Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Another Driver Blames Tesla For Autopilot Crash

Another day, another Tesla crash. This time, a Tesla TSLA -0.44% Model S driver claims that his car’s Autopilot failed to react to a van parked on a busy road somewhere in Europe and slammed into its rear. The driver, Chris Thomann, who blamed the crash on Tesla and said that the entire front of…

HP just officially made backpack VR computers a trend

HP's recently launched Omen gaming line will soon include a high-end PC that's also a backpack, designed for walking around in virtual reality. Because we live in a strange world, this is becoming far less unusual than it sounds.

Apple Proposed Buying Time Warner, May Consider Netflix

Apple raised the idea of buying entertainment giant Time Warner at a meeting between the two companies late last year, but the notion never got off the ground, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. In a meeting at the New York headquarters of Time Warner, which owns cable channels including HBO as well as the…

Samsung unmasks Batman-inspired Galaxy S7 Edge

What kind of phone would Batman have on his utility belt? Samsung hopes the Caped Crusader would pick the Galaxy S7 Edge, so much so that it has created an Injustice Edition of the flagship handset. The limited-edition phone comes in black with gold accents, including the familiar Batman seal on the back.

Facebook and Microsoft team up to lay a massive internet cable across the Atlantic

Facebook and Microsoft announced a partnership today to lay the highest-capacity subsea internet cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean, starting with hubs connecting Northern Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. The cable, called "MAREA" after the Spanish word for "tide," will be capable of 160 terabits per second of bandwidth and will stretch more than 4,100 miles…

The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone

MICROSOFT’S DAYS AS a smartphone company are coming to an end. And that’s a really smart move by Microsoft. Last week, the company said it would sell the mobile phone business it acquired from Nokia in 2014 to manufacturing giant Foxconn. Now Microsoft is laying off 1,850 as it shrinks its mobile hardware division further.…

Revealed: the iPhone of 2020

The iPhone has had an enormous impact in a very short time, and the innovations kept on coming: from introducing multi-touch in the first iPhone to the debuts of the App Store, Siri, Touch ID, 64-bit processing and 3D Touch, Apple has taken cutting-edge tech and made it mainstream. So it's a bit disappointing to…

Dish's HopperGo portable DVR is available today

Nearly five months after its introduction at CES 2016, the HopperGo is finally available to Dish customers. This portable DVR features 64GB of built-in storage, which you can fill with movies and TV shows you've recorded on your Hopper 2, Hopper with Sling or Hopper 3 set-top box. The magic of the HopperGo is that…

What exactly does a Wi-Fi-connected Brita pitcher do?

One of the amazing and brilliant and utterly bizarre things about the Internet of Things is that ordinary consumer things are becoming connected things. This includes objects like refrigerators, toothbrushes, juicers, and even Brita pitchers. Recently Amazon teamed up with Brita, which is sold through The Clorox Company, to create a water pitcher that could connect to Wi-Fi and would…

Here's what it's like to ride a virtual reality roller coaster

After having my brain smooshed against my skull, my stomach flipped and flopped, and my spine whipped hither and thither, I thought a day at the Six Flags amusement park in St. Louis Missouri couldn't get any more fun. I was wrong. When I climbed aboard the park's soon-to-open virtual reality coaster the next morning…

Foxconn cuts 60,000 factory jobs and replaces them with robots

Foxconn, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, says it has automated away 60,000 jobs in one of its factories, according to the BBC. The cuts are part of an ongoing process to replace humans responsible for "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" with robots, the company said in a statement. Foxconn…

Toyota is establishing a 'strategic partnership' with Uber, which is a really big deal

Toyota and Uber are forming a "strategic partnership" which will include an investment by the Japanese automaker in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company. Under the agreement, Uber drivers can lease their vehicles from Toyota and cover their payments through earnings generated as Uber drivers. The leasing period will be flexible and based on driver needs.…

Fujitsu is developing a robot that can judge gymnastics for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics

In 2020, the Olympics will head to Tokyo. Appropriately for Japan, it looks as though it'll be the most high-tech Games yet. And as part of the country's push for new technology for the Olympics, Fujitsu is creating a laser-guided system to score gymnasts. The company claims that the scoring for gymnastics, a particularly dynamic…