Archive for Nov 28, 2012

Fiat announces new 500L and 500L Trekking for North America

Fiat announces new 500L and 500L Trekking for North America

If you're a fan of the Fiat 500, Fiat has announced the two new cars that are headed to North America. The new vehicles include the all-new 500L and the new 500L Trekking. The standard 500L is a longer version of the iconic Fiat 500 adding two more doors allowing for comfortable accommodations for five passengers.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Kart 7 bundle races in for the holidays

Nintendo 3DS XL Mario Kart 7 bundle races in for the holidays

Nintendo's holiday gush continues, with the gaming company pushing out a new bundle this time preloading Mario Kart 7 onto the eye-friendly 3DS XL. The new, limited-edition system pairs the blue/black version of the larger glasses-free 3D handheld with a copy of Mario Kart 7  for $199.99, rather than the $240 you'd be shelling out if you paid RRP for each separately.

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TMG Sports 650 hones Lexus luxobarge into Japanese monster

TMG Sports 650 hones Lexus luxobarge into Japanese monster

A Lexus sedan might not be the first donor car you think of for a beefy road-destroying super cruiser, but TMG's Sports 650 take on the LS 460 could well shatter the superiority of meaty Mercedes and BMWs. The independent performance brand is better known for crafting Toyota's F1 cars, but Toyota Motorsport Gmbh turned its hand to road-going cars with the Sports 650, a 5-liter V8 monster with a sub-4s 0-60mph sprint.

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Damien Lewis stars in Desire short film for Jaguar

Damien Lewis stars in Desire short film for Jaguar

Jaguar has given up some details on a short film starring Damien Lewis of Homeland fame. The short film is called Desire and is being created by Jaguar in association with Ridley Scott Associates. The short film is set to be released in early 2013.

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TomTom updates for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (but loses Google Local Search)

TomTom updates for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (but loses Google Local Search)

TomTom has updated its iOS app to play nicely with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, though the company has stripped ill-fated Google functionality out at the same time. The new version of the app, v1.12, works hand in hand with Apple's own Maps app, showing up as a routing option in the iOS 6 software, but removes the Google Local Search feature as Google itself has discontinued it.

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Mugen offers 6400 mAh Galaxy Note 2 battery

Mugen offers 6400 mAh Galaxy Note 2 battery

If you use a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, you have probably wished the battery would last longer at some point. Mugen Power has announced a new high-capacity battery specifically made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The battery offers more than twice the power capacity of the standard battery.

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webOS reborn as an Android app

webOS reborn as an Android app

If you're a fan of the defunct smartphone operating system webOS, you will be glad to hear that the Phoenix project has moved forward. A company called Phoenix International Communications has been working on a project with the goal of getting Open webOS to run as an app on Android hardware.

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Ericsson files patent suit against Samsung

Ericsson files patent suit against Samsung

Ericsson is the world's largest maker of wireless network equipment. Samsung is certainly more recognizable name and is a company that makes some of the most popular Android smartphones on the market along with hordes of other hardware. Ericsson has announced that it has filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics.

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Scientists claim DNA evidence proves the existence of Bigfoot

Scientists claim DNA evidence proves the existence of Bigfoot

A team of scientists are claiming to have verified through a five-year-long DNA study that Bigfoot does in fact exist. According to the researchers, Bigfoot or Sasquatch does in fact live in North America and the scientists claim that their DNA study proves that Bigfoot is a human relative. Somebody call John Lithgow.

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Biscotti launches MyBiscotti Cloud Services

Biscotti launches MyBiscotti Cloud Services

You might be familiar with the Biscotti TV Camera that allows you to make video calls using your TV at home. We talked about the device in the past. The company behind that TV camera is called Biscotti Incorporated and it has announced new cloud services this week. The cloud services add some interesting new features and capabilities to the TV camera the company has been producing for a while.

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Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku users in the UK have another streaming media option to choose from, with the addition of Sky's NOW TV subscription service to the set-top boxes. Added to the Roku Channel Store today, the new NOW TV app streams content to the Roku boxes but also to existing iOS, Android, PC, and Mac devices; in the initial line-up there's Sky Movies content with the promise of up to 20 new premieres per month.

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Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus has announced that it has delayed shipments in the US for the interesting dual screen Taichi ultrabook. Those machines have been available for US customers order from several websites including Amazon.com. The Taichi is a dual screen ultrabook with a screen on the outside for tablet use and a second screen on the inside for traditional notebook use.

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