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Roborace driverless racing car takes on Goodwood

Autonomous cars will be a mainstream part of life at some point in the not-so-distant future. People will get around without having to drive or even pay attention to what‘s going on around them. That day isn‘t here just yet but we are getting closer. Each year at the Goodwood hill climb some of the fastest cars in the world Continue reading

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Scientists figure out how to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space

Some of the biggest challenges with sending humans to distant planets like Mars comes in being able to get enough fuel, water, and oxygen onto the spacecraft and habitats needed to support humans. Scientists have now shown that it is possible to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in space. The hydrogen can be used for fuel for spacecraft while Continue reading

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2019 Genesis G70 first drive: Bold car, brave choices

The 2019 Genesis G70 has a couple of problems, but underwhelming on the road - or indeed on the track - isn‘t one of them. Making a play for the fiercely competitive midsize luxury sedan segment, it has some strong credentials in its favor: not least a proven platform, punchy engines, and all the complementary luxe we‘ve come to expect Continue reading

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Porsche‘s first fast charging park to pack 800V tech

Porsche has announced that it has opened a fast charging park that is located at the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park. This car park has four customer parking spaces that are equipped with the Porsche charging infrastructure. Of those four spaces, two of them have new 800-volt charging technology that was developed by Porsche Engineering Services GmbH. Current DC fast-charging stations for Continue reading

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Google should stop Samsung from ruining Android Go

Motorola just announced the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition, its first Android Go phone following in the footsteps of the Moto X4 Android One Edition. It is also one of the first Android Go phones to come from a major manufacturer (depending on how you rank HMD Global/Nokia and Alcatel). Its unexpected appearance could trigger questions of the state Continue reading

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Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn‘t make sense

It‘s amusing to see Microsoft receiving a bit more coverage for what it doesn‘t do than what it does. Especially when it comes to its mobile strategy. From the now defunct Windows Mobile to the mythical Surface Phone to the reportedly postponed Andromeda, we‘ve mostly heard it all. So when rumors start about a Microsoft-branded line of phones in development, Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 9 leak: who needs notches, elevating cameras

Smartphone designs these days can be grouped into three buckets. There‘s the futuristic like the Vivo NEX and OPPO Find X, the notched like the iPhone X, and ‘everyone else‘. Of course, somewhere in between the last two are smartphones that adopt a less flamboyant appearance but still have minimal bezels. These include and, admittedly, are mostly made up of Continue reading

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Tesla Model 3 rollover crash has a good ending for the driver

2018 hasn‘t exactly been good for Tesla, with the company being embroiled in not a few high-profile scandals. Those range from poor working conditions to low Model 3 production output to, unfortunately, an Autopilot-related death. There has, however, been no report of a rollover crash, especially involving the months-old Model 3. Now there is and, for a change, the incident Continue reading

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Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: Here are the genius winners

Nintendo has probably struck gold twice with the Switch, first with the console itself and then with its Labo platform. The cardboard-based educational platform was meant to teach younger owners things like programming and crafting but naturally appealed to users of all ages. To test that goal, Nintendo announced a Creators Contest last month, looking for innovative creations using the Continue reading

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Galaxy Tab A2 might have another Bixby feature

It seems that Samsung might be out to prove Google wrong when it comes to Android tablets. More than just preparing the premium Galaxy Tab S4, the manufacturer is also expected to unveil the Galaxy Tab Advanced 2 and the Galaxy Tab A2 10.5, a.k.a. Galaxy Tab A2 XL. But while that last model is clearly the budget option of Continue reading

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Vivo NEX S durability test: its weakness will surprise you

The Vivo NEX is definitely one of the most interesting phones to come this year, but its elevating camera does raise a few questions. What does that novelty cost in terms of durability? But while we hold off on the final answer for our in-depth review, the king, or at the least the most famous YouTuber, of durability tests takes Continue reading

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Pininfarina PF0 electric hypercar to surpass 250mph in 2020

Pininfarina has cranked up the teasing of 250+ mph electric hypercar, showing off three design sketches ahead of the super-fast sports car‘s expected launch in late 2020. The car, currently codenamed the Pininfarina PF0, will be the first to commercially launch bearing the company‘s own brand. That‘s because, until now, Pininfarina has been better known as a a designer. Indeed, Continue reading

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Volkswagen‘s Climb to Redemption

After a 31 year absence, Volkswagen has returned to Pikes Peak to set the record straight. Its last, and only other trek up the mountain was on pace to set a best time, but ended in disappointment as Jochi Kleint‘s 625bhp, dual-engine Golf failed just 600 feet short of the finish line. Add to that the recent emissions scandal, and Continue reading

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Google Phone app on Android can auto-filter spam calls to voicemail

It‘s the year 2018 and for some reason we‘re still dealing with spam and robocalls. Fortunately, if you use Android, Google‘s Phone app has a new feature that helps significantly reduce the number of calls that will appear on your home screen. You might still get a voicemail from them now and then, but that‘s easier to deal with than Continue reading

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HTC demonstrates multi-room VR with Vive Pro and SteamVR 2.0

The current big challenge for virtual reality technology is to work in large rooms. The next dream for the future, however, is likely to be multi-room experiences, where users can wander between rooms or other connected spaces without issue. This is probably still a couple of years away, but HTC has shown off a small example of how it could Continue reading

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Noble unveils M500 concept with 550hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6

Noble isn‘t quite the household name when it comes to sports cars, but that‘s because the small British manufacturer has only been producing one model, the V8-equipped M600, since 2009. They showed up to this year‘s Goodwood Festival of Speed, however, with the new M500 concept that‘s designed to be the friendlier little brother to the M600, and more of Continue reading

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New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

New 2018 model MacBook Pros were revealed by Apple this week, and, along the latest processors and RAM upgrades, one of the biggest new features is True Tone display technology. Originally introduced on the iPad Pro, the feature allows the laptops to keep colors consistent regardless of changes in ambient light. While not part of the MacBook Pro‘s announcement, it Continue reading

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Facebook lures Google engineer to head its own chip development

One of the more recent trends in Silicon Valley is for the biggest tech companies to bring chip development in-house, rather than rely on third-party suppliers like Qualcomm and Intel. Apple has been doing this years already, and Google is already looking to catch up, but it seems the latest to have interest in developing its own processors is Facebook. Continue reading

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Konami kills fan remake of Silent Hill: P.T. for PC

Gaming fans may remember back to 2014 when Konami released a demo on the PS4 called P.T., or playable teaser, for a new Silent Hills game. The demo was eventually pulled and the entire Silent Hills project, which was being worked on by both Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro, was cancelled. However, for some time now a fan Continue reading

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New MacBook Pro features debris-repelling keyboard, iFixit discovers

As you may have heard, Apple released new MacBook Pros earlier this week, featuring the usual processor and RAM updates, along with True Tone displays. Less touted, however, was an improved third-generation keyboard which only promises to offer a quieter typing experience. Apple didn‘t say anything about making real changes to the keyboard‘s butterfly switch mechanism, leaving us wondering if Continue reading

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Maserati Levante GTS debuts with Ferrari V8 and 550hp

If you‘ve had your eye on the Maserati Levante Trofeo SUV but the 170,000 price tag was a bit too much for your budget, consider yourself lucky. At this week‘s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Maserati announced a budget friendly model in the form of the 2019 Levante GTS, which sacrifices 40 horsepower for a price that starts at roughly 120,000. Continue reading

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NASA details ‘spiders‘ on Mars with crazy new photo

NASA has released an image showing spiders on Mars, small darks spots on the reddish landscape with tendrils one could easily perceive as tiny legs. The marks were captured by the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in mid-May at Mars‘ south pole during the planet‘s winter season. The spiders make their appearance as the season turns to spring, dotting the terrain. Continue reading

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The Nevers, a Joss Whedon sci-fi drama, is heading to HBO

HBO has announced an upcoming science fiction drama series from Joss Whedon, the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. The new show will be called The Nevers, and it is said to focus on powerful female characters. HBO doesn‘t have much to say about the series at this time, but it does mark Whedon‘s first return to the Continue reading

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Genki dongle brings Bluetooth audio to Nintendo Switch

A new dongle called Genki promises to bring Bluetooth audio to the Nintendo Switch, offering a wireless solution to the console‘s wired audio problem. The Switch does not itself support Bluetooth audio devices, forcing users to plug in a pair of earbuds or headphones for private listening. Genki offers to be the solution by connecting to the device‘s USB-C port. Continue reading

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