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Ford Puma Plug-In Hybrid To Tackle 2022 World Rally Championship

Ford Puma Plug-In Hybrid To Tackle 2022 World Rally Championship

ELECTRIC, FIA, Motorsport, RACING, Rally, Sports, WRC
The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team (WRT) today revealed for the first time a prototype of the new Puma Rally1 rally car that will help usher in an exciting new era of electrified competition in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from 2022. While other forms of motorsport have waxed and waned for Ford over the past several decades, two that have been pretty consistent are NASCAR and rallying. While NASCAR is pretty much an American exclusive phenomenon, rallying is popular just about everywhere else on the planet. For the 2022 edition of the FIA World Rally Championship, Ford is preparing a brand new contendor along with its partners at M-Sport, the Puma Rally1 with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain. For those reading this outside of Europe, the current Puma is Ford’s subcompact cro...
Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

CARS, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
The Bugatti Rimac company will operate from a new multi-million pound Rimac Campus from 2023 Electric hypercar company Rimac and Bugatti have announced the creation of a new company, called Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. which will be led by 33-year-old Croatian inventor and entrepreneur Mate Rimac as Chief Executive Officer. Ten-year-old Rimac and 110-year-old Bugatti will both continue as separate brands, using their own production facilities and supply chains in Croatia and France respectively. The new Bugatti Rimac company is a joint venture that will see the two manufacturers pool development resources, to “develop the future” of both brands, pointing to shared technology for all-electric hypercar models going forward. It will be based in Zagreb, Croatia, and will open in Q3 2021....
PHOTOS: The 2022 BMW CE04 is today’s scooter from tomorrow

PHOTOS: The 2022 BMW CE04 is today’s scooter from tomorrow

AUTOMOBILE, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
This thing looks wild. It's an all-electric scooter with an 80-mile range.  More importantly, though, it has a wild, avant-garde style. A widescreen, 10.25-inch display comes standard. Generous under-seat storage is big enough for your lid. Soft-sided panniers will handle everything else. And there's a dedicated charging cubby for your phone. Multiple seat options will suit every inseam.  While motorcycle-like suspension should make this thing ride great. The CE04 hits US dealers in early 2022. Starting price? $11,795.
Energizer Hard Case G5 is the brand’s first 5G phone, Ultimate U680S (4G) also unveiled

Energizer Hard Case G5 is the brand’s first 5G phone, Ultimate U680S (4G) also unveiled

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Avenir Telecom unveiled its first Energizer-branded 5G phone, cleverly called the Energizer Hard Case G5. “Hard Case” means this is part of a rugged line of products that ranges from flashlights to smartphones. And “G5” is “5G” spelled backwards, get it ? Jokes aside, this phone comes with an IP69 rating for dust and water resistance. It can go down to 1.2m depth (4 ft) for half an hour. The whole device is hermetically sealed to keep water out. The exterior is made out of several layers of solid industrial rubber, which makes the Hard Case G5 shock resistant and it can survive drops from 1.2m heights. Additionally, there is a special liner that allows the phone to withstand electrostatic shocks. Basically, this is a phone aimed at professional out in the field. But it feels ...
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 renders show color options, design

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 renders show color options, design

Computing, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY, TEENAGERS, Youth
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is arriving very soon. It will come together with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Instead of Galaxy Z Flip 2, the South Korean tech giant is calling the new foldable clamshell phone as the Galaxy Z Flip 3. That is to avoid confusion and well, it is technically the third model already. There was the original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from last year and then another 5G variant of the foldable smartphone was released a few months later. The latest we have are rendered images that include the possible color options. We learned there will be the Dark Grey, Purple, and Yellow versions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. The flip-phone-style foldable phone is expected to be revealed in August but before it happens, more information and images will surface. These Samsung Galaxy...
AirPods Pro 2 Will Launch Next Year With Beats Studio Buds Design

AirPods Pro 2 Will Launch Next Year With Beats Studio Buds Design

Computing, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
With the AirPods and AirPods Pro, Apple has designed them in such a way that they look like Apple’s EarPods with the wires cut off, although the AirPods Pro does have a slightly shorter stem design. However, it seems that with the upcoming AirPods Pro 2, Apple might actually adopt a design that they’ve already used. According to the latest rumors, Apple is said to be exploring the idea of using the design of the Beats Studio Buds for the AirPods Pro 2. This means that there is a chance that the earphones will do away with the stem completely. This will be a welcome change for those who felt that the stem was kind of ugly. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also recently offered his predictions in which he claims that the earphones will most likely debut in 2022. Not much else is known about t...
5G is finally here – This is what you need to know

5G is finally here – This is what you need to know

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
The 5th generation of mobile networks, 5G is the evolution of the 4G networks of today. It has been created to meet and surpass the massive growth of data and connectivity of IoT, changing today’s reality and paving the way for tomorrow. What can 5G do for you? Along with instantaneously connecting billions of devices and its exponentially faster connection speeds, capacity, and communication response times (known as latency). 5G will make an astonishing range of innovative new products and services possible. What will 5G be used for Internet of Things Connecting billions of machines and devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing modern industrial processes and applications Real-time control Real-time control of devices, veh...
Electrifying opportunity for the automotive industry

Electrifying opportunity for the automotive industry

CARS, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
Nissan Motor helps electrifying the European automotive sector with its next-generation battery-powered Leaf sedan The automotive industry is facing a transition, where electric vehicles are predicted to take a major market share. "It will definitely happen, but not overnight," says Sandvik's Eduardo Debone, who argues that the rise of electric and, more importantly, hybrid technology represents a huge opportunity for suppliers to the automotive industry. Earlier in 2017, the global financial services firm Morgan Stanley predicted that there will be 1 billion electric vehicles on the roads by 2050, with a market share that will grow steadily from around 2020. The report suggested that electric vehicles would account for 16 percent of car sales by 2030, and would become market l...
Twenty years of self-driving without a single accident involving people

Twenty years of self-driving without a single accident involving people

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
Self-driving has been widely talked about when it comes to ‘concept vehicles,’ yet Sandvik’s automated loaders and trucks have been working in real mines for over 20 years. That’s more than 2 million operating hours of self-driving underground and, at the same time, there have been zero accidents involving people. ecently Sandvik launched its next generation. For the first time ever, the loader’s bucket filling has been automated. This means that from loading to hauling and dumping, the whole production cycle can be fully automated. “It wasn’t an easy task,” says Jouni Koppanen, Senior Systems Engineer for Automation at Sandvik. “You need to consider the different types of mines, different rock sizes and you need to fill the bucket just the right amount. But we did it, and we’re the...
Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 4 with AMD and Intel processors

Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 4 with AMD and Intel processors

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
Microsoft today announced the Surface Laptop 4, an updated version of the Surface Laptop 3 that primarily adds a choice of new processors. The Surface Laptop 4 comes with new AMD Ryzen 4000 and Intel 11th gen processors as options and will be on sale April 15. The Surface Laptop 4 will be available with four new CPU options, two each from AMD and Intel. The AMD CPU options are of the AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition variety, meaning they are semi-custom chips that feature some additional tweaks and performance over the off-the-shelf parts available to other manufacturers. The Surface Laptop 4 offers the choice of Ryzen 5 4680U and Ryzen 7 4980U from AMD and Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Core i7-1185G7. The AMD parts feature Radeon Graphics whereas the Intel parts have Intel Iris X...
Google adds end-to-end encryption to Android Messages app

Google adds end-to-end encryption to Android Messages app

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Android Messages service will benefit from an important new data privacy feature Google has unveiled a series of upgrades for Android, including a new messaging feature that privacy-conscious users in particular will celebrate. In a blog post, Google revealed that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) is coming to the in-built Messages app on Android. The feature was released in beta in November, but is now rolling out to all devices with access to Rich Communication Services, or RCS (essentially, a more advanced version of SMS). The option will be available for one-on-one conversations, provided both users have RCS enabled under chat settings. When E2EE is active, a small lock icon will appear next to the send button.Android encrypted messaging Google might not be renowned for its...
Realme GT review: In the flagship fast lane?

Realme GT review: In the flagship fast lane?

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Quick verdict From its striking yellow-colour vegan leather finish, to its impressive performance thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 platform, this Realme is an impressive alt-flagship with an eye-catching asking price. That'll ensure its success, so long as you're ok with so-so cameras - kind of inevitable that something had to give at this level.Read full verdict For Really smooth operation thanks to Qualcomm SD888 processor and well-balanced softwareEye-catching yellow vegan leather finish is a bit of visual funThis much power for the price is the big sell Against Auto-brightness seems shy to raise brightnessMacro camera is throwaway - and general camera performance is this phone's weak areaBattery life not as long-lasting as some competitors (Pocket-lint) - It'...
Best iPad 2021: is the iPad Air, Mini or Pro the best for you?

Best iPad 2021: is the iPad Air, Mini or Pro the best for you?

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Our ranking of the best iPads that you can buy right now Our best iPad guide has recently had a new addition in the form of the super-powerful iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). This incredible slate tops our list, but it won’t be the best iPad for everyone. Choosing the right slate for you means knowing not just your budget but also what you want from a tablet. Do you want something compact and portable like the iPad mini (2019)? Something powerful enough for work and high-end gaming, like the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)? Or something affordable like the iPad 10.2 (2020)? For each entry you'll find a specs list, a brief overview, and the main highlights and low points of the slate, so you can quickly see which ones are right for you. And make sure to check back regularly if you want to keep ...
Razer Blade 14 is World’s Most Powerful 14-inch Gaming Laptop Yet, Packs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics

Razer Blade 14 is World’s Most Powerful 14-inch Gaming Laptop Yet, Packs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
Razer announced today during their E3 2021, their all-new Razer Blade 14. Powered by an 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, paired with a Quad HD 165Hz display, it’s the world’s most compact 14-inch gaming chassis. Other features include per-key Razer Chroma RGB backlighting, immersive THX Spatial Audio for dynamic sound, and an offering of ports to make everyday life easier. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information. This is also the first Razer Blade to utilize an AMD processor, as its 5900HX 8-core, 16-thread processor features a max boost clock of up to 4.6GHz, enabling it to quickly dispatch dense workloads, reduce latency when gaming, and easily process through demanding workloads at breakneck speeds. It can be equipped with up ...
Beats Studio Buds Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation Unveiled, Here’s an Early Hands-On Review

Beats Studio Buds Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation Unveiled, Here’s an Early Hands-On Review

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART WATCH, TECHNOLOGY
Beats Studio Buds are a great alternative to AirPods Pro, and these powerful true wireless earbuds deliver high-quality audio experience in a sleek, lightweight yet comfortable design. The earbuds are both sweat- and water-resistant with an IPX4 rating, complete with up to 24 hours of battery life, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency as well as one-touch pairing to both iOS / Android users. Available in Black, White and Red colors, they’re priced at $149.99 each. Read more for an early hands-on review and additional information. Design wise, its ergonomically tilted acoustic nozzle boasts a laser cut micro-vent to ensure pressure relief on the eardrum, while three soft silicone eartip options provide a snug fit. Weighing just 5.1g per earbud, they’re perfect for comfort...
Apple’s 24in iMac sold out almost everywhere

Apple’s 24in iMac sold out almost everywhere

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY, USA
With long waits at Apple and other resellers listing the new M1 iMac as out of stock getting hold of a model is tricky, but not impossible. When Apple introduced the 24in iMac in seven different colours problems with delivery times were anticipated. It's therefore no surprise that Apple is predicting long delivery times for the new iMac. At the time of writing (14 June) it is impossible to pick up an iMac at an Apple Store and delivery times are currently around four weeks. Even longer if you wish to configure your new iMac with extra RAM or storage or if you want to choose certain colours (especially yellow, orange and purple it seems). With long waits at the Apple Store, which gets preferential treatment when it comes to supply of devices, it is no surprise that some resell...
The best fast chargers for your smartphone in 2021

The best fast chargers for your smartphone in 2021

DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Fast charging is ideal when you need to power up your iPhone or Android smartphone, and these days, with modern fast chargers, there’s no need to wait around. But what exactly is a fast charger? Most major flagship phones on the market offer fast charging, which boosts the wattage of your smartphone’s battery. A standard USB port sends 5W to a connected device, so fast chargers raise the amount. Modern devices typically offer 15W power bricks while some manufacturers have 50W, 80W, and 100W chargers. The fast chargers on our list include a range of compact options to cover almost any need, including international travel. Nekteck 60W USB-C Wall Charger The NekTeck, with advanced GaN Technology, dramatically improves charging efficiency to over 90% to fully charge a 13-inch Macboo...
Samsung might’ve canceled one of its best new Galaxy phones

Samsung might’ve canceled one of its best new Galaxy phones

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, SMART PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Samsung is widely expected to launch three Galaxy devices of flagship status to replace the Galaxy Note 21, which isn’t coming this year. These are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldables and the more affordable Galaxy S21 FE version. A few recent reports said that the two new foldable phones will be unveiled in early August and hit stores by the end of the month. The next-gen Galaxy smartwatches would arrive in mid-August, according to the same sources.Notably absent from those reports was the Galaxy S21 FE, a device that has usually been featured in various Fold 3 and Flip 3 launch rumors. Separately, stories from South Korea have claimed over the weekend that the more affordable “Fan Edition” phone would be either canceled or delayed, prompting widespread speculation from leak...
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X mini fridge is real — set to launch in 2021

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X mini fridge is real — set to launch in 2021

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
The Xbox Mini Fridge is 'the world’s most powerful mini fridge'During the Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X fridge isn't just a meme anymore, and it is set to launch during the holiday season in 2021. Officially named the Xbox Mini Fridge, Microsoft's announcement trailer of "the world’s most powerful mini fridge" pokes fun at the original Xbox Series X world premiere, even stating that it uses “Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture” to keep those cans chilled. While it probably won't be able to run everything else announced during the E3 showcase, including Starfield, Halo Infinite, and Xbox exclusive Redfall, the mini fridge does look like it can fit up to ten standard cans. It even comes with the Xbox Series X logo, green interiors, and ho...
Bitcoin jumps after Musk says Tesla could use it again

Bitcoin jumps after Musk says Tesla could use it again

Computing, DIGITAL, ELECTRIC, TECHNOLOGY
Bitcoin hit a two-week peak just shy of $40,000 on Monday, after another weekend reacting to tweets from Tesla boss Elon Musk, who fended off criticism over his market influence and said Tesla sold bitcoin but may resume transactions using it. Bitcoin has gyrated to Musk’s views for months since Tesla announced a $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase in February and said it would take the cryptocurrency in payment. He later said the electric car maker would not accept bitcoin due to concerns over how mining the currency requires high energy use and contributes to climate change. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” Musk said on Twitter on Sunday. Bitcoin rallied more ...