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Halo: an analog smartwatch with a transparent OLED display

Halo: an analog smartwatch with a transparent OLED display

The rise of the smartwatch, especially now that Apple has jumped into the fray, has conventional watch brands somewhat scrambling to join the bandwagon. However, not everyone is willing to buy into how current big players like Google, Samsung, and Apple would like to define what a smartwatch is and how it looks like. Some, like German company Longshine, has ideas of its own as seen in Halo, a smartwatch that tries to combine the best of both analog and digital in a rather unique way.

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Here’s how Lamborghini thinks hybrid supercars should work

Here’s how Lamborghini thinks hybrid supercars should work

When Lamborghini makes a hybrid, you know something is up, but the Italian supercar manufacturer wasn't thinking so much of "going green" as it was "going fast" when it designed the Asterion LPI 910-4's powertrain. One of the stars of the Paris Auto Show 2014 last week, the sleek coupé pairs together a 5.2-liter V10 gas engine with three electric motors to produce Lamborghini's first ever plug-in hybrid - at least in concept form, anyway. A new video, meanwhile, explains exactly how those two systems combine for the car's heady 910 HP.

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration teases hybrid smart car plans

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration teases hybrid smart car plans

It's clearly a day for luxurious sedans, and after Aston Martin's Lagonda for the 1-percent of the 1-percent comes Infiniti's Q80 Inspiration, a hint at the direction the company's next uber-four-door will take. Signaling - but not confirming, Infiniti is careful to point out - some of the themes the production Q80 will take as it attempts to challenge Mercedes-Benz's S-Class and BMW's 7 Series.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Sport concept truck breaks cover

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Sport concept truck breaks cover

For years, there were a handful of offerings in the mid-size truck market before some of the stalwarts in the segment pulled out. Ford and Chevy left the market ceding it to Nissan and Toyota as the only two automakers producing mid-size trucks in the last few years. Chevrolet is set to come back to the market with a redesigned Colorado truck.

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Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Peugeot Quartz concept boasts innovative cabin materials

Giving hybrid doubters something mull over, Peugeot has unveiled its latest crossover, the Quartz concept. Aside from a rather futuristic-looking exterior that unambiguously shouts out its athletic personality, the Peugeot Quartz concept's "sedan half" also flaunts new cabin materials and processes that not only add passenger comfort and class, but also a bit of environmental consciousness as well.

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BMW ponders MINI Superleggera EV coupe amid possible car cull

BMW ponders MINI Superleggera EV coupe amid possible car cull

BMW is biding its time on giving the beautiful MINI Superleggera electric roadster concept the green light for production, warning that the city car line-up could facing a culling as some of the flabbier models are axed. The Superleggera was revealed back in May, an attempt to blend British heritage with Italian open-top style, but also to tease the possibility of an EV powertrain for a more eco-friendly engine option.

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This is what the XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane could look like

This is what the XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane could look like

Northrop Grumman has shown off what it believes the military spaceplane of the future should look like, a futuristic and reusable aircraft designed as part of a $3.9m DARPA contract. The Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 would automate a large percentage of flight, as well as kick-start hypersonic aircraft development once more, Northrop Grumman claims, though the company still has competition.

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