Aston Martin DBC concept reminds us of another supercar…
It isn’t often we see a new potential Aston Martin trotted out, so Samir Sadikhov’s DBC concept is certainly welcome. With its mid-engine layout and a departure from the traditional Aston long hood, though, it strongly resembles another breed of supercar altogether: yep, it looks a lot like a Ferrari. The red probably doesn’t help. The concept’s silhouette, however, is designed to recall one classic Aston of the past: the DBR1. [Source: designboom]
Tivoli Audio Music System+ puts DAB, Bluetooth and CD in one gorgeous box
Tivoli Audio has debuted its latest all-in-one music system, and it’s a lovely piece of wood cabinet-clad design that ticks most of the home audio boxes. True, the Music System+ doesn’t have Apple’s AirPlay tech, but it will stream wirelessly from pretty much anything over Bluetooth, as well as play CDs (remember those?) and tune into DAB, DAB+ and FM radio. You can pick one now for around £700.
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Foursquare to push automatic, location-based tips via notifications
Foursquare has been around for four years now, and many people still don’t really understand what the point of it is; the problem for founder Dennis Crowley seems to be a lack of a clear identity. The app recently shifted its focus from a check-in location service to more of tip- and rating-driven recommendation engine for bars, restaurants and other attractions, and that has helped – but Crowley hasn’t stopped there. This week he revealed that the service will offer automatic, unbidden recommendations based on your location. There’s no need to even open the app: the tips, compiled via algorithm so that they’re personalised to each user, will arrive in your phone’s notifications tray.
The idea is to “remove friction” from the service. It’s rolling out to Android users from today, so you may be able to see for yourself if it makes Foursquare more essential very soon. [Source: Foursquare blog]
SimCity arrives on Mac
Got a Mac? Want to play the new, always-Internet connected version of SimCity? Well today’s your lucky day (if the whole thing doesn’t fall over and die, like it did for several weeks after the PC launch), because it’s now available – after a long delay – for purchase and download through EA’s Origin online service. If you already own the PC version (even a physical boxed copy), you can download the Mac edition for no extra charge. There’s also cross-multiplayer between the PC and Mac versions, so you can play with your mates no matter which platform they’re playing on.