Nissan Puts Safety First

Fighting the Statistic

Safety experts say that an average of 37 children die in locked vehicles every year. Starting in 2018, the new Nissan Pathfinder will include sensors that can detect when the rear door is opened before a trip, so that if the driver neglects to close the rear door again after the car in parked, the horn will beep several times as a reminder. The new system will also display an alert on the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, so the driver gets a reminder even before he or she leaves the vehicle. (Source: The Verge)

Apple Watch 2.0

If you want to leave your phone at home, your iWatch is suddenly a bit less smart. Without an iPhone nearby, it can’t pull data — be it messages or music — over the cell networks. However, according to Bloomberg, this is about to change. Bloomberg has reported that Apple is working on a Watch with a built-in LTE (compliments of a chip from Intel), with plans to release the model by year’s end. Naturally, most people have their phones attached to the hip 99% of the time, but imagine being able to leave the phone at home for trips to the beach, or the gym or while out running errands without leaving your friends and family unable to reach you in an emergency. Pretty cool right? (Source: Tech Crunch)

 

Bitcoin Splits

A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency’s history. Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve. Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realized, but some exchanges are still adapting to the new currency.Bitcoin Cash was developed as a measure to increase the capacity of Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain – a digital ledger that records every transaction with protective and anonymous encryption. (Source: BBC News)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.


His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.


His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.


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