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E3: Here's the first Forza Horizon 2 gameplay trailer

The open-world driver heads across the pond.<p>If you've been holding out on buying a next-gen system, you now have another reason to perhaps pull the trigger on an Xbox One. <i>Forza Horizon 2</i>, Turn 10's open-world driving game, arrives September 30. Where the original was set in America, the sequel …

Forza Horizon

Sebastian Vettel and Gerhard Berger switch cars and eras

The Red Bull champ samples a classic 1988 Ferrari 87-88C.<p>Today, it's called the Red Bull Ring, but back in Gerhard Berger's day, it was Österreichring—somewhere on the old Spa end of the F1 Circuit Dangerousness spectrum as far as pre-1990s racing goes. It was the track that claimed Mark Donohue in …

Motor Racing

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Common Adwords Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Done right, it can be a valuable online marketing tool. It can drive massive amounts of motivated, highly targeted traffic in your direction. It can …

The UK Reportedly Plans To Scrap Value Added Tax on Bitcoin Trades

Bitcoin was dealt a heavy blow last week after troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, once the largest of its kind, filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo.<p>The UK government, however, is reportedly taking steps to welcome the virtual currency. In a meeting with a group of UK traders, Britain’s tax …

PS4 debut for next-gen GTA V is kick in Microsoft's teeth

In arguably the worst-kept gaming secret of the last 12 months, an upgraded version of Rockstar's most recent crime saga <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> was …

With iOS 8, Apple Stands Ready To Ramp Up Consumer Purchasing Power

Apple’s various additions to iOS 8 mean we’re going to see a big shift come September, in terms of what’s available to both consumers and developers, but the group that should be most excited might be marketers and others trying to get users buying things on and with their devices. A few of the new …

Spotify announces free streaming on Android and iPhone, but only in Shuffle mode

At an event in New York today, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced a new free streaming service for Android and iOS smartphones. "We don't want to make another radio-type service," Ek said. "We want to make something that's really great — that really fits into people's lives." Thus, the focus for …

Want snow on your Google+ photos? Just shake your phone

Add a little on-demand holiday cheer to any photo you take<p>The latest update to the Google+ app (and therefore the Photos app) lets you add on-demand …

Skype for Android now floats video calls on top of other apps

Microsoft is introducing a rather unique feature to its Skype Android client today. Version 4.5 of the app now includes a picture-in-picture window that shows Skype video calls even when you switch to another Android app. Microsoft claims it’s the “first Android application” to offer this …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Is The Most Popular Android Phone At Carriers

The latest Canaccord Genuity Study shows that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the most popular Android Smartphone at the four biggest carriers in the US. …

Moto X Touchless Control update lets you voice command your unlock code

Motorola’s Moto X just continues to get better and better each update. The Android handset got a new update today bringing in a new feature that …

Safari File Reveals Your User IDs & Passwords In Plain Text

The peeps behind Kaspersky Labs’ Securelist blog have uncovered an Easter Egg in Safari, which they claim lists user IDs and passwords in plaintext.<p>The problem relates to Safari’s retention of browser history as used in the “Reopen All Windows from Last Session” feature — which enables users to …

Yahoo is working on its own Google Now, Siri competitor

Yahoo is reported to be working on something in the voice-controlled personal assistant department. The media giant is looking to create its very own …

Sega sees a future in Nintendo 3DS free-to-play titles

With its impending launch of free-to-play game <i>Initial D: Perfect Shift Online</i> for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, Sega is considering developing more free-play-games titles for the handheld, Sega chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi told <i>Famitsu</i> magazine.<p>"We don't intend to stop with this title, and …

PlayStation 4 launch apps detailed with Netflix, Hulu Plus, GameCenter and more

As the PlayStation 4‘s launch later this month closes in, Sony has announced the apps that will be available with the gaming console upon its launch. …

Samsung's OLED display push poses challenge to Apple

The maker of the Galaxy phone lineup is betting big on OLEDs. Apple is committed to LCDs. That might be a sticking point for Apple down the road.<p>Samsung is throwing its formidable weight behind AMOLED display tech -- which could be seen as a challenge to Apple.<p>The South Korean electronics giant, …

Electronics Industry

Phones 4u offering free Samsung Galaxy Gear with Note 3 on contract

Galaxy S4 Zoom​ customers also getting free accessory pack<p>UK retailer Phones 4u has announced that it's running a week-long promotion, starting …

Target Offering At Least $200 Gift Card for Any iPad Model

Target is offering a special promotion through Saturday, November 9, that will get you at least $200 for your old iPad. That includes the first-generation iPad, with Target's offer likely being much more than you'd get for it on eBay. This offer is in-store only. They're referring to their offer as …

Shopping

Traveling with my iPhone

Is it possible to travel with only an iphone? I have to say, it isn't too difficult. For the past week, I've been depending on only an iPhone as my primary computer, and the whole experience hasn't been bad. I'm composing this from the Philadelphia airport before my departing flight. Someone asked …

iPhone

Apple Stores to Offer iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c repairs

<i>AppleInsider</i> has reported today that Apple will soon begin offering in-store repair of displays, volume buttons, vibrating motor, rear-camera, and speaker system on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. They'll also replace the home button on the iPhone 5c but not the iPhone 5s, because of the Touch ID.<p>The …

iPhone

November 18th Biweekly Giveaway!

This is the official announcement of the <i>iPhone life</i> Biweekly Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway at iphoneLife.com/giveaways to win prizes, which we'll announce November 18th! We are raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE.<p>Here's how it works: Every other Friday we will …

iPhone 5

Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …