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Volvo Shows Apple CarPlay In New Video, Says Wi-Fi Connectivity Is “Coming Soon”

Apple’s CarPlay is close to being available in the wild via partnerships with a handful of car manufacturers, and Volvo is already showing off what it will look like in practice. The car maker just posted a video to their YouTube account that provides a glimpse at how the system works.<p>CarPlay will …

MHL 3.0 does 4K video output, 10W charging and data transfer over a single cable (video)

You may have already followed the announcement of Sony's Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet last week, but did you know that they are also the first mobile devices to feature MHL 3.0? For those who haven't caught up, this standard allows 4K video output -- over a bandwidth of 6 Gbps -- from a micro-USB …

Kickstarter pledges cross $1bn mark

<b>Online crowdfunding website Kickstarter has passed $1bn (£599m) in pledges, nearly five years after its launch.</b><p>The site said more than half of that amount was pledged in just the last 12 months.<p>Donors from the US led the pledges, offering more than $663m, followed by UK with more than …

Microsoft's new Office Graph will help you discover what's trending around your workplace

Microsoft Office is about to get more personal with something called Office Graph. The new feature incorporates your web searches and online interactions, allowing it to highlight files and projects it thinks are important to you based on who you're talking to. It can also let you know how you're …

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work? - Pocket-lint

Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible …

Photo suggests Oppo's Find 7 smartphone might have a 50-megapixel camera

Oppo may have just stolen Nokia's camera resolution crown. The Chinese company has posted a whopping 50-megapixel (8,160 x 6,120) photo that was reportedly taken with the upcoming Find 7 smartphone. On a surface level, the image checks out -- there's a <i>lot</i> of detail here, including street signs that …

Gartner: Android passes iOS to become the most popular tablet platform

Several years ago, technology research firm Gartner predicted Apple would maintain its hold on the tablet market until 2015. A new study from the company, however, shows Android taking a decisive lead: in 2013, it boasted 62-percent market share, compared to 36 percent for iOS. Google's mobile …

An hour to catch the coding bug

<b>Okay, 60 minutes and counting. Here we go.</b><p>I've got an hour to convince my kids that programming is for them.<p>Well, sort of.<p>I'm putting my twin, 10-year-old boys, Toby and Callum, through the Hour of Code - a campaign that seeks to ignite an interest in programming - the part we're doing using …

Bombay Bicycle Club - F For You

There's always been a divide in British music between indie and electronic.<p>Currently, house is reigning supreme with countless underground artists …

Bands

Nirvana, Neil Young, St Vincent – 10 Stunning Songs About The Northern Lights

Last night (February 27) the Aurora Borealis turned skies in the UK crimson, deep purple, lime green, gold, scarlet and neon pink. It was a rare and …

Watch Billy Corgan’s eight hour long ‘Siddhartha’-inspired gig

The show took place at the Smashing Pumpkins man's own tea shop in Chicago<p><b>Billy Corgan</b> performed an eight hour long gig based on author Herman …

Smashing Pumpkins

Bruce Springsteen plays Lorde, Bee Gees and AC/DC – a cover version for every city

1 Free Nelson Mandela (Cape Town, Johannesburg)<p><b>Why?</b> Come on, do we really need to explain why a singer famed for political engagement would be performing the Special AKA’s song in South Africa, not long after the death of Nelson Mandela? Just as fabulously, on the second night in Cape Town, the …

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

tUnE-yArDs Confirm New Album 'Nicki Nack'

A project led by Merrill Garbus, <b>tUnE-yArDs</b> fuse electronics with Afrobeat, heartbreaking songwriting with child-like wonder.<p>2011's 'whokill' was a …

tuneyards

The Hold Steady – a band whose relationship with their fans defines them

Bands can have fraught relationships with their fans, even as they proclaim their love from the stage. One singer told me how he had pretended to be his own tour manager in order to email a fan whose presence at gigs he found particularly offputting, asking them not to stand at the front. Another, …

Metronomy Pick Dream Glastonbury 2014 Headliners

Metronomy seem to self-confirm a performance at Glastonbury 2014 before revealing who they want to see perform.

Blood Red Shoes – ‘Blood Red Shoes’

Score<p>The duo return to the spit-and-sawdust rock'n'roll of their first two albums<p>Blood Red Shoes have been together for 10 years now, and without …

Blues-rock

Thief Review

Thief is a game that ekes pain. It’s not the pain of a guard whacked on the back of the head with a blackjack, or the pain of our shadowy, if glam, hero shot through with a crossbow bolt. It’s the pain of legions of developers, working long hours, chained to a shifting project with no center. It’s …

Blockbuster back from the dead

<b>UPDATE 2 - 20:43 28/02/14:</b> Dish has denied it has licensed the Blockbuster brand.<p>"Contrary to media reports, Dish Network Corporation and Blockbuster …

Blackphone: Privacy for Lazy People

There are lots of lists out there of things you should do to protect your privacy: Use an ad blocker. Use encryption. Use a VPN. Turn off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your smartphone… Those who want privacy but don’t want to run through that checklist regularly are the target buyers for a new …

UK chart: Thief steals top spot

The return of stealth series Thief may have been a critical anti-climax, but it has topped the UK games chart nonetheless.<p>Eidos Montreal's reboot …

This year's BAFTA Fellowship award goes to...

Last year it was Gabe Newell, and before him Peter Molyneux, Will Wright and Shigeru Miyamoto. The BAFTA Fellowship is, according to BAFTA, "the …

Fez finally comes to PS4, PS3 and Vita in March

Eurogamer's 2012 Game of the Year, Fez, is finally making its way to PlayStation platforms with a 26th March release on PS4, PS3 and Vita in …

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings to Europe in May

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now dated for a 2nd May release in the UK on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and 3DS.<p>North Americans will …

2014 Koenigsegg One:1 Revealed: A Magic Ratio That Puts Bugatti to Shame

1341 horsepower and 273 mph, standard.<p>Smelling blood in the water surrounding the go-to hypercar of our day, the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg is using the 2014 Geneva motor show to take a bite out of the Bug’s glory. The teeth? The One:1, a highly modified Agera R. So named for its (more or less) 1:1 …

Skoda VisionC Concept: A7 Looks, Golf Bones

The Volkswagen Group's budget brand goes stylish.<p>Despite being one of the oldest names in the car biz, Škoda is barely a blip on the radar of most North American car fans. And although parent company Volkswagen would be hard pressed to make a rational business case to introduce the brand here, we’d …

Porsche 930 LE in issue 110

01 Mar<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>In 1989, the Porsche 911 was experiencing its greatest overhaul yet, with the 964 platform coming onto production lines. …

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2016 Audi TT: Third Generation of a Design Icon

More angular, but instantly familiar, it packs an innovative interior.<p>True automotive icons don't come along very often. From the Porsche 911 to the Ford Mustang, these cars have genuine cultural significance, and they push the art of the automobile forward. It may not enjoy the public recognition …

Beck's Long Balancing Act

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.<p>"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."<p>That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to</i> …