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Toyota USA Newsroom

Latest News<p>August 02, 2018<p><b>ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 2, 2018) —</b> The 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3s will return to Wisconsin’s historic Road America …

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Volkswagen Cross Up (2014)

Wat moet je doen als je van plan bent om een bepaalde auto te kopen, terwijl de halve straat hetzelfde model al voor de deur heeft staan? Dat dilemma …

Sony’s answer to the Galaxy Note 4 fully revealed in massive new leak

We’re just two weeks out from IFA 2014, which means unannounced phones have already started passing through China’s TENAA agency. On Thursday, the …

Microsoft demos Siri-like semantic voice control for Xbox One

Microsoft is using over 300,000 servers to power the backend of Xbox One’s various services, and some of them will be used for the Bing-powered voice controls. While Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console uses Bing’s search engine to surface content via voice or queries, Xbox One expands on this further. In …

Sprint to make big move, but not here - yet

You're the nation's third-largest telecommunications company, headquartered in Kansas, but are losing customers and being dismissed as an also-ran in the increasingly hot mobile phone market. So where do you unveil your latest whiz-bang products and services designed to get you back in the game? In …

Microsoft's giant Xbox One unleashes zombie horde on Vancouver

The secret behind Microsoft's bizarre Xbox One promo, which saw an enormous Xbox One installed in downtown Vancouver, Canada, has been revealed. As <i>Kotaku</i> reports, the giant next-gen console opened up yesterday, exposing Vancouverites to a horde of zombies promoting the Xbox-exclusive launch title</i> …

Nexus 5 phone sells out minutes after Google launch

The black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online minutes after it was announced by Google - but is now back with delayed shipping<p>Google's black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online on Google Play soon after its launch, but is now available from 8 November.<p>The device was announced in the U.S. on Thursday morning but …

Android under attack: rivals unleash nuclear patent hell against Samsung, Google

The mobile patent wars appeared to hit an apex in 2012 when Apple and Samsung slugged it out before a California jury, fulfilling Steve Jobs’ vow to …

Google's Nexus 5 is a steal, unless you buy it from a UK carrier

Buy the device from Google's Play Store (Carphone Warehouse is also offering the 16GB model for £295) and order a free pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it -- or you can, of course, use your own.<p>[Thanks, MartinS27!]<p>Source: O2 Shop, Three Store, Google Play Store

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

BlackBerry’s Bad Timing Buries Its Own Flicker Of Good News On BBM Android/iOS Downloads (10M In A Day)

Timing is everything. Too early and your product will shrivel; too late and it will be overlooked no matter how shiny. Just ask BlackBerry — a company with spectacularly bad timing in recent memory. A string of hesitations and bad decisions made the BlackBerry maker too late to the mobile party …

Xbox One: An Occasional Gamer's Guide

Even if you’re not a gaming fan it will have been hard to completely ignore the fervor surrounding the impending launch of the next major hardware releases from the world’s biggest players in gaming. But just because you’re not a gamer, that doesn’t mean the consoles will have nothing to offer you, …

The pure beauty of space: A first look at Out There

In orbit around one of Out There's procedurally-generated worlds.<p>We discovered Out There early in 2013, when Mi Clos Studio's Michael Peiffert first …

Halo: Spartan Assault Domain Names Registered By Service Previously Used By Microsoft

We know that Microsoft needs to come out of the corner swinging when the company takes the stage a week from Monday at E3. That means lots of …

Remember Me Review

Memory can be a depressing thing. Often some of our fondest memories end up lost to the ravages of time, while some of our most traumatic linger …

War

Wikipad’s $249 Android Gaming Tablet Will (Finally) Make Its U.S. Debut On June 11

Remember the Wikipad, the Android-powered gaming tablet/hefty controller rig combo that was supposed to launch in 2012 before suffering delay after delay? Well, the wait is just about over — the company announced earlier today that the $249 gaming tablet will be available on U.S. store shelves …

Halo to hit Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in July

The famous Halo game series is making its first assault onto Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in July.<p>Known as Halo: Spartan Assault, the $6.99 app is the latest in the Halo franchise, but was designed exclusively for Microsoft's PC and mobile operating systems. As such, people can play the game on a …

Windows Phone

Will Microsoft sell Bing or Xbox?

Influential and long-time Microsoft analyst Rick Sherlund argued in a May 28 research report that it's time for Microsoft to get rid of Bing and/or Xbox.<p>The title of Sherlund's note -- "Pressure Building to Realize Greater Shareholder Value" -- makes it plain where he's coming from.<p>"We think there …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, We're In A Console Rut

Something occurred to me as I reflected on this week’s Xbox One announcement. The “best” part of the hour long presentation was near the beginning, when it was demonstrated that the Xbox could flip seamlessly between television and the console with a simple voice or gesture command. The audience …

The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design

Walk into any Best Buy and you're hit with an ugly truth: PCs aren't pretty.<p>A 15-inch HP Windows 8 laptop that sells for $270 (Best Buy's "Deal of the Day" on Saturday) isn't meant to be pretty. It's meant to be practical.<p>But a $330 iPad Mini is also very practical for a lot of people. And pretty …

How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox One is out of the bag, and the next-gen console war's in full swing. So what happens next? Truthfully, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are still big boxes of mystery -- even though one's already been out in stores for months.<p>So, how will this new gaming landscape shake out? …

It ain't what you do, it's the way that you get a robot to do it

When the robots rise up against us, I'm not sure we're going to put up much of a fight. The portents are ominous. The Xbox One was launched last …

Microsoft’s new Xbox One is an Apple killer, in the living room

Microsoft today unveiled the Xbox One, the third generation of its popular gaming console and the first significant hardware upgrade since 2005. With it, Microsoft continues a quest to be king of the living room and remains, at least in this market, a more innovative and successful company than …

Living Rooms

Amazon Prime Instant Video snags Hannibal and more as on-demand wars heat up

Amazon has been operating its popular Prime Instant Video streaming service for its Prime subscribers for a long time. Like other streaming media …

Report: EA to scrap Online Passes for games

Electronic Arts will be dropping Online Passes from all of its future games, citing lackluster player support, according to a report by Venture Beat.<p>EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg revealed the news. "Yes, we're discontinuing Online Pass," he said. "None of our new EA …