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Mercedes to challenge Tesla in home power storage batteries

Mercedes to challenge Tesla in home power storage batteries

The last major announcement from Tesla was last month when it unveiled its Powerwall batteries for home energy storage. The idea is that the battery can store power from the electrical grid when power is cheaper and then feed that juice back into the home in an outage or when rates are at their highest. Mercedes isn’t going to allow Tesla to get all the home battery market and has thrown its hat into the ring.

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Microsoft Skype WiFi to become Microsoft WiFi

Microsoft Skype WiFi to become Microsoft WiFi

A new website has popped up that shows Microsoft intends to rebrand its Skype WiFi service to Microsoft WiFi. Skype WiFi is a service that makes it easier for people to connect to public hotspots as they go about their day to help save on data plan usage and reduce phone bills. The rebranding has been tipped by a website that has been pushed live, but Microsoft hasn’t said anything official about the change just yet.

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Nokia 105 and 105 Dual SIM aim at first time phone users

Nokia 105 and 105 Dual SIM aim at first time phone users

Nokia has rolled out a new mobile phone that is about as far from the typical new smartphone we talk about as you can get. The new phone is called the Nokia 105 and it comes in a Dual SIM version. The Nokia 105 is aimed directly at people in parts of the world where it's hard or impossible to afford a smartphone that costs hundreds of dollar to purchase.

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ESA Mars Explorer images shows effects of wind on Mars

ESA Mars Explorer images shows effects of wind on Mars

We all see the effect of the wind here on Earth every day. Winds can be mild breezes that shake the leaves up to gales that can topple trees and destroy homes. On Mars, the winds can be much the same as they are here on Earth and the ESA has released a new image that shows a bit of what the wind on Mars does to the surface of the red planet.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu smartphone Euro pricing and availability announced

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu smartphone Euro pricing and availability announced

If neither Android or iOS tickle your fancy when it comes to smartphones and Windows Phone is still too mainstream for you, there are other options. In fact, Meizu has a smartphone called the MX4 that runs Ubuntu Phone OS, which will make fans of Ubuntu positively giddy. Details on the European launch of the smartphone have now surfaced and the device will land in Europe this month.

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PS4 with larger 1TB HDD tipped by FCC listing

PS4 with larger 1TB HDD tipped by FCC listing

The PS4 has been on the market for a long time now and odds are if gamers wanted one they have already bought one of the consoles. Sony is set to add a bit more value to the PS4 with a new version tipped by an FCC listing that has a larger hard drive inside. The larger drive might woo some of the people who aren't into gaming, but might want to use the console for media.

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Volvo On Call smart app to be accessible via Apple Watch

Volvo On Call smart app to be accessible via Apple Watch

Volvo has announced that it will be launching a new version of its Volvo On Call smart app. The app is designed to provide owners with seamless connectivity to their wearable devices including the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. With the connectivity to the car via the updates app, drivers will be able to control settings, unlock and lock doors, and use other Volvo services.

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Musio intelligent robot aims to grow with you

Musio intelligent robot aims to grow with you

A new robot has bee unveiled that is designed to learn, adapt, and grow with its owner. The robot is called Musio and according to the creators, the robot can be a great learning tool for kids. Musio can’t move around on its own and the more you use the robot the smarter it becomes. Some versions are web connected to give them access to information you are looking for.

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