November 6, 2014

New bikes: Highlights from the EICMA 2014 motorcycle show

New bikes galore as electronics and 200-plus horsepower superbikes take centre stage at EI...
It's silly season in Milan, with manufacturers jostling for the spotlight with a cavalcade of new bikes, model updates and wacky prototype concepts at the 2014 EICMA motorcycle expo. While the stars of the show were probably the Japanese, with the release of the new MotoGP-inspired Yamaha R1 and the supercharged Kawasaki H2 road bike, there's a bunch of other new bikes that deserve a look too. So here's our favorite highlights in our EICMA 2014 roundup!

October 1, 2014

Windows 10 kills the Start Screen, runs on wide variety of devices

Windows 10 shrinks Windows 8's Start Screen and moves it to the Start Menu
It’s no secret that Windows 8 was not a particularly successful release, as Microsoft struggled to convince both consumers and businesses of the virtues of its split nature. Fast forward to today, and the company has announced its successor, known as Windows 10. The next version of Microsoft’s operating system makes some big changes, perhaps most notably the removal of the much-hated tile UI.

September 28, 2014

Proton Iriz 1.6 CVT test drive

Proton hasn’t really had a good track record at building a small car. In its nearly 30 years of existence, it actually only made two. The Tiara, launched in 1996, was based on the ageing Citroën AX (which by then was already reaching its 10th year on the market) and was saddled with the usual French reliability problems. The car was discontinued after just four years due to low demand.
Looking to right those wrongs, the company introduced the Savvy in 2005 (famously, it was launched barely a month after the Perodua Myvi, which went on to become Malaysia’s most popular car). Proton spent a great deal of effort to banish its reputation of poor quality with this car – even going so far as to getting the Savvy audited by the TÜV Rheinland Group – but hobbled it by failing to provide a proper automatic option, as the sole self-shifting ‘box was a Renault-sourced automated manual transmission.

September 27, 2014

Review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple was in no rush to start making big-screened smartphones. But now that the company's first phablet is here, was it worth the wait? Let's take a look, as Gizmag reviews the iPhone 6 Plus.Gizmag reviews Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus (Photo: Will Shanklin/

June 18, 2014

The surprising aerodynamics behind the Brazuca World Cup football (video)

The Brazuca World Cup match ball being tested in a wind tunnel (Photo: NASA's Ames Researc...

Under the guise of World Cup fever, scientists across the globe are seizing the opportunity to examine the aerodynamic properties of what will in all likelihood be the most talked-about object on a global scale over the coming weeks, the 2014 World Cup match ball. The ball, lovingly named Brazuca by the Brazilian people, is the product of a significant amount of research and money aimed at creating the ultimate centerpiece for one of the greatest sporting competitions on Earth.
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