An extensive search engine for Google Drive

If your Google Drive web drive is so full that it’s hard to find the files you need on it, then you’ll be happy to know that Google has added a new, enhanced search engine to its service. Thanks to it, finding the needed materials will become much simpler.

This week, Mountain View has released the latest update to the Google Drive application that gives users access to a network drive. The update introduces a couple of fixes and above all focuses on streamlining the content search process. In total, four completely new search elements have come up.

IOS users no longer need to open the Google Drive application to search for a particular file on disk. Soon they will be able to use 3D Touch technology to access their files directly from the home screen. In addition, they have access to advanced search mode, and the next change is the ability to search by file type.

You can search by email address of the owner of the file or keywords. You can also search for them after the modification date, as well as people who have access to it.

The distribution of updates has only just begun, so some users will have to wait a bit.

Audi A5 coupé model of a modern car in a coupé body

The first Audi A5 coupé was considered the most beautiful car of its kind. The new generation is even better – it’s more expressive, the lines are more outlined, and the silhouette is even more sporty. Looks, however, is not all. What matters is what’s inside, and there we find the latest technology that Audi currently offers.

The Audi A5 is based on the same floor plate as the A4 A5 uses the same technology as the A4 – we have the same engines, same types of drive, plus driver comfort and support. However, one can easily guess: Audi A5, especially in the coupé version has a completely different character to the family A4. Everything must therefore be matched to the sports A5. Did this work?

Audi A5 coupé engines

The Audi A5 coupé is powered by almost exclusively powerful engines. We write almost because the weakest 1.4 TFSI unit is only 150 bhp. Just because the sport coupé is not fit to have units of such power. However, every next engine has at least 190 bhp. Speaking of 2-liter units, both TFSI and TDI. If the power is too small, there are two more units to choose from: 2.0 TFSI with 252 hp and 3.0 TDI with 218 hp. Soon there will be another version of the engine – the V6 TDI with nearly 300 hp. The quattro drive is available with 252-hp TFSI petrol and 2.0 TDI (190KM) and V6 TDI (218hp) diesel. As you can see, the choice is quite big. And if there are no such parameters, there is a chance to look around for the S5 coupé, which is powered by the 3.04 TFSI 354 horsepower. For RS 5 we have to wait a while longer.

We had the opportunity to drive a 3.0 TDI version with 218 hp and quattro and 2.0 TFSI with 252 hp also with quattro. Significant that 100 km / h in the second configuration is achieved after only 5.2 seconds. It’s almost a second faster than the identically configured A4. The weaker diesel V6 needs 6.3 seconds to the first “hundreds”:

But acceleration is not all. The brakes and cornering efficiency are also important. The braking distance, traditionally for Audi, is really short, and the brakes are resistant even to several stops at higher speeds in small intervals. What about turning corners? The Audi A5 coupé is clearly lower than the A4 and also lighter. And this has a profound effect on cornering speed. As expected, the A5 coupé conquers arches with natural grace without nervousness (even at the speed limit) and with a really large dose of lateral overload. Moments the driver does not realize how fast he goes until he looks at the speedometer. In such situations, HUD is useful

Suspension in the Audi A5 coupé, as such a car, is very effective, but also oriented to grip rather than comfort. It can not be said that it is overly hard, but if someone was waiting for a couch, it was badly hit. However, it is worthwhile to opt for an optional damping damper that allows you to change the hardness of the suspension according to the driver’s preferences.

Particularly deserving of steering, which can optionally be dynamic. Thanks to it, the Audi A5 coupé maneuveres well in the city, even when it’s hard to overtake narrow roundabouts, it does not mean having to tear your hands off the steering wheel. At the same time, at higher speeds, the gear ratio changes, making the driving precision remains at the highest level.

In summary: in terms of drive, performance and speed, the Audi A5 coupé is a truly sporty car.

What’s inside?

How much standing outside you can admire the Audi A5 coupé long, so much in the middle of nothing captivating heart would not find. Ot proven and well-known design of the Audi A4 with typical for top quality Audi. But is that a drawback? Not necessarily, because even a sports coupé should be in the middle of practical and comfortable and this is exactly the A5 … at least for the driver and the passenger sitting on his right. Of course, sitting on the back couch requires some gymnastics, although for people up to 1.85 it will be comfortable even with the big front passengers.

Noteworthy are the sensational sports seats, which are not only very comfortable, they also keep the body well at the corners. This is because they offer a very wide range of adjustments that allows you to find the right position for almost anyone. It is extremely important especially for those who intend to drive more than 100-200 km at one time. It is a shame that in so few cars you can count on the comfortable seat adjustment.

Praise also belongs to the very wide range of steering control, which you can really push out. All this makes the driver and his passenger sit really comfortable in the Audi A5 coupé and can only attach to a relatively high sitting position. Some would expect the coupé to sit almost on the asphalt. But it is a matter of taste, and in the present form at least getting in and out of the car does not require regular exercise in the gym.

In summary: Audi A5 coupé is definitely a premium car. Material quality and folding are top-notch, and travel comfort provides great seats and a wide range of adjustments.

Modern technology in the Audi A5 coupé

According to what we wrote in the introduction to the article, the Audi A5 coupé uses the same features as the Audi A4, although they have been adapted to the sporty coupé character. Let’s start with comfort equipment.

The Audi A5 coupé can be fitted with a virtual cockpit, which is a replacement for traditional clocks:

The multimedia system not only allows you to manage your media, but also find out what’s happening around your destination. With the Audi Smartphone Interface, you can use Google Android Auto or Apple Car Play, making it much easier to connect your phone to the car’s interface.

Very useful, especially in the fast car is the A5 coupé display is Head-Up Display, which presents the most important data directly on the windshield, so that the driver does not have to leave his eyes to see at what speed to go or to see navigation indications.

The Audi A5 coupé could not miss the advanced Matrix LED adaptive headlamps. Thanks to them, driving at night on interurban roads is incomparably more comfortable, and most importantly – much safer. Anyway, see for yourself how the identical system works in Audi Q7:

The Audi Coupé is also equipped with a full package of active safety systems. So we have a blind spot assistant, a lane, adaptive cruise control, and finally the Audi Pre Sense, which can even prevent a collision:

All of these elements are already known from the Audi A4 and, in the case of the A5, they work equally well to protect the driver and passengers. They also enable semi-autonomous motorway driving and dense urban traffic:

Quick drive home and office

Western Digital has added a whole new family of portable drives to the My Passport family of SSDs. The drive is equipped with a USB-C connector, providing a read speed of 515 MB / s.

If we need to transfer more data between computers, we often choose one of Western Digital’s My Passport drives for this task. Portable media is very handy and at the same time quite fast, so they provide great functionality.

Now it will be even faster as the manufacturer unveiled the new My Passport SSD. It is a portable SSD with very high data rate. The product features a robust data security enclosure that can withstand a 2-meter drop and a state-of-the-art USB-C port for fast transfer.

This connector allows data to be read at 515 MB / sec, and their protection against unauthorized access provides hardware AES encryption with a 256-bit key. With the software provided by the manufacturer, the drive can be used to automatically archive our data.

Nokia Lumia 1020 changed into a telescope

There are many people who would like to have a telescope that allows them to watch the sky, but these devices are very expensive. However, if you like tinkering and you are the owner of Nokia Lumia 1020, then you can create such a telescope in your own home at a very affordable price. All you need is a 3D printer.

Such a telescope can be built thanks to a project called Ultrascope. The entire device can be completely self-made on a 3D printer, and then put together the individual elements into one, so this requires some manual skills. Once assembled, the unit is about one meter high and its base measures 65 cm in diameter.

The creator of this invention is James Parr, founder of the Open Space Agency, who promised that after the beta test, Ultrascope would release his plans on the agency’s website, from where everyone would be able to download them.

For telescope to work, in addition to printed items need a laptop with Windows, and also Arduino controller, which will control the rotary motors of the device. The most important part of this is the Nokia Lumia 1020, which takes pictures and then sends them to the cloud for processing.

Gmail will prevent leaks of information

Google helps a hand to all entrepreneurs whose businesses could harm the leak of confidential data. An American concern has announced that the business version of Gmail will be equipped with a special technology that will scan emails in the box to prevent important data from being taken over by the competition.

The American company has just launched a new program called Data Loss Prevention, which aims to protect corporate mail from leaking sensitive information. The system will scan the documents on an ongoing basis by using an optical character recognition system to ensure that they do not contain sensitive information such as passwords or other codes.

This process is to be done before sending an email, which will first be checked for the presence of certain words, phrases and numbers. If the system detects, for example, a credit card number, the email will be paused.

One of the first personal computers went to auction

Many are fascinated by the prices of their first Apple computers, but few are aware that the Kenbak-1 model was available much earlier than the Californian launch of their equipment. And that’s one of those machines that was recently auctioned.

Kenbak-1 is the first personal computer built by John Blankenbaker, which was introduced to the world in 1971, so much earlier than the Altair 8800 and five years before Apple I, albeit slightly after the Datapoint 2200. The machine was offered for $ 500, and the builder hoped that the school would be interested in introducing students to programming.

The device did not have a microprocessor at all and only had 256 bytes of RAM. Kembak-1 has not succeeded commercially, and the constructor now admits that the fault of failure is wrongly defining the target. In retrospect, he thinks it was a good idea to send his product to hobbyists instead of educational institutions.

Kembak-1 was created in a total of around 50 copies, which last year began appearing at auctions. One of them was recently sold for $ 31,000, while another one was auctioned in Germany last weekend.

100 years of elextrolux vacuum cleaners

In 2012 it will be 100 years since Electrolux presented its first Lux1 vacuum cleaner. Since then many improvements have been made, leading to the creation of leading models – the Green Range line and the UltraOne vacuum cleaner. Electrolux “introducing a vacuum cleaner under the thatch” has revolutionized home cleaning.

Lux 1

The few vacuum cleaners that could be found in homes at the beginning of the twentieth century were huge, unwieldy and very heavy appliances. At that time, the founder of the company Electrolux, brilliant salesman Axel Wenner-Gren saw at the shop window in Vienna American vacuum cleaner. He immediately realized the potential of such a device, provided that it would be smaller, better and cheaper. In 1912 he managed to realize his vision. This was the Lux1 vacuum cleaner (Electrolux was founded in Sweden 7 years later in 1919), weighing 14 kilograms.

Model V

Lux1 has quickly become a huge success. He was used in houses and institutions of various types in the Swedish Royal Palace. Nine years later, in 1921, Wenner-Gren surprised everyone with a new solution – he put the vacuum cleaner on his side and mounted skids such as sleds. This makes the vacuum cleaner more mobile and easier to handle. Model V, because it was named a new vacuum cleaner, also became a great success.

From the Luxomatic to the most modern models

Only in the 1960s did the Luxomatic model appear, the first in which the skids were replaced with something that now appears to be a natural part of any vacuum cleaner – wheels. Luxomatic was also the first vacuum cleaner with an automatic rewinding cable, bag filling indicator, and paper bags closing when throwing.

In the 21st century, Electrolux presented two groundbreaking inventions that were a response to the observed trends – the automatic robotic vacuum cleaner for those who do not have time to clean and wireless vacuum cleaners for quick cleaning. In 2001 an automatic vacuum cleaner was created – Trilobite, and in 2004 – an elegant, vacuum cleaner Ergorapido.

Today, Electrolux is focused on creating eco-friendly, energy-saving products such as UltraOne Green. This device uses 50% less energy than a standard vacuum cleaner and is 70% recycled. UltraOne Green is one of several Green models available for the production of recycled plastic.

Over the past 100 years, Electrolux has created some of the most popular and innovative models of vacuum cleaners:

1912 – Lux 1 is created, smaller, lighter and more efficient vacuum cleaner

1921 – a vacuum cleaner on the model V was introduced. This was the first vacuum cleaner that really deserved the name of a household vacuum cleaner. It was adapted to work comfortably at home and became the starting point for all subsequent changes and improvements.

1964 – Luxomatic appears, the first generation vacuum cleaner that has a rewinding cable, a self-closing paper dust bag, and a bag filled indicator.

2001 – Trilobite is the first mass-produced automatic vacuum cleaner. The Trilobite, a wheel-shaped vacuum cleaner, was 13 centimeters in height and 35 centimeters in diameter and made it possible to clean the home almost without human intervention.

2004 – Ergorapido 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner is created. This was the first vacuum cleaner in a new category of beautifully designed column vacuums that can be left in a visible place and always available at hand for quick cleaning.

White House invests in 5G Internet

Over the next few years, the amount of mobile devices connected to the Internet will increase significantly, which, coupled with the rapid development of multimedia services, will soon require much higher network bandwidth. The White House goes out to meet these needs and announces an investment in the 5G Internet.

Obama Administration has announced a new project called the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and has a budget of $ 400 million. This money is to be spent on the development of the new 5G mobile internet standard, which will be about 100 times faster than the current 4G technology. The project also envisages the creation of four test platforms spanning entire cities that will emerge over the next decade.

Over the next five years, NSF will donate $ 50 million to private sector companies that will build a new platform starting in 2017. In addition, over the next seven years, $ 350 million will fund research into 5G technology, from the conceptual phase to the real-world testing.

$ 6 million has already been donated to Intel to create a super fast network that will deliver data in less than a millisecond. Another

Drones in water sports

Freefly Systems invented a brand new Dronesurfing sport that will appeal to water sports enthusiasts. This is a modification of kitesurfing with the difference that instead of a small kite, the athlete is drawn by the drones.

For a constantly growing list of modern dron applications, you can add more. It is Dronesurfing, a new kind of water sport invented by Freefly Systems. Sport is very similar to typical kitesurfing, but it differs in the way of the drive. Instead of a small kite flying to the wind, which is usually an athlete, we have a mighty dron equipped with eight rotors.

The machine called the Freefly ALTA 8 shoulder span of up to 1325 mm, is equipped with eight Freefly F45 motors. Each has a continuous power of 350 W and a maximum of 950 W and accelerates to 6300 RPM. The propellers were made of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced balsam to withstand such high revolutions. The dron is powered by a battery pack connected in parallel.

Dron was not specially modified to pull people, but as provided by Freefly Systems, a single battery charge can pull a person about 3-4 times, with each tow lasting about 30 seconds.

The American police will get armed drones

A few weeks ago a sensation triggered a movie thrown into the net, where you can see how the armed dron shot at the target. It was a freak of a lone enthusiast, however, the idea of ​​unmanned equipment armed was soon picked up by the American police, which will soon receive such equipment for equipment.

At first, armed drones will be available to North Dakota policemen as the mayor of this state has just introduced a new amendment to the law that allows the use of such machines.

For now it will not be a lethal weapon, of course, so we will not see flying equipment equipped with rifle bullets, pistols and grenade launchers. Officials will, however, be able to install unmanned guns, rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers, and sound guns, and then use such machines during the action.