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2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Drops Four-Cylinder, Gets $27,645 Starting Price

Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe drops its four-cylinder engine for the 2015 model year, meaning the car now features a V-6 as standard across the range. This …

2014 L.A. Auto Show to feature record 25 world debuts

Attendees of this year's L.A. Auto Show will have a record number of shiny new vehicles to gawk at, as organizers announced Thursday that nearly 60 global and North American debuts are planned.<p>Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and …

Apple releases iTunes 11.3.1 with bug fixes for podcasts

Apple has released iTunes 11.3.1 (Mac, Windows) for OS X Mavericks today with a bug fixes for subscribed podcasts not receiving updates and for podcast episodes lists becoming unresponsive while browsing.<p>iTunes 11.3.1 addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may stop updating with new episodes …

The Facebook Messenger App Split Is Here

You must download Messenger chat on Facebook mobile.<p>Downloading a separate app is now a requirement, not an option, in order to send and view Facebook messages on mobile.<p>The social network announced in April that users would soon need to download Messenger, the company’s standalone messaging app, …

Facebook snaps up server security start-up

After a year filled with news of government spying and massive cyberattacks, Facebook is stepping up its defenses.<p>The social network announced Thursday that it was acquiring cybersecurity start-up PrivateCore, which builds software to protect server data.<p>The Palo Alto, Calif., based company was …

Apple Sets Up A Special Section On Its Online Store For Beats Gear

Apple isn’t wasting time putting the Beats brand to good use after its acquisition of the streaming music and audio hardware maker officially closed last week – the Mac maker now has a dedicated section of its online store, both on the web and via its iOS app, that’s all about Beats By Dre …

Apple plans to unveil iPhone 6 on September 9

Months of leaks and hundreds of rumors are finally set to culminate with the official unveiling of the iPhone 6, and according to Re/code we’re only a month away from the big day.<p>Sources have told John Paczkowski that Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, September 9, where all the …

Hennessey Aims for 290 mph with 2015 Venom F5

How fast is fast enough? When you’re boutique carmaker Hennessey Performance of Sealy, Texas, and you’re trying to retain the top-speed record for production cars, even 270.49 mph isn’t fast enough. Hence, Hennessey has just announced a successor to the record-holding 1244-hp Venom GT called the …

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Hundreds of Beats workers lose jobs as Apple deal is finalized

Apple is finalizing its acquisition of Beats Electronics ahead of the August 1st closing date, and while most of Beats’ top talent will be migrating to the mothership, about 40% of Beats’ global workforce will be cut during the transition.<p>Around 200 jobs at Beats Electronics will be cut as part of …

7 reasons why you should enjoy Tiger Woods while you can

<b>By Bob Carney</b><p>Enjoy the PGA Championship. Enjoy Tiger, the greatest or second-greatest player ever, depending how you judge it. Enjoy even this recovery-room version of Tiger. As Brandel Chamblee said this week: "There will never be another." Given the way the professional game is proceeding, the …

Spurious claim Apple will release 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones separately ‘to avoid competition’

Supply-chain rumors are can be unreliable sources at the best of times, but never more so than when they claim to offer insight into Apple’s strategic plans. <i>DigiTimes</i> is claiming that Apple will be launching the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 separately “to avoid competition between the …