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James Bond submarine Lotus Esprit car

Billionaire vows to turn 007's Lotus Esprit into actual SUBMARINE CAR

The anonymous buyer of the Lotus Esprit submarine car from the James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me has turned out to be none other than billionaire inventor Elon Musk. The white car made famous in Roger Moore's Bond film was sold at auction in the UK last month for £550,000. As is typical of most auctions, the identity of …
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Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Shut up shut up shut up. Some annoying tit is typing away on his laptop as I’m trying to snooze on the train – except it doesn’t sound like he’s typing so much as rummaging through a bag of Scrabble tiles. It’s a horrible clattery, clickety, plasticky noise. Shut up shut up shut up, you twat. I’m on the train heading home …
Alistair Dabbs, 28 Jun 2013

Apple's $17bn bond sale not such a good deal for investors

Investors in Apple's record $17bn bond offering who didn't hedge their bets have seen millions in value wiped off their investment. Apple 30-year Corporate Bond Price Apple 30-year Corporate Bond Price. Credit: Business Insider/Steven Perlberg, data from Bloomberg The fruity firm sold off the huge amount of debt back in …
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Nokia Siemens Networks plans to flog bonds, raise €700m

Nokia Siemens Networks is planning to go to the public markets to try to get some financing through high-yield bonds for up to €700m (£580m, $930m). The telecoms equipment firm will be hoping that there’s enough investor appetite to make its bonds a good buy, meaning that some folks reckon the company is worth betting on. …
Aston Martin DB5

Skyfall makers 3D printed Bond's DB5

The makers of James Bond's latest outing, Skyfall, cut a couple corners in production and used modern 3D printing techniques to fake the decimation of a classic 1960s Aston Martin DB5. Skyfall DB5 model You wouldn't steal a car but now you can download one The movie studio contacted Augsberg-based 3D print firm Voxeljet to …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2012
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007 hardware: Gadgetry, spyware and things that make you go Boom

As Daniel Craig enjoys his third outing as Britain's most famous spy, fans who didn't get to see the film this weekend are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of 007's latest gadget collection. While we expect any contraption to feel futuristic and perhaps implausible, the gizmos on show from Bond films of yesteryear …
Caleb Cox, 6 Nov 2012
Sony Xperia T

Sony Xperia T Android smartphone review

Featuring in that new James Bond film, the Sony Xperia T may not be 007’s most advanced piece of kit, but it is one piece of Skyfall hardware that you can actually buy. Sony is clearly throwing the kitchen sink at the publicity effort, plastering bill board ads with the device and paying what must surely be an awful lot to be …
Anna Leach, 2 Nov 2012
Underwater battle in Thunderball, choreographed by Ricou Browning

James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

Bond on Film The Aston Martin; a martini, shaken not stirred; the Walther PPK; cool one-liners. These are the four elements of the James Bond films that have become established in our collective psyche as trademarks of Ian Fleming’s secret agent. But there’s something else that’s also become a Bond trademark, and transformed what could …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Oct 2012
007 Legends

Slideshow: A History of James Bond in 20 Games

As the latest James Bond game - 007 Legends - shoots its way to shop shelves this week ahead of Skyfall's release on 26 October, we decided jump aboard the nostalgia train with a look back at Bond-theme games from yesteryear. 007 Legends Get bent! Since the very first virtual 007 adventure - the Parker Brother's James Bond …
Caleb Cox, 18 Oct 2012
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Target Silicon Valley: Why A View to a Kill actually made sense

Bond on Film A View to a Kill is generally regarded as one of the least successful Bond movies. Yet it stands out for two things: a suave villain who is deranged in an entirely believable way, and a villainous plot that appeared both logical and plausible. While its box office performance was passable at $152m, on a budget of $30m, even …
Joe Fay, 8 Oct 2012
Floppy Drive

Floppy disk drives jam James Bond theme

Reg Hardware Retro Week Logo Most techies would struggle to find a use for old floppy drives, instead either throwing them out or leaving them to gather dust in the attack. If you had enough time on your hands, though, you could always piece several together and program them to play... music. Built for display at Purdue …
Caleb Cox, 24 Apr 2012
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Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests

The director of forthcoming 007 romp Skyfall has provocatively suggested a certain similarity between Daniel Craig and Sean Connery - something which will no doubt give "Best Bond" pub bores something to bang on about all week. Speaking in his first Skyfall "Videoblog", Sam Mendes praises Casino Royale and wisely avoids all …
Lester Haines, 23 Feb 2012
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Bond Blu-ray box set marks 50 years on film

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week This October marks 50 years since the first James Bond film appeared to wow cinemagoers worldwide. To celebrate, MGM and 20th Century Fox have teamed up to release all 22 films that have borne the 007 marque in one Blu-ray box set. Bond 50 not only packs in every Bond film to date from 1962's Dr. No to 2008's …
Caleb Cox, 11 Jan 2012
Goldeneye 007 Reloaded

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

Review Here we go again. Back to bungie jumping from the dam at Arkhangelsk. Back to sneaking across the snowy fields around the Severnaya satellite installation. And back to dodging fierce crossfire on the gantries of an antenna cradle. Goldeneye 007 Reloaded The sound of silencer After almost 15 years, these sequences remain …
Andrew Bailey, 7 Nov 2011
Aston Martin DB5

Bond car bought at auction

One wealthy James Bond enthusiast drove away with the spy's most famous car yesterday, after it was auctioned for £2.6 million. Driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, the Aston Martin DB5 was expected to fetch in excess of £3m. A spokesman from the auction said, "It's still a lot of money and I don't think …
Caleb Cox, 28 Oct 2010
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007 Warhead screenplay sold for £46K

The 1976 screenplay for Warhead, a planned 007 outing penned by Sir Sean Connery, author Len Deighton and producer Kevin McClory, has sold at auction for £46,850, the BBC reports. The ill-fated project, eventually scuppered by legal issues, would have wowed the crowds with a classic roster of characters including Blofeld, …
Lester Haines, 5 Dec 2008
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Net pedants dismantle Quantum of Solace

They did it to Casino Royale and now the net pedants have moved with lightning speed to finger the howlers which blight latest Bond outing Quantum of Solace. Yup, it's a bit of a continuity/fact bloodbath down at moviemistakes.com, where sharp-eyed critics have wasted no time in revealing, for example, that while "cars in …
Lester Haines, 24 Nov 2008
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Quantum theme debuts on Radio 1

The Jack White and Alicia Keys theme for forthcoming Bond outing Quantum of Solace this morning enjoyed its first airplay on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show. The Beeb describes Another Way To Die as "driven by White's trademark fuzzy guitar riffs and thunderous drum rolls" and featuring the lines "Another blinger with the slick …
Lester Haines, 18 Sep 2008

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