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It was harsh of the BBC to air Top Gear 'best of' compilation, says James May

Former Top Gear host tells Radio Times the two-part programme over Christmas was untimely as new host Chris Evans tries to reinvent the show<p>James May has said the BBC was “harsh” to air a Top Gear “best of” compilation over Christmas just as new host Chris Evans struggles to re-invent the hit BBC2 …

Apple just leaked a super-sleek new Apple Watch band

It looks like Apple has accidentally leaked a new band for the Apple Watch.<p>A black Milanese Loop strap appeared on the Czech Republic Apple Store, with no price listed. (We first saw it over on 9to5Mac.)<p>The lack of an option to buy the strap — along with the fact it is missing from a list of straps …

Smartwatches
Smartwatches

iPhone 7 will be waterproof, charge wirelessly and have no headphone jack

The upcoming iPhone 7 is almost certainly ditching the headphone jack at this point. What at first seemed like a ridiculous stretch is now shaping up to be the most credible rumor about the next-gen iPhone so far.<p>The latest whispers indicate that, while the headphone jack is out, wireless charging …

Mobile Technology

Faraday Future reveals just a little about its electric supercar

Backed by Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting, the car firm’s first unveiling in Las Vegas revealed a modular high performance car, but little detail<p>California-based Faraday Future revealed its first prototype high performance electric car, the FF01, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas …

U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.N. Security Council is set to implement "significant" punitive measures after North Korea's nuclear test and will begin working on a new resolution "immediately," a statement released by Security Council President Elbio Rosselli says.<p>After Wednesday's meeting, the council, which …

North Korea

On the road: Smart Car Forfour – car review

‘I thought first was a moving-off gear until I met this car’<p>The Smart Car Forfour is, generally speaking, attractive; and where it’s not attractive, it is weird enough to confuse you into finding it attractive. Mine came in a tangy orange that, coupled with its snub nose (the engine’s at the back), …

Lenovo unveils trio of droolworthy ThinkPads, including a modular tablet

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, Lenovo's transformed the ThinkPad series of laptops from bulky to svelte machines that you'd actually be proud of using …

Apple's upcoming iPhone expected to have longer battery life, up to 256GB of storage

The claims come from Chinese website <i>MyDrivers,</i> which cites sources in Apple's supply chain who say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in the same 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes as existing models, but with big upgrades under the hood.<p>One of those could be a new 256GB storage option, …

Mobile Technology

These are the apps everyone should have on their smartphone

You can’t download every app, but there are some that will be more useful than others.

Apps

Zimbabwean pastor released after Mugabe protest

"I have no regrets and I will protest again," says Patrick Mugadza, arrested for staging a one-man protest against Robert Mugabe<p>A pastor in Zimbabwe has been released from prison after being arrested in December for staging a one-man demonstration against President Robert Mugabe's ruling …

Foursquare has an amazing 'superpower' that wants to take over your phone

One of the top-rated pizza places in Brooklyn on Foursquare is called Lucali.<p>The first time I went there for dinner a couple of months ago, I sat down at a table, picked up the menu, and felt my iPhone vibrate. It was Foursquare sending me a notification with one of the app's millions of …

Apps

How to Sync iTunes Music To Your Android Device

Taking your iTunes library out with you on an Android smartphone or tablet is no longer the impossible mission it used to be—there are a number of …

Samsung Unveils a Trio of Experimental Gadgets

Ready for a smart belt?<p>At CES in January, Samsung will show off for the first time ever a trio of devices from its Creative Lab or C-Lab program — a startup incubator within the company dedicated to developing employees’ experimental product ideas.<p>The devices include Welt (a “smart belt” that …

Gear & Gadgets

Here are the best laptops of 2015

In 2015 the march continued to combine the best of the laptop and the tablet.<p>All of the laptops that I focus on in this best-of lineup to some degree attempt to merge the two. Some do it by using a foldable design with a touch display while others by achieving a tablet-like weight, or allowing the …

MacBook Air

Microsoft failed to tell thousands of Hotmail users that they had been hacked by the Chinese

On Wednesday, after a series of requests for comment from Reuters, Microsoft said it will change its policy and in the future tell its email customers when it suspects there has been a government hacking attempt.<p>The company also confirmed for the first time that it had not called, emailed or …

Security

The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, and more in January

Highlights include new releases like "Goosebumps" and "Black Mass;" titles that never get old like "Dazed and Confused," and "Serpico;" as well as new seasons of TV shows like "Workaholics," "New Girl," "The Bachelor," and the premiere of the final season of "American Idol."<p>All the new movie and TV …

Mad Max

These are the amazing supercars that the Dubai police drive around in

The force has built up its vehicle fleet, and it's not worrying about cost, adding a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more — some of them worth more than a million dollars.<p>There's little practical use for a two-seat police car — where do you keep suspects under arrest? — but …

Mercedes-Benz

Carscoops

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>Restricted to a mere 600 units worldwide in coupe configuration, the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV is a rare …

First drive: Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2

<i>The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is for supercar fans who just want to have fun.</i><p>There’s a popular saying that claims you should never mess with a …

Beverly Hills

91 year-old Mugabe asks wife's permission to drink vodka

President Robert Mugabe may have expelled white colonizers and held power for 35 years, but the 91-year-old apparently needs permission from his wife …

Zimbabwe’s curious plan to adopt China’s currency

Want evidence that China is still making inroads in sub-Saharan Africa? Look no further than Zimbabwe, where the finance minister just announced a plan to begin using the Chinese yuan as an official currency within the southern African nation — part of a deal in which Beijing will also cancel about …

Africa

Teenage boy charged over Boxing Day 'machete' row

The incident saw shoppers run for their lives as rumours sparked that a gunman was on the loose<p>A teenage boy has been charged over a Boxing Day row between youths that allegedly involved a machete and sent shoppers running for their lives.<p>The 16-year-old was arrested at the Intu shopping centre, …

The Originals Season 3 Extended Promo (HD)

The Originals season 3 premiere: Julie Plec blogs the opener

<i>The Mikaelson family is extremely complicated, and who better to untangle that drama than Julie Plec? The</i> Originals <i>showrunner will blog each week’s</i> …

TV

TV This Week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2: 'Sherlock' on 'Masterpiece Mystery!' and more

<b>SUNDAY</b><p>It doesn't get much more star-studded than two new editions of <b>"Variety Studio: Actors on Actors."</b> 6 and 7 p.m. KOCE<p>They'll be baking 'em, eating 'em and perhaps even throwing 'em in the new competition series <b>"Cupcake Wars Kids."</b> 9 p.m. Food Network<p><b>"The House Sitter"</b> didn't feed the cat or …

TV

Samsung's Galaxy S7 will reportedly come in two new sizes

A 5.2-inch version with a flat display, and a 5.5-inch curved screen variant<p>Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphone will be released with two different screen sizes, according to a report from South Korea's <i>ET News</i>. One version will reportedly have a flat, 5.2-inch display, while the second — the "Edge" …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps