Aston Martin has been busy this past year, churning out the One-77, Virage, Vantage S and Zagato, but it's still found a bit of time to tart up its flagship GT cruiser, the DBS.
Aston Martin announced details of its Vanquish, the successor to the current DBS and a revival of the model name.
At the 2012 International Auto Show in Geneva, Bang & Olufsen representative Bjarne Sorenson gave CNET a tour of audio systems in the new Aston Martin DBS, Mercedes-Benz SL AMG, and Audi A3.
As if Aston Martin DBS owners don't feel enough like James Bond while driving, Aston Martin and luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre have announced the AMVOX2 DBS transponder watch.
Photos: 2008 Aston Martin DBS.
Aston Martin is using this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California to launch the next in its line of sculpted sport-tuned steeds. The Aston Martin DBS, which first came to prominence as the hero's ride of choice in the latest James Bond movie, combines Aston's iconic exterior design with a race-derived V-12 engine for consummate driving indulgence. While the production version of the DBS does not have the defibrillator that Bond uses in Casino Royale, it does come with some surprising cabin tech highlights. Check out our gallery of Aston's official photographs--otherwise known as pure automotive porn.
CNET Car Tech checks out the Bang & Olusfen audio system in the Aston Martin DBS.
SINGAPORE--Compaq Computer expects more job cuts across the Asia-Pacific region following an additional $200 million cut in annual operating costs, a company executive said. Although Paul Chan, managing director of Compaq Asia Pacific, would not provide a specific figure, he said the move was in line with Compaq's new strategy to focus on building its services unit. Compaq employs 3,000 people in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China). Chan told CNET News.com on Monday that despite the impending layoffs, Compaq will be hiring additional workers, including solutions architects and systems integrators, to grow its services business. He did not elaborate. Chan hopes to increase the company's services revenue to one-third of its total sales in two years. Its current customers for services include Australia's Cable & Wireless Optus, Malaysia's Maxis and DBS in Singapore. Staff writer Irene Tham reported from Singapore.
Facing market saturation and intense competition from direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators, cable operators will face slower video subscriber growth over the next few years, according to a new study from the Strategis Group. The report predicts cable will gain only 1.1 million new subscribers by 2004 while the DBS providers will nearly double to 21 million customers by 2004. The slower growth puts immense pressure on cable operators to launch new services such as cable modems, local phone service and interactive TV, Strategis said. Additionally, nearly 12 million people will use cable modems by 2004.
Liberate Technologies, a provider of interactive TV software, said that Pegasus Communications, the nation's third largest DBS service provider, will offer planned interactive TV services using Liberate technology to its existing subscriber base of around 1.1 million viewers in mostly rural areas.