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The Audi TT has firmly cemented itself as somewhat of an iconic car. The sleek, modern and clever design that got people talking when it was first released back in 1998, is getting a slight update.
The Mk II TT is Audi’s new TT. And just to give us a little taste before it’s official debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, Audi has released a few sketches – that right, not photos or videos, but sketches – of the updated TT.
The new TT is said to feature strong horizontal lines, which in turn should make the car seem more dominant.
Another noticeable change is that the Audi logo, the intertwined four rings, will now feature on the bonnet of the car instead of on the grille.
While the TT will feature the standard, two exhaust pipes, the TTS will double that and have four exhaust pipes – of course making it look meaner than it’s less powerful sibling.
As a whole, the new TT looks bigger, badder and more beautiful than before. If these sketches are anything to go by, Audi fans (and petrol heads in general) are in for a treat when we can finally see the real-life version at Geneva. Yet another one we’re going to keep an eye out for at Geneva.
Take a look at the sketches below:
Mike Freeman and Jeff Pearlman joined Paul Burmeister on “ROME” to discuss Jadeveon Clowney’s performance at the NFL Scouting Combine and if he could be the Texans No. 1 draft pick.
In addition to new smartphones (including a phablet model) and a new tablet, Huawei on Sunday also announced its first ever wearable device, a smart band that will offer various fitness-related features and connect to both Android and iOS devices. However, the TalkBand B1 will also pack wireless calling support – as its name suggests – as the display area of the band can actually be removed and utilized as a Bluetooth earpiece.
INDIANAPOLIS – The mystery of the first overall pick wasn’t sorted out over the weekend at the NFL scouting combine.
The Houston Texans are still keeping everyone guessing. This week their strategy was to not publicly eliminate any possibility. Perhaps they haven’t narrowed it down to a few choices yet, but even if they have it seems nobody really knows who the final few candidates are.
But after the combine, we can at least take a stab at handicapping it. The good news for the Texans is this is a deep and talented draft, and they have plenty of options at No. 1 overall. Here’s our best guess on the chances each player ends up as the first pick:
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, 35 percent: It would be a surprise if the Texans didn’t draft a quarterback. You don’t get many opportunities like this, and Matt Schaub and Case Keenum aren’t the answer. So you start there.
And Bridgewater seems like the smart pick. Maybe it’s a bit safe, but he has tremendous strengths and not many weaknesses. The fact that he weighed in at 214 pounds and is capable of adding more eases concerns about him being too slight. This is the easiest pick for Houston.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, 25 percent: Is Manziel’s ceiling higher than Bridgewater’s? Probably. Is his floor much lower? Yep. If the Texans are in a gambling mood, they might bet on that upside of Manziel, a phenomenal college player who ran tremendously at the combine and has no athletic flaws. But he’s short and, like Robert Griffin III, durability has to be a concern.
Maybe the off-field stuff with Manziel will work against him when the Texans do their evaluation, but things have been quiet on the Johnny Football front for a while. If the Texans pass, it will likely be because of questions about his size and ability to produce in a pro-style offense.
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, 20 percent: Bortles is raw, and that doesn’t seem like a great fit for a Texans team that could easily bounce right back and be a AFC South contender in 2014. But there are reasons to think Bortles is on the radar.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien and George O’Leary, Bortles’ college coach at Central Florida, have worked together before and know each other well. Bortles had a fantastic game in a win against Penn State last season, when O’Brien was the Nittany Lions’ coach. Bortles has the size you’d want in a prototypical quarterback (6-foot-5, 232 pounds) and he’s a pretty good athlete too. The tools and size are there, and maybe O’Brien thinks that he can shape him into a great NFL quarterback sooner than later.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, 10 percent: The thought of having Clowney on one side and J.J. Watt on the other for the next decade has to be tempting. Tempting enough for the Texans to wait until the second round for a quarterback? It seems unlikely, but Texans general manager Rick Smith was adamant he always will draft the best player available, and not go for positional need. Clowney is a rare, rare talent who could easily be the best player in this draft class. Nobody would blame the Texans for taking him.
Auburn OT Greg Robinson, 5 percent: After his workout this week, he is the one player the Texans will really have to look long and hard at even though offensive line isn’t their biggest need. Robinson is a 332-pound behemoth who runs like the wind and also plays football really well. If Smith is serious about taking the best player no matter what position he plays, an argument could be made that Robinson is the best player. I’m not convinced they’d pass on a quarterback or Clowney to take him, but it can’t be totally discounted. It would be hard to find anyone who thinks Robinson won’t be a heck of a pro.
Field, 5 percent: I also think it can’t be discounted that the Texans are eyeing someone off the radar a bit. Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is getting some buzz as being better than Clowney and a possible first pick. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr is a game-changing player too. Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews had a fine career. Bridgewater, Manziel and Bortles are the top three quarterbacks now, and they’ll likely remain that way, but who knows if someone like Fresno State’s Derek Carr makes a really unlikely push over the next couple months.
The Texans have created some intrigue by staying quiet on their plans for the first pick. We have a lot of time to read the tea leaves and try to figure out what player they’ll settle on in May.
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Nokia and Android. Android and Nokia. Smartphone enthusiasts have wondered for quite some time what Android would be like on one of Nokia’s signature handsets. While most were likely hoping for Android on a high-end Nokia phone, the mystery will soon be over. We’ll never know what Nokia’s current situation would be if Samsung hadn’t scared Nokia CEO Stephen Elop away from Android. But now, for the first time ever, we’ll at least know what an Android phone from Nokia is like.
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Lacie has begun shipping the industry’s first external hard drive with a 5TB capacity, providing ample storage for one’s media center, project station, or other data-heavy setups. The drive is … Continue reading