Archive for March, 2014

Tesla Model S revealed to be easily hackable

Tesla Model S revealed to be easily hackable

Cars and hacking, at least the digital kind, aren't two things you usually associate with each other, but the rise of smart cars might make that a source of headaches and nightmares in the near future. And the Tesla Model S, being one of the first of that generation, might also become one of the first poster boys for that inevitable problem.

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Battlefield 4 tipped to bring back Squads gameplay

Battlefield 4 tipped to bring back Squads gameplay

This week it’s been tipped that one of the more popular types of gameplay originally introduced in Battlefield 3 could very well be returning to the fourth installment in the series. When Battlefield 4 was introduced, it was first suggested by the developers of the game (DICE) that Battlefield 4 was not extremely compatible with the Squads gameplay feature. Instead, they said, "we didn’t feel that the feature in Battlefield 3 was on par with the quality that [we] wanted to offer our players."

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HTC One M8 boosts to beat benchmarks HTC concedes

HTC One M8 boosts to beat benchmarks HTC concedes

HTC has conceded that it "games" benchmarking tests with the new HTC One M8, though the company argues that the maximum performance squeezed out of the 2014 flagship during profiling should be seen as an advantage, not a cheat. Tests of the One M8 on different versions of popular Android benchmarking tools suggested that HTC was specifically targeting the apps and putting the handset into an extreme mode that wasn't necessarily comparable to what regular apps might run in.

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BMW i8 will force fake engine noise and howl at pedestrians

BMW i8 will force fake engine noise and howl at pedestrians

BMW's i8 supercar may run on electricity but that doesn't mean the Germany marque has forgotten about aural performance: both inside and out. A new video showing how the i8 performs in Sport Mode - which you can see after the cut - shows that not only is the speed there, with the BMW doing 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, but it makes a pretty distinctive noise while it does it, despite only having a very small gasoline engine.

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COD: Ghosts DLC 2 gameplay trailer brings Predator to Extinction

COD: Ghosts DLC 2 gameplay trailer brings Predator to Extinction

If you enjoyed the gameplay included in the first DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts with Michael Myers, chances are you’re going to be pumped up about the secret character from the second installment. In this release comes none other than the Predator himself. Here we’re guessing that the alien action we’ve been seeing thus far in "Extinction" gameplay has all been part of a worldwide invasion by our favorite hunter.

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Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

Xbox and Xbox Live combined as Nadella has Phil Spencer take over

It’s not clear whether the change in staff announced this week by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will have any grand impact on how you play the game. The big change is in how Xbox and Xbox Live will be run. Instead of being two separate ecosystems that just happen to work with one another, Nadella has let it be known that Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox Live divisions will be run as a single unit, and they’ll be run by the same fellow, too: Phil Spencer.

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iPhone 6 reportedly leaks with curvy case

iPhone 6 reportedly leaks with curvy case

The iPhone 6 has reportedly been sighted months ahead of launch, with a purported insider at manufacturing partner Foxconn sharing shots of what's said to be a testing station for the new iOS smartphone. The leak, if legitimate, shows both a handset in a testing rig and 3D graphics of the supposed design, as well as what could be new sensors build into the body.

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