Archive for Sep 27, 2012

Street View for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users is two weeks away

Street View for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users is two weeks away

Google Maps for iOS may not be due to hit the iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 devices until the end of the year, but Apple fans will reportedly be able to use Street View on their devices far sooner. While Google's work on an iOS 6-compatible native version of the mapping app isn't expected to be ready for release until later in 2012, a browser based Street View for Apple's gadgets is roughly two weeks away, the NYT reports.

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LG Optimus Vu II arrives to battle Note II

LG Optimus Vu II arrives to battle Note II

The fight of the phablets continues, with LG rolling out the new Optimus Vu II to take on Samsung's second-gen Galaxy Note II. The 5-inch Vu II keeps the unusual 4:3 aspect ratio of the original Vu - which we reviewed in Verizon LG Intuition form - but slims the bezels to make a phone that's 7mm shorter and 5mm wider; there's also VoLTE for voice calls over 4G in addition to high-speed data, and a new, second-gen "Rubberdium Pen 2.0" stylus.

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Lamborghini to unveil new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica

Lamborghini to unveil new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica

Lamborghini is set to unveil new Gallardo models at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new Gallardo models will include the LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica. The LP 560-4 will feature permanent four-wheel drive and has a new front end and new rear end. Lamborghini will offer its new LP 570-4 Superleggera and LP 570-4 Spyder Performante as further enhanced Edizione Technica versions.

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Scientists in Japan claim to have synthesized element 113

Scientists in Japan claim to have synthesized element 113

A group of scientists from Japan announced this week that they have been able to successfully synthesize the rare element 113. The element is also called ununtrium. If the scientific breakthrough is confirmed it will mark the first time Japanese researchers have been the first to synthesize an element from the periodic table. The feat, if confirmed, will mark the first time an Asian research team has been allowed to name an element.

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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE official from $69,000

2014 Jaguar F-TYPE official from $69,000

We've known it's coming, but Jaguar's new 2014 F-TYPE convertible still wowed at its official debut at the Paris Auto Show, a two-seater slice of achingly handsome design and finessed performance. The road-going evolution of the 2011 C-X16 concept, the new Jaguar will be available in three models - the F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S - delivering up to 495PS and a top speed of 186mph, with the 0-60mph dash in as little as 4.2s.

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