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The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is very nearly upon us, and with its arrival comes the promise of a steady parade of bright and shiny new autos. So far, the lineup this year is looking quite good indeed, especially after less-than-stellar showings in Detroit and Chicago. Not that those two North American shows were necessarily bad , but compared to Geneva, they simply can’t keep pace. And there are a few good reasons for that, but the big one is this – the Geneva International Motor Show is simlply the best annual auto show in the world. I know, that’s quite the assertion, especially given the caliber of shows hosted elsewhere in the world. But for us, Geneva is where it’s at to get your annual fix of production debuts and new concepts. Maybe we’ll be eating our words if some other annual event ends up bringing the goods in a big way in 2017, but it’s doubtful.
Techradar
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Remember when Microsoft announced the end of the Surface 3 tablet several months ago ? Back in late January, the firm reportedly made good on that promise. Now, the Surface Pro 3 has gone missing from Microsoft Stores online, TechRadar has found. Searching the firms webpages in the US, UK and Australia, the Surface Pro 3 is not available for purchase from the Microsoft Store. Links found via Google (US-only link) point to still-running webpages for the product, but buy links now redirect to the Microsoft Stores homepage as of this writing. Digging a bit further following this discovery, a few lesser-known (and therefore more difficult to trust) news websites reported the Surface Pro 3s departure back as far as January 30, days after Microsofts January 26 earnings call in which it mentioned the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 replacing the Surface 3 specifically in its lineup.
Bloomberg
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Red Bull
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Watch the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro Replay on Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/VPP17 Byron Bay doesnt look much like the North Shore of Oahu, yet Soli Bailey somehow still seemed right at home. Start-to-finish in the 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro, Bailey advanced through every heat without making too much noise, a silent assassin. He was consistent and smart in the lineup throughout the event, yet not many on the beach recognized his name as he paddled out for the Final. After his performance today, that'll no longer be a problem around these parts. Bailey’s well-rounded style and skill set lent itself to the shifting sands at Pipe perfectly, and it paid off in the Final. He came into the heat as an underdog, matched up against a fellow young gun in Griffin Colapinto as well as the experience of Bruce Irons and Adriano De Souza. He established a rhythm early and was first to strike, leaving the rest of the boys trying to catch up.
Deadline
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A few years ago, Cadillac finally admitted that its way behind its competitors in the premium market and hired Johan de Nysschen, who devised a new strategy for Americas iconic luxury brand. The new plans includes a host of new models, of which the range-topping CT6 sedan and the XT5 crossover have already been launched. Come 2017 and Cadillac is readying the XT3, an even smaller crossover that will compete against the BMW X1, Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Spotted testing on public roads in February 2017, the XT3 is set to make its global debut in the first half of 2018. When that happens, it will slot beneath the XT5. It will also become Cadillacs third SUV and complete the largest crossover lineup ever alongside the XT5 and the massive Escalade. While the larger XT5 is a replacement for the dated SRX and aims at the midsize luxury crossover market, the XT3 is actually a brand-new entry.
Beijing Bulletin
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Apple's upcoming March event will reportedly see the release of a new line of iPad Pros as well as 128GB iPhone SE and a new bright red color choice for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The
Autocar
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It is highly likely the model will have an electric-only range, which could be around 20-30 miles. Its closest rival would be the BMW X5 xDrive40e , but with an inferior power output to the expected Range Rover hybrid it's possible that the Range Rover could better the BMW's 0-62mph time of 6.5sec. How JLR's new hybrid powertrain works This system, which will give the big SUV very low CO2 emissions, is expected to be used in future hybrid models of the Jaguar F-Pace , XF and XJ . A diesel-electric hybrid version of the Range Rover has been available since 2013, but this will be an all-new powertrain. The current Range Rover model lineup has a choice of a diesel or petrol 3.0-litre V6, a 4.4-litre diesel V8 and a range-topping 5.0-litre V8 in the Range Rover Sport . Other big SUVs are set to get plug-in variants, including the Bentley Bentayga and forthcoming Lamborghini Urus .
Bleacher Report
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Jimmy Butler is the best player on the Chicago Bulls by wide miles and has turned out to be one of the best players in the NBA and an ESPN cover boy. But for the last month, rumors have persisted that Butler would be dealt from the Bulls to the Boston Celtics . The motivation for this potential deal, which includes the potential No. 1 draft pick this summer (through the floundering Brooklyn Nets ), is simple. The Celtics are playing well and sense an opportunity to overcome the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers , while the Bulls have missed the playoffs last year with Butler and seem like a team heading nowhere with him in the lineup this season. Why not trade Butler for a package that includes the potential No. 1 draft pick? That's one of the possibilities for the Celtics, who would become a stronger and more gifted team with the All-Star on the roster.
Techradar
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The last couple of years have seen Sigma treat photographers to some stunning lenses that rival and in some instances, better those from the likes of Canon and Nikon. In the run-up to Japan's CP+ Photo Imaging show, which starts later this week in Yokohama, Sigma has extended its range further with three new Art-series lenses, and a new optic in its Contemporary lineup. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art First up is the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM | Art, a full-frame lens which Sigma claims is the first ultra-wide-angle lens to break the f/2 barrier with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The optic features three FLD ('F' Low Dispersion) glass elements and four SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements designed to help minimize transverse chromatic aberration, while the front element is a large 80mm-diameter precision-molded glass aspherical lens that should minimise distortion.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Note: This story was originally published in September 2016, when the new Fire TV Stick was announced for the US. The Roku 4 and Roku Express mentioned in the story still haven't been released here. It's a good time to be in the market for a streaming TV box. Roku just updated its lineup earlier this week with the tiny $30 Roku Express and some mainstream boxes that bring 4K video support for less than $100 in the US. (Note: We still don't have the year-old Roku 4 in the UK .) Google is expected to release a 4K version of its popular Chromecast dongle at its product event next week. And Amazon has just announced a new version of its £40 /$40 Fire TV Stick. For most people, the most noticeable upgrade will be the included Alexa Voice Remote, which can be used to search for media, launch apps, and control playback, among other things.
Mashable
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Hold on to your seats, iPad fans: Apple might revamp its entire iPad lineup as soon as March 2017. According to a report from Macotakara (link partially in Japanese), Apple will launch a quartet of iPad Pro machines, in four sizes: 12.9, 10.5, 9.7 and 7.9 inches. SEE ALSO: Apple's BeatsX earphones are now available online The 12.9- and the 9.7-inch models will obviously be a continuation of the current iPad Pro lineup. The 10.5-inch tablet would be a new model, while the 7.9 would likely replace the iPad mini. This contradicts some earlier reports which never mentioned the iPad mini. However, Macotakara reported once before in October 2016 that an "iPad mini Pro" will be coming. Note that in that report, the outlet claimed the all-new iPad Pro will have a 10.9-inch screen, not a 10.5-inch one. Read more... More about Ipad , Apple , and Tech
Techradar
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Apple is being mum about the next step its taking with its tablets, but we may learn exactly where the tech giant is going in just a month. 2017's lineup of iPad Pros is expected to be revealed during an Apple event in March and include four different models of the performance tablet, according to a report from Mac Otakara . Specifically, the event could see the unveiling of a 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro . The news echoes an previous story in the same vein from last fall, with analysts saying the 7.9-inch iPad Pro will replace the iPad mini 4 , with the 9.7- and 12.9-inch models serving as a successor to the two current sizes of the iPad Pro . Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicted a while back that the fourth iPad, the 10.5-inch model, would be an in-between size for the next generation of iPad Pro. However, Mac Otakara also mentions this 10.
Petrolicious
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I always liked the shape of the car and the pop-up headlights of the first generation, however, the minute I sat in the driver’s seat was I realized I had fallen in love with it. After a quick search I bought a proper example, restored it, and made it my daily driver. Most modern cars look and behave similarly to each other, but the Miata combines the simplicity, the pure mechanics, with a special character and this leaves you with a beautiful, fun to drive, and reliable car. AL : I totally agree with Theodoros, but unfortunately for me he’s using the Miata already! So I drive the Renault R5. I love its simplicity. Especially how economic, reliable, and nimble it is. It's good for the city even if it’s a bit slow… I believe classic cars are more exciting but also more demanding to drive, and that is a big part of their charm for me. TP : As a final question, we know that car enthusiasts often by their nature want a bunch of cars, but what is the single one that you feel is truly missing from the current lineup? AL : Ha! That’s a tough one.
Digital Trends
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APC has announced two new curved monitors that help round out its lineup. The AGON AG322QCX and AGON QG272FCX are well-rounded displays that can meet the needs of both gamers and creative professionals. The post AOC's newest curved monitors fit the bill for gamers and creative pros appeared first on Digital Trends .
Herald Courier
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season.
BMW Blog
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If Mercedes does well with their premium truck business, maybe BMW bosses will pay closer attention to a market that seems out of their reach at the moment. The Bavarians are also known to adapt to market requirements, from their SUV lineup to front-wheel drive vehicles, the product lineup has evolved and adapted over time. The article What If: BMW X5 Pickup Truck Rendering appeared first on BMW BLOG
TechCrunch
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By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid with a futuristic vibe; the Hyundai Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric versions. The Prius lineup and the Ioniq lineup are competing for the same buyers, so there will be plenty of comparisons in the automotive press. But Read More
Digital Trends
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APC has announced two new curved monitors that help round out its lineup. The AGON AG322QCX and AGON QG272FCX are well-rounded displays that can meet the needs of both gamers and creative professionals. The post AOG expands its line of gaming monitors with new 27-inch and 31.5-inch models appeared first on Digital Trends .
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) For some time now, the ever-churning Apple rumour mill has been telling us to expect some kind of hardware event in the spring. And as the spring draws nearer, reports about both the timing and the content of that spring event are going to get more accurate. The latest news to that end comes from the Japanese site Mac Otakara (via MacRumors ), one of the more reliable sources for early news about this sort of thing. Mac Otakara reports that Apple will be having a hardware event in March with the iPad acting as the star of the show. The tablet lineup is said to be getting a top-to-bottom refresh—there will reportedly be new tablets at the current 7.9, 9.7, and 12.9-inch screen sizes, as well as a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro that combines the approximate size of the 9.7-inch version with the screen resolution of the 12.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / The iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) For some time now, the ever-churning Apple rumor mill has been telling us to expect some kind of hardware event in the spring. And as the spring draws nearer, reports about both the timing and the content of that spring event are going to get more accurate. The latest news to that end comes from the Japanese site Mac Otakara (via MacRumors ), one of the more reliable sources for early news about this sort of thing. Mac Otakara reports that Apple will be having a hardware event in March with the iPad acting as the star of the show. The tablet lineup is said to be getting a top-to-bottom refresh—there will reportedly be new tablets at the current 7.9, 9.7, and 12.9-inch screen sizes, as well as a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro that combines the approximate size of the 9.
Techradar
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Nintendo has announced the file sizes for its Nintendo Switch software lineup and they make it clear that fans of digital downloading are going to have to expand their consoles memory. Just how big are these files? Well, Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 is a 32GB download which is the exact amount of internal memory the Nintendo Switch has. Considering some of this will already be taken up by the consoles operating system and its pre-installed software, theres no way youd be able to digitally download the game without the addition of a microSD card. Dragon Quest Heroes fans in the UK and US won't find this an overly pressing issue as although the game is a confirmed launch title in Japan, its released date hasn't been confirmed anywhere else. Make room Of course, this wont be much of a problem if youd rather purchase physical copies of all your games but this is an approach to game buying thats increasingly not for everyone.
MacRumors
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EVO News
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Also read: Hyundai to follow i30 N with hot WRC-inspired i20 The Yaris GRMN spearheads a new approach for Toyota’s GAZOO department, which launched in Europe at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It’s a move Toyota says will ‘speed up development of the mass-production of sporty vehicles’ – suggesting the brand could be one to watch in the coming few years. The Toyota Yaris GRMN will be on show at the Geneva Motor Show next month, sitting alongside the i-TRIL Concept – an electrically-powered, three seater vehicle with ‘Active Leantechnology. Also on display will be the full lineup of Toyota Gazoo racing cars competing this year. Image 1 of 7 Image 1 of 7