Peugeot has announced its new car for the Dakar Rally, the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 which will make it debut at the Dakar Rally in January.
The Peugeot 2008 DKR16 is an updated version of the Peugeot 2008 DKR, the new car is longer and wider than the previous model and it also comes with more power.
Peugeot’s engineers went over their ‘Lion’ piece by piece, analysing what could be done better, with the help of its Dakar experts Stéphane Peterhansel (an 11-time winner), Carlos Sainz (a two-time world rally champion and also former Dakar winner) as well as Cyril Despres (a five-time Dakar winner on bikes).
These improvements were gradually applied and assessed through a series of tests, culminating in a one-two finish for Peterhansel and Despres on the recent China Silk Road Rally using an interim-specification car. This was essentially the 2015 model, with a number of development parts for 2016 added.
The Peugeot 2008 DKR16 will make its debut later this year and will then race in the 2016 Dakar Rally next year.
An Amazon Prime membership offers some great value for your money. You get free two-day shipping on Prime-eligible items from Amazon and access to a bunch of other services including Amazon’s music and movie streaming services. People who are members seem very happy with the choice.
It is worth it for the $99 per year subscription cost, but maybe not everyone sees it that way. If you find the cost a bit too high, then check this out. An Amazon Prime membership discount is coming later this week.
A similar discount was offered back in January. At that time the service was discounted for one day from $99 to $72. If you subscribed during that day you got your one-year membership for cheaper and got an ever better deal than others.
This time the discount brings it from $99 to $67 for one day one starting 9pm Pacific time on September 24th. If you subscribe on that day you will get the one-year subscription for the discounted price. That is an amazing deal for sure.
Amazon is offering the discount to celebrate the Emmy Awards where its acclaimed series Transparent won earlier this week. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the deal.
Google will announce their new Nexus smartphones later this month at a press event on the 29th of September, the LG Nexus 5 and the Huawei Nexus 6.
Now the retail packing for the handsets has been leaked, which you can see below and the photos confirm the names of the handsets, the LG Nexus 5 will launch as the Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6 will launch as the Nexus 6P.
The Nexus 5X will come with a 5.2 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the device will feature a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.
Other specifications on the 5X will include 3GB of RAM and a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of built in storage.
The handset will also come with a 5 megapixel front camera for selfies and a 12.4 megapixel rear camera for photos and videos, the device will also feature USB Type-C, a fingerprint sensor and a 2700 mAh battery.
The Nexus 6P will come with a 5.7 inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and it will be powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and will features 3GB of RAM.
The 6P will come with a choice of storage options that will include 32GB, 64GB and 128GB and the device will also feature a fingerprint scanner and front and rear facing cameras.
The front camera on the device will come with an 8 megapixel sensor and the rear camera is said to come with a 12 megapixel sensor.
Both of these new Nexus smartphones will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, they will be made official on the 29th of September and are expected to hit the stores in early October.
GoPro cameras are everywhere, so attaching them to drones makes sense. So why doesn’t GoPro start building its own drones? That is a match that seems destined to happen. Well, the company sees it this way as well and GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman says that the company is indeed developing its own drone. I think it had to happen eventually. How could it not?
Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF Woodman confirmed that “development is on track for the first half of 2016. We have some differentiations that are right in the GoPro alley.” This is great news for people who make to takes lots of aerial video.
Woodman didn’t drone on, so he did not reveal what the company’s first drone will be able to do, or how much it will cost. It is too early right now. Hopefully the drone will be able to compete against the drones from the big-boys in the industry. Since development is said to be on track for the first half of 2016, we will have to wait a while for more news on this one, but eventually we will learn more and when we do, we will pass it on to our readers.
Instagram has announced that it now has more than 400 million active users, the company has managed to add an extra 100 million users since December 2014.
The company also shared some details about its user bases, noting that they have gained more users around the world and more than 75 percent of their users are outside the US.
We are thrilled to announce that the Instagram community has grown to more than 400 million strong. While milestones like this are important, what really excites us is the way that visual communication makes the world feel a little bit smaller to every one of us.
Our community has evolved to be even more global, with more than 75 percent living outside of the US. To all the new Instagrammers: welcome! Among the last 100 million to join, more than half live in Europe and Asia. The countries that added the most Instagrammers include Brazil, Japan and Indonesia.
There are now more than 80 million photos shared every day on Instagram and the 400 million active monthly users means that Instagram now has more active users than Twitter.
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The BBC is looking for testers for its BBC iPlayer app on mobile devices, the company has announced the launch of the BBC Mobile iPlayer Beta testing program.
The Mobile iPlayer Beta testing program is now available in Google Android platform and it will work with devices running Android 4.1 and above, the BBC also plans to bring it to Apple’s iOS platform in the future.
The Mobile iPlayer beta programme is your chance to try out new features in the mobile iPlayer app prior to full release. It’s also an opportunity to provide us with feedback to help us improve the iPlayer mobile app experience.
Please note, as these are early beta versions of the iPlayer app they may contain errors and may not function quite as well as the live application.
Who is eligible?
Currently the beta programme is open to anyone with a Google Account and an Android device on the Jellybean Operating System (Android 4.1) and above. We’re looking to roll out our beta programme to Kindle and iOS devices as well – so watch this space!
You can find out more details about the Mobile iPlayer Beta testing program at the llink below, there are only 1,000 testing spots available.