With the Apple Watch scheduled to ship in April, the world’s most innovative technology firms have begun unveiling their forthcoming apps, including California electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors. The app is being developed by Eleks Labs and while the final version is sure to differ from the current prototype, the app currently allows users to check the status of the car’s battery life, mileage and temperature. Further futuristic-sounding details include the ability to unlock and lock the doors, control the headlights, and a map screen that shows exactly where you parked.
For a full look into what the app can do exactly, head on over to Eleks Labs. In the meantime, see the app in action below.
Today we get a first look at Sony’s latest venture into providing premium picture-taking services in an increasingly mobile world. In this case, that desire manifests itself in “Lens Cameras” that clip onto the front of iPhones and Androids and communicate via Wi-Fi. A companion app controls the add-on camera’s functions and saves the resulting photos onto an SD card. One of the cameras featured above is supposedly based on the RX100 which uses a large one-inch sensor, while the other has a 10x zoom and a 1/2.3-inch 18-megapixel sensor.No word yet on any price or release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more.
Don’t worry if your car didn’t come with a fancy on-board computer — just plug inAutomatic (R550) and go. This smart gadget plugs into the same port that mechanics use to service your car, then links with your smartphone over Bluetooth 4.0 to provide data to a dedicated app. With the app running, you’ll be able to see an overall score of how you’re driving and how you could save more money, details about how much you drive, where, and your actual MPGs, and notifications when your check engine light comes on — along with a description of what’s actually causing the problem. It’ll even automatically notify 911 with your location in a crash, making it not just a potential money-saver, but a potential life-saver.