2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is getting standard AWD across all trim levels. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system is a fully automatic AWD that continuously monitors cornering forces, weight transfer, and acceleration as you drive. The drivetrain can shift engine torque to slipping wheels to offer a near-instant response to driver inputs.

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Rivian’s first customer vehicle rolls off the assembly line

Rivian’s first customer vehicle rolls off the assembly line

Rivian has been busy for several months building pre-production vehicles at its production facility. The big push for the electric vehicle startup is to get its first vehicles into the hands of customers. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe tweeted yesterday that the first customer vehicle rolled off the assembly line after months of working on pre-production vehicles.

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Engineers create transparent solar panels that last three decades

Engineers create transparent solar panels that last three decades

Engineers at the University of Michigan and other institutions have created a new solar panel that is transparent enough to be used for windows in homes and businesses. In addition to being transparent, the new solar panels are also highly efficient and have estimated lifespans of 30 years. The team believes their new solar panel could be used to create commercial buildings with surfaces made entirely of solar panels.

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Michelin shows off its airless Uptis tire fitted to a Mini

Michelin shows off its airless Uptis tire fitted to a Mini

Airless tires have been around for a long time on industrial machinery like forklifts and other devices. However, those tires haven't been available for passenger vehicles until now. Michelin is showing off a new airless tire that relies on rubber "c" shapes underneath the tread in the area where air would normally help the tire maintain pressure. Anyone who's ever had a flat tire can immediately see the benefit of the Uptis tire; no air means no leaks and no flats.

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Xbox Movies Anywhere app finally lets you sync your films on consoles

Xbox Movies Anywhere app finally lets you sync your films on consoles

There are tons of legitimate and legal sources for streaming TV shows and movies these days that it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of all of them. Not all sources play nice with each other, of course, so you often end up juggling multiple apps simultaneously. Movies Anywhere attempted to bring order to the House of Mouse, but its reach didn't include all entertainment devices. That changes today with the introduction of the Movies Anywhere app for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, turning the consoles into true one-stop shops for most of the movies you might have purchased.

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Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves keep those sweaty digits off your screen

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves keep those sweaty digits off your screen

Mobile gaming is a booming industry these days, and everyone and anyone wants to make a buck one way or another. From gaming smartphones to games themselves to accessories, the market is teeming with products aimed at capitalizing on that lucrative business. Not all of those products always make sense, though, even ones from renowned brands. From the company that brought you the triple-screen Project Valerie laptop concept and the Zephyr RGB face mask comes the Razer Gaming Finger Sleeve, promising to bring you victory by not letting your fingers slip up, quite literally too.

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Fairphone 4 leak reveals the design of upcoming repairable 5G phone

Fairphone 4 leak reveals the design of upcoming repairable 5G phone

Almost all smartphones these days compete in terms of features and power, with better specs often advertised to be the better choice. Fairphone, however, has always stood by itself on a different battleground, championing sustainability even if it meant getting behind the times. With the Fairphone 4, however, the company is at least trying to catch up with the latest 5G trend, but, based on this latest leak, that might be all that will be modern about the world's first "modular" 5G smartphone.

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Apple Fitness+ adds Meditations, new Workouts, and 15 countries

Apple Fitness+ adds Meditations, new Workouts, and 15 countries

As much as it wants people to keep using its devices, Apple knows that physical and mental health is crucial to keeping its customers happy (enough to keep on using those devices). The company has invested a lot in health and fitness products, best exemplified by the Apple Watch. Of course, that isn't the extent of Apple's well-being campaign, and upcoming additions to its Fitness+ subscription service aims to not only expand its geographical reach but also expand beyond physical health to mental health.

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Pixel 6 Pro leak spills nearly all the beans

Pixel 6 Pro leak spills nearly all the beans

A lot of eyes were on Apple today, but not everyone is an iPhone fan. Some have naturally taken the opportunity to point out the latest iPhone 13's flaws, while others lost no time in trying to pull people's attention towards their own upcoming products. Google is actually one of those whose very brief Nexus Twitter stunt tried to focus the spotlight on the Pixel 6. As if by perfect coincidence, a fresh set of leaks about the Pixel 6 Pro just landed, confirming what we had heard so far but also bringing one disappointing news as well.

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Xbox cloud streaming and remote play are now available on Windows PCs

Xbox cloud streaming and remote play are now available on Windows PCs

Game streaming news has seemingly taken a backseat in the past few months, especially as new consoles and gaming devices popped up to cater to on-device gameplay. But while the likes of Google Stadia and NVIDIA GeForce NOW seem to have settled down to a regular cadence of announcing new games added to their libraries, Xbox continues to actually expand its technology and its reach. The latest big announcement is actually one that you would have expected to be there early on, as Xbox's streaming functionality finally supports Microsoft's own Windows platform.

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Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support in new update

Nintendo Switch finally gets Bluetooth audio support in new update

Nintendo has released the latest software update for its Switch consoles, including the Switch and Switch Lite. The update is a notable one, and it brings with it a key feature that owners have been requesting for quite some time: support for Bluetooth audio devices. With this support, you can now play your games using wireless earbuds, headphones, or even a Bluetooth speaker if you prefer.

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Fortnite’s new Sideways Anomalies are disabled until further notice

Fortnite’s new Sideways Anomalies are disabled until further notice

One of the big new features launched yesterday with Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 8 are Sideways Anomalies. This new game function is essentially a portal that appears somewhere on the map, enabling players to enter The Sideways, an alternative dimension full of Cube Monsters and unique weapons. The only problem? Epic has already disabled this feature.

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