BMW X4 M40i Caught on Nurburgring sans Camo

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If you are into cars, you probably know that manufacturers from around the world like to take their cars to Germany for testing on the famous Nurburgring racing track. Many of these cars are never meant to be used on a racetrack; the makers just like to say that they were track tuned. Such is the case with BMW and a new car that was recently spied testing in Germany.

The car is the BMW X4 M40i and it’s a hopped up version of the existing X4 vehicles. Word is that the M40i version will use the same 3.0L turbo six-cylinder engine that the M235i uses. That engine produces 365 to 375 hp in M235i form. Cars like theM235i sit below BMW’s infamous M series of vehicles such as the M3 and the new M4.

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New Pack Merger 3D Printing Algorithm Save Waste And Printing Time (video)

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When 3D printing on desktop printers and similar larger 3D printing systems slicing software is used to calculate the number of layers that are required to create the object. As well as any support material that needs to be added during the 3D printing process for overhangs within the design.

The support material is then removed generating waste and also adding extra time to the 3D printing process, which is still slow on higher resolutions taking the few hours to create even the smallest 3D prints. Now researchers from Purdue University have demonstrated two new ideas that significantly reduce 3D printing time and waste materials.

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BLEasy Low Energy Bluetooth Bridge For Arduino Shields (video)

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A new Low Energy Bluetooth bridge for Arduino Shields has been created by Grabo based in Denton Texas, called the BLEasy, which has been designed to provide an “easy-to-use and one-to-many” Bluetooth Energy Bridge for Arduino projects.

The BLEasy board is equipped with two types of models that combined together whilst pairing up. The BLEasy Host connects to the Arduino main board while the BLEasy Slave then connects to your shields, watch the video below to learn more.

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iPad Air 2 In Action (Video)

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The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are available to buy, we have already seen some reviews of Apple’s new iPads, and now we have a video of the iPad Air 2 in action.

The video below gives us a quick look at the new iPad Air 2, the video was put together by Dom Esposito, and we also get to see some benchmarks on Apple’s latest tablet.

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Alien Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC Content Launches Next Week

Alien-Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC

Gamers enjoying playing the space survival horror game Alien Isolation, that launched earlier this month to rave reviews, may be interested in the new DLC which will be launching next week in the form of the Alien: Isolation Corporate Lockdown pack.

The Corporate Lockdown DLC will be available to purchase for $7.99 or £5.59 and is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC from October 28th 2014.

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Halo: Nightfall Official Trailer

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You may have heard that Microsoft is making a Halo TV show called Halo: Nightfall. Fans are going to love this show and it has been a long time coming. Earlier this year, they released a first look trailer, but now you can view something with a bit more substance.

Good news. Microsoft has released the full official trailer for the TV series. It’s longer than the first trailer we saw and if you look closely enough, you can even spot the Halo energy sword being wielded by a Covenant soldier. The TV series will center around agent Jameson Locke as he investigates a biological weapon that apparently only affects humans.
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LG G Watch R Lands In The UK Tomorrow

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We had previously heard that the new LG G Watch R would be launching in Europe next month, although now it looks like the device will be available in the UK from tomorrow.

A number of UK retailkers have announced that they will start selling the LG G Watch R in the UK from tomorrow, the device will retail for £224.99 including taxes with one retailer and £229.98 with another retailer.

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Super Small IMUduino Arduino Leonardo Powered Board (video)

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Makers, hobbyists and developers that enjoy building projects using the Arduino programming platform using Arduino Leonardo or small development boards, may find a new IMUduino worth more investigation.

The small IMUduino Arduino Leonardo powered board is currently the world’s smallest Arduino Leonardo compatible board that includes integrated wireless motion and orientation sensing technology.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Lands In Japan

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony has launched their Xperia Z3 smartphone in Japan, the handset is now available with NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, the device is also headed to Softbank next month.

The Sony Xperia Z3 comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the handset is powered by a quad core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.

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Smartphone Controlled Bionic Bird Hits Indiegogo (video)

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Ever fancied owning your very own bionic bird, that you can fly and control using your smartphone? If you have then the world’s 1st smartphone controlled bionic bird which has recently launched over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website might be worth more investigation.

The Bionic Bird and companion flying application have already raised over $22,000 and still has 38 days left of its campaign to run. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about this very unique and innovative crowdfunding campaign.

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Ford Announces New Pre-Collision Technology For Future Cars (Video)

Ford Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Technology

A number of car manufacturers are working ion making their cars safer, and reducing accidents, and now Ford has announced that their future cars will come with a new pre-collission technology.

Ford calls the new technology Pre-Collission Assist and it designed to spot pedestrians and the car will actually brake for your if it thinks you could be involved in an accident.

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Google Hangouts Android App Updated To v2.4 Enbales Voice Call Credit Display And More

Google Hangouts Android App

Android users using the Google Hangouts application can now download and install a new update with the release of version 2.4 immanently being added to the Google Play store.

The latest Google Hangouts application update brings with it a number of new features, tweaks and enhancements for users to enjoy together with the obligatory bug fixes and performance increases.

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