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Small cars slammed in tougher crash testing

Small cars slammed in tougher crash testing

Tougher crash testing has exposed the worrying deficiencies in some of the most popular small cars on the market, with safety regulators warning that the shortcomings could lead to head and leg injuries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) put twelve small cars currently available in the US through the small overlap front crash test, which examines how a vehicle holds up to an offset impact such as when hitting a tree or utility pole, and as you can see in the video after the cut, the results aren't good.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is here: rugged and sensor-laden

The Galaxy S5 family is finally complete. After the premium Galaxy S5 flagship itself, the sturdy Galaxy S5 Active, and the photographic Galaxy K Zoom, now it's the turn of the mini flagship to take center stage. But while the Galaxy S5 mini does give justice to the word, it still boasts of almost the same premium features as its bigger siblings, including IP67 rating, a fingerprint sensor, and even the same perforated skin.

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LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG has just unveiled in China what could very well be the LG G3 mini, though it is really stretching what the word "mini" really means. While the LG G3 Beat is indeed smaller than the current LG G3 flagship, it still sports a 5.5-inch display that comes close to crossing that very thin line that separates a smartphone from what most would call a phablet.

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BMW and MINI bake in GoPro support

BMW and MINI bake in GoPro support

MINI drivers looking to recreate the classic chase scene from The Italian Job will be able to remotely control their GoPro from the car's dashboard, as it and select BMW models become the first to integrate the action camera. The new app hooks up the MINI Connected and BMW Apps infotainment systems to a WiFi-equipped GoPro, allowing it to be remotely turned on and off, switched between recording modes, and previews viewed.

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Zotac C-series nano PC lineup arrives

Zotac C-series nano PC lineup arrives

Zotac is back with a bunch of new small form factor desktop computers, these ones being in the new C-series nano product lineup. The machines were debuted at Computex 2014, and bring with them both AMD and Intel Core and Celeron processor options.

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MINI Superleggera Vision turns city car into concourse coupe

MINI Superleggera Vision turns city car into concourse coupe

Ask the purists, and they might say BMW's MINI has progressively moved away from the charm of the original car, but a new MINI Superleggera Vision coupe concept could change all that. Created to balance MINI's British heritage with Italian open-top style, the concept car was created by BMW and Touring Superleggera with an electric drivetrain and a hand-crafted aluminum body.

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CyberPowerPC Fang Mini is a full Windows 8.1 desktop

CyberPowerPC Fang Mini is a full Windows 8.1 desktop

CyberPowerPC has announced a new miniature PC offering, the FANG Mini series. Unlike some other PCs of this size, the Fang Mini R9 and Fang Mini Pro devices are full-fledged Windows desktop computers, coming with all the trimming needed by the average user.

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New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

Mini has rolled out the latest of its updated models with the new Paceman making its debut. Mini is aiming the Paceman at the premium compact segment and calls the car a Sports Activity Coupe. Mini is also offering the Paceman with All4 AWD. The new Paceman will launch in July. Shoppers will have a new piano black color option to choose from for the car.

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MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

BMW has just outed its new MINI Hardtop models ahead of the LA Auto Show, but the cars are first dropping by the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. There, we were able to get a first-hand look at the new MINI Cooper S, which sports a bright yellow and black color scheme, highly modernized controls, and a distinctive and rather amusing "surprised" look on the car's face.

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New MINI revealed as Cooper gets bigger

New MINI revealed as Cooper gets bigger

The new MINI Hardtop has been revealed, complete with its sporty Cooper variants, ahead of the BMW city car's official debut at the LA Auto Show next week, complete with all-new engines and a design that's bigger in all directions. The car is now longer, wider, and taller, with an extended wheelbase that adds up to more rear passenger space and more luggage capacity, though on the outside it's still unmistakably a MINI. BMW has squeezed in some extra tech, however, such as optional LED headlamps that can automatically adjust their spread and coverage depending on road conditions and route.

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Gigabyte BRIX mini-PC offers customization galore

Gigabyte BRIX mini-PC offers customization galore

The mini PC has slowly transformed from a novelty to something more useful, meeting a variety of needs and working well as everything from a portable PC to an entertainment system solution offering more features than your standard set-top box. Gigabyte has added a new mini machine to the market, the GB-XM1-3537, more easily known as the BRIX.

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Mini hits 500,000 cars sold in US

Mini hits 500,000 cars sold in US

It may seem like only yesterday when Mini entered the US to sell its cars, but it's been 11 years since the car maker began selling its vehicles in the states. In that time frame, Mini has sold 500,000 of its cars in the US, marking a new milestone for the British car manufacturer, which is owned by BMW.

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