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The billion-plus in Chinese money backing a run at Tesla
The company recently scrapped plans for a second car facility that was to be built in California, but parent LeEco did raise $2 billion in funding in January. The FF 91 is a large crossover with James...
Apple expert Gene Munster: This is ‘the golden opportunity’ to buy Apple
Perhaps Apple can get even greener. The tech giant rose 2 percent Tuesday, hitting its highest level ever in intraday trading and closing at a record high of $143.80. The move came after UBS analyst Steven...
Samsung’s brighter QLED TV range will launch in Australia next month.
Recently unveiled at CES 2017, Samsung’s brighter, smarter QLED TV range is set to arrive in a variety of Australian retail outlets on April 17. With its quantum dot technology boasting exceptional image...
The feeling you get when nails scratch a blackboard has a name
It’s enough to make you shiverStuart Cox/Alamy StockBy Sam WongYou might not have heard of “grima”, but you have almost certainly felt it. Spanish speakers say they feel grima when they hear the sound...
Snap sets valuation at lower end of expectation
Snap Inc., the owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, has set a valuation range for itself of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion in its initial public offering, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing...
Why Apple’s big rally could just be getting started
Apple shares have surged 47 percent since their May low, and are now at their highest level in nearly two years. But according to one top technical analyst, the tech giant's run isn't done yet. "There's...
Driving the Tesla Model S through the countryside—watch out for autopilot
reader comments 24 Share this story I don't think anyone would ever call the Model S "sexy," but it's certainly quite handsome from some angles. Sebastian Anthony Behold, the Lake District! Sebastian...
The 10 best 4K TVs of 2017
4K is the hottest new thing in television right now. After almost a decade of Full HD dominating the TV landscape, 4K is finally here, delivering a level of detail that’s impressive even on large televisions. 4K...
For future electric cars, a faster way to charge
According to the company, they can deliver more electricity in an instant — up to 400 kilowatts — than any current plug-in vehicle can handle. According to the Edmunds.com auto information service, they...
LG bringing HDR to your PC with new 4K monitors
With the Xbox One S and PS4 both supporting HDR visuals, how does the discerning PC gamer continue to assert their high-fidelity dominance? By picking up one of LG's new HDR-compatible screens, that's...
Canon EOS M5
While Canon has, along with Nikon, long dominated the DSLR market, it has struggled to replicate that success with mirrorless cameras. The EOS M was underwhelming to say the least, with poor autofocus...
The best TVs for gaming on PS4 and Xbox
There's no better time to pick out a brand-new gaming TV. The launch of the Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 Pro – not to mention Microsoft's Project Scorpio a year or so down the line – means console gaming...
10x faster Wi-Fi on its way to a router near you
Scientists are pushing Wi-Fi speeds much further using the TeraHertz band – which lives at 300GHz and above, as opposed to 2.4GHz and 5GHz as traditionally used by wireless routers – with a fresh breakthrough...
Samsung UE65KS8000 buying guide
Questions about the Samsung UE65KS8000? You’ve come to the right place. First thing’s first: The UE65KS8000 continues Samsung’s dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness...
Samsung UN65KS9000 buying guide
Questions about the Samsung UN65KS9000? You’ve come to the right place. First thing’s first: The UN65KS9000 continues Samsung’s dedicated pursuit of the ultimate HDR experience with its high brightness...
Jaguar launches electric vehicle prototype
The Jaguar I-PACE is a "performance" car capable of going from 0 to 60mph in four seconds - using an electric battery.A prototype of the British-built car has been launched in Los Angeles.The final model...
• UPDATED: Key differences between the D3300 and D3400The D3300 may have been replaced by the D3400, but that's no reason to discount this entry-level DSLR.Despite the growing popularity of mirrorless...
LG OLED 4K TV - Perfect Black creates Perfect Colour
LG’s latest range of premium OLED 4K TVs can change the face of your home entertainment system and offers one of the best quality screens in the market.The organic self-emitting pixels offer the deepest...
Hands-on review: Canon EOS M5
Despite their huge dominance in the DSLR market alongside Nikon, Canon has struggled to do the same with mirrorless cameras. The EOS M was underwhelming to say the least, with poor AF, while the EOS M3...
GM says Bolt EV will have 238 miles range, besting Tesla Model 3
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday announced that its electric subcompact Bolt EV will have an average range of 238 miles on a full charge, farther than Tesla Motors Inc has stated for its...
The numbers are in: the Chevrolet Bolt will have a 238 mile range
Enlarge reader comments 30 Share this story The Chevrolet Bolt is one of the most anticipated cars of 2016. GM's first long-range battery electric vehicle is due to hit dealerships before the end of 2016...
Review: Samsung UN65KS9800
Samsung UN65KS9800 reviewThe arrival of high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology has really shaken up the industry. While most would agree that HDR's expanded brightness range has a brilliant impact...
Review: Samsung UE65KS9500
Samsung UE65KS9500 reviewThe arrival of high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology has really shaken up the industry. While most would agree that HDR's expanded brightness range has a brilliant impact...
The ultimate luxury, weekend toy
The Audi TT was a groundbreaking piece of design and innovation. Does the latest iteration of this renowned car keep pace with the times? This car is nippy, at 7.2 seconds 0-100, but not fast. THE joy...
Shorter-range electric cars meet the needs of almost all US drivers
Nissan reader comments 28 Share this story The vast majority of American drivers could switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) tomorrow and carry on with their lives unaffected, according to a new...
Big changes could be coming to the iPad Pro 2
Apple revitalised the iPad with a new name and a new size-point in the iPad Pro 12.9, but in the next couple of years its tablet range could see even bigger changes.In a note obtained by AppleInsider,...
In depth: Why it's still worth investing in wireless charging for your phone
A wireless futureA few years ago it seemed that wireless charging was the next big thing. The idea was simple: you'd put your phone on the bedside cabinet and it would recharge, no searching for and fumbling...
One of Samsung's best TV features is now rolling out to more sets
If you're an owner of any of Samsung's 2016 SUHD quantum dot TVs then from today you'll be able to download a firmware update to enable the company's HDR+ upscaling technology on your model. The technology...
Line's IPO price range values firm up to $6.6 billion
Japan's Line on Tuesday set a price range for a Tokyo share sale that could value the messaging app operator at up to $6.57 billion, indicating strong demand for a firm that pitched itself as a stable...
Line IPO range announcement delayed until Tuesday
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese messaging app firm Line Corp has delayed setting a tentative price range for its initial public offering (IPO) by one day, until Tuesday, the company said in a regulatory filing,...
MSI's most micro gaming system
There aren't many devices capable of running and displaying the latest triple A games titles on your lap, but MSI's lightweight GS series have always managed to straddle both an entry level price and slimline...
LG's mosquito repelling TV helps fight disease
In a world full of similarly spec'd TVs the LG 32LH520D, designed and manufactured in India, is truly unique. While other series in LG's 2016 lineup focus on high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K capabilities,...
Review: Updated: Pentax K-1
Introduction and featuresPentax is one of the big traditional photographic brands to make the transition from film into digital camera manufacturing, and it always seemed likely that it might one day make...
How to get the best out of Canon's built-in HDR feature
Canon's HDR FeatureNewer Canon DSLRs offer a built-in HDR mode that merges three exposures in-camera. This enables you to tackle a variety of high-contrast scenes head-on by extending the camera's dynamic...
There’s a new entry-level Tesla Model S, and it’s even cheaper
On Thursday, Tesla filled the gap in its range with a new entry-level Model S 60. The car starts at $66,000 before tax incentives. Tesla previously discontinued the Model S 70 due to lack of demand, but...
Review: Updated: Nikon D500
Introduction and featuresFor a long time the top slot in Nikon's APS-C (DX) format SLR line-up was occupied by the popular D300S, but that camera dates from 2009 and production ceased ages ago, leaving...
Review: Updated: Canon EOS-1D X Mk II
Introduction and featuresThe Canon EOS-1D X Mk II is a replacement not just for the original 1D X, but also for the EOS-1D C pro video camera. And while in some areas the Mk II seems like a modest upgrade...
The bomber continues to fly high after 100 years
In February Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first concept image of the futuristic B-21 long range bomber, which will be built by Northrop Grumman. Previously known as the Long Range...
Hermione goes offshore, Sunrise sunsets, and women get more icons
After a searchable database of offshore holdings went online, the Spectator reported that Watson appeared as the beneficiary of a company based in the British Virgin Islands. Microsoft announced Wednesday...
BMW boosts i3 battery capacity by 50 percent—and it’s retrofitable
BMWWhen we reviewed the BMW i3 back in 2014, the little rear-wheel drive city car left us quite impressed. However, the i3 has always had a couple of flaws in comparison with other electric vehicles out...
TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE580D)
If your router doesn't have the range to supply a strong Wi-Fi signal to your entire house, a device such as the TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE580D) can help. This $129.99 dual-band extender delivered...
Kenmore 72583 review - CNET
The Kenmore Pro 72583 gas range is aimed at folks who want a professional-grade appliance without a five-figure price tag. Unfortunately, this $2,899 range is an uneven cooker that falls short of its...
Swiss group VAT's IPO range narrows to 43-45 Sfr/share: sources
ZURICH (Reuters) - The indicated price range for the initial public offering of Swiss vacuum technology company VAT Group has been narrowed to 43-45 Swiss francs per share from the 39 to 46 first announced,...
Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb
NEW YORK (AP) — Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. The Model 3 is less than half the cost of Tesla's previous...
The unlikely car to save Tesla
A salesrep helps a customer pre-order the as yet unseen Tesla Model 3. TESLA Motors built its reputation making sporty, sexy and very expensive electric cars. It’s staking its future on something more...
De-crust your electric range with a razor blade and cloth - CNET
Alina Bradford You probably bought your flat-top range because it's really easy to clean and, as long as you immediately wipe up any spill, it is. If you tend to clean up only after you're finished cooking,...
Updated: Buying Guide: Top 10 best business laptops in 2016
It takes a lot to run a successful business, whether you're managing a small-to-medium sized organization, or working at a large enterprise scale. Second to top-notch talent, the most important thing required...
2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
When it comes to the deployment of new technologies in its mainstream, high-volume models, Toyota is one of the most conservative automakers out there. The late-adoption strategy seems to work well for...
Sony's 'Koov' toys are programmable LEGO-style robots
Getting kids to code is all the rage, and while the likes of Raspberry Pi or the BBC's micro:bit offer simple and engaging ways into programming computers, there's a growing market for code-based toys.Enter,...
Aldi UK expands online product range
LONDON (Reuters) - German discount retailer Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] said on Tuesday it is expanding the range of products available on its British website for home delivery by adding non-food items such as electrical...
Morgan EV3: All-electric 3-wheeler weighs less than 500 kg, boasts 240-km range
Morgan is known for car designs that hark back to the earlier days of motoring, but that hasn't stopped it from looking to the future. Having promised a fully hybridized range by 2019, the boutique British...
Review: Fuji X-E2S
Introduction and FeaturesFollowing the success of the then-flagship X-Pro1, Fuji introduced the X-E1 and X-E2 models as similar, but more affordable, alternatives for the enthusiast user. Now, along with...
Buying guide: Best Sony E-mount full frame lenses
Best Sony full frame E-mount lensesSony's A7 full-frame compact system cameras became an instant hit when they were launched back in 2013. However, a limiting factor of any star-quality system camera is...
InFocus launches new range of LED TVs at starting price of Rs 9,999 on Snapdeal
Comments By: Tech Desk | Updated: February 26, 2016 8:13 pm InFocus’ LED TVs come in four different screen sizes and will be available exclusively from Snapdeal (Source: InFocus) InFocus, the US-based...
Netflix is going big on 4K but no virtual reality
Netflix is ramping up the production of ultra-high definition 4K and so-called "high dynamic range" (HDR) content this year but the streaming service isn't jumping into virtual reality anytime soon. Images...
Tesla Model 3, the most 'affordable' yet, will be unveiled on March 31
Tesla is set to unveil the production Model 3 electric vehicle on March 31, according to its quarterly earnings release. The budget electric vehicle (EV) promises a price tag of $35,000 (£30,000 in the...
Morgan's full range to offer hybrid power by 2019
Morgan, the family-owned British car manufacturer that still uses wood in the chassis of its cars that are assembled by hand, has announced hybrid powertrains will be offered across its entire range by...
How to pick the perfect TV for Super Bowl
A holiday shopper browses the electronics section against a backdrop of televisions at a Target store in Newport, Ky.(Photo: John Minchillo, AP) In case you haven’t heard, this year’s Super Bowl is a kind...
SMEG C30GGRU review - CNET
Not to disrespect to the other products I've tested, but I'd never called an oven "cute" until I unboxed the SMEG C30GGRU. This compact, fire-engine red range made me smile, especially since I work in...
CES 2016: The headphones of CES 2016
The headphones of CES 2016The best way to start the year as a techie is with eyes glued to what's going down in Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. For the audiophile things have kicked off in style...
Apple delays the launch of first ever original show 'Carpool Karaoke'
Reuters reported that the premiere party for the show was scheduled in March in Los Angeles but was postponed days before it was set to take place. Apple delayed the party again this week and it is now...
Apple has NASA engineers working on its AR glasses
Apple's casting the net wide when it comes to hiring the right people to get its nascent augmented reality project off the ground.According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company has been tapping...
Apple has reportedly hired ex-NASA and Tesla staffers to boost its self-driving car effort
Apple has hired former NASA employees, robotics experts and ex-Tesla staffers to form part of its driverless car teams, according to official documents released to two media outlets. On Friday, the Wall...
iPhone 8 rumored production issues could cause delays and shortages
With the Samsung Galaxy S8 out the door and impressing fans on both sides of the iOS / Android divide, the pressure is now on for Apple to deliver something truly special with this year's new iPhone models.However,...
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