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In theory, plug-in hybrid technology offers the best of both worlds: electric power for the city, backed by the range of a combustion engine. With a usable electric range and a four-cylinder gasoline engine, the BMW 530e appears to deliver on that promise – but there's no guarantee on-paper potential translates to on-road fuel savings. New Atlas spent a week driving a 530e iPerformance to see
If you've ever popped into a restaurant and been surreptitiously asked by your phone if you'd like to review the place, you know just how good our devices are at tracking our locations. Now, researchers have combined the location services on phones with data from sewage analysis to reveal a more accurate picture of the drugs we take, even while traveling or commuting...Continue Reading Using
Nest has unveiled a bunch of new smart home products at a press event in San Francisco, including a wireless video doorbell called Nest Hello, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam IQ, and a comprehensive security system for protecting your home named Nest Secure...Continue Reading Nest's latest smart home gear covers security, video, and a doorbellCategory: Around The HomeTags: Nest
Nest has unveiled a bunch of new smart home products at a press event in San Francisco, including a wireless video doorbell called Nest Hello, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam IQ, and a comprehensive security system for protecting your home named Nest Secure...Continue Reading Nest newest smart home gear covers security, video, and a doorbellCategory: Around The HomeTags: Nest
Heatherwick Studio, the high-profile firm behind the Learning Hub and Vessel, recently took the wraps off a new £30 million (around US$40 million) museum in Cape Town, South Africa named the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (or Zeitz MOCAA). The ambitious project involved transforming an existing grain silo into the country's largest art museum...Continue Reading Heatherwick Studio car
If there's one word that keeps military planners from sleeping at night, it's "hypersonic." The ability to fly at more than five times the speed of sound holds the promise of flying to the antipodes in less time than it takes to drive across town. However, it also makes possible deadly weapons that can penetrate any defenses currently available while delivering the destructive force of a tact
Changes in gravity can make walking difficult for space explorers, and that's before you take into account the bulky footwear and limited field of vision. Scientists at MIT and non-profit research lab Draper are developing a sensor-equipped space boot that uses vibrations to guide wearers around obstacles, and now they've added an augmented reality display to provide visual feedback as well..
Communications Industry Association TM Forum today unveiled its City as a Platform Manifesto along with the endorsement of more than 40 major cities and government and industry organisations worldwide. The manifesto outlines ten fundamental principles for deploying city platforms and is designed to accelerate the development of smart cities and act as guidelines for those setting public polic
After updating the lower end of its Fire tablet line earlier this year, Amazon has now refreshed the flagship model, the Fire HD 10. The new tablet sports a higher-resolution screen than its predecessor, more powerful internals, a new hands-free Alexa mode, and a lower price tag...Continue Reading Alexa goes hands-off for Amazon's new Fire HD 10 tabletCategory: ElectronicsTags: Amazon
The Mercedes S-Class has been treated to an efficient plug-in hybrid makeover. With a 90-kW electric motor supporting its gasoline V6 engine, Mercedes says the 560e blends in-town efficiency with the power and range to cruise the autobahn...Continue Reading Better battery makes for a longer-range hybrid Mercedes S-Class Category: AutomotiveTags: Hybrid Mercedes-Benz Seda

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