The Speed Of Tesla, Amazon's Voice And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Tesla is bringing the Roadster back, and even if you don’t like cars, this one is drool-worthy. Beyond being gorgeous, it goes zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds and zero to one hundred mph in 4.2 seconds. It can go up to 250 mph and do 630 miles between a charge. It will only be available in 2020. It will cost around $200,000. And, if that wasn’t a distraction enough to the automotive world, Elon Musk announced it on the same day as their new electric truck (and then Loblaws put in an order for 25). The craziest part of all this? Your car/truck is now an app. 
  • Finally! Finally Amazon is bringing the Echo, Alexa and Prime Music device and services to Canada. Voice-controlled speakers are about to take over Canada… and we’re already a few years behind the US
  • App of the Week: Grammarly Keyboard.