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Polestar 1 shows carbon fiber makes perfect sense for hybrids

It’s hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it’s Volvo’s first outing with the lightweight material. The automaker – which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles – has been talking up the tech that goes into cars … Continue reading

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LG Q7 Android One for T-Mobile sighted

While not exactly numerous, there is no severe dearth of Android One devices, at least outside the US. Here, it’s pretty much just down to last year’s Moto X4 variant and the few Nokia phones that have made it to these shores. There might be more coming, like the Motorola One Power, but Motorola might no longer have the show … Continue reading

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Amazon Mayday live video support silently ending

It’s probably quite telling when a feature that was launched with much fuss and fanfare is suddenly being retired without even a whisper. Then again, Amazon’s Mayday video calling customer support feature has been around for five years, which is a long time for something that may have ended up not being that successful beyond its first year. It may … Continue reading

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Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Android has, justified or not, earned a reputation of being easily compromised by malware, especially when installing apps from third-party sources. On the desktop side, that has traditionally been Windows’ infamy.

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Google expands its shopping clout with JD.com partnership

Still don’t think Google is out to get Amazon? Just take a look at its most recent “strategic partnership”

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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes steps down following fraud indictment

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, will step down from her position at the discredited company that was once a Silicon Valley success. This comes alongside the news that she and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president and COO, have been indicted by the Department of Justice on charges of wire fraud

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These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

Apple wants you to know that it’s still gung-ho about the Mac, releasing a quartet of new “Behind the Mac” ads that show how people – some famous, some not – rely on their laptops. The commercials come as Apple’s strategy with its macOS machines faces renewed attention. Many developers had been hopeful that Apple would use WWDC 2018 earlier … Continue reading

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Apple Maps navigation and search is down [Update: it’s back]

Apple Maps is down in several core ways, with search, routing, and navigation all offline this morning. Apple confirmed that there was an ongoing issue with the mapping service this morning, and says it’s investigating the issue.

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Nintendo 3DS was nowhere to be seen during E3 2018

Nintendo has been going hard at E3 the past couple of years, kicking things off with a special Direct presentation the leads directly into three days of livestreams. These Treehouse livestreams, as Nintendo calls them, are day-long affairs, giving the company plenty of time to take deep dives into previously announced titles and even reveal a few new ones. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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2019 BMW 8 Series official: M850i xDrive packs 523hp V8

The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe has made its official debut, shedding the camouflage and revealing the 2019 M850i xDrive underneath. First of the all-new 8 Series, the car resurrects an oft-missed nameplate for BMW’s newest grand tourer

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