Kyocera is sets a new standard in rugged phones, Hulu app now allows for free streaming and Tesla shows big plans for the proliferation of its superchargers.
Previous rumors of Kyocera developing smartphones with sapphire displays have proven to be true. The manufacturer has just released a Verizon-bound smartphone made to last, sporting a Sapphire Shield display on a dust, shock and vibration-proof body.
The Kyocera Brigadier comes with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 16 GB of internal storage, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 3100 mAh battery. All for the price of $399.99 off-contract. You can also get it for $99.99 on a 2-year contract or $19.99 per month on Verizon EDGE.
Opinion: Kyocera is known for its rugged devices and the Brigadier will be no lackluster within its kind. You could get much better specs for the price, but if you need something rugged this is probably one of your best choices.
Until the latest update, the Hulu app has been worthless to anyone who doesn’t pay for an $8 Plus subscription. Today’s update changes everything by allowing you to stream certain shows without pulling out your wallet. The only issue is you won’t get access to everything Hulu has to offer.
Instead, users will be able to stream from a select group of shows, and only the last one or two episodes will be available. You can go ahead and download the latest version of the app to get in on all the action.
Opinion: Even if full access was not granted to us, this is a good move in the right direction. We hope Hulu for mobile soon becomes more like Hulu for Desktop, which offers much more streaming freedom.
Tesla Motors is breaking into the automotive market with some of the most innovative cars we have seen in a long time. These run fully on electricity and present a luxurious design and style that will turn many heads. There is an issue, as there usually is with new technologies – the distance factor.
Because these cars run on electricity, is hard to go long distances as charging stations are hard to find. And you won’t exactly ask any stranger to let you charge your car with one of their outlets, will you? This is why Tesla is planning to proliferate their superchargers all over the world, starting with a few major markets.
Opinion: As Tesla vehicles and alternative sources of energy become more popular, we will need to adopt our old technology (gas stations) and have them evolve into what the future holds. Soon it will be no problem to find car chargers in the road!