The year is 1999, a time of bliss and abundance for SUVs. The rectilinear giants roam the land, stopping only to drink deeply at roadside springs and billabongs. It is a mid-Jurassic golden age, and conditions are ripe for the emergence of an alpha-beast, which they would call Escalade. In a product-planning masterstroke, Cadillac brought luxury sedan equipment levels to a General Motors full-size SUV, a move that would generate a new vehicle type – and massive profits for the corporate parent. Though the Ford F-150-based Lincoln Navigator...

Sony Mobile Communications today introduces Xperia C3, the ultimate new smartphone for selfies and social sharing thanks to Sony’s leading digital imaging technology and interactive camera apps. “Xperia C3 is a unique new smartphone from Sony, created to offer the ultimate social sharing experience with a new powerful ‘PROselfie cam’. It also presents a combination of the best of Sony, with leading digital imaging technology and brilliant specs and performance all for a mid-range price” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia...

Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities. The Mid-Life Upgrade – the largest set of modifications to AWACS aircraft for France – will provide the crew with more actionable information and better situational awareness and increase mission effectiveness and efficiencies. “The focus, commitment and hard work among Boeing, Air France Industries...

The Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring. The impressive feat was carried out by a Land Rover driver testing a standard production example of the potent new performance flagship. The new SVR, which made its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June returned to the Nürburgring this month to continue an exhaustive testing schedule. The Range Rover Sport SVR is powered by an uprated...

Apple today updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch notebook. MacBook Pro with Retina display features a stunning high-resolution display, an amazing design just 0.71-inches thin, the latest processors and powerful graphics, and up to nine hours of battery life, delivering unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design.* Apple today also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch...

SPCG Public Company Limited today announced the full operational launch of one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar power projects. Since 2010, 35 “solar farms” totaling approximately 257 megawatts (MW) have been constructed under the project, and connected to the utility grid in Northeastern Thailand. A ceremony held earlier this month in Surin Province commemorated the launch of the installations. Thailand’s rapidly expanding economy has brought rising concerns regarding the national power supply in recent years, alongside growing...

Complicated multimedia systems and the frustrating idiosyncrasies of too much on-board technology can be irritating in cars, but not in the Toyota Auris. It benefits from a host of useful, easy-to-operate features, designed to make things easier for driver and passengers. We’ve rounded-up 11 of our favourites. 1. The Auris reads text messages out… You talking to me? Receive a text message while you’re driving, and Auris’ Touch 2 multimedia system will read it out to you. 2. …And can send them too!* Going to be late to the party?...

As the Lumia Cyan update rolls out to Lumia owners around the world, news comes from the Windows Phone Blog that the first update to  Windows Phone 8.1 is already planned and includes a number of improvements – it also brings Cortana to China, the U.K, and other countries. Windows Phone keeps getting better The Windows Phone 8.1 update will be available for people participating in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. For others with Lumia and other smartphones running WP 8.1, it will be available in the coming months following...

It can be difficult to start your own business these days. There’s just so much competition out there that finding customers and clients can be a pain. Even so, we’re going to provide you with some great technology-related ideas that you might find interesting. All of them have the potential to earn you a lot of money if you use the right strategy. Also, if you consider yourself to be tech-savvy, you’re going to find them enjoyable. Don’t worry about the business side of things too much at the moment. Today we’re just going...

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A turnstile is a great tool to keep people from entering a venue too soon, controlling crowds who are waiting for a bus or subway train or to make sure that people have to stop before paying for a ticket to a game or movie. Without a turnstile, the hundreds or thousands of people who show up early to an event could form an unruly crowd that may not wait in line to be searched by security or have their tickets taken. If people are allowed to get into a venue without buying a ticket, it could cause a few problems. First, those who have...