A 505-horsepower drivetrain, tight handling and gorgeous looks put the sport sedan segment on notice.
And yes, it does have a system to avoid leaking your password itself.
China-based researchers are working with the carmaker to patch the security problems.
PS: Don't forget to try to cash in on public data – MPs
Increased use of algorithms in decision-making risks disproportionately affecting certain groups, MPs have said, urging the government to boost transparency and tackle bias - but not forget the value of public data.…
Amazon is having a one-day sale on both its popular Paperwhite e-reader and the entry-level Kindle.
The use of numerous databases resulted in individual iPhones being erroneously counted multiple times.
Forget bitcoin. Blockchain could help us earn a different kind of digital currency -- with solar energy.
The ride-hailing company doubles down in its battle with Uber to win over drivers.
Commentary: Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican from Arkansas, believes there's a way out for politicians on Facebook.
Budding comedian Bonnie Burton takes Steve Martin's first online class hoping to find the formula for making people laugh. Then she tests it on stage.
'Member that innocent, pre-Zuckerberg time?
The source code to the Eudora email client is being released by the Computer History Museum, after five years of discussion with the IP owner, Qualcomm.…
The social network is extending a trial to the UK which hopes to block intimate photos before they appear online.
This new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is the first convertible in the XPS 15 line, but that’s not the most interesting thing about it.
Since 2010, Dell’s XPS 15 has been a reliable, 15-inch performance workhorse and a light gaming option for users who aren’t impressed by the over-the-top designs of dedicated gaming laptops. Last year’s model, for example, impressed with strong performance from the discrete GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. But discrete GPUs have many downsides. They take up space, use lots of energy, and generate a lot of heat, which impacts both portability and battery life.
The one whose name doesn't rhyme with schmintel
Analysis Micron has started to separate from Intel in NAND production, just days after whipping the veil off its 7.68TB QLC SSD, and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra and pals are keen to chat up analysts about their vision of the coming "New Micron".…
"Subcompact SUV" sounds like an oxymoron in the same class as "jumbo shrimp" or "open secret," but it's a booming segment of the American automotive market. And with BMW keen on having an option in just about every sub-segment of the vehicle-buying public, the BMW X2 makes sense. But like the BMW 640i xDrive GT I reviewed earlier this year, the X2 seems awfully similar to another car in the German automaker's lineup. In the case of the new-for-2018 X2, its doppelgänger is the X1. Given the moniker, one would expect it to fall between the X1 and the X3 in size and shape. Instead, at 172"×72"×60" (437cm×183cm×152cm), the X2 "sports activity coupe" is almost three inches shorter in length and height than the X1 "sports activity vehicle." It shares its underlying platform not only with the X1 but the Mini Countryman as well.
BMW's entry in the luxury subcompact crossover market starts at $38,400, but the BMW X2 xDrive 28i I drove for a week has a sticker price of $50,920. That extra $12,000+ buys you the Driving Assistance Package (lane-departure and front collision warning, $700), Premium Package (heated front seats, navigation touch pad, and heads-up display for $2,600), and the M SportX Package (19-inch wheels, sport seats, and panoramic moonroof for $4,650). Then add in Park Distance Control for $800, wireless CarPlay support for $300 (sorry, Android owners), and a premium sound system for $875. After all that, if you want adaptive cruise control, add another $1,000 to the sticker price. At that point, you're within shouting distance of a similarly specced X3.
Under the hood is the same engine that powers the BMW X1: a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder power plant capable of 228hp (170kW) with 258lb-ft (349Nm) of torque paired with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The X2 comes standard with all-wheel drive. The M Sport and M Sport X also come with dynamic damper control and the M Suspension, which sits about four inches lower than the standard X2 suspension.
Goal to be achieved not with government cash, but 'market conditions'
The UK's chief purse-strings-puller Philip Hammond has pledged 15 million premises will receive full-fibre broadband by 2025, in an apparent bid to boost Britain's fortunes post-Brexit.…
30 years on, King of Pop's dance moves no longer flummox academic world
New research from India into Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal tilt has concluded that, yes, it is physically impossible and dancers should really stop trying to recreate it because Achilles tendon and spinal injuries are not fun.…
Will legendary Brit inventor step in to save the day?
Customers of Retro Computers ltd, the ZX Spectrum themed reboot firm, have now set up a website asking Sir Clive Sinclair to intervene in the non-delivery debacle.…
AI is no longer just an academic exercise – and courses need to wise up to that
Artificial intelligence and its sub-domains look set to be the next major growth area for software developers, programmers, hackers and just about anyone who has anything to do with software.…
Automation and offshoring to replace weak humans in the West