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The Genesis G70 is a new brand calling out old-school luxury

The Genesis G70 is a new brand calling out old-school luxury

For Genesis, being a three-year-old car brand is a blessing and a curse. The automaker, currently riding high on first reports about the all-new 2019 Genesis G70, is Hyundai's play to compete with some of the most respected names in the auto industry: Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. If it's to stand a chance, however, it needs more than just better-quality leather and sharper styling to recommend it.

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2019 Genesis G70 first drive: Bold car, brave choices

2019 Genesis G70 first drive: Bold car, brave choices

The 2019 Genesis G70 has a couple of problems, but underwhelming on the road - or indeed on the track - isn't one of them. Making a play for the fiercely competitive midsize luxury sedan segment, it has some strong credentials in its favor: not least a proven platform, punchy engines, and all the complementary luxe we've come to expect from pretenders to the 3 Series throne. Now, all it needs to do is confound expectations about a badge that's still a relative mystery among potential drivers.

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Google should stop Samsung from ruining Android Go

Google should stop Samsung from ruining Android Go

Motorola just announced the Moto E5 Play Android Go Edition, its first Android Go phone following in the footsteps of the Moto X4 Android One Edition. It is also one of the first Android Go phones to come from a major manufacturer (depending on how you rank HMD Global/Nokia and Alcatel). Its unexpected appearance could trigger questions of the state of Google’s Android Go thrust and what could be its most controversial member: Samsung’s still unreleased Galaxy J variant. Samsung’s first Android Go is already expected to be like no other Android Go phone you’ve seen so far and Google might want to rethink its strategy before the cat gets out of the bag.

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Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn’t make sense

Microsoft-branded line of Android phones doesn’t make sense

It’s amusing to see Microsoft receiving a bit more coverage for what it doesn’t do than what it does. Especially when it comes to its mobile strategy. From the now defunct Windows Mobile to the mythical Surface Phone to the reportedly postponed Andromeda, we’ve mostly heard it all. So when rumors start about a Microsoft-branded line of phones in development, we can’t but help raise an eyebrow. Because while it’s definitely something that’s within the realm of possibility, it makes no sense no matter which way you look at it.

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Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

Volkswagen’s Climb to Redemption

After a 31 year absence, Volkswagen has returned to Pikes Peak to set the record straight. Its last, and only other trek up the mountain was on pace to set a best time, but ended in disappointment as Jochi Kleint’s 625bhp, dual-engine Golf failed just 600 feet short of the finish line. Add to that the recent emissions scandal, and you’ve got a company hell bent to prove itself.

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Apple MacBook Pro 2018: Everything you need to know

Apple MacBook Pro 2018: Everything you need to know

Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro range is here, and if you've been holding off a Mac upgrade because you wanted more performance, these could well be the notebooks for you. Intel's latest silicon, display technology borrowed from the iPhone X and iPad Pro, and a blast of extra security all help make these the most powerful Apple laptops ever. Read on for what you need to know.

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Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Five things you should know about Fortnite Season 5

Today is the coveted day: Fortnite Season 5 has arrived, bringing major changes to the game, including entirely new portions of the map, a new vehicle, face masks, and more. The patch notes are huge and picking through them is tedious. Haven't had time to jump into a game yet? Here are five big things you should know.

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Baraja’s LIDAR sets its sights on self-driving cars

Baraja’s LIDAR sets its sights on self-driving cars

Spectrum-Scan LIDAR startup Baraja wants to knock the silly hat from the top of autonomous cars. Emerging into the light after several years in stealth mode, the Australian company is promising a double whammy for self-driving vehicle manufacturers: better performance than current laser scanning systems, but in a more discreet and flexible package.

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Why the Surface Go needed to be x86 and not ARM

Why the Surface Go needed to be x86 and not ARM

Microsoft just revealed the Surface Go, its lightest, slimmest, and cheapest Surface tablet yet. Cheapest is relative only to other Surface 2-in-1s and it’s hardly iPad thin or slim. And that 9 hours of battery life doesn’t even hold a candle. With LTE support still coming later, it’s far from being the “always connected” experience Microsoft was singing about last year. It could have tried with a Windows 10 on ARM device but, if the Surface Go is to even make a dent in the market, there was really no other choice than to go with an Intel x86 processor.

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Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

Sonos AirPlay 2: How to get started and what to expect

The Sonos AirPlay 2 update is out, and if you've always wanted your iPhone, iPad, and Macs to play more with your Sonos speakers, this may well scratch that itch. Though the AirPlay 2 support isn't limited to Sonos, the speaker-maker's streaming system is one of the best known, and its integration one of the more polished. Read on for how to get started, how to use AirPlay 2 on Sonos, and what else you need to know.

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Surface Go takes on Apple, Google and it might just succeed

Surface Go takes on Apple, Google and it might just succeed

Truth be told, there was really no surprise left when Microsoft finally announced the Surface Go other than a confirmation of its existence and its price. It is the affordable Surface that people have been talking about recently and the portable Surface that some may have been waiting for. Of course, Microsoft also confirmed the tough choices that had to be made to keep it small, slim, and affordable. But while it’s not going to appeal to power users, the Surface Go might actually win in its most important battle: taking on the iPad and the new breed of Chrome OS tablets.

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Google vs PlayStation, Xbox: what it needs to win in gaming

Google vs PlayStation, Xbox: what it needs to win in gaming

Google has a presence in almost every aspect of our digital lives, from Internet services to smartphones to digital content distribution to connected homes. But one thing it has not yet fully sunk its teeth into is gaming. Yes, Android has mobile games but, so far, Google has been rather detached from them. Rumors, however, are now starting to flow about a Google gaming platform that will boldly take on the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. But whether it’s game streaming or not, Google will probably need to take these factors into account to avoid producing another Ouya.

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