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Want to lower your golf handicap? These smart watches can help

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With lockdown restrictions lifting and the weather improving, there’s no better time to up your golf game. Key to lowering your handicap – as well as …

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Here’s how the new Mercedes EQS compares to the Tesla Model S

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  Mercedes isn’t quite done revealing its new EQS luxury electric sedan, but while the final design remains hidden by camouflage for now, the performance and …

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Whatever happened to the Tesla Cybertruck?

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The electric pickup truck is due to go into production in late 2021. Image Credit: Tesla. Cybertruck production Revealed back in the fall of 2019 but …

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How to turn your hotel room into a smart home

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Going on vacation and staying in a hotel might feel like a distant memory right now, but when things start to return to normal you’ll want …

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Audi’s new E-Tron GT vs. Porsche’s Taycan & Tesla’s Model S

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Audi has revealed the production version of its electric E-Tron GT, a four-door, five-seat sedan based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. It was …

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The best fitness trackers you can buy right now (and those you may want to wait for)

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Wearable technology has evolved massively over the last half-decade. In that time we have seen smartwatches running software by Apple and Google mature from simple devices …

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These smart thermostats can help lower your bills

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A smart thermostat can help lower your energy bill by automating the heating and cooling of your home. Some do this by learning how you use …

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These electric cars have the longest range

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Although so-called ‘range anxiety’ is slowly being reduced by the development of longer-range electric cars and construction of charging stations, how far a plug-in car can …

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Upgrade your home office with these ergonomic accessories

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We recently looked at our favorite ergonomic desk chairs to help keep you comfortable and supported while working in your home office. Now it’s time to look at …

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Does your home office need a ‘space’ lift? Try these ideas

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If you’re looking for some inspiration and practical ways to smarten up your working-at-home setup, then you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes all it takes …

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These are all the new smartphones to watch for in 2020

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It has certainly been a strange first half of the year, but with six months still to go, the second half of 2020 is shaping up …

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Robots are starting to deliver groceries. Are you ready?

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By 2020, people thought the autonomous car would whisk you to the office while you read the paper and tackle your emails, then taking you home …

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Nissan’s new electric Ariya boass 300 miles on a single charge

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Nissan has revealed its second electric car today, called the Ariya and with a claimed 300 miles of range. To be priced from around $40,000 when …

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The coolest gear for your next biking holiday

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When it comes to finding the perfect biking backpack, there’s more than meets the eye. Comfort is of course a top priority, as with any bag, …

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The best bluetooth speakers for every budget

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes. You can clip one to your backpack for some tunes while you hike, stick a waterproof speaker to …

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This Snapchat filter reminds users to keep their social distance

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A set of new Snapchat filters have been released to help remind us all about the importance of social distancing and hand washing during the coronavirus …

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10 ways to improve the quality of your video calls

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Video chatting has surged in popularity with millions of people stuck inside due to the coronavirus pandemic. This often means making do with the sub-par quality …

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Can Tesla reinvent the steering wheel?

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A recently published patent shows what Tesla has planned for future steering wheels, complete with touch-sensitive controls, haptic feedback and an integrated gear shifter. Surprisingly detailed …

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10 of the hottest smartphones for 2020

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In a lot of ways, 2019 felt like a trial run for new technologies, with 5G and folding smartphones arriving, but failing to go mainstream. That said, the …

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The best TV soundbars for every budget

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Despite their impressive 4K displays with HDR, dynamic lighting and more, today’s televisions are mostly left lacking in the audio department. This is because a desire …

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Coffee beans, apple skin, grapes & moss: How car makers are going green

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While much of the changes to the car industry are coming from autonomous technologies and the shift from fossil fuels to electricity and hydrogen, manufacturing is …

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This trick can make your iPhone battery last 30% longer

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With its new iOS 13 software, Apple gave the iPhone and iPad an official dark mode for the first time. On the surface, this gives your …

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Volkswagen to reveal new member of electric ID family in Los Angeles

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Volkswagen is to reveal a new ID electric concept car at an event in Los Angeles on November 19. The event will take place at the …

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Harley-Davidson electric bike production stopped over charging issue

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Harley-Davidson has temporarily halted production and delivery of its first electric motorbike, called the LiveWire. The company has also asked buyers of the $30,000 motorbike to …

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This is the most important electric car of 2019

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When Porsche finally revealed the production version of its first electric car, called the Taycan, it was all too easy to draw comparisons with the Tesla …

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Are you ready to get your deliveries by drone?

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Delivery firm UPS has become the first company to be granted permission to fly an unlimited number of delivery drones, at night and out of sight …

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How safe is your smart home? This cybersecurity scorecard has the answer

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The security of your smart home doesn’t just depend on the lock on your door or cameras in the yard. It also includes how securely smart devices connect …

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Tesla cars now offer Netflix, YouTube, karaoke & more

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The next major software update from Tesla has begun rolling out to vehicles registered with the company’s early access program, bringing YouTube and Netflix for the …

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This electric baby stroller has Bluetooth and emergency, autonomous braking

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A new baby stroller developed by Bosch features dual electric motors, smartphone connectivity, and an autonomous emergency braking system to stop it rolling away. Both electric …

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6 outdoor devices that can add value to your home

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When talking about the smart home, it’s easy to think of smart heating, lighting and entertainment systems. But for those with some outside space, including backyards, …

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This luxury smartwatch summons a concierge

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Hybrid smartwatches offer an intermediate step between a regular analog timepiece and a fully-featured miniature computer on the wrist. The latest entrant to this market is …

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Connect your Bluetooth headphones to in-flight entertainment with these adapters

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Owners of Bluetooth headphones know the frustration of not being able to use them with an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system. But thankfully there is now a …

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Are carmakers getting serious about solar panels?

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Automotive startups and veterans alike are looking at solar panels as a way to increase the range of electric cars. In the past fortnight, startup Lightyear …

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What happens when your smart home starts thinking for itself?

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With the creation of Alexa and Google Assistant routines, along with the tinkering of some IFTTT applets, today’s smart home can already do a good job of …

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Is the Tesla Model 3 a luxury car? It’s complicated …

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In January 2019, it was breathlessly reported by the motoring and technology press that the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling luxury car in America in …

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This electric pickup has its own slideout camping kitchen

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Camping plans? Electric carmaker Rivian has shown off a new prototype of its R1T pickup truck, complete with a camping kitchen which slides out from behind …

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5G biometric wearables have arrived, but cows will get them first

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A 5G-connected biometric wearable sounds like the kind of device companies like Apple and Samsung will be working on for a launch in the next decade. …

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The best portable battery chargers for your smartphone, tablet & laptop

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No matter how much effort manufacturers, processor makers and application developers put into making smartphones run as efficiently as possible, it’s often hard to get through …

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Aston Martin, Lotus and VW reveal new electric cars

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It has been a busy week for the electric car market, as new vehicles are revealed from Aston Martin, Lotus and Volkswagen at the Shanghai Auto …

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Why you should stop force-closing your phone apps

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Smartphones and habits go hand-in-hand, more than many of us are willing to admit. The compulsive early-morning email check before you get out of bed; unlocking …

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5G is going to be great (& it’s going to cost you)

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This is the year when commercial 5G networks will start to be switched on for the first time. As with 4G almost a decade earlier, 5G …

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Tesla Model Y is coming March 14: Here is everything we know so far

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Tesla boss Elon Musk made a surprise announcement, stating the company’s next car, called the Model Y, will be shown at a media event on Thursday …

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Waymo driverless cars now understand hand signals from police officers

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One of the toughest situations for autonomous cars to deal with is when something unexpected happens. This can include temporary lane closures, diversions, and situations where …

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How do the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active & Apple Watch Series 4 compare?

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This week, Samsung announced its latest smartwatch, the fitness-focused Galaxy Watch Active. Its slim, stylish and lightweight design will please many consumers tired of bulky smartwatches – like …

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The Google Assistant is now a real-time interpreter: Here’s how it works

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Google Assistant can now be used as a real-time interpreter, translating between 26 languages as two people speak to it. This means you can have a …

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Nest warns customers they’ll need stronger passwords

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A couple of high-profile incidents — including one where a Nest security camera was used to issue a fake missile warning — has forced Google-owned Nest to remind …

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BMW begins testing 2021 iNext electric SUV on edge of Arctic Circle

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BMW has begun testing its next-generation electric SUV, ahead of its expected launch in 2021, and has released the first official images of the car. Known …

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This $9,000 ‘intelligent’ toilet has smart lighting, speakers & Amazon Alexa

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For all of the genuine advances in technology found at the Consumer Electronic Show, the Las Vegas event has a reputation for showcasing some fairly outlandish tech. This …

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A Tinder for your refrigerator? Yeah, it’s a thing

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For anyone sick of trying to find love through apps like Tinder and Bumble — especially with Valentine’s Day upon us —  Samsung has come to …

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Google Assistant could soon start recognizing your face

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Google Assistant’s ability to recognize users based on their voice could soon expand to include face scanning. Such a system could work in a similar way …