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Twilio buys two-factor authentication shop to boost security

Image copyright Oleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.Twilio, the cloud-based communication service provider that lets developers craft messaging applications, …

Authentication

Sony's 4G Version of the Xperia E4 Will Arrive from April

Sony has revealed the Xperia E4g, the latest addition to its smartphone line. It unveiled the Xperia E4 earlier this month, but it was notably missing 4G support.<p>The new model is largely the same as the Xperia E4. As well as adding 4G connectivity, it offers a bump in speed with a 1.5Ghz quad-core …

Phones

Visa to Launch Tokenization in Europe in Mid-April for Mobile Payments

Visa announced on Tuesday that it will be rolling out tokenization in Europe, an essential technology that allows for secure and convenient contactless payments using various technologies (via <i>The Next Web</i>). The tokenization service will be available to financial institutions in mid-April and helps …

FinTech

Google will block sexually explicit content on Blogger starting March 23

In a change to its adult content policy, Google has announced it will no longer allow sexually explicit material on Blogger.<p>It’s unclear why Google has announced the change to the blogging platform it acquired over a decade ago. However, in what is probably just a coincidence, the move comes just …

Blogging

Google employee reveals a new Chromebook Pixel's due out soon

The first Chromebook Pixel wasn't exactly a huge seller, what with its hefty price tag and all, but Google's apparently still preparing to release a second version. <i>OMG! Chrome!</i> spotted a video of Renee Niemi, who's in charge of Android and Chrome for Work and Education, at the recent Google …

Apple apparently buys company behind respected Alchemy software synth

Apple has reportedly bought UK audio software developer Camel Audio, a company known for its instruments, plugins, and apps, including the respected Alchemy synth. Camel Audio mysteriously announced it was shutting down in January without explanation, but an update to the company's corporate …

Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracking Hardware Is Shipping Soon

Hello, the company behind sleep sensing monitor Sense, is ready to start shipping. Over the next week or so, the company will make its sleep-tracking hardware and software generally available to consumers who want to have a more rewarding sleep.<p>Sense hopes to provide better data around how well …

Better-Than-Original John Morton Datsun 240Z Racer For Sale

If you're a Datsun fan, you most certainly know the name John Morton. You also know of Pete Brock, of course, thanks to his efforts with the Brock …

Nissan

Aston Martin Pins Future On New Platform, AMG Engines

Aston Martin may have a fresh product lineup, but all of its current models are underpinned by the same chassis--one that dates back to the Ford …

Engines

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee earns Seinfeld four more seasons

We're going to be talking about Jerry Seinfeld and his excellent web series, <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, for quite a long time, as it's been picked up for <i>four</i> more seasons. Considering the show just wrapped up its third season a few months ago, this marks quite a big win.<p>The new order, …

Ford April 2014 Sales Dip 1 Percent

Ford Motor Company sales took a minor hit in April, posting a 1 percent decline compared to <b>April 2013</b>. Last year Ford had the best April since 2007, which means Ford’s performance last month is not necessarily bad. But, in the context if its competition, Ford is essentially holding its ground while …

BMW i3 Drivers Give First Impressions, Configurator Now Live

Follow Antony<p>If you've never driven an electric vehicle before, it can be an unusual, and not unpleasant experience. The instant torque, the silence, …

Automotive Industry

GM April 2014 Sales Up 6.9 Percent

All four GM brands posted an increase this month, making for a total of 254,076 vehicles sold — a 6.9 percent increase over last year. GMC and Buick were the strongest performers with 13 and 12 percent gains, respectively, and Chevrolet sales jumped by 5.3 percent overall. Year-to-date sales are …

Autos

April 2014 Car Sales Stay Aloft, Thanks To Long-Term Loans

New-car sales in April added to this year's already strong performance, as nearly all the major manufacturers reported sales increases for the …

West Coast Customs faces stiff fines for not paying employees

West Coast Customs is in trouble with federal authorities and will be forced to pay over $150,000 thanks to charges that employees were chronically underpaid between November 2010 and January 2013, according to a report from <i>The Press-Enterprise.</i><p>An investigation by the US Department of Labor has …

U.S. wants to raise recall penalties

The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well as just how often they do it.<p>Transportation …

Feds Want to End Ban on Tolls for Interstate Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to reverse a 58-year-old ban on interstate highway tolls that could let cash-starved states suck in more revenue and fill a void in the federal Highway Trust Fund.<p>The proposal, part of a four-year transportation bill submitted this week by DOT Secretary …

Bike Lanes

This 2015 Ford Mustang Aerobic Dance Battle "Ad" Is Tragically '80s

If it’s even possible to make the 2015 Ford Mustang seem uncool, this video at least comes close. Seeking to answer the question “What would you do #InaMustang?” that Ford posed to Mustang fans in a new contest, the clip is seriously weird.<p>We like that fans can submit Mustang-related ideas to Ford, …

Sports Cars

New Proposal Seeks Tolls on Interstate Highways

Freeways Might not be "Free" in the Future<p>America’s roads need some work, but with the Highway Trust fund about to run out, the Obama administration is thinking of other ways to help fund improvements to the transportation system. One way is for states to start collecting tolls on interstate …

Obama Administration

How Mark Fields Overcame Doubters To Earn The Job As Ford's Next CEO

I admit I had my doubts about Mark Fields, who was named Thursday to succeed Alan Mulally as chief executive of Ford Motor.<p>I wasn’t the only one. For years, people both inside and outside the automaker wondered whether the fast-rising executive, with his Harvard MBA and tailored suits, wasn’t just …

Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Ariel Atom Supercharged in unlikely drag battle

David versus Goliath battles are always an enticing proposition, because they offer the chance to watch scrappy underdogs take on their bigger rivals. <i>Evo</i> has set up just such a battle with its latest drag race between the minimalist Ariel Atom 3.5 Supercharged (Ariel Atom 3 pictured below) and the …

2014 BMW i8

Destination: THE FUTURE.<p>A funny thing happened on the way to our first U.S. drive of BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid: We spotted, trundling along in the next lane, a DeLorean DMC-12 with the inevitable TME MCHN vanity plate, a reference to 1985’s Back to the Future. Was this a divine prophecy about our …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2014 Kia Optima EX First Test

*Kitchen Sink Not Included<p>“Everything but the kitchen sink.” That should be the 2014 Kia Optima EX’s official slogan, because during seven days in the cushy adjustable driver’s seat, I couldn’t think of an amenity it lacked. And this was the second of five trims, one rung above the $22,300 …

Chevrolet Restricts Camaro Z/28 Parts Sales to Prevent “Cloning”

Everyone’s been there—you’re trying to hook up with someone at the bar only to end up going home with the friend. Hey, sometimes that’s not so bad, and at least you’re close to the mark, right? Chevrolet, it seems, isn’t down with such a scenario, at least not when it comes to the hellacious Camaro …

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Rated At 81 Miles, 124 MPGe: BREAKING

Well, the numbers are in, courtesy of a quickly-photographed window sticker, and now we know the range and efficiency ratings for the 2014 BMW i3 …

Electric Vehicles

Recalls: 2013 Cadillac SRX Software Issue Affects 50,571 Crossovers

Still in the hot seat after its massive ignition recall, GM has announced another round of recalls unrelated to that issue. The first involves a faulty transmission control module in more than 50,000 2013 model-year Cadillac SRX crossovers. The other involves a fuel pipe that could leak on some …

Watch: WRC Champ Tommi Mäkinen Thrash 2015 WRX STI at Buttonwillow Raceway

So what if the 2015 WRX STI is powered by the same 305-hp 2.5-liter EJ-series engine as the outgoing car? In the hands of four-time WRC champ Tommi Mäkinen, the WRX moves so sublimely it renders all keyboard criticisms irrelevant.<p>Trading tail-out histrionics for precise, movements of the type that …

Motorsport

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sport Wagon

Save the hatchbacks!<p>When BMW stopped selling the hatchback ti model in the U.S. in 1999, there were no apologies made. “Americans do not like hatchbacks,” said the Germans, in the same way they might profess their own people’s love of rye bread. Then came the contradiction: BMW immediately brought …

Official: Ford President and CEO Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford has sent an official save-the-date, so to speak, for CEO Alan Mulally’s final day at the company’s helm: July 1. That’s roughly six months sooner than expected, but apparently, Mulally and Executive Chairman Bill Ford think Ford’s leadership team is ready to take over now, so they pulled the …

Retirement