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SolidEnergy may double battery life of smartphones and drones

SolidEnergy may double battery life of smartphones and drones

If you find that your phone's battery capacity leaves something to be desired, you're definitely not alone. MIT spinout SolidEnergy might have a solution to our battery life problems, though, introducing a new "anode-free" lithium-ion battery that could potentially offer double the life of current batteries on the market. Even better news is that the battery could be available for devices like smartphones as early as next year.

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Meizu Pro 7 renderings show a sexy device with a premium look

Meizu Pro 7 renderings show a sexy device with a premium look

Some renderings have surfaced that claim to show what the next flagship device from Meizu might look like. These renderings don’t look like the typical Meizu style, which is a good thing. The brand tends to design its devices with a rather plain style to them, but the Meizu Pro 7 might break from that. This device has a front that appears to have slightly curved edges to the screen reminding more than a bit of the Galaxy S7 edge.

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2017 Kia Cadenza First Drive: Big car, small market

2017 Kia Cadenza First Drive: Big car, small market

Lurking just below the surface of flashy ad campaigns and country club one-upmanship at the valet station there exists a world of comfortable, handsomely-styled automobiles that deliver 90 percent of the features found in traditional luxury cars almost completely under the radar. The 2017 Kia Cadenza is one such premium sleeper, joining the ranks of the Buick LaCrosse, the Toyota Avalon, and the Nissan Maxima as de facto upscale vehicles that ply the full-size sedan waters with silent dignity.

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Moto Z Play looking good in leaked images

Moto Z Play looking good in leaked images

We already know a bit about the new Moto Z Play smartphone that will be landing. We assume that the device might be landing relatively soon because it has already crossed through TENNA in China to get the certifications it needs in that country. Along with that TENNA application came some not so great images of the device. Some new images of the Moto Z Play in the wild have surfaced giving us a better look at the smartphone.

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Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Connect Auto now available in US

Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Connect Auto now available in US

The day you've been waiting for is finally here, Galaxy device fans. Samsung's newest flagship phone, which we called the best Android device of the year, even topping the already impressive Galaxy S7, is now available in the US. But even if you don't plan on picking up the new phablet, several other impressive accessories are hitting stores today, including the newest Gear VR, Gear 360, Gear IconX, and the Samsung Connect Auto.

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Ford GT production expanded for another two years

Ford GT production expanded for another two years

It hasn't been long now since Ford has been sending out letters to the well heeled out there who wanted the chance to purchase the new Ford GT supercar. Some of the letters that went out were good news and were offering the interested buyer the chance to own a Ford GT. Others that went out were bad news telling buyers that there weren't enough to go around and that they couldn't have one.

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Android Nougat tipped for August 22 launch

Android Nougat tipped for August 22 launch

Back at the beginning of August we heard that Android 7.0 Nougat might be landing during the first week of the month, but that week came and went with no launch happening. We now have a new rumor that suggests that Android 7.0 might be landing on August 22. This particular rumor claims to be an upgrade schedule from Telus.

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Android tablets endangered: searching for a new purpose

Android tablets endangered: searching for a new purpose

A few years back, analysts and market watchers loved picking on the PCs, by which they traditional meant desktops and laptops, as the underdogs of the consumer tech industry. These days, however, that status has befallen the tablet, whose sales have seen continuously plummeting numbers. But with the iPad Pro and the proliferation of Windows 2-in-1 hybrids, that is even more so the case with Android tablets, despite the strength of their numbers. Why has this once popular device class become so laid low? Is there a way to save them, or should we even bother trying? I'd say yes, but it's going to take some guts, which OEMs have unfortunately lost in the past years.

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Google Duo now available worldwide on Play Store

Google Duo now available worldwide on Play Store

Google's plan to spin-off the two main functions of its Hangouts app — messaging and video calls — into separates apps officially became a reality this week as Duo, the company's take on FaceTime, was released on both Android and iOS. While Duo has both advantages and disadvantages compared to other video calling apps, Android users around the globe can now give it a try as it's available on the Play Store worldwide, not just in the US.

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Daimler drops details on Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Daimler drops details on Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Daimler has finally offered up a bunch more detail on that sexy and massive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 car that will be seen in person for the first time at Pebble Beach this month. We already knew that the car was almost 6-meters in length and we have been wondering what sort of power the luxury concept would use. As it turns out the car is designed to be an electric vehicle, dashing my dreams of a big V12 under the hood. The electric system makes 750hp and the car can reach 100km/h in less than four seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h.

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Galaxy Note 7 iFixit teardown earns low repairability score, highlights waterproof parts

Galaxy Note 7 iFixit teardown earns low repairability score, highlights waterproof parts

Samsung's newest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7, has just been subjected to the teardown experts at iFixit. The bad news is that the phablet earned a repairability score of 4 out of 10, only slightly better than the Galaxy S7's 3 out of 10. However, iFixit's writeup also reveals that several components are still replaceable, and a number of other parts are completely sealed, contributing to the Note 7's waterproof feature.

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Cadillac Escala Concept teases CT6’s super-luxe big brother

Cadillac Escala Concept teases CT6’s super-luxe big brother

Cadillac has slipped the wraps off its latest concept car, the Escala, at Pebble Beach this evening, and it's a beguiling vision of the brand's next super-luxury sedan. Promising to wrap up both the future of Cadillac's design and technological systems into one sinuous vehicle, the Escala may not reach dealer forecourts in quite this form, but it's certainly a heavy-handed hint as to the American automaker's upcoming assault on Mercedes-Benz's S Class, BMW's 7 Series, and Audi's A8.

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