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Batman Tumbler team blames shoddy quality for missing out on Gumball 3000

Citizens of Europe, your roads are at the same time a little bit safer and a little bit more dangerous. That's because the Tumbler, a replica of Batman's crime-fighting ride in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, won't be taking part in the nonsense that is the Gumball 3000.<p>As bad as the reputation of …

Toyota's Reskinnable Children's EV Is as Awesome as Ever

Two long years ago, we highlighted one Toyota’s most interesting recent projects, the Camatte, when it debuted at the 2012 Tokyo auto show. Sounding like a cast-off Oldsmobile nameplate from the late 1970s, the Camatte is actually a pint-sized rolling chassis upon which children (with totally cool …

EBR 1190SX streetfighter gets surprise unveiling at Indy

Just like the 1190RX, but with less clothing.<p>Erik Buell Racing surprised the motley gang assembled for the first official track day of its new 1190RX with a streetfighter version of the same bike.<p>It's called the 1190SX, and we don't know much more than that. No specs, no idea what's been subtly …

2013-2014 Fiat 500e Electric Cars Recalled For Possible Coolant Leak

A recall has been issued for certain 2013 and 2014 Fiat 500e electric cars to address the possibility of coolant leaks.<p>The recall will correct an …

Electric Vehicles

The legend lives on in Bugatti Black Bess promo clip

To this year's Beijing Motor Show, Bugatti showed up with a special Veyron called Black Bess. It's the fifth in a series of six Legend editions that pay homage to a figure from the Alsatian marque's considerable history – in this case legendary French aviator Roland Garros. Now it's released a …

The enthusiast car is under no threat from the Organic Transit Elf

Slow, dangerous, and inexpensive is no way to win the hearts and minds of commuters.<p>Organic Transit says that the Elf is the sort of transportation solution that, with enough $5495 transactions, will be the sort of car alternative that will make green commuting available for everyone. Judging by …

GM Ignition Switch Recall Internal Audit

General Motors was clueless, right up until February, about how many cars to recall for faulty ignition switches because employees couldn’t run meetings or complete what even the most half-assed high-school student learns to do—a basic research report.<p>The 325-page internal audit from former U.S. …

2015 Lincoln Navigator Priced From $62,475

Though it does without a V-8 engine option entirely for the 2015 model year, the Lincoln Navigator brings with it some new upgrades to exterior and …

iPhone buying interest continues to drop, says survey

The number of people looking to buy an iPhone over the next few months has dipped yet again, according to a new survey from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Polling 1,016 consumers in the US last week about their intended smartphone purchases over the next three months, Munster's team found that …

HBO Shows Arrive on Amazon's Prime Instant Video in the US

After announcing the deal in April, Amazon has today unleashed the first wave of HBO programming on its Prime Instant Video streaming service. Confined to the US at the moment, it includes select seasons of ongoing shows such as True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Treme, as well as complete miniseries …

Samsung Galaxy S5 glimmers on US carriers in gold

Yes! Samsung has broken the US' dry spell when it comes to the more colorful versions of its Galaxy S5 smartphone . Customers can snap up the gold GS5 starting May 30 from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon, though only through retailers for the latter. Sprint will also throw in a …

LG G Flex 2 rumored for Q1 2015 release, could be among the first Android Silver smartphones

A tweet from <i>Evleaks</i> suggests that the LG G Flex 2 could be arriving midway through the first quarter of 2015. The source hints that the handset will come with an even more unique self-healing plastic case.<p>Whilst that’s a bit of a long wait to really get excited about, the timing lines up quite …

Mobile Technology

Samsung sold an estimated 500,000 smartwatches in Q1

U.K.-based research firm Strategy Analytics figures that Samsung took 71 percent of the smartwatch market in the first quarter of 2014, with an …

Another sign points to external drive support for Xbox One

It won't be long before the Xbox One supports external drives, if a newly leaked screenshot is to be believed.<p>A Reddit poster claiming to be an Xbox developer recently posted an image showing a pop-up on the Xbox One's software saying that an "external drive (is) ready." The image has fueled …

TV Is About To Enjoy Its Biggest Renaissance in 50 Years

<i>Ernesto Schmitt is a serial entrepreneur in media and tech. He is presently co-founder & CEO of Beamly, the TV social network backed by Comcast, NBCUniversal, Viacom and BSkyB.</i><p>These are uncomfortable days for network television executives.<p>After decades of reliably scheduling when audiences are to …

Small Wonder: Makerbot Mini 3-D Printer Now Shipping

Before long, no garage or workbench will be complete without a 3-D printer, be it to replace broken parts, make party favors, or just tinker with. The MakerBot Replicator Mini, announced at CES in January, puts full-featured 3-D printing capability in a small package — if you have $1,375 to …

iMacompanion Adds An Accessible USB 3.0 Port To Your iMac

iMacompanion already ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of their USB extender for iMacs, which brings a port to the front where it’s useful instead of hidden around back where it’s beautiful but not exactly accessible. Now, they’re going back to the crowdfunding well to fund …

Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

Apple has a new patent that could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices, according to AppleInsider. The new intellectual property describes a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors, and which can all be fit within a flexible display module, in …

Apple now letting UK customers trade in their iPad at retail stores

Seven months after it began letting customers trade in their iPhones at its retail stores, Apple's expanded its Reuse and Recycle programme to include iPads. From today, anyone with an iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini can walk into an Apple Store, hand over their tablet and receive credit …

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime may boast rapid download speeds

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Prime, the long-rumored update to the company's Galaxy S5, could deliver some seriously fast download speeds, according to a new report.<p>The Galaxy S5 Prime, which has been rumored for weeks but has yet to be announced, will feature download speeds of up to 225 megabits per …

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