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Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in US soon

SEOUL: Samsung Galaxy S5, S4 and S3 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in US soon. Samsung Galaxy S5 users under Verizon and T-Mobile already received the latest firmware upgrade last month. AT&T and Sprint have not yet rolled it out but they confirmed that they will deliver the update soon. The Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland, India and Russia ... Read More »

Third-generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma appears

TOKYO: At the Denver Auto Show, Paul Cavanaugh gave the assembled media a quick pitch for the refreshed, third-generation 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma is by no means midsize it is now a full size pickup with high-grade capabilities and some dandy new features to boot. This new Tacoma, which will come to local dealers this September, will come in ... Read More »

2016 Honda Pilot comes with 3.5-liter V6 now develops 280 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, more than previous generation

TOKYO: 2016 Honda Pilot engine will be more powerful. Indeed, the 3.5-liter V6 now develops 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, 30 horsepower and 7 lb-ft more than the previous generation. This engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox while a nine-speed automatic transmission will be available in the high-end version of the Pilot. The latter gearbox ... Read More »

Ducati launches three Scrambler Customs bikes at Verona Motor Bike Expo

VERONA: There was never any doubt that Ducati would get the Scrambler into the hands of customizers before it even went on sale. This is the result. Let the flame wars and/or lovefest begin. Haters-Be-Damned, The Ducati Scrambler Is Rad Ducati gave three shops the first crack at customizing the new Scrambler, all from Italy and all debuting this week ... Read More »

Elder Scrolls Online to come on April 16, Bethesda Softworks makes one-time purchase instead of game subscription

LONDON: he Elder Scrolls Online” console release date drawing near, reports recently revealed that players of the game can get a copy for just $20 provided they qualify. This year has been a year of big announcements for Bethesda Softworks’ award winning multiplayer roleplaying game.  The Elder Scrolls Online started strong this January with their announcement of having the game ... Read More »

ZTE Nubia Z9 side screen bezels: Features 3GB or 4GB RAM, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU in markets soon

BEIJING: The Chinese smartphone company ZTE Nubia has announced a new smartphone Z9, which will hit the markets soon. The ZTE Nubia Z9 has been strutting its stuff recently and it’s definitely one with looks to fall in love with. It’s another Chinese smartphone with very little side screen bezels to speak of, but this one also carries the proud heritage ... Read More »

Dell unveils Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet Venue 10 7000 with quad core Intel Atom Z3580 processor

LONDON: Dell has introduced a new tablet for Android portfolio, the Venue 10 7000. The new tablet has a premium design and is based on the same design as the Venue 8 7000. Dell has also announced an update to Android 5.0, Lollipop to enhance productivity. The keyboard available with tablet is magnetic and detachable which can be position the ... Read More »

2015 Ford Mondeo launched form $32,790 in Australia to take on Toyota Camry & Mazda6

SYDNEY: Ford has launched a new 2015 Mondeo to Australian ahead of a showroom launch set for May 1. Not only are they smaller and more efficient, they’re more powerful. Leading the charge with cleaner and meaner power plants is Ford, which exploded on to the unleaded scene with the mega 1.0 litre EcoBoost. Voted world engine of the year, ... Read More »

Motorola jumps directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop for Moto E, Moto X and Moto G 4G

NEW DEHLI: Motorola is always one of the first OEM’s to upgrade its smartphones to the latest versions of Android, and the company is thorough too, getting the update to numerous products in double time. The proof is in the proverbial pudding as Motorola has many handsets already rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, some older devices are still rocking Android ... Read More »

Dragon Ball Xenoverse DLC pack 2 arrives: Details, schedule

TOKYO: Official screenshots and details from Bandai Namco clears what is included in DLC pack 2 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse and what users will be paying for in the yet to be dated DLC pack. The pack will include: Mira, Towa, Eis Shenron and Nuova Shenron as playable characters 3 Time Patrol Quests 3 Parallel Quests Pan GT as a ... Read More »

Kia Carnival awarded 4-Star ANCAP safety rating over seatbelt misinterpretation

MELBOURNE: Carnival the new model from Kia has been awarded 4-Star AVCAP safety rating. The communication officer of Kia Kevin Hepworth said that missing out on a top 5-Star rating was understood to be the result of a misinterpreted requirement on the fitment of seatbelt alerts. Mr Hepworth said that production changes were already underway, and that models delivered later ... Read More »

Dubai Customs urges stronger coordinated border management to reinforce national security

DUBAI: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has urged boosting coordinated border management to further reinforce national security. He stressed the need for more interagency government collaboration to ensure the safety, security and health of society against growing threats. “The protection of national security in the Middle East against cross-border threats is today even more important, given the increasing ... Read More »

Lava rolls out Iris 414 dual-SIM Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone with 4GB ROM, 3.2MP camera at Rs 4049

NEW DELHI: Lava mobile maker has rolled out Android 4.4 KitKat dual-SIM smartphone Iris 414 to India in Rs 4049. The Lava Iris 414 has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone runs 1GHz processor and features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera with flash and a VGA front camera. ... Read More »

Australian Motoring Festival: LaFerrari will be displayed along with Mercedes-AMG & Toyota secret models

MELBOURNE: The Australian Motoring Festival will be kicked off tomorrow at the Melbourne.  It is said that the new flagship by Ferrari named as LaFerrari will be un-curtained at Australian Motoring Festival along with the new models of Mercedes-AGM and Toyota. But the models, which would hit Australian Motoring Festival, were still kept secret. The LaFerrari is not on sale ... Read More »

Benelli unveils five Super bikes base variant ‘TNT 300’ for Rs 2.88 lakh: Targets to sell around 3,000 units in 2015-16

DELHI: Italian super bike brand Benelli, targets to sell around 3,000 units in 2015-16. “We are hoping to sell 3,000 super bikes. All these are completely knocked down units,” DSK Moto wheels Chairman Shirish Kulkarni told reporters. Benelli Board-Director George Wang said the company sells 20,000 units in China and holds a major share of the superbike segment there. “We ... Read More »

Swatch in open challenge with Apple watch, starting price to be $349, includes NFC Bluetooth connectivity

SYDNEY: Swatch has been in an open challenge with Apple watch with its mid-priced market. The Swiss watchmaker has announced its plans to include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity in some of its future watches, Digital Spy reports. Among Swiss watchmakers, who together produce around 30 million timepieces a year, Swatch looks the most vulnerable. Although it carries premium brands like ... Read More »

WWE 2K15: Free Season Pass gift for Xbox One, PS4 owners, can get on Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, EB Games

LONDON: 2K Sports released their second WWE game on October 28 2014 with WWE 2K15 dropping. I did not play WWE 2K14, so this was my first experience with a 2K WWE title. Now that WWE 2K15 is a almost 5 months old, I think I have played the game enough to give a review and share my likes and ... Read More »

HTC announces upgraded replacement service for One M9 if broken

TAIPEI: The new HTC One M9 smartphone is about to launch shortly and now some details have been revealed about what HTC will be announcing at their press event tomorrow. HTC will apparently be making changes to its HTC Advantage and offering a new ‘Uh-oh’ service that will give you one years protection on your new HTC One M9 smartphone ... Read More »

Fragmentation a big flaw to Android devices, users prefer iOS 8, Windows Phone 8

LONDON:  Now a days it is hard to said that which mobile operating system is best’ can of worms — let’s get that clear from the offset. This is not me trying to push my preferred operating system on you, or trying to convince you that you’re wrong about the OS you’ve opted for. This time it’s over to you. ... Read More »

Samsung, IBM, Blackberry to create new-generation, high-security Secu tablet

TORONTO: BlackBerry the Canadian leading phone maker joined hands with IBM, Samsung and Secusmart to make a big return to the tablet market. For this purpose BlackBerry has unveiled SecuTablet, developed by Secusmart and IBM for a German government department. Tech giants Blackberry, Samsung, and IBM have joined forces to create a new-generation, high-security tablet dubbed the Secu tablet. The ... Read More »