Volvo XC90 Virtual Test Drive App Hits Android


Back in August, Volvo unveiled its latest new car model called the XC90. That SUV has some interesting tech packed inside the cab. Volvo has now announced a new app that is available right now for Android users and will be landing on November 18 for iPhone users.

The app can be downloaded free and it is intended to be used along with the Google Cardboard virtual headset for best performance. If you don’t have one of those cardboard headsets, you can use the app alone. The app lets fans of the XC90 go on a virtual test drive down a mountain road.

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Scout Alarm Wireless Security System Starts Shipping With IFTTT Support Arriving Soon

Wireless Security System

After a successful crowd funding campaign the innovative and very unique Scout wireless security system that connects to your smartphone, and has been designed to be super simple to install without the need for wiring, tools or holes to be drilled.

Spark has this week started shipping to backers and have now made the Scout wireless security system available to purchase from the likes of Amazon and their own website enabling you to build your perfect security solution with ease.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Android Lollipop AOSP Released (Video)

Android Lollipop

Sony has announced that they have released the Android Lollipop AOSP code from their Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, the company has also released the Android 4.0 AOSP for other devices in their Z range.

Other devices which get the Android Lollipop AOSP include the Xperia Z3 compact, the Xperia Z2, the Xperia Z1, and the Xperia Z1 Compact.

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THINGY Programmable Bluetooth Module (video)

Programmable Bluetooth Module

Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking for a programmable Bluetooth module for their project may be interested in a new device called THINGY that has been developed by 2333 Designs.

THINGY  is Arduino platform compatible and has been created to assist in making your day to day life run smoother by solving life’s simplest issues, says its creators. Check out the video below to learn more about the Bluetooth THINGY module.

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Beats Solo 2 Wireless Headphones Launched

beats solo 2 wireless

Apple owned Beat Audio has launched their latest headphones, the Beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones, which are a wireless version of the Solo 2 that were announced earlier in the year.

The Solo 2 headphones retail for $199, and if you want the new beats Solo 2 Wireless headphones then they are going to set you back $100 more, as they retail for $299.95.

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BURG 12 Watchphone Unveiled For $199


Designer Hermen van den Burg has unveiled his new smartwatch creation in the form of the new BURG 12 Watchphone that is now available to purchase for $199 and comes complete with $25 worth of free calls.

The BURG 12 smartwatch is equipped with a 1.5-inch 240 x 240 resolution touchscreen and is both scratch and water resistant and has been designed dot support pairing with iOS and Android smartphones via Bluetooth 3.0 although to make calls this is not necessary.

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Spark Photon WiFi Module Adds Wireless Connectivity To Any Project For $19

WiFi Module

Spark has this week started taking pre-orders for its new stamp sized hackable WiFi module which is available to for $19 and has been design edit add wireless connectivity to any projects with ease.

The Photon WiFi module is equipped with a STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller, and is supplied with everything you require to get your project connected by simply attaching a sensor or actuator.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Launched In The U.S.

Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now available in the U.S., the device is available with the four major U.S. carrier.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint are now all offering the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on their contracts, AT&T has the device for $399 when you take out a new two year contract, the device is also available in their Next plans.

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HTC Google Play Edition Devices Expected to Get Android 5.0 Lollipop Next Week

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest Android update to-date. Many OEMs, including HTC, have already confirmed they are going to release the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop as soon as possible. The Taiwanese company confirmed they will release the update for a handful devices within 90 days of receiving the update from Google.

Recently, HTC revealed the Google Play Edition devices are expected to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as early as next week, which is definitely a great news.

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Lazzarini Tuned Alfa Romeo 4C Packs 738 HP

Tuned Alfa Romeo 4C

Rome based tuner Lazzarini Design thinks that the Alfa Romeo 4C doesn’t have enough power, so they have decided to launch their own tuned version, which will come with a massive 738 HP, that is almost 500HP more than the standard version.

To get the extra 500HP in the Alfa Romeo 4C, Lazzarini Design will replace the Alfa engine with a 4.3 litre Ferrari V8 engine, and if that isn’t enough to boost the power, it will also get two Hennessey turbos.

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Phoenard Arduino Prototyping Gadget Hits Kickstarter (video)

Arduino Prototyping Board

Phoenard has this week unveiled a new Arduino prototyping board gadget they have created which is equipped with a wealth of features all powered by an 8-bit AVR ATMEGA2560 processor.

The Phoenard Arduino prototyping gadget measures only 11.8 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm in size and features a Self-programmed, full-color touchscreen display, on-board battery and much more, watch the video after the jump to learn more.

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