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BMW didn’t announce an M7, but it did come close

BMW makes a wide range of automobiles. Choosing one is sort of like going to a Chinese restaurant — you pick the number you want and then add some sides.<p>"Give me a Number 2 with a side of M." Ah, excellent choice sir. That's the M2 coupe.<p>Or perhaps you want a four-door version of a two-door version …

Groupon Soars 23% On Favorable Earnings

Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat revenue forecasts, bringing in $917 million, instead of the anticipated $846 million, and a 9% year-over-year increase. Adjusted earnings per …

Groupon

Purported LG G5 benchmarks show significant improvement over G4, on par with Galaxy S7

Like many of next generation’s flagship smartphones, the upcoming LG G5 is expected to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The Snapdragon 820’s performance has already been revealed in a Galaxy S7 benchmark and today’s LG G5 scores are pretty consistent.<p>The quad-core 1.59GHz Snapdragon 820 on …

Save on Siri Remote for the New Apple TV

One of the best featutes of the new Apple TV is the Siri Remote. Navigating through apps and content is a lot easier when you can talk to your TV via the remote. Plus the remote has gyroscopic sensors so it can double as a game controller. But it's also quite small and, if you have a black couch …

Google is juicing up its self-driving car efforts

Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing.<p>Google, which declined to comment, has denied in the past that it had any interest in …

Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming to make your Star Wars dreams come true

After raking in nearly $2 billion, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is easily one of the biggest and most successful movies of all time. It's biggest …

Star Wars

This App Turns Your iPhone Into A Dash Cam With Machine Vision

Our smartphones have become powerful enough to start understanding the physical world around us using their cameras and sensors. And mobile apps are just beginning to take advantage of these capabilities.<p>A new free iPhone app, called Nexar, wants to use computer vision to understand the road. …

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Xiaomi Mi5 Camera Sample Released By Hugo Barra

Xiaomi has been teasing their new Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone which will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress this month and now the Company’s Hugo Barra …

Mobile Technology

Fan mashup of 'Mario Kart' and 'Star Wars' is a gaming dream

If you're like me, you spent your youth imagining what it'd be like if your favorite fictional universes got together -- heck, <i>Aliens vs. Predator</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts</i> are practically kids' dreams made real. Well, some fans weren't willing to keep their fantasy locked in their heads. YouTube team Dark …

UK court: GCHQ hacking phones and computers is legal

Computer and smartphone hacking by spying agency GCHQ is legal, the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal has said.<p>Senior judges ruled that they are …

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A company says Apple stole its patents for 3D Touch and Force Touch

Apple is in the hot seat once again in a patent infringement case.<p>A haptic technology company has filed a series of complaints against Apple for …

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to cost €700 and €800 respectively, sketchy report says

We’re days away from the announcement of Samsung’s new flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The company is expected to announce both at its event scheduled for Sunday, February 21st. While we certainly do not expect neither to come cheap, a new report from Dutch website Tweakers may have …

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources.<p>An Apple logo is seen at the Apple store in Munich, Germany, January 27, 2016. …

Amazon Echo starts talking to your thermostat

Amazon's voice-guided Echo speaker can serve as everything from an exercise coach to a game machine, but its latest addition could be particularly helpful if you're shivering as you read this. The Echo now offers voice control over thermostats, starting with the Ecobee3 -- you can ask it to set a …

How to gain unauthorized fingerprint access to an LG V10

Youtuber Matt OnYourScreen has discovered a pretty unsettling way to bypass all of the security on an LG V10 and potentially gain unlimited access to the device in the future. Any LG V10 running Nova Launcher is vulnerable to this attack, and all it takes is about 30 seconds of access to the device.<p>…

Apple Will Update The iPhone’s Remote App To Do Everything Apple TV’s Own Remote Can

Back in October of 2015, Apple released a long awaited hardware update to the Apple TV — and with it, a shiny new Apple TV remote. You could speak to the remote to issue voice commands (“Siri, play Pitch Perfect 2. Yes, again. Don’t judge me, Siri. You don’t know me.”) and flick around a built-in …

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Varane is Madrid's future: Zidane dismisses Manchester United rumors

The France international has been linked with a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, but his manager is adamant he is going nowhere.<p>Zinedine Zidane is determined to keep Raphael Varane at Real Madrid amid reports the defender will be a target for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United next …

Arsenal vs Leicester City - Welbeck comes off bench to break Leicester hearts: as it happened

Jamie Vardy scores a penalty, Danny Simpson is sent off. Theo Walcott scores equaliser before Danny Welbeck heads in at the death to win it for Gunners

Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins his first La Liga Player of the Month award

Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's Player of the Month for January -- surprisingly the first time the Barcelona star has received the award.<p>Messi, …

Robben still key for Bayern - Guardiola

The Dutchman has been criticised in some quarters this season but he has been defended by his manager, while the Catalan has played down reports of Carlo Ancelotti visiting Munich<p>Pep Guardiola insists that Arjen Robben remains a key figure for Bayern Munich.<p>The Netherlands international has made …

Van Gaal: REAL Man Utd fans are behind Depay

After more criticism of the Netherlands international, the coach says "real" Red Devils fans were backing him in his display for the club's Under-21 side<p>Louis van Gaal insists "real" Manchester United fans are right behind Memphis Depay despite mounting criticism of the winger.<p>Captain Wayne Rooney …