We’re about three weeks away from Fast & Furious 6 hitting theaters and we’ve got the final official trailer. It’s lengthy and features the most detail into the action-packed thriller than all previous trailers that we’ve seen Universal release. Trailer can be found below so check it out and be sure to mark your calendar for the May 24th release.
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has released the Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition. Originally slated to be unveiled later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show, the 710-horsepower behemoth will come in a yellow and black paint job (may be customizable) and boast a 2.9-second 0-to-62-mph time and top speed of 217 miles per hour. The special carbon fiber aero kit has a hand in this as it’s said to be 50 percent more efficent. Preliminary reports say only 100 of these will be made.
Look for more details to come out once it’s officially uncovered at the Shanghai Motor Show.
Maserati has taken the covers off the 2014 Maserati Ghibli ahead of its unveil at this month’s Shanghai Motor Show. With its efforts aimed directly at a segment dominated by the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Italian automaker hopes to jump into the volume-friendly price point on its way to 50,000 cars a year by 2015 as they announced a while back.
As you can see, the Ghibli will be sportier than the Quattroporte though don’t expect the interior to be anything short of what you’d expect from Maserati. The 2014 Ghibli will be offered up in a few different powertrains with a pair of 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engines (one gas, one diesel) helping to lead the charge. Mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions, expect a rear-wheel-drive configuration to come standard while Maserati’s new Q4 all-wheel-drive system will also be available.
Ricoh has unveiled its beefed up GR point-and-shoot camera with its eyes set on undercutting the competition. Ricoh’s new advanced compact is packaged similarly to the Coolpix A and features a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor, fixed 18.3 mm f/2.8 lens, ISO 25,600 capability, pop-up flash, Eye-Fi card compatibility, 1080 / 30p AF video and 4 fps shooting with continuous autofocus. The Ricoh GR is priced at $800 while the Nikon Coolpix A is at $1,100. Definitely something to think about when the GR releases next month.
Jay-Z has dropped a new track dubbed “Open Letter” this morning produced by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. It was written less than 24 hours ago and is fresh off a trip to Cuba which some people aren’t happy about and word that he’s selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets to be able to expand his Roc Nation Sports representation business into basketball.
Today marks the launch of Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String footwear collection, which features the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the all-new Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole. The UK-based designer is known for his infusion of military fabrics into his work, and that’s precisely what he’s done here with the First String collection. Cabourn examined Converse’s rich American heritage of boots and sneakers for the outdoors and the military and aligned the classic Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with WWII flight suit fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors.
Porsche will officially take the covers off the 2014 Porsche Panamera at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month but here’s the scoop. The refreshed Panamera features subtle enhancements to the exterior like new LED lighting including full LED headlamps and slight adjustments to the rear. We were really excited to learn that Porsche will now offer a Panamera S E-hybrid model which features plug-in technology that builds on the Panamera S Hybrid from a few years back. A more powerful electric motor and higher-performance battery have been added, with recharge times being quoted at two and a half hours when plugged in to a 240-volt outlet. Charging as well as other vehicle data can be monitored via a new Porsche Car Connect app available for Android and iOS devices.
The E-Hybrid is said to have an all-electric driving range of over 20 miles and will be able to travel at speeds up to 84 miles per hour just on electric power. The Panamera S Hybrid is still a Porsche and it shows with the performance figures — 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 167 mph. Total output for the E-Hybrid is coming in at 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque when mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The S and and 4S models will be ditching their naturally aspirated V8 engines for new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers a boost in performance to 420 horses (up 20 from its predecessor) and 383 lb-ft of torque (up 15) and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Facebook has opted out of designing a new phone and instead worked with the Google Android platform to create a new overlay that replaces your app icons with social info. The lockscreen’s replaced with Cover Feed and prioritizes updates from people instead of apps, whilst using an algorithm to determine the updates that are most important to you. Need access to your apps? Just swipe notifications off screen to dismiss them while using a long press can remove all notifications in one go. Full-screen images really give Home an engaging palette, with the end result being a blend between Android and iPhone social networking app Path. Plain text status updates are placed over a user’s cover photo, to keep the appearance consistent with photo-centric posts.
Chat Heads is Facebook’s new messaging app that’s featured in Home. It allows you to quickly and easily communicate with your friends without leaving the app yo’re in. Circular icons are featured on the right-hand side, with the ability to drag them to anywhere you like on the screen. Tap them and you open a pop-over chat dialog that combines IMs and text messages into a universal interface.
Here we have another trailer for the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Roaring Twenties; the Golden Age; the Jazz Age; Prohibition and bootleggers; flappers and speakeasies; peaked lapels, shorter jackets, and fedoras–what is not to love?
“The Great Gatsby” follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
This new trailer also showcases some new music that will be featured on the soundtrack, mainly a stand-out cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” by Beyoncé and André 3000. Jay-Z executive produced the soundtrack and also has a track with other notables on the tracklist including Jack White, The xx, Florence and the Machine, and Lana Del Rey.
Porsche has taken the covers off the new 2013 911 RSR, bringing forth a GT race car for the 2013 season’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours. Based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car, the latest RSR features a wheelbase that’s grown by roughly four inches while a new wishbone front suspension has been implemented as well. The new RSR has gone through some significant weight reduction as well with the introduction of a lighter PDK-enabled six-speed gearbox, more evenly balanced weight distribution with the center of gravity being much lower, and heavy usage of carbon fiber throughout the vehicle. With this also being the 911′s 50th anniversary, the number 50 is visible on a few key parts of the car and can even be seen from a bird’s eye view.