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2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

Chevrolet is giving the 2015 Stingray Corvette a new transmission option that is an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. When this transmission was first announced, some were disappointed that it wasn’t a dual-clutch unit like you find on many high-end sports cars from Europe. Chevy says that people shouldn't be worried about the performance of this paddle shift transmission, it rivals the shift times that you get from the best dual-clutch designs according to GM.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style aims at the low-end market

Samsung rolled out its budget smartphone called the Galaxy Ace Style in Germany originally and that device hadn’t been seen outside that country. The smartphone is now ready to roll out to other countries and is aiming right at the shopper on a budget. The Ace Style runs Android 4.4 KitKat for the operating system and since it is a budget offering, the specifications are modest.

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Nikon Coolpix P700 camera specs rumor shows 1-inch Aptina sensor

Nikon Coolpix P700 camera specs rumor shows 1-inch Aptina sensor

Nikon is always working on new digital cameras and some rumored specifications for a camera set to launch soon have now surfaced. The camera in question is the Nikon P700 compact ultra zoom. This camera isn’t to be confused with the Coolpix P7000 camera that Nikon launched back in 2010. The biggest feature that the rumored specs highlight is a big 1-inch Aptina made image sensor.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit CPUs detailed

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit CPUs detailed

Qualcomm has announced its two latest CPUs for mobile devices including the Snapdragon 810 and 808. Both of the processors are 64-bit enabled and have integrated support for CAT 6 LTE Advanced/Carrier Aggregation up to 60 MHz. That tech means that the chips both support connectivity at up to 300 Mbps. Qualcomm says that these CPUs are the first to offer Cat 6 LTE, advanced multimedia features, and 64-bit capability in a single design.

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Xbox One tipped to get Xbox 360 emulator by Microsoft

Xbox One tipped to get Xbox 360 emulator by Microsoft

Xbox 360 gamers that upgraded to a new Xbox One have been wondering if the Xbox One will ever get an Xbox 360 emulator. The ability to run older Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One console would certainly make it more attractive and give it a leg up on the PS4. At the Microsoft Build developer conference, Microsoft's partner development lead Frank Savage talked a bit about a Xbox 360 emulator during a question and answer segment with the audience.

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Titanfall Xbox 360 game play turns up online ahead of official launch

Titanfall Xbox 360 game play turns up online ahead of official launch

PC and Xbox One gamers have been able to play Titanfall for several weeks now. Gamers that wanted Titanfall on the Xbox 360 have been waiting to get into the game on their console. The Xbox 360 version of the game has been delayed, but the official launch is set for tomorrow. Details of the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall have been available already, in fact we offered up a lot of details on the game a few days ago.

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HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x displays support 1.07 billion colors

HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x displays support 1.07 billion colors

HP has announced a couple new monitors that are aimed at the user who needs the best color accuracy possible. The new displays include the HP Z27x and Z24x with both of the monitors falling into the HP DreamColor line. HP's second generation DreamColor engine is used in both monitors, supports up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, and has color error that is so small the human eye can’t tell the error is there.

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