Briefly: Volvo Debuts The Pedestrian Airbag, HTC One Smartphone Launched, Stayz Holiday Rentals App Gets Upgrade

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including HTC’s new flagship smartphone, Volvo’s pedestrian-friendly exploding car bonnet and new features for the Stayz holiday rentals app.

  • Our colleagues over at Gizmodo have all the details on HTC’s latest flagship smartphone; the HTC One X. The new phone comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a whopping 4.7-inch screen. .
  • Car manufacturer Volvo’s famous pedestrian airbag is now available in Australia. The Volvo V40 boasts front bumper sensors that detect an oncoming collision between the car and a person. A pyrotechnic charge blows the bonnet upwards to deflect the person away from the windscreen and into an external airbag.
  • The Stayz Group has updated its popular holiday rental app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new versions adds a range of new features including social-sharing capabilities, improved search functionality and a new ’email a friend; button. To download the app, pay a visit to the iTunes Store.

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