Audi has taken the wraps of a new special edition version of the Audi RS7, the Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition, it will go on sale this summer in the US and will retail for $146,045.
The Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition will come with a range of special features, which include performance DRC suspension, carbon fiber elements and more.
The Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition will come with a range of new features, which include performance DRC suspension, carbon fiber elements and more.“The Audi exclusive RS 7 dynamic edition exemplifies just some of the personalization options that are possible through our Audi exclusive program”, said Filip Brabec, Director of Product Planning, Audi of America. “The combination of our most powerful RS model ever and the added customized elements make this a truly special car to drive and to behold.”
The exterior is highlighted by Tornado Red brake calipers with RS 7 logo and 21-inch Gloss Black wheels. Carbon fiber splitter, diffuser and carbon fiber engine cover further underline the performance character of the exclusive RS 7. Four exterior colors are available to complement the exclusive design elements: Ibis White, Suzuka Gray metallic, Daytona Gray pearl, Phantom Black pearl.
You can find out more info about the new Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition at the link below.
The photo shows an iPhone 5S next to what is reported to be the iPhone 6 front panel, and as you can see from the photo, it is considerably larger than the iPhone 5S.
The photo of the alleged iPhone 6 front panel was posted on Weibo, and this is said to be the front panel for the 4.7 inch version of Apple’s iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 is said to come in two different sizes, one with a 4.7 inch display which will apparently launch in September, the other with a 5.5 inch or 5.7 inch display that will launch later in the year.
The iPhone 6 will come with Apple’s second generation 64-bit mobile processor, the Apple A8, it will also come with a new version of Apple’s mobile OS, Apple iOS 8, this is expected to launch in September along with the iPhone 6 and the Apple iWatch.
We are expecting the display of the iPhone 6 to come with sapphire glass, this is something that Apple is also apparently using for the Apple iWatch display.
Twitter is one of the largest social networks, it doesn’t have a problem getting people to sign up. It ranks just behind Facebook. It is great for real-time information. However you might be surprised by how many Twitter accounts never actually tweet.
A report from Twopcharts suggests that nearly 44 percent of the 974 million accounts have never sent a single tweet. No one has heard a tweet out of them. Twopcharts monitors activity on Twitter accounts. We don’t know if those users even log into their accounts. Some of them may just be using Twitter to follow their favorite celebrities, news, or personalities and don’t have anything to say.
Twopcharts can only tell when an account retweets or sends out its own tweet, it can’t account for users who log in and read tweets all day long, but keep silent. So that 44 percent of Twitter’s population may not be just a void. In the last three months of last year Twitter had 241 million monthly active users. Twitter’s defines an active user as one who logs into the service at least once a month. They don’t have to tweet to be active. Twopcharts also says that only 30 percent of existing accounts have sent 1-10 tweets and only 13 percent have posted at least 100 tweets.
Twitter would do well to come up with ways to get that 44 percent tweeting.
iPhone 6 rumors we came across hinted at the launch of the device with a larger display, possibly two versions: one with 4.7-inch and other with a 5.7-inch.
The device is rumored to ship with iOS 8 as its operating system, which we’ve seen on some occasions in the past. Recently, an alleged screenshot was posted on Weibo, expected to be iOS 8 running on a large screen device.
The screenshot shows a different arrangement of icons — follows a five rows and seven columns layout, compared to 4 by 6 row layout on the 4-inch iPhone 5S and 5C. Additionally, the image posted on Weibo had a rather strange resolution 1,600 x 966 which doesn’t represent any current Apple device, iPhones or iPads.
It could be the latest iOS 8 running on the alleged iPhone 6 with a larger display, but there’s no way to confirm if the screenshot is legit or not, or if its running on the 4.7-inch device or 5.7-inch one.
Apple is rumored to launch the new iPhone in September later this year, but there’s no official word from Apple so a grain of salt is required to digest this.
Sony has this week warned that its Sony Vaio Fit 11A hybrid laptop and tablet might overheat and catch fire. Sony is now asking owners to stop using the hybrid device immediately.
Sony has sold around 25,905 Sony Vaio Fit 11A units worldwide with a majority shipping to Europe, however even with the issues, Sony has not yet issued a recall for the Sony Vaio Fit 11A device.
Sony explains that it has received three reports of Sony Vaio Fit 11A batteries overheating causing partial burns to Vaio computers. The WSJ reports that the incidents were in Japan on March 19th, followed by similar incidents on March 30th in Hong Kong and April 8th in China.
The Sony Vaio Fit 11A hybrid laptop is the final Vaio system that will be released by Sony as it prepares to sell its personal computer business and Vaio arm to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP).
Sony is planning to sell off the two most troubled electronics units within its company which are the televisions and personal computers divisions.
HTC One (M8) launched on March 25th at a press event in New York and London, and was available for sale shortly after the announcement from Verizon, both in-store and online, as well as AT&T and Sprint.
The latter two were only selling the handset online, but starting today, users will be able to grab the HTC One (M8) from the brick-and-mortar stores of the two carriers. Additionally, T-Mobile is also set to launch the HTC One (M8) starting today.
As for AT&T and Sprint, the carriers are selling the flagship device for $199 tied to a two-year agreement. AT&T users also have an option to get the handset on AT&T Next, if they don’t want to get in to a contract. As for T-Mobile, it’s following its usual plans. Users can get the handset from T-Mobile starting today (April 11th) for $0 and $26.50 per month for 24 months.
As for the specifications, the handset rocks a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage with a microSD card slot and 50GB of free Google Drive storage for two years, a 2,600 mAh battery, Duo cameras, 5Mp front-facing camera and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0.
Company has confirmed the global launch of the Galaxy S5 and its latest gear devices.
As well as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit are now available around the world, although these devices have been available in some countries over the last few weeks.
“The refined design and technological innovation of our new Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear devices are the direct result of Samsung listening carefully to what consumers wanted in the next generation of mobile technology.” said JK Shin, CEO & President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We carefully crafted each device to offer a sophisticated, superior mobile experience that let consumers stay connected in their own way to focus on what really matters to them.”
All of these new Samsung devices are now available in 125 countries around the world, which include the US, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, you can find out more information over at Samsung.
According to a recent report, Apple is also looking to give iTunes a major overhaul, with a new design and features, in an attempt to boost music download sales.
According to the report, music downloads from iTunes have been on the decline, as people are using streaming services like Spotify instead, Apple launched their own streaming service, iTunes Radio last year.
It would appear that iTunes Radio has not helped Apple increase their download sales, and they are now looking at other avenues to boost sales.
iTunes is still the major player in music downloads, and sales on the platform account for around 40 percent of US music sales and revenue.
Apple are apparently looking at a new on demand subscription service for iTunes, which would allow users to download the music they want, the company also has some other plans in the works.
According to the report by Billboard, Apple’s iTunes could look completely different than it does today over the next three to five years.
Today it has been confirmed by Apple that the longtime software designer will be retiring after nearly 20 years creating Apple’s products and more recently Apple’s iOS mobile operating system and the aiding with the launch of the Apple iPhone.
According to multiple sources both with inside and outside Apple Greg Christie’s's departure has been known for some time and planning for his departure has been taking place at Apple for quite some time.
Greg Christie joined Apple in 1996 and together with the “Slide to Unlock,” Christie has been instrumental in developing many important iPhone features. It’s reported that Christie will stay at Apple a while longer working on “special projects,” in a similar manner to former Apple SVP of Technology Bob Mansfield, until he retires.
Bentley are not know for producing the most energy efficient engines, and now the company has announced a new Bentley Hybrid Concept, that will be shown off at the Beijing International Auto Show on the 2oth of April.
Bentley will show off their new ‘powerful and efficient’ power train, that will launch in the 2017 Bentley SUV, the company also plans to offer this across its range of vehicles.
The Bentley Hybrid Conceptis based on the flagship Bentley Mulsanne luxury sedan, with the exterior and interior both enhanced by copper styling features, which highlight the car’s electrical story. This includes copper details to the headlamps, brake calipers and badges, and interior copper accents including inserts to the cabin’s hand-crafted veneers, copper cross-stitching and instrument inserts.
Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance. Combining our renowned engines with electric power reinforces and enhances both principles, and so we will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range. By the end of the decade, at least 90% of our production will be available as a plug-in hybrid. We are proud to be pioneering these developments in the luxury sector.”
The Bentley Hybrid Concept, which will be shown off at the Beijing Auto Show, will be based on the flagship vehicle, the Bentley Muslane.
The company says that this new Hybrid engine will reduce CO2 emissions by around 70 percent and will boost power by about 25 percent.
The company will also show off some other vehicles in Beijing, which will include the new Flying Spur V8 , the Continental GT Speed and the Continental GT V8 S.
In the last court case between Apple and Samsung, Samsung ended up having to pay Apple $930 million US dollars, although the court originally awarded Apple a higher amount.
We heard recently that Apple was rumored to be seeking damages of around $2 billion from Samsung in the latest court case, and now the exact figure has been revealed, Apple is looking for $2.19 billion US dollars in damage from Samsung.
Apple hired a damages expert for the current trial, Chris Vellturo, who explained to the jury that the damages were a combination of lost profits and royalty fees for devices that Samsung have sold. Apple is claiming that Samsung sold 37 million smartphones and tablets that used their technology.
“It’s a very large market and Samsung has made a lot of sales into that market,” Vellturo said, before getting into the specifics of how he came to his estimate. Samsung’s alleged infringement, he said, came at a time of dramatic growth in the market as many people were buying their first smartphone.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the latest court case between Apple and Samsung, although we suspect that this one will probably take as long as the last one to reach a final conclusion.
A court in Turkey has now ruled that the ban of YouTube in Turkey must be removed, although a total of 15 videos on the site will remain blocked.
The reason that YouTube and Twitter were blocked in Turkey, was because of videos that appeared on YouTube that allegedly showed a corruption scandal which implicated the countries Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, and he was one the that had both Twitter and YouTube banned.
We presume that the 15 videos that have been blocked on YouTube in Turkey, include the videos which allegedly show corruption.
Apple has announced that the Apple WWDC 2014 will take place between the 2nd and 6th of June, it will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone West center.
Prevously Apple sold the tickets to their Worldwide Developer Conference on a first come first serve basis, things will be different this year, as tickets will be issued randomly to developers who register between now and the 7th of April.
Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) now through Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, and tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection. Developers will know their status by Monday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. There will also be 200 Student Scholarships available, giving students around the world the chance to earn a free ticket (developer.apple.com/wwdc/students). This year the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and its alliance partners will help promote scholarships to female engineers and coders.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”
Developers who are selected at random will then be given the choice of purchasing a ticket which will retail for $1,599. You can find out more details about applying for the Apple WWC 2014 conference over at Apple’s developer website at the link below.
Apple has this week rolled out a new update for its Mac iWork for iCloud applications bringing with it a number of new features and enhancements for Mac users to enjoy across all the apps.
Apple has visually redesigned their iWork application suite and now Apple’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote all follow the styling set by the same apps available in Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system.
Within the latest update Apple has now rolled out the highly anticipated support for retina screens throughout its iWorks suite. Together with adding new new transitions and builds, to Keynote and new printing options, custom data formats, and custom table styles to name just a few within Numbers.
Features of the new iWorks suite now enable users to edit imported documents that can then be shared as the only documents, as well as being able to open documents directly from the iCloud mail.
All new Pages, Numbers, and Keynote app for both Mac systems and iOS are now available to download from the iTunes App Store and Mac Store now. Jump over to the respective stores for more details.
Supercar manufacturer start-up Trion has unveiled this week a new supercar they are developing called the Trion Nemesis, that will be built in America and be equipped with a massive 2000 hp engine, capable of propelling the Trion Nemesis to speeds over 270 mph.
Trion explains that the new Nemesis supercar will feature an 8 speed sequential transmission together with multiple driving modes including a “predator mode”, which sounds interesting. As well as active aerodynamics, modified height, suspension exhaust, and rev limits.
The Trion Nemesis supercar Will be constructed with a carbon fibre chassis and a body constructed using a Inconel alloy mixed within. Unfortunately at the current time Trion has not divulged any further information about the new Nemesis supercar just the few renderings.
The Trion Nemesis isn’t the only American supercar that is going to be equipped with 2000 hp currently under development and joined the already announced TranStar Racing Dagger GT that was first discussed in a few years ago.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet for the Trion Nemesis.
Twitter has acquired the London-based SecondSync company that started roughly three years ago. Unfortunately no terms of the deal have been divulged by either party at the current time, but confirmation of the purchase makes SecondSync the second company Twitter has purchased this week following Parisian firm Mesagraph.
SecondSync explain on their website : “We are very proud of the business we have built up over the last three years. Through our social analytics products, we’ve enabled clients in the broadcast and advertising industries to realise the value of conversations on Twitter about television. Twitter is the only place that hosts a real-time, public conversation about TV at scale.
By joining Twitter, we will be able to help take that experience, in concert with the rest of the TV ecosystem, to the next level —particularly in markets outside the United States. Our current UK product will continue to be available for an interim period.”
For full confirmation of the acquisition by Twitter jump over to the SecondSync website to read their full announcement.
If you have been patiently waiting to get your hands on the new Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor that was unveiled earlier this year, you will be pleased to know that the Bluetooth 4.0 device is now available to purchase and supports both iOS and Android devices.
Previously the wired Withings Blood Pressure Monitor only supported iOS devices via a wire connection, but since the addition of the new Bluetooth connectivity users with either device can now wirelessly monitor and track their blood pressure with ease.
Withings also offers an electronic wireless scales that can also be used with their companion applications to monitor your health, weight, and BMI, that when combined with your blood pressure can alert you to any changes that might require medical assistance. To learn more about the new Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor and how it works watch the video below.
The new Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is now available to purchase for $129. For more information on the new Bluetooth blood pressure monitor jump over to the Withings websitefor details.
Olympus has unveiled their new Olympus Stylus SH-1 camera which they have equipped with a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII image processor, 24x zoom, and will be available in May for around $400.
The new Olympus Stylus SH-1 is also fitted with 5-axis image stabilisation for both still images and videos, and is the first compact camera to offer this technology to consumers after being originally designed for the larger Olympus OM-D E-M5 interchangeable lens camera.
The in-body 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 has been developed to apply correction for various types of camera shake to deliver crisp images and video even when shooting in dark locations without a flash or tripod and features a casing built using an aluminium alloy. Olympus explain in their press release :
“Built-in Wi-Fi is easy to set up. Sync with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera by quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s 3-inch, high-resolution 460,000-dot rear touch LCD monitor with a smart device.
The complimentary Olympus Image Share app synchronizes a user’s iOS or Android mobile device and the Olympus STYLUS SH-1 so the camera’s Live View is displayed on the phone. The camera can be fully controlled remotely by touching the Smartphone display, as if it were the camera itself, and users can send selected images directly to websites and social media.
The Olympus STYLUS SH-1 is equipped with an updated Advanced Movie Mode for powerful video recording functions, including fast 240 fps (or 120 fps in 720p) High-Speed Movie, which allows users to capture subjects that move at split-second speeds, and 60-frames-per-second HD recording for smoother images of moving subjects. Photo & Movie Capture allows users to simultaneously capture full-res still photos while recording Full HD video. The Time-Lapse Movie feature compresses up to five hours of action into a 20-second time-lapse video.”
For more information on the new Olympus Stylus SH-1 jump over to the Olympus website for details.
There’s a great news for Apple fans residing in Turkey — Istanbul to be specific. The country’s first Apple store is set to open its doors for the customers at 10 AM April 10th, in the Zorlu Shopping Center in Istanbul. We’re hoping Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will be present at the time when the store opens for the first time.
The listing is there on the official Apple website store location, with a date and timing of its opening, but the folks at Webrazzi managed to grab a few snapshots of the location.
The whole store is wrapped in a black sheet, and by the looks of it, it seems the store is enormous. The store occupies approximately 20,000 square feet, and will have two floors. The store will offer the usual Apple store service, including One to One training and the Joint Venture service.
Additionally, it will also features some unique features as per the employees of the store, as well as Genius bar, sales floor and a Family room.
The opening marks the Apple’s entrance to new emerging markets, where it plans to set its footprints. Apple has landed in Turkey, and we’re hoping the company will open up its retail stores in other major emerging markets in the future as well.