PAL-V Liberty: The flying car will be delivered end of 2018

PAL-V is a mixture of car and gyrocopter which is scheduled to start production in this year and will be delivered end of 2018.

The “PAL-V Liberty” is a gyrocopter, also known as “Tragschrauber” or “Autogyro”. A propeller engine provides for the necessary propulsion, the rotor is passively driven by the driving wind. This is not a new invention, but has been known since the 1920s. A gyrocopter named “Little Nellie” was already seen in 1967 in the movie “James Bond 007 – You Only live twice”.

Android developer: Share of each version of the Android OS

Website  Android developer public on February 6 about the share of Android OS each version come from data represents of all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in the prior 7 days. Number 1 still be Lollipop version (5.x) has market share at 32.9%. In a relatively close second is the newer generation code-named: Marshmallow (6.x), it on their devices 30.7% of Android owners.

Top 5 mobile phone in China in 2016

IDC shared information about mobile phone market in China in year 2016, for year to year the market grew by 9% total 467.3 million units sold in last year vs 429.9 million units in 2015.

Dominated by domestic brands

Alphabet Inc announced financial results of Q4/2016

Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, announced financial results of Q4/2016. The company shows the increasing of revenue and net profit. Remains the driving force of online advertising but got better results also from other divisions.

Facebook officially launches Messenger Ads

Last week, Facebook confirmed that in early of this week will begin to appear in Messenger advertising. The ads will be targeted at consumers and businesses. Fortunately not appear in conversations with friends.

Accenture’s annual forecast: 5 major technology trends in 2017

Accenture, the world’s leading consulting firm, released its annual forecast, called Technology for People’s annual forecast report, that the future of science and technology is people-centered, it believes that human needs will become the rapid development of AI and other technologies the main line. Technology for peoplen and by people, which is a technology that can perfectly predict human needs and provide a highly personalized experience, is now beginning to emerge as a wave of “people-oriented, human-born” technology.

Apple tests new keyboard software in iOS 10.3

Apple just testing the beta version of its operating system iOS 10.3 and one of the testers when browsing beta codes came across some interesting information. In iOS 10.3 is immediately discovered a pair of hidden software keyboards for the iPad.

Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi and returns back to Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra announced on his Facebook, his desire to leave Xiaomi the giant Chinese company. Officially, he says he would like to resume his life in the Silicon Valley and to find there his family and his friends. As a shareholder of the company, Hugo Barra will become an advisor to Xiaomi for an indefinite period. This role of consultant seems above all to be given honorific.

Asus Tinker Board: Asus launches Asus Tinker Board competitor to Raspberry Pi 3

Asus launches the Open Hardware and development cards: it will be a competitor to the Raspberry Pi 3 with the Asus Tinker Board. A very well-equipped and architecture solution around the SoC Rockchip RK3288. With Wifi, Bluetooth, Ethernet Gigabit and a lot of features, the little news is pretty seductive.

HTC 10 and M9 will receive Android 7.0 Nougat in two weeks

Regarding to Twitter from Graham Wheeler, HTC has the plan to announce the latest OS Android 7.0 Nougat for HTC flagship model HTC 10 and HTC One M9 in Europe in next 2 weeks.

The transition to the new version in Europe is behind the US for about a month. There Update for HTC 10 arrived last month and about a week for HTC One M9. While HTC is working closely with operators to be delivered as soon as possible update to mobile linked to a specific operator.