2015 Ford F-150 finally priced up

2015 Ford F-150 finally priced up

Itching to get your hands on some aluminum-bodied goodness in the shape of Ford's 2015 F-150 truck? Orders of the new model have kicked off this week, with prices rising over 2014's version, even as weight drops considerably. The new 2015 F-150 kicks off at $26,615 for the XL base version, up $395 over last year (including delivery and destination fees), though you'll have to pay a little more if you want the frugal EcoBoost engine.

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Microsoft smacks Siri in Cortana comparison ad

Microsoft smacks Siri in Cortana comparison ad

Microsoft may be playing catch-up with Windows Phone, but it clearly believes it has an ace in the hole with Cortana, pitting it against Siri in a new commercial. The ad isn't quite a side-by-side comparison, rather Microsoft's attempt to highlight exactly what a Windows Phone 8.1 device with its virtual assistant can do that an iPhone's counterpart service can't.

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Motorola Nexus phone may be next, finally

Motorola Nexus phone may be next, finally

Google makes plans for devices and software well in advance of publicly announcing business ventures. It’s not out of the question to assume that any Motorola Nexus device would have been planned months in advance of their business deal with Lenovo - complete with deals in place for the transfer and contracts for when the buy was to be made. With that in mind, have a look at the evidence for a Nexus Motorola device up next.

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Dinosaurs may have survived if not for “colossal bad luck”

Dinosaurs may have survived if not for “colossal bad luck”

Dinosaurs may have survived had the asteroid that struck Earth been off by just a few million years, scientists now claim, with "colossal bad luck" blamed for their extinction. The six mile wide space rock struck the planet arrived at just the wrong time, researchers at the University of Edinburgh say, combining with existing environmental changes on Earth that added up to dinosaur disaster.

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Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

Polaris Slingshot – what are these people driving?

This week the folks behind the Polaris Slingshot have dropped the veil, showing off their open-cockpit three-wheeled monster to the public. This vehicle works with 173 horsepower, 166 foot-pounds of torque, and a body that they suggest is one half street-buggy, the other half motorcycle-like cruiser. This vehicle is not made to cruise, on the other hand - it’s made to go FAST.

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Samsung Z delayed again: Is it game-over for troubled Tizen?

Samsung Z delayed again: Is it game-over for troubled Tizen?

Samsung has again delayed the launch of its Tizen-powered Samsung Z smartphone, admitting that it still needed time to "further enhance" the software ecosystem for the handset before it was ready for primetime. The postponement - not the first time the Samsung Z launch has been set back - has left the company with no firm public date for when its Tizen device might actually hit shelves.

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Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

Avengers: Ultron props include Captain America Harley-Davidson

This week the folks behind Avengers: Age of Ultron decided to wait until the last minute to reveal the big guns. Keeping their wares secret until the last day, showing off their excellence as the crowning bit for SDCC - there’s no better way to suggest you’re the king of comics. In addition to a tiny teaser trailer shown behind closed curtains, four major props were shown to the masses.

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Cadillac adds Powermat and Qi wireless charging to cars

Cadillac adds Powermat and Qi wireless charging to cars

Cadillac is adding wireless phone charging to its cars and trucks, upgrading the in-dash cubby of its CUE equipped models so that it can rejuice a smartphone without demanding a wire be plugged in. The new convenience feature will show up first in the 2015 Cadillac ATS, before rolling out to other models from the brand, and though GM isn't shouting about it, there's a welcome surprise in the standards

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