Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pre-orders for Jaguar’s all-electric SUV start March 1st

You'll be able to see Jaguar's answer to the Tesla Model X March 1st. What's more, when the production model debuts next month, the British luxury automaker's I-Pace electric crossover SUV will be able to hit an 80 percent charge … Read the rest of this entry

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EV chargers are coming to BP petrol stations this year

With the UK government pledging to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, the major fuel giants will need to evolve or face losing a sizeable share of their income to the rising number of alternative energy … Read the rest of this entry

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Samsung sets record Q4 profits ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Samsung's head honcho was found guilty of bribery last year and its vice-chairman stepped down due to "unprecedented crisis," but that didn't affect the Korean conglomerate's cashflow at all. In fact, the company did very well in the fourth quarter … Read the rest of this entry

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Mercedes’ EV future will rely on factories in three continents

Last year Mercedes-Benz announced electric versions of all its models by 2022, and now it's detailed how it intends to reach that goal. The auto-maker has unveiled plans to pump 11 billion Euros ($ 13.6 billion) into building EVs at … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Robotic Habitats’ imagines a self-sustaining AI ecosystem

As artificial intelligence advances at an unprecedented pace, we tend to see its arrival in emotional terms — usually, either excitement or fear. But Noumena, a collective of designers, engineers and architects, is looking at AI and robots more prac… … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft’s new Windows 10 Spectre patch disables Intel’s ‘fix’

Intel recently admitted that its latest patch for "Spectre" was essentially worse than the bug it was supposed to fix, as it was causing computers to spontaneously reboot. Now, Microsoft has taken action by issuing an out-of-band patch for Windows … Read the rest of this entry

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ESA picks two tiny spacecraft to study the dark side of the Moon

Tiny cube spacecraft aren't just useful around Earth's orbit. The European Space Agency has chosen two winners in a competition to build cubesats that will study the dark side of the Moon. The first, the Lunar Meteoroid Impact Orbiter (Lumio), … Read the rest of this entry

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ATM ‘jackpotting’ hacks reach the US

For some ATM thieves, swiping card data involves too much patience — they'd rather just take the money and run. The US Secret Service has warned ATM makers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR that "jackpotting" hacks, where crooks force machine to … Read the rest of this entry

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Ben Heck’s automated, Alexa-based workbench

Bob Baddeley visits The Ben Heck Show team to bring voice control to the Raspberry Pi. Bob and Ben take us through setting up communication between an Amazon Echo Dot and the Raspberry Pi, with Amazon doing the legwork in … Read the rest of this entry

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Streaming services must give songwriters a 44 percent pay hike

Songwriters just claimed a major victory in the fight for better pay from streaming giants like Apple and Spotify. The US Copyright Royalty Board has ruled for an increase in songwriter rates that will give them a 43.8 percent pay … Read the rest of this entry

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