Tesla’s home innovationTechnology has not only advanced in computers. It has also gone beyond smartphones, reaching to our homes, our cars and even our alarm clocks. Today we find ourselves in the era of the internet, this subject has had a big recognition because a large percentage of what we see is handled by an internal network distributing its information. The best examples are smartphones, area network with free Wi-Fi, smartwatches and smart clothes.

Innovation and technology do not have limits, that’s why they go hand in hand when a new prototype is created, or when we’re talking about the technology employed in science fiction films; holograms, ultra thin screens, autonomous skateboards, among others. Technology, along with other sciences are getting to the unknown, now they exist in our homes with new prototypes of refrigerators, ovens, and smart coffee machines. Having everything prepared for us will be a luxury we will able to enjoy; sending an order to our kitchen to prepare something while we’re working, and when we arrive home it’s ready. This is just an example of how this has arrived to our homes.

Consumption of less energy

After so many rumours Tesla has finally announced its great contribution to homes; which is the consumption of less energy in our homes as a result of the first ever sunroof created in the world. Besides this important news, Tesla has mentioned the second generation of its Powerwall; Tesla’s battery for the home. For the first time, generated solar energy won’t be wasted, with Tesla’s sunroof we will be able to store and take full advantage of solar power in our homes.

Tesla is an enterprise that has been dedicated to the development of smart cars which compete against Apple prototypes. However, Tesla has a great advantage; not everything is a prototype but a patent already available in the market. Today as one of the greatest, Tesla joins the home and energy saving technology industry which since its launch it has left by the side for a little while. Home technology posseses many advantages talking about security, products organization, and luxuries like turning off the lights without having to stand up; these features are variants of home technology.

Union of SolarCity and Tesla

One of the biggest projects ever, came about after the union of SolarCity and Tesla, to create a unique product called the Solar Roof. This product consists of a roof that has been totally equipped with solar cells to receive energy from the sun, besides this, it has been mentioned that these roof tiles also provide more resistant technology with longer durability in comparison to conventional roof tiles, they have been built to withstand different kinds of weather; strong winds and even possibly withstand the effects of a hail rain. It is one of the best projects lately to improve technology in the home and the manner in which we use solar energy.

In addition to having many processes, this roof maintains an elegant design; certainly it’s only based in a single roof tile but with different designs and equipped with photovoltaic cells that you can combine if you want an extravagant design. Its design won’t be similar at all to a conventional roof tile; even many of these designs don’t seem as smart roof tiles to generate energy through solar energy. The solar roof will adapt to client necessities, it can be installed both in big or small houses though  it has to be connected to a battery or a power supply.

Battery for home Powerwell

Tesla had already promoted a battery for the home called Powerwall that today in the same announcement of the solar roof was made to be known as a second battery generation; Powerwall 2. The new Powerwall is resistant to extreme meteorological conditions,  that is to say we can install it without problems both inside and outside of the home, depending on our necessities. The capacity that a Powerwall battery 2 contains can reach up to 13,5 kWh, Tesla has revealed that for a house of 24 rooms it could maintain power for more than  24 hours continously and be charged through the solar roof.

The home’s battery developed by Tesla has a rectangular design and it’s thinner than its previous version, the continuity for feed proportion is about 5 kWh that even reached up till 7 kWh, this battery developed by Tesla is not cheap, is estimated that the price will be around 5.500 Dollars from the December date when it will be launched. This battery has a warranty for feeding cycle of 10 years, if you are think of investing in your home this will be a great option, it´s a bit expensive but with the security of a big enterprise as Tesla.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.

The new Lenovo smartphoneThe smart phone market is gaining ground, not only with high end smartphones, such as; the iPhone 7 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy  S7 Edge. Also, with many alternatives which feature new designs, better performances and extra-comfort for users who do not buy high end smartphones due to its high cost or because of their loyalty to other companies. There will always be competition in every continent; smartphone brands will always want to attain a high position in the smartphones sales ranking, or they simply would like to provide an excellent smartphone for their users’ needs and requirements without putting a strain on their finances.

 

Today, smartphones are copying outdated designs. Their only modifications are, a bigger screen, and different components to improve the smartphone’s performance. However, there are always companies wanting to introduce a new component or improve a part of their design. Recently, Lenovo has been trying to establish its’ smartphones’ battery as one of the most efficient. Maybe they’ve achieved that with this new smartphone nonetheless, it isn’t innovative enough to compete with other high end smartphones or with the ones in high demand such as; the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus.

Lenovo P2, new smartphone

Lenovo has re-invented its smartphone stock, and it just integrated a new device; the new Lenovo P2. Besides its new features, Lenovo brings to us a smartphone that can compete against the greats, in 3 presentations; Lenovo P2 with a 3GB RAM memory and  a 32GB of storage. And, two more presentations, like the Lenovo P2 with a 4GB RAM memory and a 32GB or 64GB of storage, including the possibility to expand it to 256GB with a microSD. This smartphone was presented by Lenovo in the Berlin Technology Fair (IFA 2016). Its price is still unknown and it’ll probably go on sale in December this year.

This new design, presented by Lenovo will operate with a Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm processor including 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53. Likewise, it’ll have by default the 6.0 Android version (Marsmallow) with the possibility to update it and a full HD screen of 5,5” inches. This new smartphone will include two cameras, something common among smartphones (front and rear) of 13 and 5 megapixels. Without a doubt, a new challenger in the market, but it’ll need so much more components to compete against the greats, such as; Samsung or Apple.

The best smartphone battery

The battery of the new smartphone Lenovo is the best in the entire smartphone market. It’s even better than the batteries of the high end smartphones, such as; the Samsung Galaxy S7 (3600 mAh) and the iPhone 7 Plus (2900mAh). Besides having a 5100 mAh capacity, it also includes the feature of rapid charging. A battery with this kind of capacity provides a longer service life; being the most relevant feature, it’ll be used as a basis for the manufacture of other prototypes. Even though, it isn’t on sale, this is the battery with the largest capacity announced so far.

According to Lenovo, its new smartphone P2’s battery will have a service life of 78 hours for  phonecalls; likewise, more than 700 hours in standby mode. This means that its the most powerful smartphone battery in the mobile phone world market. The Lenovo P2 battery has 24 watts (4,5 amps) of lithium polymer. The battery service life of many smartphones is one of the most criticized things since the existence of smartphones; some of them consume so much battery or performance and for a long time now it has been a common complaint among smartphone users. But times are getting better and the new Lenovo smartphone is the evidence.

Elegant design with a biometric sensor

The new Lenovo smartphone doesn’t have anything extra-ordinary compared to majority of the smartphones in the market. Its design is elegant; the Lenovo P2 is made with aluminum in the rear part, a 5,5” inches screen with a Jack of 3,5mm, and an even thickness of 8mm, very similar to the current smartphones. But, with the difference that its design doesn’t seem affected nor altered inspite of it having a great battery. It still retains its’ elegance with great features.

The Lenovo P2 includes a biometric sensor that works with pressure at the push of a button, and the same action is included within the navigation buttons. Likewise, this smartphone has multitasking buttons, a 2.0 USB input in the central and the lower part of the smartphone, and a loud speaker on the left side and a microphone on the other side. The aluminum that comes with this smartphone is anti-fingerprints, it doesn’t get stained with fingerprints and it’s easy to clean. The screen is made of AMOLED, very similar to other smartphones like the Moto Z Play.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.