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Microsoft Lumia 950

iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950: Choice May Surprise You

Normally it is handsets from Samsung that get compared to the iPhone but this time around we are taking a look at the iPhone 6S and the Microsoft Lumia 950. But which device would you choose, the answer may surprise you.

The display of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is 5.2 inches and this is Quad HD AMOLED. It offers 546ppi and resolution of 2560 x 1440. The handset runs on the Snapdragon 808 processor and it has a camera of 5MP along with one of 20MP.

The display of the iPhone 6S is 4.6 inches retina display. It has the A9 processor of Apple and a camera of 5MP and 12MP.

Of course the biggest difference between the two is that the iPhone 6S is iOS and the Microsoft Lumia 950 runs on Windows.

Both are great handsets in their own right but which would you choose?

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2017 Ford Bronco Raptor Limited Edition May Be Heading Our Way

There has been a lot of talk going around about the Bronco making a comeback. So could the vehicle be coming back to the roads after a long absence in the form of the 2017 Ford Bronco Raptor Limited Edition?

The last time that we heard anything about the Ford Bronco Raptor was at the North American Auto Show. Following this many people thought that the vehicle may make a comeback, but it never had.

Now the latest rumor going around is that we could see the 2017 Ford Bronco Raptor Limited Edition. It is said that it may use the base of the Ford Atlas concept. This has been seen on the Ford F-150 Raptor.

But would you be happy to see the Bronco make a comeback in the form of the 2017 Ford Bronco Raptor Limited Edition?

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Touted To Replace PC

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a big handset that stands out as it can do just about anything that you would do on a PC. It has been said that it may be able to take over the need to do anything on a PC, but what do you think?

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL offers a display that is perfect for note taking and writing and it has the Contiuum feature. You can attach the phone to an even bigger display and then make use of the desktop style menu.

The processor in the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is the Snapdragon 810 and the handset offers up 3GB of RAM. This is a device that should be able to do just about anything you could want. However there is a downside and this is the fact that it runs on Windows and so lacks apps.

Many owners of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL haven’t found a lack of apps an issue, but what do you think. Could this be the handset that replaces the desktop PC?

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Google Nexus 6P Owners Complaints Keep On Coming

The Google Nexus 6P is a great handset and it has been popular since it came out. There is a lot to like about the device, including great looks and hardware, but there does seem to be issues with the handset.

Google Nexus 6P owners have reported some issues with their handsets and the issues range from being annoying to them taking the device back for a refund.

For instance the handset sometimes goes into landscape mode and owners cannot do anything but turn the handset off and back on again.

Some owners have reported issues with the handset when on a call and the device locking up. Others have said that their handset has a faulty sensor on the touch screen and this meant that it was hardware so they took it back.

Do you own the Google Nexus S6P and have you been having issues with the device?

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2017 Ford Ranger Takes On Honda Ridgeline In Fight Of Your Dreams

There are many people who would like the Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Ford Ranger to go up against one another in the US. There has been a great deal of talk about this and now we have had confirmation that we are going to get the Honda Ridgeline, but nothing has been said about the Ford Ranger.

The Honda Ridgeline comes with an engine of 3.5 litres and this is a V6 engine that offers up fuel economy ratings that are good. The vehicle also comes with the Intelligent Terrain Management system so that owners can choose between mud, normal terrain, sand and snow modes.

Inside the Honda Ridgeline is packed with safety features and these include lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, forward collision and more.

We have seen the Ford Ranger being tested out on the roads in the US and this vehicle should be out in 2017. Whether the Honda Ridgeline is going to follow suit we will have to wait and see.

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Owners of 2018 Ford Focus May Be Able To Talk On Phone Legally

Self-driving cars are going to be the way of the future it seems, even if some people are totally against the idea. Ford is one company that likes the idea as they have come up with a patent that would allow for a self-driving car while you kick back and relax and watch a movie or make a phone call.

Ford recently applied for a patent for an autonomous vehicle entertainment system. The system would mean that the driver could sit back and relax and watch a movie while the car drove itself. So could this be something that we might see on the 2018 Ford Focus?

The driver would be able to put the car into self-drive and up pops a projector screen allowing the driver and passengers to watch a movie.

Of course just because the patent has been approved it doesn’t mean that we are going to see it in the 2018 Ford Focus along with new cars in the future. However it does mean that there is a possibility we will.

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2016 Audi Q7 Cannot Battle Competition With Beauty

The 2016 Audi Q7 has a lot of competition and one vehicle is the Volvo CX90. The Q7 is let down by looks though and in a competition for beauty it isn’t going to come out ahead of the XC90, which offers a sleek looking premium design.

The engine in the Audi Q7 is the 2 litre turbocharged which offers up 4 cylinders and gives out 252 horses. Those who want even more power can choose the V6 TDI 3 litre gas version.

We also heard that the 2016 Audi Q7 is going to be made available in a plug-in diesel hybrid form. The vehicle should offer up fuel efficiency that is better thanks to it having shed some weight.

The weight has been lost due to the fact that the 2016 Audi Q7 is going to be built around a new MLB platform.

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LG G2 Owners Offered Update To Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Those who have the LG G4 and the LG G3 were looking forward to getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, but what about all the faithful owners who have stuck with the LG G2? Well now it looks as though they too are going to be given the update.

While LG didn’t mention how far back they would be going with the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, we have seen the LG G2 running in benchmarks with the OS.

The testing of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the LG G2 did come out good and due to this it is thought that custom ROMs will be offered for the handset.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on the LG G2 saw the handset come in about the same for single core and in the multi-core it scored 2728. This may mean that even if LG doesn’t offer the official update, developers may well offer custom ROMs.

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2017 Tesla Model 3 Has Storm Trooper Looks On Front End

The Tesla Model X has come and gone and now the excitement is surrounding the 2017 Tesla Model 3. While there are many things that people want to know about the vehicle, one of the main things is what the vehicle looks like.

For the time being Tesla are keeping fairly quiet about the Tesla Model 3 but we do know that if Theophilus Chin has any say in the matter then it will have looks similar to a Storm Trooper at the front.

The back of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 will be much the same as on the Model X. The 3 is of course going to have to go up against the X along with the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A3.

But what do you think about driving around in the 2017 Tesla Model 3 if it did happen to look like a Storm Trooper?

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Africa Might Kill Off Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is thought to be a vehicle that is very hard to beat. However when the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Africa comes out this may change things as it is going to be a strong contender.

The Jeep Wrangler is going to come with four doors and it will have a paint job of Desert Tan. It is going to offer up steel front bumpers and the clearance is going to be high. There is also going to be a power dome vented hood and winch.

The engine in the Jeep Wrangler will be the 2.8 litre diesel with the automatic transmission. The Wrangler Africa could come with Fox shocks and it may have a two inch lift kit. It is going to support the Dana 44 axles on the back and front along with Jeep Performance parts.

Thanks to the fact that the spare tire is located in underbody-mounting the cargo area is going to remain clean looking.

But what do you think? Will the Jeep Wrangler have what it needs to take on the Defender and win?

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iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad Mini 4: Which Would Be Your Choice?

If you were choosing a tablet some years ago you would be able to go for one of the Androids or you would have the iPad to consider. Now though things are a lot different as there are different iPads on offer from Apple.

The iPad Pro is the latest but does this mean that it is the best? So should you choose it or should you choose the iPad Air 2 or the iPad Mini 4?

The iPad Pro is a good choice if you don’t mind carrying around with you a heavy tablet. The iPad Air 2 along with the iPad Mini 4 are both smaller and this means that they are easier to carry around.

The iPad Pro is more along the lines of a laptop than being a tablet and you should be able to do anything with it that you can do with a laptop.

The iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 2 are both easier to carry around than the iPad Pro is going to be. But the latter can do just about anything you want it to do.

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2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Boosted By Another 200 Horse Power

While the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a fast vehicle it has been given even more power thanks to an additional 200 horses.

Hennessey Performance decided to boost the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat up with a 1032 horse power pack. The vehicle already offers up 707 horses, but the package with the name of HPE1000 adds on more.

The kit for the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat gives the vehicle twin turbochargers and these work alongside the supercharger that came installed at the factory. It also offers high flow air to water intercooler along with steel turbocharged headers and high flow fuel injection.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat offers 987lb-ft of torque, plus floor mats, custom badges and a 12,000 mile or 1 year warranty.

Will you be paying out for the additional horses for the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat or does it have enough already?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S5 Receive Marshmallow Sweet Treat

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have been given an update to Marshmallow.

Beta testing of the update to Android Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 began in April. Of course there have been custom ROMs going around for the handset.

There is a custom version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE and this is the G900F version. It ensures that the device is more stable and it offers up better performance.

So have you got Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, S5 or LTE version?

Borgward BX7

Borgward BX7: A Mix Between Audi Q5 and BMW X3

The Borgward BX7 is what you would get if you were to put the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 together and they had offspring.

The Borgward is going to take China by storm and the first vehicle is going to be the Borgward BX7 SUV. It is thought that it will be appearing at the Beijing Auto Show and we did get to see it at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

The Borgward BX7 SUV is all about safety, design and performance and it shares looks of both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3.

The engine in the Borgward BX7 is the 1 litre, this should offer up 240PS and 300Nm of torque. It is offered in the automatic seven speed dual clutch and it will go from standing still to 62mph in 10 seconds.

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Hang On For The Microsoft Surface 5 or Choose The Surface Pro 4

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are great devices, with both of them having received a lot of attention recently. However the Microsoft Surface 5 is around the corner, so which should you choose?

If you want something that looks great then it may be the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 that comes out ahead. It comes with the stylus patent that is said to bring a rechargeable stylus and magnetic connection.

However what people want to know is if this is going to be the only update to the Microsoft Surface Pro 5.

People say that should the stylus be the only upgrade to the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 then they may not upgrade. The Microsoft Surface Pro does have a stylus but it isn’t rechargeable. But would it be worth upgrading just to save money on batteries?

At the moment the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is surrounded by hype and people want to know if it is being offered with more than just a rechargeable stylus.

2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS: It May A Case of One, Two, No

The 2016 Ford Focus RS may not be the best choice for anyone who wants a vehicle that is comfortable and which offers a ride that thrills. However it is a great choice for all-weather and it offers up five doors.

The 2016 Ford Focus RS cabin isn’t too good as it looks bland and has a vibe that is old fashioned.
The seats of the vehicle are not comfortable as they tend to put you in a position that is perched. The vehicle does bob around a great deal on any surfaces that are uneven.

If you are looking for a vehicle that offers comfort and plenty of power then you might want to look elsewhere as the 2016 Ford Focus RS doesn’t offer much.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Takes On Nissan Titan: The Winner Is….

If you had the choice of going for the 2017 Ford F-150 or the Nissan Titan, which would you choose? It seems that we do have a clear winner.

AutoGuide ran a poll asking people whether they would rather drive around in the Nissan Titan or the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor and 60% of people said that they would choose the Titan.

The engine in the Nissan Titan is a V8 5.0 litre and it has 310 horses, can tow up to 12, 310lbs and it has a price tag in the region of $40, 290.

The engine in the Ford F-150 Raptor is the 6.2 litre V8 and this has 411 horse power. It means that you may get about 16mpg on the highway and 11mpg around the city. You can tow up to 6,113lbs maximum.

So do you agree with AutoBlog results, is the Nissan Titan more popular than the Ford F-150 Raptor?

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HTC One M10: Let’s Move Along There Isn’t Anything To See

LG and Samsung are way ahead when it comes to popularity among phone makers but now HTC are getting into the mix. The latest handset to come from them is the HTC One M10 but should you move on as there isn’t anything to see?

The HTC One M10 may not have anything that makes it stand out from the crowd despite it being a great looking device.

We know that HTC launched teasers about the device and said that the HTC One M10 was going to have cameras that stood out on both the front and the back.

We did hear that the cameras on the HTC One M10 may be 360 degree and they may feature optical image stabilisation. But HTC never said anything about it.

But what do you think about the HTC One M10, is this a handset that you would like to own?

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Exterior May Just Mislead You

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler design may be a bit on the misleading side as it may have you thinking that is the same vehicle that came before it.

While the design of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is very similar to the previous version there are some noticeable differences. One is that the vehicle is going to be made from aluminium and this is going to make it lighter.

Spy shots of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler revealed that there were new axles both on the front of the vehicle and the back of it. We also know that there is new suspension along with new exhausts. The vehicle is going to run on the V6 Pentastar engine and this is going to have the eight speed automatic transmission.

It is thought that we will get to hear more about the Jeep Wrangler details the closer we get to the release date.

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2017 Subaru Impreza Is Making Life Hard For The Honda Civic

The Honda Civic may have a lot to offer residents of the US but then it is in competition with the Ford Focus and then there is the 2017 Subaru Impreza. The latter is going to make life very tough for the Civic.

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is going to be a vehicle that is going to be hard to beat, more so if it is anything like the concept when it comes to production.

The Subaru Impreza concept was seen last year and we saw that the vehicle is offering five doors. It does look to be very impressive and people are hoping that it isn’t changed that much from the concept.

The engine in the Subaru Impreza may be the 2 litre Levorg engine, however at the moment nothing has been confirmed and it remains nothing more than a rumor.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Looks May Mislead

When you first look at the 2017 Jeep Wrangler you may be forgiven for thinking that it is just the same as the one that came before it. This is thanks to the fact that the design isn’t anything that special.

Take a closer look though and you can see that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is a new version as there are some things that differ between it and its predecessor.

One of the main things about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler that is different is the fact that the vehicle is now made from aluminium and this helps it to be lighter in weight.

From what we could see in spy shots the 2017 Jeep Wrangler comes with a new front end and the axles at the back and exhaust and suspension are also new. The Wrangler will come with the V6 Pentastar engine which is going to offer up automatic eight speed gearing.

The closer we get to the 2017 Jeep Wrangler coming our way the more we should hear about it.