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Samsung Rescued By Twenty Million Galaxy S6 Orders

Samsung’s Chief of Mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun, has reported that the South Korean company has taken a substantial number of pre-orders for the latest Android / TouchWiz powered handsets. “…pre-orders of the two Galaxy variants from our major clients are really huge,” Jong-Kyun told reporters.<p>The Korea …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

Twitter’s firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and …

The most important economic question about the Apple Watch has been answered

Adam Ozimek has the answer:<p>Right now, these items don't fit into a specific consumer wearable category, but are put into other, existing categories based on their features.<p>For example, fitness trackers are a wearable that the BLS has been dealing with for years. These can end up in the jewelry …

The next iPhones will know the difference between a hard and soft tap, and might come in pink

Force Touch lets the Watch or the trackpad on the new MacBooks distinguish between a regular light tap and a harder press.<p>The two different types of touch can be used to add more features — for instance, on the upcoming Macbooks, if you hover over an address in the Apple Mail program and press …

Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Textbook, Raises $1M

Lingua.ly, which saves language students from the tedium of traditional textbooks, has raised $1 million. Participants in the round include Udi Netzer (a returning investor), Shai Rephaeli, Yochy Investments, and Seed Fund 1776.<p>The site and apps pulls articles from the web-based on vocabulary lists …

Apple Watch has 8GB of storage, but you can't use it all yet

If you're planning to listen to music on the Apple Watch while you go running, you may need to keep your expectations in check. Apple tells <i>9to5Mac</i> that the wearable has 8GB of built-in storage (twice as much as a typical Android Wear watch), but that there are set limits on how much media you can …

Apple MacBook Makes A Compelling Pitch For Asus Zenbook UX305

Apple took advantage of being in the spotlight for the big Apple Watch event this week to also unveil a new line of MacBook laptops. Apple showed off the MacBooks and talked about all of the ways they’re magical and revolutionary and it turned out to be an excellent marketing pitch…for the Asus …

MacBook Air

Next iPhone to include Force Touch, Apple considering pink color option

Apple is reportedly planning to bring its Force Touch technology to the next version of the iPhone, the Wall Street Journal says. The tech was first introduced in the Apple Watch last September, then made its way to the latest MacBook model during yesterday’s “Spring Forward” event.<p>This isn’t the …

Apple’s new MacBook reiterates how desperately we need battery innovation

Apple yesterday announced a new MacBook that’s thinner and lighter than the existing MacBook Air. It’s got some impressive new features, but Apple’s focus on making things smaller still has a barrier: batteries.<p>The picture above illustrates just how much companies like Apple have managed to shrink …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: What To Expect From The iPhone 6 Challenger

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones mark a radical departure from the current Galaxy S formula.<p>One of the most exciting features of the new Galaxy S6 handsets is the camera, which boasts a stellar specification exceeding the capabilities of just about any …

Phones

Apple Loop: Apple Overtakes Samsung, Replaces AT&T, iPad Pro Delayed, Doubles iPhone RAM

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers Apple’s success in smartphone sales, replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Android Wear on iOS, a potential MacBook Air announcement, doubling the available memory in the next iPhone, iPad Pro …

Apple begins inviting iOS developers to WatchKit lab in Sunnyvale to test apps on Apple Watch

Apple has started sending emails to registered iOS developers today inviting them to participate in a WatchKit lab held at the company’s Sunnyvale, CA campus. The lab will run from March 16th until April 30th, so developers will still have the ability to take advantage of the offer even after the …

You can now compare Apple Watch 38mm and 42mm actual sizes right on your iPhone

When the Apple Watch becomes available for pre-order on April 10th next month, customers will have to decide between two different sizes: 38mm and 42mm. Deciding between the two sizes may be difficult if you want to buy one before they begin shipping on April 24th, so the Watch will go on display …

10 things the Apple Watch can do that Google's Android Wear watches can't

But there are several fundamental differences in how you actually interact with the Apple Watch compared to gadgets like the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, and other Android Wear watches.<p>Here's a look at some of the biggest things that make the Apple Watch stand out from the competition.

Smartwatches

Apple’s official Apple Watch sizing guide with band sizes

Alongside Apple Watch pricing and availability announcements, Apple just released a handy sizing guide that will give you an idea of what band will be best for you.<p>For some models, like the Sport collection, Apple is including two bands in the box—“Small-Medium” and “Medium-Large”— while others, …

Tesla Should Turn Off Subsidies, Wall Street Journal Europe Says

Electric car maker Tesla Motors should wean itself off government subsidies, which have resulted in gains totalling more than $300 million since 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal Europe.<p>“Why does Tesla, which is already valued at about $27 billion (on the stock market), still need so much …

Mazda RX-7 could return in 2020

We like writing about the next Mazda RX-7 because it's like writing about the Chupacabra, Slenderman, or the Florida Skunkape, all of which are imaginary creatures seen by someone who knew someone who had an uncle whose dead great-grandfather's sister took a picture of it, invariably at night, …

No Reserve: Drivable 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5 Project

This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle (chassis 136370A181174) is a driving project with a believed numbers-matching LS5 454 that’s said to run well. The TH400 …

Name That Shifter, No. 214 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. Although we appreciated some of your more, um, creative responses, it was repeat winner Tyler T. who correctly picked out this week’s shifter as belonging to the 1963 …

1973 Volkswagen K70

This 1973 Volkswagen K70 is said to have been a single family owned car prior to purchase by the selling dealer. Repainted once, the ad describes …

This is what a 195-mph Ford Mustang looks like

No, that's definitely not stock. It's a Hennessey Performance GT HPE700, sporting a 2.9-liter blower.<p>No, that's definitely not stock. It's a Hennessey Performance GT HPE700, sporting a 2.9-liter blower, turning the Mustang's 435 ponies into 717 stallions, with 632 lb.-ft. of torque for good measure.

This Is the Best Automotive Interior Under $120,000 – Feature

From the March 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>The word “functional” is often used as a mild insult, bestowed on that which is plain or unexciting. Yet it also means something that works as designed. In that regard we’d describe the Audi S8’s cabin as supremely functional, in the same way that a …

How Your Next Car Will Prevent Distracted Driving – Feature

From the March 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>We hear a lot about the dangers of distracted driving, but having a phone conversation while driving on a rural freeway is clearly less of a problem than dialing a colleague while turning left onto a busy six-lane avenue. What if your car could limit …

LEGO supplants Ferrari as world's most powerful brand

Credit the success of The LEGO Movie, broad consumer appeal, and great licenses (like one with, you guessed it, Ferrari).<p>In last year's Brand Finance Global 500 report Ferrari was deemed the most powerful brand in the world. This year, however, it is LEGO that rises to the top of that list, and …

$4M should buy the most gorgeous Jaguar you'll see today

This 1955 D-Type has a colorful past and a shape that just won't quit. As one of the most beautiful race cars ever, and one with a legendary record in competition, it's the perfect storm of collector money. $4M should take it home.<p>This 1955 D-Type has a colorful past and a shape that just won't …

2015 McLaren P1 GTR: A $3.1-Million Track Weapon

Bringing near-1000-hp racing machines to the one percent.<p>If you’re filthy rich and bored, there is an embarrassment of choices when it comes to filling your days. This being a car-centric forum, we’ll skip past the requisite yacht purchases and supermodel-girlfriend juggling and get right to the …

2016 Lotus Evora 400: More Power—and U.S.-Legal!

A sign of life at Lotus.<p>The Lotus Evora 400, details of which were released ahead of its debut at the Geneva auto show next month, falls some way short of being a major redesign—aesthetically “mild facelift” is more like it. But at least the Evora 400 is lighter and quicker than the version it …

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Mille Miglia Victory with Special SL-Class

Mercedes has long celebrated its history of victories at the legendary Mille Miglia race. This time, its celebration comes in the form of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Special Edition “Mille Miglia 417” roadster.<p>With this new model, Mercedes is commemorating its victory 60 years ago, when drivers John …

Matching Numbers: 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4-Speed with Marti Report

This 1970 Mercury Cougar XR-7 is claimed to be one of only 140 351ci V8/wide ratio 4-speed equipped cars built by the factory. Further said to be …

First Infiniti QX30 Concept image released ahead of Geneva Motor Show

After releasing a shadowy glimpse of the rear of the QX30 Concept a few days ago, Infiniti is finally shining some light on the premium compact crossover's backside ahead of the vehicle's full debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3.<p>The QX30 is a thorough reworking of the brand's Q30 Concept …