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Aston Martin's V12 Hypercar Is Called Valkyrie

This is your first look at the AM-RB 001, a hybrid hypercar with a naturally-aspirated V12 engine.<p>Hoo boy. Here it is. Your best glimpse yet at Aston Martin's radical new hypercar, powered by both a naturally-aspirated V12 engine and a hybrid system. We've been calling it AM-RB 001, but from here …

BotBeat: This week’s top bots news

<i>VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in</i> …

Even Google's latest budget phone has a fingerprint sensor

The GM6 is part of Google’s budget Android One initiative, but still has some not-so-budget features<p>It’s been a while since we heard anything from Android One, Google’s initiative to provide budget smartphones running up-to-date Android in developing markets. But the program isn’t dead yet, as …

It looks like the Galaxy S8's screen will be called Infinity Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017. They will both feature a dual-curved screen with small bezels that, according to the latest leaked images, looks gorgeous. Thanks to a recent trademark application filed with the United States Patent and …

BlackBerry is no longer a phone company

Mobile World Congress 2017 concluded on Thursday, but as usual all the devices had been announced on the opening weekend, starting with TCL’s BlackBerry KeyOne. Buried in the news of the fourth BlackBerry device running Android was a big change for the company: BlackBerry no longer makes devices; …

Google will release a new Pixel phone this year

The Pixel represents Google's first proper foray into the smartphone market, allowing the search giant to directly compete with Apple and cement Android's reputation as a premium platform. While sales have been steady, it's been particularly hard to get a hold of one due to component shortages. …

Android News

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Well, not exactly, but the space agency is offering free software code that relates to all these things, so other agencies can tap its knowledge base.<p>Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog …

PlayStation VR's gun controller lands on May 16th

If you've been waiting to try Sony's VR light gun, or PS VR Aim Controller, then you can now start to get excited. Independent developer Impulse Gear has let slip to <i>RoadToVR</i> that the peripheral will hit store shelves on May 16th, 2017, alongside the VR shooter it created, <i>Farpoint</i>. We've known since …

Virtual Reality

Taiwan Mobile selling iPhone 6 (2017) in 32GB gold SKU

We know that Apple has re-equipped its year-old iPhone 6s with new flash memory chips and is selling them at reduced prices. What we didn’t know is …

The Galaxy S8 will have an ‘Infinity Display’

One of the new smartphone trends this year is going to be bigger screens. Well, that was true for previous years as well, but this time around …

Mobile

Apple very quietly launched a brand-new iPhone model

When the iPhone 6 debuted, there was no 32GB option in the lineup. As was standard for the time, it came in 16/64/128GB configurations. Since then, …

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Will Use Aluminum for Its Hood and Doors

A leaked memo, apparently from aluminum supplier Alcoa, reveals the new Wrangler will use alloy for some of its body parts.<p>New cars need to be fuel efficient, and one of the best ways to reduce fuel consumption is to reduce weight, allowing the engine to operate more efficently. Making use of …

Robots are about to make your beer runs

In the future, your beer will be delivered by by robots that look like big beetles out to set up a golf course.<p>Virginia became the first state in the …

Robotics

Thirsty T-Mobile is giving out free iPhone 7s to join its network

T-Mobile is, if nothing else, super thirsty. From one-upping Verizon's unlimited data plan via tweetstorm from CEO John Legere to its BDSM-tinged, …

Mobile

T-Mobile announces free iPhone 7 promo for switchers + free MLB.TV & At Bat Premium for all customers

As it has done in the past, T-Mobile today kicked off its latest promotion offering switchers a free iPhone 7 (or an iPhone 7 Plus or higher capacity mobile for an extra cost).<p>In addition, the company announced it will kick off a promotion April 4th that will offer a free season-long MLB.TV Premium …

Your internet speeds will be insanely fast when 5G arrives

When the 5G wireless standard hits the mainstream, our home internet speeds have the potential to be so fast that we'll be downloading 4K movies, games, software, and any other large form of content at a fraction of the time we're used to.

Android Nougat is now rolling out to the Moto G4/G4 Plus in the US

One of the biggest downsides to buying a budget Android smartphone is their software updates. On most cheap devices, they’re never guaranteed. Motorola’s Moto line used to be the place you could go to solve that problem, but that’s changed over the last couple years. Now, though, last year’s Moto …

You can now locate Kong’s Skull Island on Google Maps

It currently holds a 3.6 user rating<p>Legendary’s upcoming monster movie <i>Kong: Skull Island</i> hits theaters next week, and Google is having a bit of fun by plotting the film’s titular location on Google Maps.<p>You can find the island on Google Maps, just south of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, …

Samsung has released a new app for controlling Dacor iQ smart appliances

Dacor has been selling Android-based smart appliances for years - including the bizarre Dacor Discovery IQ wall oven and the above Discovery …

Android News

2017 is PlayStation VR’s growth year: over 200 games and apps in development

Despite big releases in the likes of Resident Evil 7 and Dirt Rally VR, it’s been an undeniably quiet start to the year for PlayStation VR (PSVR), but Sony is promising that won’t last long.<p>The headset maker said this week that more than 220 software titles and experiences are development for the …

iPad Pro 2: 7 Expected Specs Of Apple's 2017 Tablet And Expected Release Date

Apple’s flagship tablet, the iPad Pro, is expected to get a refresh in 2017 — the company is expected to launch the iPad Pro 2 ahead of its World …

Disney World’s Crispy Fried Chicken Is Too Good to Pass Up

While theme park food has a reputation for being the least exciting part of the experience (roller coasters > selfies with Minnie Mouse > corndogs that are confusingly both soggy <i>and</i> dry), <i>Consumed</i> host Carlye Wisel is determined to find the best culinary options in Disney World. This week, her …

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90.<p>As the Swedish automaker redesigns its …

New Food Truck Rolls Out Sweet & Savory Doughnut Sandwiches

San Diego's food truck fleet has a new member, <b>Herb'n Donuts</b>, which has been pulling up to local events, breweries, and more — the mobile doughnut shop is currently scheduled to park at B Street Pier for San Diego Beer Fest on September 23.<p>Created by San Diego chef/caterer <b>Edwin Blumberg</b>, the truck …

Dan Kluger Finally Has A Name For His Long-Delayed Restaurant: Loring Place

Seasonal and farm-to-table king <b>Dan Kluger</b>’s highly anticipated new restaurant now has a name: <b>Loring Place</b>. The chef who made his name at ABC Kitchen announced that he would be opening his own restaurant back in June 2014. He revealed last summer that it would be in Greenwich Village and has …

543-HP Volkswagen Beetle Hits 205.122 MPH at Bonneville Salt Flats

Modified car set a personal record<p>A specially tuned Volkswagen Beetle hit 205.122 mph in the flying mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, setting a record for the nameplate. A few years back, we set the hybrid land speed record with VW in a modified Jetta Hybrid.<p>Of course, this was …

2018 Ford F-150: Nip and Tuck, Plus More Proof a Diesel Is Coming

Ford keeps things fresh with styling tweaks and a new turbo-diesel option.<p>Ford just added a new EcoBoost engine to the F-150 pickup for 2017, but the automaker isn’t exactly resting on its laurels for the 2018 model year. This is the top-selling vehicle in America, after all, and it’ll be getting a …

GM sets Bolt electric car price at $37,495 | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday announced its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will cost under $30,000 after tax breaks, a price that makes it significantly cheaper than the average new U.S. vehicle and sets up a test of whether the technology can go mainstream in the United …