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Apple Kills The Airport Extreme, Express and Time Capsule & Some Alternatives

AppleOmar MoralesComment

I have been sounding the alarms for months that Apple seemed poised to kill the beloved Airport Extreme, Express & Time Capsules. And it seem I was right as today it was reported that apple has disbanded the group in charge of the wireless networking team and transfered the staff to other products. This is a shame and I am mad about it.

I have been waiting for a 7th generation Airport Extreme since WWDC 2015 and with each passing event, I grew more worried that Apple has decided to abandon yet another product line to focus more and more and high margins product like the iPhone.

I am mad seriously the Airport Extreme is the best wifi router in the market and I am angry at the direction Apple is going. Killing perfectly good line of products for the sake of margins.

I guess Tim do not care about stickiness anymore. Hey at least we have AirPods oh yeah the new Apple announces products before they are even ready I guess we just have to settle for a $300 book.

Alternatives

If you want to buy an Airport Extreme while they still available get yours from Amazon here

Here are some of the alternatives I am considering to replaces yet another Apple product.

Orbi Home Wifi System by NETGEAR

Orbi by NETGEAR is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed WiFi in every corner of your home. The Orbi WiFi system easily covers 4,000 square feet of your home with strong WiFi signals. Because Orbi uses Tri-Band WiFi, your Internet runs at max speeds no matter how many devices connect. Enjoy better WiFi. Everywhere .

eero

eero is the world’s best-reviewed Whole Home WiFi System that replaces your wireless router and any range extenders. No more dead zones. Now with Alexa Skills. Three eeros cover the typical home - we recommend one eero for every 1,000 sq. ft. Start with three and add as many as you need. eero stays new and gets better with regular software updates. With TrueMesh™ technology, eero is the most advanced WiFi system on the market.

Luma Home WiFi System

Luma redefines home WiFi with the first intelligent WiFi system offering unparalleled speed, security and control. Luma’s Surround WiFi system covers every inch of your home so you can forget about buffering and dead zones. Luma provides next-generation content controls to ensure your children can only access appropriate websites.Luma is just as simple to set up as it is to use. Plug it in, download the app, and it works in minutes. From there, the devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time to always offer peak performance and speed.

Google NLS-1304-25 Wi-Fi system Router

Enjoy a fast signal in every room, on every device. Google Wi-Fi is a new type of connected system that replaces your router for seamless coverage throughout your home.

AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System

The AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System includes a Router and two Mesh Points for Wi‑Fi coverage throughout your home. The AmpliFi HD system delivers maximum throughput to meet your streaming and gaming demands with lag-free performance. The Router features an innovative and simple design with an intuitive touchscreen display. The Mesh Points provide enhanced coverage to eliminate dead spots in your home. A mobile app is available for iOS and Android platforms for instant setup and

I Now Really Want Autonomous Self Driving Cars... Mandated

OpinionOmar MoralesComment
Steve Jurvetson Wikemedia

Steve Jurvetson Wikemedia

I have change my views on self driving autonomous cars.

Let me explain why?

A few years ago I wasn't against the idea of autonomous vehicles (AVs) but I was pretty sure that when they become ubiquitous the government will track drivers every move and find even more ways to tax them. And while I still have this concerns I believe the status quo is even worst.

I was against this idea because like the majority of Americans I love driving is something I enjoy. I like the freedom of going anywhere I want whenever I want and with the relative expectation of not been tracked.

So why have I change my mind?

Their are two main reasons. One we are already been tracked anywhere we go via our phones, toll transponders and license plate readers. So my fears have already materialized so we can move to reason number two.

And reason number two it's pretty simple. Their is a lot of dumb irresponsible people on the roads.

You know the ones I mean.

Those that will run a red light or stop sign, the tailgaters, the speeders, the dangerously slow ones, the ones texting and facebooking behind the wheel and even watching Youtube, the bad tempered, the drunks, the cabbies and all the plain stupids doing dumb stuff while driving.

So I came to the conclusion that it will be best if cities and states mandated that on city roads and highways human drivers will be required to surrender control to the autonomous vehicles on-board computers and ban human driving altogether.

The amount of people hurt and killed each year on the road is extremely high and it proof that a huge majority of humans aren't capable of driving responsibly and shouldn't be allow to.

Last year alone over 38,000 deaths and 4.4 million injuries were reported and all of them were caused by humans.

Computers while not perfect are very good at following commands and rules so I am pretty sure the amount of death, injuries and damages caused by human drivers will be significantly reduced. AVs can communicate between them will not get distracted with the day to day stuff and will liberate humans to do whatever they want while going from point to point.

What do you think?

Best Chromebook Laptops You Can Buy Right Now (mid 2016)

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Google Pixel Chromebook

Google Pixel Chromebook

Google hit a home run with the Chromebook’s. They are fast convenient and best of all affordable.

I strongly believe Chromebook’s are the perfect laptop for most people not doing heavy video, imaging or code editing (this one is the best for those task)

Now the problem with Chromebook is that there is an ocean of them and while Chromebook’s are affordable if you go to cheap it will hurt your experience and make you regret your purchase.

Lower end Chromebook are plagued with buggy mouses, poor build quality and terrible displays. The good thing is that good Chromebook are not that expensive.

Here we have our top four Chromebookour opinion. Take them into consideration when deciding on your next purchase.

Note that we pick this Chromebook based on reviews, features and price.  So you won’t see the Google Pixel here. While the Pixel is an awesome Chromebook at $1300 is not really a good value.

So lets gets started with our top four Chromebook’s (mid 2016 list)

1) Dell Chromebook 13 Laptop With HD Display and Back-lit Keyboard

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The Dell Chromebook 13 is a beauty both in design and on performance. Dell really wanted to put a nice Chromebook out to stand out on the sea of cheap ones.

The Dell Chromebook 13 laptop features a fiber carbon and magnesium alloy finish making it both sleek and durable.

It also has a full hd IPS display a feature missing on most low end Chromebook laptops.

Dell Chromebook 13” Laptop Highlights:

- Business class performance features the latest 5th Generation Intel Celeron 3205U Dual-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel HD Graphics Card
- 13.3" Anti-Glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Wide Viewing Angle Display, Full size business-class backlit keyboard featuring a Precision touchpad with seamless glass and integrated buttons
- Sleek design and made with Strong and durable materials, Including Magnesium-alloy chasis, Soft-touch paint finish and woven carbon fiber Notebook
- Backlit illuminated keyboard.
- Durable 6-Cell Battery Providing up to 12 Hours per Charge, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 and 1 HDMI 1.4 Port, MicroSD Slot and Noble Lock Slot
- Dell Business 1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service and Remote Diagnosis, Chrome OS With a quick start-up time of under 6 seconds

2) Acer Chromebook 15 C910 Laptop

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If what you are looking for is a big beautiful HD display the Acer C910 is one of the rare 15.6” Chromebook in the market. Most high end Chromebook top out at 13” but the Ace C910 15.6 widescreen display will be perfect for watching movies.

Acer Chromebook 15 C910 Highlights:

- Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor 3205U (1.5 GHZ)
- 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 32 GB Solid-State Drive
- 16-Inch HD Screen, Intel HD Graphics
- Chrome, Up to 9-hour battery life
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor 3205U (1.5 GHZ)
- 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM

3) Asus 13.3" HD Premium Chromebook

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The Asus is another 13” Chromebook with a premium build and nice specs. It feature an HD display and an Intel Dual Core CPU.

Asus HD Premium 13” Chromebook Highlights:

- 13.3 inches High Definition LED-Backlit Display (1366x768); HD Webcam
- Intel Celeron Dual-Core 2.16GHz Processor, Intel HD Graphics
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM; 16 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD); No CD or DVD drive
- Can open/edit MS Office files using free embedded QuickOffice editor or Google Docs, and can download Microsoft Office Online (an online version of Microsoft Office) for free. Cannot install standard MS Office software.
- Chrome Operating System; Black Chassis

4) Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6 Laptop

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The Samsung Chromebook 3 11” laptop gives you plenty of power in a smaller more portable package. If portability is what you are after then this is the one for you.

Samsung Chromebook 3 11” Laptop Highlights:

- Intel Celeron N3050, 1.6 GHz (2M Cache, Max Turbo Speed 2.16 GHz)
- 2GB LPDDR3 Memory1600 MHz, 16GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics
- 11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) LED backlight Display with Widescreen and Anti-reflective; HD Buit-in Wecam(720P)
- Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11ac; Headphone, microphone combo; DC-In, 1xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1 Micro SD Multimedia Card Reader
- Google Chrome Operating System, Battery Life Up to 11 Hours, Color-Metallic black