If you’re a car buff, then you probably think that electric vehicles are on the boring side. But Tesla has managed to change that. I think of a small vehicle, mostly for city driving, that doesn’t have much going for it in the way of looks. For all you car buffs out there, would you consider a Tesla over a Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes or a McLaren? If the results of Motor Trend’s “World’s Greatest Drag Race” are any indication, the answer should be “yes”.
The race has become an annual event for the automotive publication. It pits the fastest cars against each other in a single quarter mile sprint to crown a champion. This years race included:
- Ferrari 488 GTB
- Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Nissan GT-R NISMO
- Aston Martin DB11, and;
- Tesla Model S P100D
The reason for choosing the Tesla is because it is slightly different than the other cars. What’s fascinating is that the P100D actually was triumphant, edging out the Ferrari and Porsche by just fractions of a second. Maybe it shouldn’t be fascinating because, according to Motor Trend, the P100D already holds the record for fastest 0-60 acceleration. But, if this was a longer race, the Tesla likely wouldn’t have won. The winner would have likely been the Ferrari.
What can you take away from this? Well, it’s clear that electric vehicles have a huge advantage when it comes to acceleration. How else do these cars compare?… Read the rest
Russell Wilson unveiled his new start up called TraceMe. TraceMe is an app that aims to connect super-fans with celebrities, offering daily behind the scenes content from your favourite athlete, artist, actor or other influential person. The idea is to bridge the gap between celebrities and their most passionate followers with a mobile platform. This will definitely need to differentiate itself from other social media services, but this one offers more control over content distribution and customer data.
The inspiration for the app came after one of his weekly visits to the Seattle Children’s Hospital where Wilson and his wife, Ciara, meet with kids. These kids often ask about last week’s Seahawks game or the couples most recent appearance on the red carpet. And most of these kids have smartphones. Wilson has said that he just wants to take these kids with him on his journey. So they can see what it’s like and experience the ups and downs. But it’s also something that anyone can relate to. And that’s when it clicked for him.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, Dick Clark Producdtions President Mike Mahan, and Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter all have invested in TraceMe. Examples of content available on the TraceMe beta app for iOS include instructional videos with Wilson’s personal trainer, sit-down interviews with Wilson and legendary superstars, and Wilson’s weekly podcasts that shares insights into football, family, faith and relationships.… Read the rest
In today’s world, everyone is interested in the latest crypto currency trend. And, like with most things in life, this can be confusing. Especially if you’re trying to figure out the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Both are trying to do things in their own way, but there are some distinctive differences between the two. So what are they, you ask? Keep reading to find out.
A lot of people are under the impression that Bitcoin is better than all other currency platforms, especially where they are digital. Bitcoin is one of the first major crypto currencies and has been around for almost 9 years now. Ethereum, on the other hand has some pretty interesting technology associated with it. The platform itself runs on smart contracts, which are an extremely new revolutionary technology. And it’s being heard that this technology would also be part of the Bitcoin platform. From a technology perspective Ethereum is smarter. Bitcoin is not as sound and it lacks decentralized applications. Making Ethereum better than Bitcoin, because Ethereum is technologically sound.
Because Ethereum is a relatively new platform there are more coins available. Bitcoin, in comparison is a lot scarcer. Bitcoin is known to supply cap at 21 million BTC, whereas Ethereum has around 92 million coins being circulated. What people tend to overlook is the fact that it will remain an inflationary currency. And they will claim that this doesn’t matter. But it does. … Read the rest