be definitely a challenge for Faraday Future to match, even to overcome battery feature.

While designing this new super electric car, Faraday Future took the liberty to integrate some of the latest features that technology has to offer.

Here’s the key features of the FFZERO1:

Key Features of FFZERO1

We need to a bit longer to experience these features. For now, all we know that Faraday Future, collaborating with various companies such as LeTV in China to implement up-to-date features in the car. This company have promised to deliver the best quality EV. With 550 employees on board + renowned automotive industry experts, we can definitely expect a key competitor to Tesla. As Tesla is not present in CES 2016, we need to wait a bit more to see Elon Musk’s reaction on FFZERO1’s high ambition.

No matter who wins this competition, one thing is for sure customers are going to experience some innovative features that today’s technology has to offer.

Reference: www.theverge.com ; www.engadget.com ; www.faradayfuture.com ; www.teslamotors.com

3 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2016

3 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2016

2015 was a great year for tech & social media development & milestones. We have seen various new features & innovations. New changes are emerging faster than we could ever imagine. I personally believe, marketers should keep in mind the following trends when getting ready for 2016.

Real-time Streaming

In 2015 we have seen the rise of many new companies focusing on live streaming features, such as Periscope, Meerkat, Livestreaming etc. Marketers are currently experimenting with various apps as a storytelling tool. As Facebook is currently working on its live streaming feature called “Facebook Live”. It’s no doubt that it will be one of the strongest broadcasting tool in 2016 with 1.5 billion users. Even Mobile manufacturing giant Samsung phones have live broadcasting feature on their latest phones. In 2016, we can expect companies of all levels to play with this trend. Won’t be surprised, if a professional social network like LinkedIn starts giving such features to its users.

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Virtual Reality / 360 Degree Videos

In 2015, Virtual Reality tools became affordable and currently can be easily experienced with the help of your smartphone. Yet, it’s not widely used by everyone. But, I am sure to see more virtual reality videos in 2016 from brands, publisher, events, etc. As the 360° cameras are becoming affordable, users of social media networks will be able to make and share 360° videos with its followers with ease. Recently, we have seen the 360° video of Star Wars : The force Awaken on Facebook.

360_Degree_Video_Virtual_Reality_VideoCurrently, YouTube / Facebook allows us to upload 360° videos.  With no doubt, we expect to see more of this trend in 2016 as the tools will be more available to users.

Social Selling

Interest based contents / ads was the trend of 2014 – 2015. In the mid of 2015, we have seen the rise of the concept of social selling. Social Media giants such as Facebook, LinkedIn already started playing with this feature. Facebook already implemented “Buy Button” B2C players. Also with LinkedIn Sales Navigator, users can stay one step ahead when it comes to B2B selling. This year, we can expect all the global brands, SMEs, Start-ups directly start selling their product and services via social media channels. Also, the emergences of the Buy Button in Pinterest on smartphones are expected to boom in this year. Also, it’s time for Instagram, LinkedIn to offer such online store for companies to showcase and sell their products.

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2015 had been a fast year for social media. Looking back at the historical trends and current technologies, I am sure 2016 is going to be a great year for social media and marketers need to me prepared with these trends to take their brands to the next level.

10 Must have Smartphone apps for any business professional

“Worldwide Smartphone Users Cross 1.75 Billion Mark” –  eMarketer 

Most of us, who is reading this article right now, own a Smartphone.  Especially, if you are a reader from the Netherlands, where almost 53% + of the population usages Smartphones, then you definitely contributed a lot in reaching the 1 billion mark. I personally own a Smartphone (Android) since 2010. Yes, a bit of late mover, but definitely one of the highest users of Smartphones.  When I say “highest users”, I meant to say, I make the most out of my Smartphone in both personal and professional lives.

It’s not just a phone we are talking about; in fact, we are actually carrying a fully-fledged computer with limitless capabilities. It has helped me to increase my productivity in professional life significantly. It’s not only the phone that matters, moreover, that apps that we can use makes the difference.

Today, I am going to share the apps that I use in my professional life and I believe it will help you irrespective of the industry or function you work in.

DropBox

Dropbox is one of my most favorite app of all time. It is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. Once you have dropbox, it doesn’t even matter if your laptop or PC is broken or got lost. Each and every important file of yours will be saved online. Not only that, you will be able to share Big files with your colleagues without even sending it. It auto-sync itself, so every word you write and everything that you save within the “Dropbox” folder will be most up-to-date.

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Everdroid

Many times, we lose our valuable contacts and data if our phone is stolen or broken. Many times, mobile telecom operators charge huge amount of money to back-up your contacts and data. Once you have downloaded and synced your contacts (For Free), you will be able to access from the web or any computer, access your phone live without having physical access to it. It’s even getting better; for instance, you have a really old model phone, now you want to upgrade to Smartphone without re-entering all the contacts manually. Yes, now you can with Everdroid. It auto syncs all your contacts online. It’s simple, easy and worth downloading.

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Go Email Widget

Are you still worried about missing your important emails? Are you still searching for a simple and useful email app? Now you have GO Email Widget. Once you have it, you can just send/receive emails directly on your screen. Absolutely no need to open any email app!

GO Email Widget supports most of the popular email boxes in the world. It provides you a fast and simple way to configure your account. You can do everything you want just like how you do it in any email app.

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PowerPoint Keynote Remote

PowerPoint Keynote Remote is a free app which allows you to control your PowerPoint presentation with your Smartphone. Many times, we face problems in installing PPT remote without laptops when presenting outside the office or in different meeting room. With PowerPoint Keynote Remote, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. All you have to do is to connect from your phone to your Windows or Mac OS X computer with either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Then, you will be able to change slide with a single click, swipe or the volume buttons on the phone. And at the same time get access to a number of features that maximize your ability to deliver the presentation.

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Swype

Gone are the days, when you type. Moreover, it can be a hassle to type in Smartphone for some people as its touch sensitive. With swype you can enter words by sliding a finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting only between words. It’s faster; it’s smart and it ridiculously accurate. The app itself is always learning new words. So in case you are using modern terminology, all you have to do is to type it once, then afterwards you can swype all the way. So, why Type when you can swype faster.

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Google Translate

In an era of globalization, we have to travel to so many countries for business purposes. Language problem can be a great barrier in the countries where people don’t speak a common language. That’s where Google Translate can come really handy. It translates words and phrases between more than 65 languages. It also translates by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages), allows to use camera to take a picture and brush text to translate (available on Android 2.3 and above) and also allows to listen to your translations spoken aloud (40 languages).

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Do it Tomorrow

One of the very important things, I have learned from Dutch/German people, is how to be organized. Trust me, they have perfected this habit. Most of the people here, always carries a notebook to write down when to do what, and one which day.

Well, personally, I am not a big fan of carrying a small notebook around. So, I was looking a smart solution which I can use it in my smartphone. And then I came across. “Do It Tomorrow”. This app simply has two plain text lists of the tasks you need to do today and tomorrow. Can’t finish something today? It’ll automatically be added to tomorrow’s list, ready for you to conquer later. Keeping up with the things you need to do isn’t much harder. Just type in the things you want to do today or tomorrow in the top line on their respective pages. Hit enter to add the task, and you can then immediately start typing in your next task. Each of the tasks looks somewhat like they’re written by hand, with the Vavont font and drawn arrows.

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CamCard

Business cards can be really old fashioned, yet its irreplaceable. I personally have a card holder where I always keep all the business cards from my professional network. But, do I always carry it with me everywhere, I go? NO, I don’t!! So, I ended up looking for a solution and came across this beautiful app called “CamCard”. It scans and adds all the information in my contact list as well as helping me to look up in LinkedIn. I am using it for a long time and trust me, you are going to love it.

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News Republic

Reading news were so much interesting before I found this app. For example, if you are working in Automotive industry or Telecom industry, all you have to do is select the topic and you will get personalized news from that particular industry. It’s visually superb and allows you to view all latest news about your favorite topics around the world. Now you will be able to enjoy complete articles with photos and videos from trusted sources on all the national and international news on: Politics, Elections, Sports, Business, Technology, Apps, Entertainment, People, Tennis, Football, Rugby, Movies, Gossip, TV, Books, Music and etc.

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Whatsapp

You must be wondering, Why am I suggesting Whatsapp for business use? Well, you can’t replace the use of email in business world. But, when it comes to internal communication within your company or team, Whatsapp can be quite effective. You can create your own group containing your team members and just can send a small message for the day to day activity. Also, one on one communication between you and your subordinate/superior can be more efficient, as you might not be in front of laptop to check emails but your phone is always with you to receive the message. So, think about it, it’s time to redesign your communication within your team members.

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Please feel free to suggest the apps you use in your daily professional life, which has done change the way you work and made you more productive. Keep Sharing and Keep Learning.

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