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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 …

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Porsche to offer 3 years of free charging with Taycan

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Porsche has announced that buyers of its first electric car, the Taycan, will get free access to the Electrify America charging network for their first three …

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Airbnb wants to prototype the home of the future

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Airbnb is getting into the design business, focused on building prototypes for what the home of the future could look like, starting in the fall of …