Some innovations seem so inevitable once they’re out there that you wonder just why no one has thought of them before.
If you ever wanted a sign that the world is moving toward a greener future, you could find a big one at the Geneva Motor Show. Bentley, a company that makes enormous gas-guzzling vehicles for the one percent, surprised attendees with its first all-electric convertible, the EXP 12 Speed 6E Concept. Bentley has flirted with plug-in hybrids before, with one expected to launch in 2018, but this is the first “pure” vehicle it has made.
Anticipation for the iPhone 8 has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year. In great part this is due to the typical steady drip of rumors in addition to the upcoming March 9th mega-event, when Tim Cook and his execs are expected to trot out new iPads and Macs as well as—possibly—new iPhone features, at a minimum.
Tesla’s Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating production car in the world, thanks to a Spaceballs-inspired software update. In a recent Motor Trend test, the Model S P100D hit 0-60 mph in 2.275507139 seconds using a new Easter egg mode called Ludicrous+. No production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds during the magazine’s testing, it said. That’s faster than Tesla’s original promise of 2.5 seconds, and faster than the 2.389 second time recorded by the Tesla Racing Channel in January.
The PlayStation VR just got some additional content via the recently announced app launch by Jaunt. The platform will have instant access to 150 cinematic titles from the startup. The app includes videos like the award-winning animation Invasion, CBS’ JPL Mars 2020, Shaq Goes to Cuba, Zombie Purge and the Pure McCartney Experience from the former Beatle.