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Lotus’ first electric car might be a 1,000HP monster

Lotus won’t be the first British car manufacturer to go electric, but it might make waves when it does. Autocar sources claim Lotus’ first EV will be a 1,000BHP (about 1,013HP) hypercar costing about £2 million, or roughly $2.5 million. It’d…

Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges

Intel has signed a deal to use its Falcon 8+ drones to carry out bridge inspections. The hope is that these drones will be useful in spotting potential problems before they become serious.
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Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It’s notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They’r…

Instagram adds walkie-talkie voice messages

You no longer have to strike up a live conversation if you want voice chats on Instagram — the social network has launched walkie-talkie style voice messaging feature for direct messages. If you want to speak your mind, you only have to hold…

‘Monster Hunter World: Icebourne’ expansion arrives fall 2019

There’s about to be a whole lot more to explore in Monster Hunter: World. Capcom announced today that a new expansion called Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will be making its way to consoles in fall 2019. The massive update will include new locales,…

In 2018, e-scooters reshaped the urban landscape

Within just a year, electric scooters have fundamentally changed how we navigate cities. From San Francisco to Paris, commuters have a new option that’s more fun than mass transit, easier than a bike, and definitely not a car.
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Another Google+ data bug exposes info for 52.5 million users

Google’s semi-defunct social media platform Google+ has suffered its second data breach in three months and, as a result, will be completely shuttered in April, four months earlier than previously planned.

GoPro will make ‘most’ of its US cameras outside of China

China and the US may have declared a tariff truce (however tentative), but GoPro isn’t taking any chances. It’s moving “most” of its US-bound action camera production out of China by summer 2019 to reduce the effect of any potential tariff increases…

8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic, Sony’s retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from the TV than wired controllers allow, a solution is on the way. Later this month, 8BitDo is…

The best books, movies and graphic novels to give as gifts

It’s cold outside! Which makes the holidays the ideal time to give the gift of indoor entertainment. We’ve curated a breadth of books, movies and music in our holiday gift guide to curl up to, all of them staff favorites. On the list you’ll find some…