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February 11, 2016

Luxury Cars, News

Watch this McLaren 650S GT3 break the lap record at Bathurst

Bathurst is one of the most interesting tracks in the world. It has massive straights, necessitating a top speed-friendly setup — but there are also narrow s-curves over much of the map, undulating up and down with the Australian terrain. It’s an incredibly tricky course, especially for an endurance race like the Bathurst 12 Hour. But, like any challenging course, when someone is really on their game, it’s a sight to behold. And that’s what we have here, with McLaren  ...

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News, Video Games

’80s adventure Knights and Bikes heading to PS4

Familiar territory for the Tearaway, Ratchet and Clank devs Indie studio Foam Sword will launch its debut project Knights and Bikes on PlayStation 4, the company revealed on the PlayStation Blog. The console release will coincide with the ’80s-influenced adventure game’s launch on Linux, Mac and Windows PC, provided it meets its funding goal on Kickstarter. The duo behind Foam Sword has developed primarily for PlayStation consoles in the past; their credits include Tearaway and  ...

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Luxury Cars, News

BMW didn’t announce an M7, but it did come close

BMW makes a wide range of automobiles. Choosing one is sort of like going to a Chinese restaurant — you pick the number you want and then add some sides. "Give me a Number 2 with a side of M." Ah, excellent choice sir. That’s the M2 coupe. Or perhaps you want a four-door version of a two-door version of a four-door executive sedan. That’ll be the Number 6 with a side of Gran Coupe. But for many years, one particular combination has been unavailable — the Number 7 with  ...

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News, Technology

Qualcomm’s new chip will help make Android Wear watches slimmer

Qualcomm has announced a clutch of new processors and chip systems, including a platform dedicated solely to wearables. Currently, the majority of Android Wear smartwatches are powered by the Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip, originally designed for smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm wants to replace this with the newly-announced Snapdragon Wear 2100. The Wear 2100 is 30 percent smaller than the 400 and uses 25 percent less power (allowing for slimmer smartwatches with longer battery life). It  ...

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