Tesla could bring self-driving cars before Google, we get a peek at the Oppo N3 and Alcatel is launching a device in the USA. Stick around to learn more!
Elon Musk was all the hype this morning, when a tweet he posted became the biggest joke of the week, in the tech industry. He stated it was “about time to unveil the D and something else”.
We can assume the D is a car (hopefully!), but we may have just found out what the “something else” is. In an interview with CNN Money, Elon Musk reveals they will be among the first to bring autonomous driving or “auto-pilot”, as he refers to it, to the market.
He clearly states a car will be able to drive on its own 90% of the time. It is expected to come next year, and it will definitely work on the hhighway. The car will have a variety of sensors like cameras, radars and long-range ultrasonics. He also states other car companies are to follow.
Opinion: And here we are, thinking Google was the boss of self-driving cars. Apparently Tesla here will beat them to the market!
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) October 2, 2014
Oppo has always been known for its unconventional, yet awesome cameras. These usually flip around, making for the ultimate selfie camera. This time around we are seeing something truly unique, though.
A new Oppo N3 rendered image has leaked, and it displays what looks like a rotating camera that comes off the side of the device. The slot looks much like a thicker microSD card slot, but instead it seems to hold the camera out of view when not in use.
Opinion: Other details are scarce, but this camera sure looks like a conversation starter. It’s definitely cool, but is it the most convenient? Phone cameras are all about capturing the right moments as quickly as possible. This contraption may hurt more than it helps.
Alcatel is not very well-known in the USA, but it is a popular brand for affordable smartphone users across the world. The company has just announced it is bringing a new device to AT&T in the USA, though.
The Alcatel C1 is to cost a mere $59.99 and will be available starting this month as a prepaid GoPhone alternative. It’s not a bad little phone for the price, either.
The device carries a 3.5-inch HVGA scree, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a 2 MP camera and a 1400 mAh battery.
Opinion: Not the device of your dreams, at all, but you can’t complain much with that price point!