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5 Hours Ago   Olympus knows you probably want to get closer with your zoom, and the new M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 promises double the focal length of your existing lens for when its current magnification just isn’t enough.

5 Hours Ago   Olympus is pushing out firmware 3.0 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, and if you’ve been coveting an E-M1X then this new software might settle your desires for a while.

13 Hours Ago   BMW was always upfront about the fact that its 8 Series would be more than just a luxury two-door GT, and now there’s the four-door 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe to whet your appetite.

15 Hours Ago   Aston Martin’s third mid-engine hypercar has been given its official name, with the AM-RB 003 set to launch as the Aston Martin Valhalla. The latest fruits of the British automaker’s collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies is set to be the most drivable of the trio, with Aston Martin promising that while it won’t exactly be tame, it’ll definitely be … Continue reading

16 Hours Ago   Tesla drivers wanting to go racing are getting another option, and one which is a lot less demanding on the tires, with “Beach Buggy Racing 2” headed out to the EV’s dashboards.

18 Hours Ago   Elon Musk has been promising to make a Tesla pickup truck for years now, but robot-maker extraordinaire Simone Giertz couldn’t wait any longer… so she made her own.

19 Hours Ago   Bad news if you were hoping to know where you were meant to be today, who you should be meeting with, and when, with Google Calendar experiencing widespread outages worldwide.

19 Hours Ago   If one of your primary problems with Lexus’ beefiest SUV was that its grille simply wasn’t bold enough, good news: the 2020 GX 460 is here, and the spindle grille is more gaping than ever.

23 Hours Ago   ROLI’s flexible modular musical instruments are great if you’re a musician that loves tinkering, but now there’s an option if you’re trying to learn, too. ROLI LUMI combines a portable keyboard with illuminated keys and a companion app, with the lights guiding new players through which key to hit from a database of songs.

Yesterday   A new Porsche is invariably something special, and purists are likely to be mighty curious about the new 2020 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder. Arriving with the biggest horsepower numbers of any 718 series to-date, the coupe and convertible each use a new 4.0-liter flat-six engine.

Yesterday   Waymo has begun real-world testing of its newest autonomous fleet, with the first Jaguar I-PACE electric self-driving cars hitting the road in Mountain View, California. The Alphabet-owned Google spin-off inked a deal with Jaguar Land Rover back in March 2018, agreeing to put an astonishing 20,000 of the then-new I-PACE EVs into the driverless fleet over the next two years.

Yesterday   The secrets of our Sun may be found much closer to home – in astronomical terms, anyway – as NASA researchers look to the Moon’s crust to answer core questions about our solar system.

Yesterday   If you won’t consider dropping off the kids at school without at least 1,000 horsepower under the hood of your SUV, or brave the local Target without military-grade electromagnetic pulse weapon protection, happily there’s finally the truck for you.

Yesterday   Add your smart TV to the list of things you need to run antivirus on, with Samsung surprising – and worrying – some of its owners with the advice that they should’ve been scanning their sets for malware.

Yesterday   Two out of three of Apple’s 2020 iPhone range will support 5G, according to analyst predictions, though it may not be another few years before the Cupertino company really shakes up the high-speed smartphone space.

2 Days Ago   Supercar top speed is a boring number. There, I said it. Of all the metrics to judge a performance vehicle by, none get quite so much attention as just how fast it will go, and none have so little relevance in everyday life as the biggest digit the speedometer can display.

4 Days Ago   Photoshop has undoubtedly changed expectations of modern beauty, but a new research project could help pull back the tech and help make faked images more honest.

4 Days Ago   It’s fair to say we still haven’t got over Alpine refusing to bring the punchy little A110 sports coupe to the US, and the more aggressive new flagship A110S is going to do nothing to placate us.

4 Days Ago   With iOS 13 promising to make the iPad Pro even more flexible as a laptop replacement, the arrival of the Brydge Pro keyboards for the tablets probably couldn’t have come at a better time.

4 Days Ago   Volvo’s Vera electric self-driving trucks are headed to public roads with their first proper job, with the autonomous haulers set to shuttle containers to a Swedish port.

4 Days Ago   NASA’s ambitious “Artemis” mission to take American astronauts back to the moon will cost as much as $30 billion over the next half decade, the space agency’s chief has confirmed.

4 Days Ago   Samsung’s Galaxy Fit wearable is reaching store shelves, with the fitness tracker promising to be a lightweight, smarter way to track exercise without breaking the bank in the process.

5 Days Ago   Sitting in your Tesla and not actually moving might seem like an odd way to pass the time, but the addition of Fallout Shelter along with a host of other time-wasting dashboard distractions could end up more fun than even Ludicrous Mode.

5 Days Ago   What with apps, smart speakers, and smart displays, it feels sometimes like the connected home forgot about how useful a simple button can be. Lutron’s Aurora always-ready smart bulb dimmer is a $40 fix for a thoroughly first-world problem, but don’t let that put you off.

5 Days Ago   Apple’s potent new Mac Pro isn’t even on shelves yet, but the company can’t help tease us with updates for some of the apps that’ll make most use of the speedy workstation.

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