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Sony Ignores Apple And Sets Ambitious Price For The Xperia Z5 Premium

Sony has had a good week with its reveal of the Sony Xperia Z5 family of smartphones at the IFA trade show in Berlin, and with news of the pricing on the handsets, it could be a very nice end of the year for the Japanese company. It certainly looks more promising than the first half of 2015.<p>Forbes’ …

In BMW Electric Car, Software 'Coding' Unlocks Hidden Features Owners Want

And may void warranty<p>The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission electric car even though it has a range-extending engine.<p>That's because its gasoline range (EPA-rated at 78 …

Electric Vehicles

Apple TV Said to Have Motion Sensitive Remote Control Targeted at Casual Gamers

In a report corroborating several oft-rumored features of the next-generation Apple TV, including an A8 chip and a native SDK for creating apps, <i>TechCrunch</i> editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino has revealed that the set-top box will also have a motion sensitive remote control with multi-axis sensors, a …

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

The iPhone 6 Gets Wireless Charging With Skiva's EnergySkin

One of the most stand-out missing features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and most anticipated of the iPhone 7 is wireless charging. All its major competitors have it and the likes of Samsung have included it with their flagship smartphones for several generations too. Now, I mentioned wireless …

Motorola will now design and build Lenovo phones

Lenovo has begun merging its Mobile Business Group (MBG) into Motorola Mobility and the latter will soon start designing and building phones for its parent company, reports NDTV Gadgets.<p>The move is part of an effort to streamline its product portfolio, following a 51 percent decline in …

Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day.<p>According a patent filed in February last year but published this week and spotted by AppleInsider, Cupertino is looking at …

Consumer Tech

Twitter for iOS gets a fresh coat of white paint

Twitter has updated its iOS app with a visual refresh. The interface has been inverted with a white top bar instead of the long-standing blue one.<p>The changes are most apparent in the timeline and profile view, but you can also see it on some other screens.<p>You can get the latest version now from the …