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BMW i8 sports hybrid gets wild track outing

BMW i8 sports hybrid gets wild track outing

Now that BMW's i3 production car has broken cover, the German company has moved onto arguably more exciting things: namely throwing the BMW i8 around a track in France for some performance testing. Shown off in Spyder concept form back at the LA Auto Show in November 2012, the slinky hybrid borrows the plug-in eco-friendliness of its boxy i3 sibling, but cranks up the performance for a sub-4.5s 0-62mph dash and a top speed limited to 155mph.

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BMW and Toyota official tech buddies: Sports cars, Li-Air batteries, more

BMW and Toyota official tech buddies: Sports cars, Li-Air batteries, more

BMW and Toyota have finalized their partnership on sports cars, fuel-cell tech and more, signing a binging agreement that will also see the German and Japanese marques collaborate on new lithium-air batteries. The deal, which builds on the two car company's previous "memorandum of understanding" back in June 2012, focuses on four key areas for the future, with green motoring and lightweight, fun performance cars both on the agenda before 2020.

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EA announces Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U

EA announces Need for Speed Most Wanted for Wii U

EA has announced that its award-winning Need for Speed Most Wanted will cruise onto the Nintendo Wii U this spring. The game will launch on the new Nintendo console on March 19 in North America and March 21 in Europe. The game has a connected, open world where players can race, chase, and explore while challenging friends in various contests.

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Google exec shows off car collection in best way possible

Google exec shows off car collection in best way possible

The vice president of engineering at Google, Benjamin Sloss Treynor, is not only smart and rich, but it turns that he loves cars as well, and he has a mighty-fine collection to prove it. It also turns out that Treynor is a regular member on the SVT Performance forum where he likes to show off his car collection to the world, but recently, he was asked to prove that he actually owns the cars he's posting on the forum. He happily obliged, and even included bread in his photos as a joke.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - we received some pretty big news this afternoon, so let's just jump in! Microsoft announced today that we'll be able snag a Surface Pro starting in January, with the 64GB model demanding $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Apple launched iTunes 11 today, complete with a brand new user interface and iCloud at every turn, so get those updates going. We also heard that Google is looking to deliver information to you before you even search for it, which is pretty cool but also a little bit creepy.

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BMW i3 Concept Coupe eyes-on at LA Auto Show

BMW i3 Concept Coupe eyes-on at LA Auto Show

Enter the BMW i3 Coupe - an eco-friendly little tech-friendly amalgamation of excellence inside and out, and one that's essentially just been revealed this week. As we spoke about just yesterday, this machine brings on an inter-car communications system, smartphone connectivity, and of course, a 170HP electric motor slice with lithium-ion batteries inside. It's all topped off by a hardcore lighter yet stronger than steel CFRP (carbon reinforced plastic) passenger cell.

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Need for Speed Most Wanted demo now available for PS3 and Xbox 360

Need for Speed Most Wanted demo now available for PS3 and Xbox 360

EA has announced that the demo for the new open world racing game Need for Speed Most Wanted is available right now. The demo is available for download for both PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The game launched officially on October 30, but there may have been some players out there holding out for the demo to decide if they wanted to spend the money or not.

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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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Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

There are laser pointers, and then there are LASER pointers. Wicked Lasers certainly makes the latter with some of the most powerful handheld lasers you can buy anywhere. The company even has some lasers that are powerful enough to blind satellite sensors in orbit, and others can burn things and pop balloons. A geek has taken one of those Wicked Lasers powerful handheld units and used it to try to set a Guinness world record.

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