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UPS developing electric delivery trucks for testing in Los Angeles

UPS is working with Thor Trucks to develop an electric class-6 delivery truck. The planned delivery truck will have a 100-mile range made possible in part by a battery from Thor. Once completed, the companies plan to test the vehicle on routes in Los Angeles, the deployment of which is expected to happen later on […]

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Snapchat lenses Voice Control list : Activated today

A set of new Snapchat lenses were released today – if all went as planned – with voice controls embedded within them. As Snapchat already had permission to use your smartphone’s microphones when prompted, it was simply a matter of using voice recognition software to set off different effects in the Lens universe. Snapchat revealed […]

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JBL Link View smart display with Google Assistant now up for preorder

JBL Link View, a smart speaker with an 8-inch display and Google Assistant, is now available for preorder. The oval-shaped device is an alternative to Amazon’s Echo Show, offering voice control coupled with a display and camera for video chats, among other things. JBL is accepting orders now with plans to start shipping the device […]

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Kordia carries out NZ’s first live 4K UHD TV broadcast

We’re entering the new age of 4K broadcasting right here in New Zealand this week, as local tech business Kordia says it has successfully carried out New Zealand’s first live 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) TV broadcast in real time. Kordia has its own Kordia TV channel on the Freeview network, which it used to broadcast a series […]

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Toyota Project Portal 2.0 is a fuel cell-powered big rig

Toyota is showing off its take on the future of zero-emissions trucking with the second version of its fuel cell Class 8 truck. The truck was unveiled at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Michigan. Toyota notes that the first Project Portal Alpha truck began operations in April 2017. That big rig […]

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Windows 10 Creators Update reached end of service in October

Microsoft’s adoptions of a “Windows as a Service” strategy has so far been a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it has ensured that Windows 10 users won’t need to wait too long for new features and, more importantly, critical bug fixes. On the other hand, Microsoft has been criticized for aggressively pushing users to […]

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HAL 9000 speaker puts the iconic murderous AI in your house

The market is teeming with recreations of famous props and items from fiction but few of those are accurate, sanctioned, or actually useful beyond being decorations. This HAL 9000 product line is all three. With Warner Bros’ blessing, the Master Replicas Group have recreated 2001: A Space Odyssey’s famous computer into a functional Bluetooth speaker. […]

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2018 Mazda6 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both the sort of features in a car that you don’t miss if you have never used them. Once you have used them, it’s hard to do without. Mazda has announced that the 2018 Mazda6 will get a dealer installed upgrade to bring CarPlay and Android Auto to the […]

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Microsoft Your Phone app begins its test run for Android, iOS

Microsoft tried, and tried hard it did, to corner both PC and mobile markets. It failed and is now practically left renting on its rivals smartphone platforms. That doesn’t mean, however, that it will have to settle for a less than ideal experience. Back its BUILD conference in May, Microsoft revealed its plans to seamlessly […]

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Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218

Huawei has finally managed to knock Apple down a notch, becoming the world’s number two smartphone vendor in Q218, shipping 54 million handsets, up 41% year on year. This performance is partly due to strong sell-in of its latest flagship, the P20, which exceeded launch quarter sell-in of both the P10 and P9. Another big […]