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Apple’s iWatch doesn’t exist yet, but it already hit its first big roadblock

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Famed Swiss watch maker Swatch has recently said that it’s not too eager to make smartwatches of its own, and it won’t compete against the range of such devices that will invade stores this year. However, it appears that the Switzerland-based watchmaker is still somewhat afraid of Apple’s upcoming iWatch. The company is apparently trying to trademark the iWatch product name, in order to better defend a device of its own that’s called iSwatch, Watson reports.

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THE LEAK WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: Completely redesigned iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s

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The floods of leaks leading up to Apple’s various product announcements are inevitable, but they always seem to take a slightly different shape. Last year, things started somewhat slowly with a leak here and there, and then the more revealing details didn’t surface until the housings for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c began leaking constantly. This time around, however, the more telling iPhone 6 leaks are seemingly starting earlier with device mockups that may reveal the brand new design of Apple’s next-generation flagship iPhone.

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Here’s what not to do when someone steals your iPhone

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iPhones have long been favorite targets for thieves and if your iPhone gets swiped you might feel tempted to use the “Find My iPhone” feature to track it down and get it back. However, The New York Times reports that law enforcement officials have become increasingly concerned that many people might try to track down their stolen iPhones without really knowing the situation they’re getting themselves into.

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This might be EXACTLY what the silver iPhone 6 looks like

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Will anything surprise us about the iPhone 6 when it releases this year? Nowhereelse.fr has posted yet another leaked picture showing a mockup of the silver iPhone 6, although this new picture is of much higher quality than the leaked pictures of the silver iPhone 6 mockup that we reported on last week. The picture shows a device whose power button has been moved from the top to the side just as we’ve seen in previous leaks, although it’s hard to tell from the angle of the picture whether the new mockup has the more curved edges we’ve seen in other iPhone 6 leaks.

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Google announces same-day delivery service in New York and Los Angeles

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Google on Monday morning announced that it is expanding its same-day delivery service into Manhattan and West Los Angeles for participating retailers. Dubbed “Google Shopping Express,” the service allows customers to visit a special Google website and purchase products from a range of popular retailers that will then be delivered on the same day the order was placed. Examples of participating retailers include Target, Walgreens, Staples, Fairway, Costco and Toys R Us.

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Latest ‘Made In America Auto Index’ topped by Ford F-Series, Chevy Corvette

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As car companies have morphed into multinationals, it has gotten difficult to discern what qualifies as an American car.

Walking around a car show in Washington D.C. earlier this year, Frank DuBois, a professor of international business at nearby American University, couldn’t help but notice the “Made In America” stickers plastered all over a Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The stickers indeed are accurate. Toyota assembles the Tundra in San Antonio, Texas, and the vehicle’s engine and transmission are produced in the United States, as well. But in DuBois’ view, the advertisements provided a simplified answer to a complicated question.

In the automotive realm, the practice of buying American or “Domestic” is one that’s open to interpretation. Does buying Domestic mean buying a Chrysler? Because the company has merged with Italian-owned Fiat. Does it mean buying a Ford Fiesta assembled in Mexico? A BMW assembled in South Carolina? A Tundra built in San Antonio, with much of its research and development conducted in Japan? A Ford assembled in Oakville, Ontario?

DuBois tells Autoblog Canada that he developed the “Made In America Auto Index” to help sort through the answers to those questions.

As car companies have morphed into multinational corporations that operate on a global scale, it has gotten more difficult than ever to discern what qualifies as an American or Domestic car. In his analysis, DuBois ranks vehicles in seven separate categories, weighing factors such as assembly locations, amount of domestic content included, where research and development is conducted and overall economic impact in North America.

Ford’s F-Series pickup line and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rank as the ‘Most American’ cars in this year’s index, the results of which were released Thursday. Both cars scored an 87.5 in the 100-point index. Last year’s study toppers were General Motors’ Lambda crossovers.

Latest ‘Made In America Auto Index’ topped by Ford F-Series, Chevy Corvette

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Simply the Best

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In the world of competitive eating, Joey Chestnut stands recognized as the champion hot dog consumer – last July, he set the world record by wolfing down 69 Nathan’s dogs in 10 minutes.

Eric “Mean” Melin is the reigning World Air Guitar champion as he out-pretended all other pretend guitarists last year in Oulu, Finland.

Competition drives some people to seek recognition in some very strange ways, doesn’t it?

At Engine Builder, we’re pleased to announce that the winner of the third annual Performance Engine Builder of the Year will be selected based on REAL skills and accomplishments – and this year, the award will be bigger and better than ever.

Before we get into award criteria and prizes, however, I’d like to welcome our new official sponsor, Speed-Pro POWERFORGED Pistons. The Speed-Pro brand, long recognized as one of the leading names in racing and performance, will power this year’s contest to new heights of recognition and excitement.

One thing that won’t change are the lofty expectations we put on potential winners. We will again be looking for the best example of creativity and innovation, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, solid business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement and victories.

As I said last year, that’s a long list, and it’s intended to weed out the weak: we’re looking for the best of the best of the best.

As you read recently in this magazine (Engine Builder‘s March High Performance Buyers Guide, page 16), Kroyer Racing Engines from Las Vegas is the 2013 champion. Who will be announced as the winner at the Advanced Engine Technology Conference (AETC) this December?

The race is just getting started.

Applications for the award will start being accepted at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2014 and can be found at the official award website, topperformanceshop.com, along with complete rules and prize descriptions.

We’ll announce the winner at a special presentation during the 2014 AETC in Indianapolis, Dec. 8-10. The winner will receive a hefty cash prize, an Apple iPad, three nights’ lodging at the Indianapolis Hyatt during AETC, admission for two to AETC, the Performance Engine Builder of the Year Award Plaque, a feature article about the business in a 2015 issue of Engine Builder, as well as numerous other prizes from Engine Builder and Speed-Pro.

Applications will be accepted until September 31 when a group of semi-finalists will be selected and asked to provide additional information for judging. A panel of judges, including representatives from Speed-Pro and Engine Builder will select three finalists and, ultimately, the 2014 winner.

The fact that Joey Chestnut holds multiple world records for eating 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes and 141 hardboiled eggs in 8 minutes may be impressive in some circles, but if you want to be the Performance Engine Builder of the Year, you’d better bring your A-game.

Good luck!

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