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Sony unveils VAIO Duo 13 hybrid laptop with slider keyboard

Sony unveils VAIO Duo 13 hybrid laptop with slider keyboard

Sony has unveiled a couple new laptops this evening, among them being a new slider hybrid called the VAIO Duo 13. This laptop uses Sony's Surf Slider design to switch from a slate into a laptop with a slider keyboard complete with a trackpad. Thus far Sony has only said the hybrid will be available sometime in the middle of this month, rolling out worldwide for a yet-unspecified price.

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Cadillac’s first 2014 ELR pulls off production line (but it’s not for showrooms)

Cadillac’s first 2014 ELR pulls off production line (but it’s not for showrooms)

Cadillac's first 2014 ELR hybrids have been snapped leaving the production line, though the "range-extended" car itself still isn't expected to arrive in showrooms until early in the new year. The initial ELR cars - which borrow much of their mechanical and technological magic from the Chevrolet Volt, but wrap it up in a coupe shell with various luxury extras - are destined for further testing, similar to the cold-weather conditions tests GM put the ELR through back in February.

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: A sports-hybrid you have to take seriously

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: A sports-hybrid you have to take seriously

Porsche's latest sportscar, the 918 Spyder, has broken cover officially, but unlike most of the company's hard-driving twin seaters, this one relies in part on battery power for its blistering 0-60mph time. The 918 Spyder is actually a hybrid, pairing a 4.6-liter V8 mid-mounted gas engine good for 608HP with a 154HP hybrid module on the rear axle, and a 127HP electric motor on the front axel. That's a total of 887HP with all three working together, good for more than 211mph and a 0-62mph dash of 2.8s.

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Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford has decided that this year, it will surpass its hybrid sales record. It's highest annual amount of hybrids sold dates back to 2010, the year it sold 35,496 of its Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Currently, the car manufacturer has sold 29,561 hybrids this year alone, meaning that it only needs to sell about 6,000 more hybrids to beat its original record, a feat that it believes can be accomplished within this month.

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Study shows hybrids popular among financially-savvy consumers

Study shows hybrids popular among financially-savvy consumers

Experian Automotive has published the results of a study on hybrid vehicles, which looked at both the primary consumers who purchase them, as well as overall sales data. What it found is that those who purchase hybrids are likely to be financially-savvy, having a higher credit score on average than other consumers who get a new car loan. In addition, the numbers show hybrid sales - though still low - are slowly rising.

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Inhon Tablet has fold-activated CPU boost

Inhon Tablet has fold-activated CPU boost

Inhon first attracted attention with its amazingly thin Blade 13 laptop, a 13-inch laptop that weighs in at less than 2-pounds and is only 0.39-inches thin. According to the folks at Engadget, following very closely on the laptop's heels is the Inhon Tablet, which has an optional keyboard that immediately makes one think of the Surface. The tablet will be launched in Taiwan at an unspecified date.

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Protean debuts production in-wheel electric motor

Protean debuts production in-wheel electric motor

Protean Electric is a company that performs a lot of research and development in the in-wheel electric drive market. In-wheel electric motors are exactly what they sound like, small electric propulsion units that fit within the wheels of an automobile. Protean Electric has unveiled its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.

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