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2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M reach 60mph in 4.0 seconds

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M reach 60mph in 4.0 seconds

BMW has announced the second generation of the BMW X5 M and X6 M Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe. Both of the new vehicles are 2015 models and they are designed for comfort, people hauling, and performance. BMW notes that both of the new vehicles use a new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. Both vehicles also share the same M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine displacing 4.4L.

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zero2infinity bloostar launch vehicle will launch nanosatellites

zero2infinity bloostar launch vehicle will launch nanosatellites

Launching a satellite is a very expensive proposition when done the traditional way by hitching a ride aboard a commercial rocket. There are several firms out there that are working to make putting satellites into orbit cheaper and one of them is the Barcelona based zero2infinity company. Zero2infiity is known for near-space ballooning and has announced that it has been working on a launch vehicle capable of putting nanosatellites into orbit.

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Dell Venue Pro 8 3000 series tablet runs Windows 8

Dell Venue Pro 8 3000 series tablet runs Windows 8

Dell has launched a new Windows tablet series called the Venue Pro 8 3000 series. The company was one of the first firms to toss Windows tablets with 8-inch screens onto the market. Dell's latest addition to the Venue Pro 8 series tablets are cheaper than the original tablets in the line pushing the price point for entry to the tablet family as low as $200.

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Soundlazer Snap speaker beams directional audio at your head

Soundlazer Snap speaker beams directional audio at your head

A regular speaker is something that we can all understand, you connect it to a smartphone or stereo system, and you can hear the music all over a room or home. A parametric speaker is something altogether different, it produces sound, but that sound is focused akin to a laser beam. That means the sound can only be heard by a single person with others standing on either side of the beam hearing little sound or nothing at all.

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EE turns on LTE-A service in central London

EE turns on LTE-A service in central London

UK mobile carrier EE has announced that it has a new and faster mobile 4G service available for users in Central London. The service is LTE-A or LTE-Advanced and it promises data speeds up to 150Mbps. for starters only Central London will get the new blazing fast mobile connectivity, but EE plans to role LTE-A out to greater London in 2015. Average data speeds are expected to be around 90Mbps with a compatible device and plan.

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AeroMobile 3.0 flying car prototype debuts

AeroMobile 3.0 flying car prototype debuts

Flying cars are something that many have dreamed about for generations. A car that can drive on the road, park in the garage, yet take to the skies when the driver/pilot wants is something that is undeniably appealing to many of us. A company called Aeromobile has unveiled the AeroMobile 3.0 prototype flying car in Vienna this week. The prototype has had a successful maiden flight and was developed in ten months by a team of 12 people.

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LG reports record smartphone shipments for Q3

LG reports record smartphone shipments for Q3

LG is having a bang up year so far in 2014. The company reported massive increases in profits in Q2 of the year thanks to 14.5 million smartphones shipped pushing net profits up 165%. LG has now reported its Q3 earnings and it has had another bang up quarter with record smartphone shipments. LG says that operating profit doubled on mobile business revenues that were up 39%. The company sold almost 17 million smartphones during the quarter.

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Detroit Electric SP:01 electric sports car final design unveiled

Detroit Electric SP:01 electric sports car final design unveiled

Detroit Electric is a company that was founded back in 1907 and was revived to build pure electric cars in Detroit. The company started talking up its electric sports car called the SP:01 last summer and the teaser shots that were offered at the time made the car look very cool. The final design for the SP:01 has been announced and Detroit Electric has shared a new photo of the rear of the car and offered up some details on when the sports car might hit the streets.

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Bing search engine now lets users search with emoji

Bing search engine now lets users search with emoji

You can run a search on most search engines in just about any language you can think of. One thing that you haven’t been able to search using on Bing is emoji, which are those little images that people use in forums, texts, and other parts of their online life. Emoji are typically simple smiley faces and the like, but there are all sorts of emoji out there. In fact, there are enough emoji that some of them have rather obscure meanings.

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iPad Air 2 keyboard cases debut from Logitech

iPad Air 2 keyboard cases debut from Logitech

With the launch of the new Apple iPad Air 2 tablet, huge amounts of accessories were launched as well. Those accessories will keep coming until the tablet is no more. Logitech has announced that it has some new accessories for the iPad Air 2 that are available for owners of the tablet to purchase starting next month. One of the accessories is the Logitech Keys-to-Go portable keyboard optimized for typing with the latest Apple tablet.

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