As previously reported here, the M4 GTS has been spied at the Nürburgring running test laps. Personally I'm still not that interested in the new F series. Maybe its the lack of sound as always.
At last we don't have to display this ugly piece of paper on our windscreens anymore starting from 1st October 2014. Although it's kind of annoying that I don't get anything to show how much road tax I have to pay to keep the M3 on the road.
Find out more - http://bit.ly/1px7OWH
This is it! Come ride shotgun with Motor Trend's Carlos Lago and race car driver Randy Pobst as they test ten of the most exciting, high-performance vehicles in the world in search of Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car Powered by Mobil 1.
I love my GoPro 3 Black Edition even though the battery is life is a bit mediocre and wifi has some issues now and then. But the image quality is absolutely amazing for something so small. Therefore I wasn't too fussed about the Hero3+ when it came out as there wasn't much improvement over my Black Edition.
However there's 3 new exciting cameras that I want to mention today with the new range of GoPro cameras. Let's start with the top of the range Hero4 Black, that features 4K video at 30 frames per second! My Hero 3 Black Edition featured 4K at 15 fps which is totally pointless and unusable. But the new camera also supports 2.7K at 50 fps or 1080p at 120 fps which is great for some semi slow motion action shots at 1008p.
The next one down is the Silver model which features a built in touch screen and 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 30 fps. Which is great if you don't want to spend nearly £400 / €480 for the range topping model. And the built-in screen is definitely handy for framing the shots.
There's also a new entry model simply called Hero for £100 / €125 which features the same spec as the Silver one minus the touchscreen display. Which is actually a very affordable entry level camera that is good for setting up multiple shots. Rather than spending £400 for a single camera. You can now spend that money for 3 cameras and have multiple angles instead.
Personally I'm actually quite interested in the new flagship model for the 4K video capability and slow motion function or the new Hero just to capture another angle real-time. Sometimes its simply not possible to reshoot an event as a b-roll.
To find out more, visit this link here GoPro Camera Range.
It's all well testing the Internet speed via some synthetic tests such as Speedtest.net but I wanted to find what the actual speed is in the real world. So I lined up a tons of files to download on the web (not Porn *cough cough* and see what the max speed I can get with the new 152 Mb Supercharged broadband.
As you can see, I reached 22.5 Mb. That's in Megabytes! That equates to 180 Megabits per second download and here's the killer. It never went below that speed and would regularly have short bursts of up to 25 Mbps (200 Megabits per second). That's mega fast for a home broadband.
That is mighty impressive. Although I did conduct the test at 2-3am in the morning. And if you regularly download that much data 24/7, Virgin Media is likely to give you a warning even on the XXL package.
Here's just a snippet on the XXL (152 Mb) package usage policy.
Under what circumstance?
For the full breakdown on usage policy, visit this link here.
Even though the benefit of having wireless connection these days are great for less cable mess and tidier working environments or straight up more convenient rather than drilling holes throughout the house. I still prefer the good old wired method instead if I have the choice. I still find wireless somewhat unreliable and has performance issues.
So I went ahead and bought the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter from Apple for £25.
Reasons were as follows...
Virgin Media free speed upgrade has finally arrived today. I received an email yesterday notifying me to sign-up for the speed boost, so I quickly applied for it via their website. It's a free upgrade if you're on the XXL Broadband package (previously 120Mb).
And did it work?
As you can see, it worked better than advertised with a maximum download speed of 159.22 Mb/s and 11.64 Mb/s upload. Although unless you're doing heavy streaming or downloads all the time. I don't see any difference between a common (?) 30 Mb/s internet connection compared to my new 160 Mb/s. Most websites and video streaming sites doesn't load any faster because of my Internet connection. I'm looking at you YouTube!
Unfortunately, the iPhone 5S is already maxed out at 44 Mbps regardless how quick the Wifi connection might be. Maybe it's time for iPhone 6+ upgrade?
There was a time where the Internet had to wait for you, but I feel like now days, it's you who's waiting for the Internet to catch up.
FYI. My first "broadband" connection was with Telewest Broadband back in early 2000. It was a cable connection back then already, but it had a super fast (sarcasm) 512 Kbps connection. I distinctly remember how amazing it was coming from a 56K connection. 10+ years later and we've bump the speed up by 190%.
What's it going to be for the next 10 years?