Audi's new 2015 TT is certainly striking from the outside, with the third-gen design bringing the crisp lines of the original right up to date, but it's the all-new dashboard and infotainment system, Audi Virtual Cockpit, which the driver will spend most time looking at. Freshly created for the new car with an updated version of the MMI controller and all-virtual gages, it's a driver-focused system that SlashGear had the opportunity to try out in advance of the 2015 TT hitting forecourts at Audi HQ in Ingolstadt, Germany. Read on for our exclusive first-look.
You can’t accuse Kia of not setting itself ambitious challenges, and the 2015 K900 is unquestionably its most provocative play in the US so far. A full-size, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan, the new K900 is Kia’s play for the high-end market dominated by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lexus. Buyers of those brands have great expectations, however; SlashGear got behind the wheel to see if the K900 can play with the big boys.
This year for Mobile World Congress was a rebirth of sorts, owing largely to the restructuring of Samsung’s release schedule, Sony’s continued success with their Z series, Nokia’s push of Android, and the next big wave of wearables. We’ve also seen brands like Lenovo and HTC push hard with devices that aren’t aimed directly at the top tier. This is an interesting time for smartphones and mobile devices of all kinds - it’s no longer just about the biggest and the best.
Though the event continues to be called "Editor's Day", this week we had an extended stay with NVIDIA in Montreal, learning about the company's newest in gaming development and hardware innovation. The biggest news of the event was surely the unveiling of G-Sync, a hardware module made by NVIDIA to be planted in the backs of high-end gaming monitors, making their functions slave to GeForce GTX graphics cards, but that wasn't the only big push made by the company for industry. Also making appearances were NVIDIA SHIELD, development initiatives through GameWorks, and some of the biggest names in game development today.
This afternoon invites have been sent out from Motorola for an event with no secret to is content: Moto X. This event will be taking place on August 1st and - believe it or not - it has no set timeframe. Instead it would appear that this pre-event registration has the press making certain they're set for the day well before the public press event is announced.
Today an invitation to a special Google event has been sent to the press promising a breakfast with Android head Sundar Pichai. Though this Googler is in charge of Chrome as a web browser and as an operating system as well, it's far more likely that this July 24th event will center on Android itself, especially considering the several appearances of Android's next-generation features in teasers for the Motorola-made smartphone Moto X.
As if the announcement and launch of Facebook Home wasn't enough, Facebook has yet another event in the pipeline for next week that looks to unveil "a new product" that supposedly comes from "a big idea." The event is scheduled to take place on June 20 at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
Shortly after we heard rumors about a possible Tumblr buyout from Yahoo this morning, the company has announced that they will be holding a press event on Monday where they are said to be announcing "something special" It doesn't look to be anything minor either, as company CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to make an appearance and speak.
Huawei has sent out invitations to what looks to be the revealing of a new device that's worth the "Beauty" name. The company also uses words like "glamour" and "inspiration," so it looks like we're in for a very classy event where we'll see Huawei reveal what it's been cooking recently.
Just minutes ago SlashGear announced the on-sale marker for Apple's developer conference WWDC 2013 - now they're all sold out. Having literally hit refresh ourselves from the moment the tickets went on sale, it's appearing from here that Apple sold tickets out from start to finish in under 2 minutes. You'll find sources across the web suggesting 3 minutes and even 1 minute - stay tuned for official word from Apple as well.
Nokia is preparing to unveil what looks to be the company's next Lumia smartphone during an event that they will host on May 14 in London. If recent rumors are on track, it could be the EOS that we've been hearing a lot about, which is said to be a Windows Phone device that packs in a PureView 41-megapixel camera.