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Here it is, folks – the highly anticipated Toyota FT-86 Open concept, a precursor to what could become a road-going Scion FR-S convertible. A full smattering of images and video have leaked onto the internet, and thanks to the folks at FT86Club.com, we can now see the new hotness that Toyota will be unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
These images confirm details that were first seen in spy shots captured a couple of weeks ago – namely, the larger wheel/tire package and the inclusion of the Toyobaru coupe’s decidedly useless rear seats. These new photos, however, show a two-tone leather interior with goodies such as an iPod/iPhone mount on the dashboard. The concept car is also fitted with the coupe’s six-speed automatic transmission (boo!) and FT86Club.com reports that the folding soft top is operated electronically.
We’ll have the full details live from Geneva in just a few days. For now, click through our attached image gallery to see lots of pretty pictures of the topless wonder, and scroll down for a video to see the concept in motion.
Finally, Mango has retired Kate Moss and has plastered images of Miranda Kerr around the city of Madrid. The unveiling has finally arrived and I must say, I love the images and I think she is a much better role model than our darling Kate Moss.
These are my two favorite images-what do you guys think? In my opinion, she looks pretty amazing!
A plastic budget iPhone is quickly becoming the stuff of myths, yet it is as persistent as ever, surfacing despite Apple’s Phil Schiller’s insistence that such a device will never happen. The rumors have reached a new level, with the folks over at iLounge publishing what are purported to be leaked images of a budget iPhone 5 made of plastic and destined for China.
The budget iPhone 5 rumors have stated that such a device would be constructed from plastic and would cost less than its higher-end counterpart. Such is said of the device pictured, which is supposed to be of a plastic iPhone created for China, where such a device would be well received (as it would elsewhere). The handset is said to resemble a smorgasbord of other Apple devices.
The alleged budget iPhone is said to be slightly larger than the iPhone 5 by about half a millimeter in height and width. While the device looks like the iPhone 5 in one image, it is said to actually resemble the iPhone 5, the classic iPod, and the 5th gen iPod Touch mixed together. The device has a 4-inch display, the bottom is said to be like that of the iPod Touch, and its overall design is said to be close to the iPod classic.
The resolution is said to be 1,136 x 640, with the Gorilla Glass display being elevated a tad from the rest of the face similar to the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The rest of the body is said to be made from plastic. Aside from the design, little else about the handset is specified. The information is said to come from “reliable sources,” but as with all rumors, take this with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Purported images of budget iPhone 5 for China surface is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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RENTON, Wash. — From 2007 through 2009, Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans and Jim Harbaugh’s Stanford Cardinal faced off three times, and Harbaugh emerged with a 2-1 advantage. Carroll has never had the upper hand on Harbaugh since the two coaches moved to the NFC West — Carroll in 2010 with the Seattle Seahawks, and Harbaugh in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers. Harbaugh’s rebuild has been more decisive, and reflected better early results. He’s holding a 33-6-1 regular-season record, and two wins in the playoffs, to Carroll’s 23-23 mark and one playoff win.
But when it comes to styles and schemes — and styles make fights in football, just as they do in boxing — the teams built by these two coaches are as similar as any you’ll see in the NFL today. Both the 9-5 Seahawks and 10-3-1 49ers, who will tussle this Sunday night for control of the division, feature hallmarks that could be easily switched from franchise to franchise without too much trouble. Each team is currently sparked by a young quarterback making unexpected gains, each team is buttressed by a violent and consistent running game, and each team is truly defined by a defense that that stops opposing offenses from front to back. The two teams are tied for the NFL lead in scoring defense, allowing just 15.6 points per game each.
“I think we are similar,” Carroll said on Wednesday. “I can’t help but see that because they believe in playing big time defense as well as us, they believe in the running game, which we do, and they have a very strong emphasis on special teams, which we do. I think that’s really the three pillars of what we’re trying to put together here, that’s what I know we’re dealing with. I don’t know how they speak it or how they talk about it, but it’s certainly what’s obvious about their team and what you have to line up against. This a real matchup for us with a like approach as well.”
The wild card for the Seahawks in recent weeks has been the progress of quarterback Russell Wilson, whose deep passes and familiarity with the read-option game have transformed Carroll’s usual offensive concepts — run the ball and direct the quarterback to avoid screwing anything up — into something far more expansive. When they beat the Buffalo Bills, 50-17 last Sunday, the Seahawks became the first NFL team since 1950 to score 50 or more points two straight games in a row. Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another in that game; not bad for a rookie quarterback selected in the third round and devalued by every team — including his own — because he stands just 5-foot-10 5/8 inches tall.
“He was good against us in the first game,” Harbaugh said of Wilson on Wednesday, remembering the 49ers’ 13-6 win over Seattle on October 18. “We went into the game seeing a very good quarterback, a very accurate quarterback, very mobile quarterback that can hurt you running the ball and throwing the ball. He has a real good command of the offense. I really felt like in the first game that we played him, he threw some beautiful passes — fortunately for us, they were dropped, but his accuracy and his play [were] right on the money.”
For the 49ers, it’s been the evolution of second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the team’s second-round pick in Harbaugh’s first season with the team. Early in the 2012 season, Kaepernick was installed for specific read-option plays, while veteran Alex Smith enjoyed his best season to date in a relatively conservative game plan. But when Smith was concussed in the team’s tie against the St. Louis Rams on November 11, that was the start of a run by Kaepernick in which he has thrown seven touchdowns and two interceptions, and the 49ers have gone 4-1.
That Smith had completed 70 percent of his passes this season was a respected, but irrelevant, metric — Kaepernick immediately gave San Francisco’s offense the ability to make bigger plays downfield. The four touchdowns he accounted for against the New England Patriots last Sunday night made him the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week, an award that Wilson bagged in Week 13.
“They’re really coaching up their spot well, they know what they want, they’re fitting it together great, and he’s giving them the spark that they obviously really favor,” Carroll said of Kaepernick. “They’re loaded at that spot. The thing that really jumps out is that Colin has such a strong arm. He really can fire the ball down the field on down the field stuff along with they’re play action stuff, and then when he gets out and runs he can really go. So it’s a little more of a run threat with Alex, but other than that it’s just two good guys running the offense. They both have multiple problems that they present to us.”
Coming into Sunday night’s game, each team faces question marks about the availability of its best defensive player. 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith has not practiced this week as he recovers from an elbow injury suffered in the Patriots game, and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a Friday appeal scheduled for his four-game Adderall suspension. If Sherman loses the appeal, the NFL may take until Monday or Tuesday to rule, but it’s also possible that he could be out — and very badly missed — in this matchup.
As for Smith, Harbaugh said this week that “I expect we’ll see the Cowboy. Knowing what I know of Justin Smith and the situation, yeah, I think the Cowboy’s going to be saddled up. … ropin’ and ridin’!”
Well, alright then.
Perhaps no player on either team better understands the similarities and dynamics between the Seahawks and 49ers than Sherman, who has become one of the league’s best cornerbacks in Carroll’s NFL defense, and played receiver and cornerback for Harbaugh at Stanford.
“It helps that I’ve seen it all before, except for that Wishbone/Pistol stuff they now run [with Kaepernick],” Sherman said. “The coaches have a great game plan, and they know how to prepare for it. I recognize a lot of the stuff, but recognizing it and stopping it are two different things. It’s not too hard to recognize what they do, regardless of what formations they’re in. You know what’s coming, but can you stop it?
One extra and interesting dynamic — Harbaugh and Carroll really don’t seem to like each other. It’s an enmity that probably goes back to Stanford’s 55-21 win over USC in 2009. Carroll didn’t appreciate that Harbaugh was running up the score (something Carroll himself has been accused of in recent weeks), and famously asked him, “What’s your deal?” at midfield after the game.
“He said, ‘What’s your deal?’ I said, ‘What’s your deal?’ And then from there, it’s about as well-documented a six word sentence as there could be,” Harbaugh remembered last September.
The two coaches also traded barbs on Wednesday. Asked by the Bay Area media whether there was a particular “hallmark” of a Carroll-coached team, Harbaugh quipped, “I don’t remember getting any cards from him at the holidays.”
Harbaugh’s birthday — his 49th birthday, to be exact — is on Sunday.
Told of this an hour later at his midweek presser, Carroll had this to say: “I heard that he didn’t get [a card] from us yet. I want to go back and check my list and see how that happened. Maybe there will be something coming along here before long. If Jim’s not sending a card, that’s okay. I understand. I’ll try to get one in the mail soon.”
More seriously, Carroll talked about the fraternity of coaches, and how men who “give their lives” to the profession do have a sense of mutual respect … even if it isn’t too touchy-feely at times.
“I don’t think it’s personal. It can get there sometimes if individuals don’t get along or something like that, but basically you’re battling and you’re competing, and we’re all kind of in this together. When we see each other, everybody is looking like this is hard, and everybody feels kind of the same way. You know that you’re in it for the big, tough challenge.”
He’ll certainly have one on Sunday night.
A series of impressively clear and well taken images have surfaced showcasing the BlackBerry L-Series smartphone. The photos appeared on the Vietnamese website Tihn Te, a forum for technology enthusiasts. The phone is expected to be announced alongside some other offerings during the launch of BlackBerry 10, although nothing official has been stated.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the BlackBerry 10 L-Series, with the handset making a public appearance in a video back in October. A sales representative in Mexico used the handset when showing off the upcoming operating system, and a short while later, the video went offline. Still, this is the clearest set of images to have surfaced of the phone, and they show off an impressively sleek and attractive device.
Not too much is known about the BlackBerry L-Series, except that both a full-touch and QWERTY model will be available at some point, and that the series is being aimed at the mid-to-high smartphone market. Presently, analysts are guessing that BlackBerry 10 devices will start arriving on store shelves in or around March of 2013.
Meanwhile, RIM has been busy preparing for the BB10 launch, and announced earlier today that it has released the Gold BB10 SDK build. This SDK offers the final varities of APIs, tools, and components for developers to create BB10 apps. Developers can nab the Gold SDK build by heading over to RIM’s developer.blackberry.com site.
[via Tinh Te]
BlackBerry 10 L-Series images leaked, SDK Toolkit Gold now available is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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We may still be a couple of months away from its long-awaited release, but RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone certainly doesn’t seem to be shy of the cameras in the interim. Just last week, some photos turned up on the CrackBerry forums that offered a clear look at the new L Series model next to a BlackBerry Bold, and now another batch of images have made a brief appearance on Twitter before being promptly removed. Those latest, first spotted by TechSuplex, are unfortunately of the BlurryCam variety, but they do show the phone from a variety of angles, and the device in question was said to boot up in a snappy eight seconds. As CrackBerry notes, they also appear to be relatively recent, with the device sporting the new style icons that were just revealed this month. Hit the links below for a closer look.
We’ve all heard about the much-anticipated iPad mini, which is expected to be announced tomorrow at Apple‘s big event. It seems the iPad 4 is also in the making, with a picture purported to be the device’s lightening dock connector appearing on BGR yesterday. Now, earlier today, another two images have surfaced of a new iPad screen featuring an optically-bonded display and upgraded FaceTime camera. Whether the images belong to an upcoming iPad 4 or the anticipated iPad 3 refresh is unknown, according to BGR.
The images are via Apple.pro, and the source claims they are components for the upcoming iPad 4. Visible in the images is a larger FaceTime camera hole, indicating that Apple is adding a larger camera sensor into the device. Also new is an optically-bonded display, which will improve image quality while reducing glare.
Presently, the iPad features a 0.3MP FaceTime camera, and the iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod Touch both feature a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera. It seems likely that Apple plans to put the same 1.2MP camera into the iPad 4. Little else is known about the rumored device, except that it would likely be launched in spring of next year.
Presently, Apple seems to be focusing on a miniature iPad, which is said to feature a 7.85-inch display, and to be launched in white or black as 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. Apple is holding an event tomorrow morning at 10AM PST, which we’ll be liveblogging, and is anticipated to announce the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina.
New iPad screen images surface featuring updated FaceTime camera is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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It seems that the “J Butterfly” isn’t the only version of the 1080p smartphone that HTC (2498) has in the works. AndroidCentral has snagged some pictures of the soon-to-be-released HTC DLX, a new Android phone that will feature a 5-inch 1080p HD display and is rumored to include a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 2,500 mAh battery, a 12-megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. AndroidCentral also reports that the DLX will be coming to Verizon (VZ), which is particularly significant since Verizon took a pass on HTC’s One series devices earlier this year.
With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:
- The Atlantic‘s James Fallows got insider access to a Foxconn facility in Shenzhen, China this week. He posts pictures inside the facilities and some observations about what life is like for the people who build our iPhones, iPads and laptops.
- After losing an appeal, Apple was ordered again to post a public apology to Samsung on its website and in print publications in the U.K. in 14-point type for saying the company’s Galaxy Tab was a rip-off of the iPad. (via Fortune)
- Why would Apple want to buy a (mostly) failed company like Color, as has been reported? AllThingsD says Apple actually acquired just a few Color employees, but not its intellectual property, technology or debt. Those who were brought over to Cupertino will be working on cloud technology.
- Apple’s former head of retail operations said there would be 25 Apple Stores in China by the end of 2012. That’s not going to happen. However, Apple just announced two more stores to open in the country this year, bringing to the total to eight, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Have you seen a flickering on your iPhone 5′s virtual keyboard? AppleInsider tracks the growing number of complaints from users on Apple’s own support forums.
Images surfaced on the Chinese website Weiphone showing internal components and ports on what is claimed to be the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The (mostly very tiny) images show off connection ports along the right and left sides of the laptop, as well as a snapshot of its display, which shows the machine running Windows 7. It’s anticipated that Apple will unveil the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro at its event next week.
On Monday, we reported that it looks like Apple will be unveiling the 13-inch Retina version of the MacBook Pro on October 23rd next week, in addition to the iPad Mini. This comes after the delay Apple experienced in slowed production due to a rumored issue at Foxconn. The 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina was specifically listed as one of the devices affected.
In September, it was reported that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina was being shipped by suppliers. Then, in October, it was said that the device was still on track for the year despite the delay. Earlier today it was tipped that the device will be priced at $ 1,699, which is $ 500 higher than the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The images that appeared at Weiphone show the device as having a MagSafe 2 port, two Thunderbolt ports, two USB ports, an HDMI slot, and an SD card reader. The Retina display has a resolution of 2,560×1,600. The images also show 8GB of Elpida RAM, as well as a battery cell layout.
[via Apple Insider]
Images surface allegedly showing off 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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