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Last Week Today: Rogue F1 Cars to Hunting Sharks

Last Week Today: Rogue F1 Cars to Hunting Sharks

LastWeekToday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Last Week Today, bringing you all the week’s highlights for an easy Sunday morning read.  So let’s get started!

Monday 11th May

Heard the one about the F1 car headbutting a member of the pitcrew? Well, if you haven’t, here it is. Romain Grosjean braked a little too late in the pits and ended up headbutting a member of the pitcrew right in the … gentleman’s wedding vegetables. Thankfully he was okay to carry on working and took to the incident in a light-hearted manner.

Now, on to something a little less painful. Last Monday, here at TechnoSpeak, we brought you news of Peugeot’s new textured matt paint, which, while costing exactly the same price as Peugeot’s pearlescent colours, also provides slightly more resistance to minor scratches and is more hardwearing than other types of matt paint.Check out Peugeot’s new matt paint here.

Tuesday 12th May

Autocar reported that Lotus plans to make a hardcore track-day sports car, with rumours suggesting it went round the Nurburgring in just over 7 minutes. This means it is just a few seconds slower than the hypercar holy trinity, the LaFerrari, the P1 and the 918. Tipped to hit showrooms next year, it should carry a price in the region of £70,000. Here is the full story on Lotus’ new track-day sports car.

Check out CNET’s first look at the new LG Watch Urbane! Quite the looker, isn’t it?

Wednesday 13th May

GSMArena report on potential news that the upcoming Apple iPhone 6S will be in Rose Gold. Apparently, this is a colour. This news is coming from analysts, so take the news with a pinch of salt. Here is the full story.

Thursday 14th May

TopGear.com, you know the one, they used to have three magnificent presenters, which the BBC decided they could do without (yes I am still bitter, I will never get over it), have shown a video of the new Audi TT Clubsport. In case you didn’t know, this mad one-off has 592bhp, more fins and gills than a catfish and now a frankly mind-blowing soundtrack to match the mad power and fins. Check out Audi’s five-cylinder symphony of rage here.

Heard of the Yotaphone 2? Yeah, the funny two-screened smartphone which everybody seems to be talking about. Well, TheVerge have released their review of it. Here is TheVerge’s review of the Yotaphone.

Friday 15th May

AutoExpress reports on some rumours that Peugeot will release a competitor for the VW Passat CC within the next couple of years. Dubbed the 408 GT, it is a four-door coupe which, according to the renders made by AutoExpress, will be heavily influenced by the Exalt concept car. According to reports, it could be based on the 308’s EMP2 platform, and use also a mix of the same four-cylinder motors found in the 308 as well as a potential hybrid version. Details on the hybrid powertrain are scarce at the moment though. Check out the 408 GT here.

TheVerge reports that Google may start testing new “buy buttons” which will live in ads when you search for something. If say you want to buy a new hammer, because you have a Jeremy Clarkson attitude to DIY, you would type in the word “hammer” in Google Search, and within the ads which pop up in the search results, there would be a button allowing you to buy that eight-pound sledge hammer you have always wanted, without breaking the bank. Here is the full story on Google’s “buy buttons”.

Now for your viewing entertainment, a shark riding a bear whilst carrying a machine gun.

Best buds. (No Photoshop, evidently.)

 

Last Week Today: Hipster Doctors, Exploding Cars & All In Between

Last Week Today: Hipster Doctors, Exploding Cars & All In Between

LastWeekToday

Welcome to Last Week Today, a new segment for Techno-Speak, where we bring a quick summary of all the news stories we wrote about as well as some other interesting articles written throughout the week by some of our favourite websites.

Monday 6th April

Apple employees Get 50% discount on Apple watch. Read the full story here.

Drive interviews Ben Hsu, founder of www.japanesenostalgiccar.com, to discuss some awesome Japanese classic cars, as well as highlighting some of his favourite Japanese classics!

Tuesday 7th April

Good Ol’ American Luxury – Our highlights on Cadillac and Lincoln’s new flagships. Here is our American luxury story.

Derek Smith, creator of the original Top Gear, which was first broadcast on BBC Midlands in 1977, passed away at the age of 87. Rest in peace, creator of one of the finest motoring programmes the world has ever seen.

Huawei releases teaser video of their upcoming Ascend P8. Check out the story here.

Wednesday 8th April

Apple Watch reviews hit the internet in a big way!

Tesla debuts new entry level 70D Model S, with 514 bhp and a 240 mile range. The 70D replaces the previous entry level Model S, the 60,  adding an extra electric motor and a bigger 70kWh battery pack.  The new 70D will come at a $5,000 premium the Model S 60. Here is Autocar’s full story on the new entry-level Model S.

Thursday 9th April

 An Instagram for Doctors? Yes, now even your local GP can Valencia your verrucas and discuss with other medical professionals what the ideal treatment may be. #HipsterDoc. Check out how Emmanuel’s innocence was ruined here!

Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have come to an agreement regarding the Thunderbolt concept, a redesigned version of the Aston Martin Vanquish. It was agreed that Mr.Fisker would not build the car and Aston Martin would not pursue legal action.  Here is the full story.

TheVerge reports that Google could be working on making Android Wear available on iOS. Click here to read more.

Friday 10th April

 The new Lexus RX, a car designed for people who would rather be doing something else other than driving, has been revealed at the New York Motor Show. Here is the link to check out this utterly boring and uninspiring Lexus.

Google has reportedly created a small team to work on battery development. Could this be the end of charging our phones everyday? Here is the full story on Google’s battery tech team.

Saturday 11th April

 Tinder and Budweiser team-up in new Ad campaign. Click here to check out Justin’s views on the Tinder- Budweiser Bromance!

Author of this article had hopes and dreams dashed after editor refused to use this image as headline. Expect editor to disappear tomorrow.

It could have been so beautiful.