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2022 BMW iX xDrive50: Fusing the balance between technology and sustainability

2022 BMW iX xDrive50: Fusing the balance between technology and sustainability

The incoming 2022 BMW iX not only arrives with the German automaker’s 5th generation eDrive technology, but it highlights BMW’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Strict measures for improving sustainability are at the heart of BMW’s iX electric flagship SUV. It covers all phases of production, from selecting the raw materials through manufacturing and recycling.

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COVID-19 vaccination locations now in Apple Maps and Google Maps

COVID-19 vaccination locations now in Apple Maps and Google Maps

COVID-19 vaccine locations can now be found in both Apple Maps and Google Maps. Both systems are working with the same source of information: VaccineFinder. VaccineFinder is a dedicated online service originally developed by Boston Children's Hospital. The update to Apple Maps went live today, March 16, 2021, and can be seen on all compatible iPhone and iPad devices.

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Kensington StudioDock Review: An iPad dock with iMac flexibility

Kensington StudioDock Review: An iPad dock with iMac flexibility

The iPad is a computer, at least up until you start to want treating it like one and plug in accessories and peripherals. Then, Apple's tablet starts to feel a lot like, well, a tablet. At $380, Kensington's StudioDock aims to make bridging the two worlds - and going all-iPad on your desktop - easier, a docking station with the ports familiar from an iMac, but a form-factor designed with mobile devices in mind.

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Intel details 11th-Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs led by Core i9-11900K

Intel details 11th-Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs led by Core i9-11900K

After revealing that 11th-gen Rocket Lake desktop processors were on the way back at CES 2021, today Intel revealed more about them. We’ve received details on all of the processors in the 11th-gen line - which includes pricing information - along with some benchmarks based on Intel’s own internal testing. We’re also receiving some information about the Intel 500 series chipset and even some of the overclocking features that will be found in these new CPUs.

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Google’s second-gen Nest Hub tracks sleep with no wearable required

Google’s second-gen Nest Hub tracks sleep with no wearable required

Google has revealed its new second-generation Nest Hub, speeding up the Assistant, improving audio performance, and adding a new Sleep Sensing feature. The smart display still has a 7-inch touchscreen and a fabric-covered body, and still leaves out a camera for those with privacy in mind, but Google has added in a Soli motion sensor to make things interesting in the bedroom.

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2021 Lexus RX 450h Review – A victim of its own success

2021 Lexus RX 450h Review – A victim of its own success

The RX, Lexus likes to remind us, helped invent the luxury crossover SUV category, but lately it's struggling to avoid being eclipsed by the rivals it inspired. The 2021 RX 450h F Sport AWD is the automaker's answer, combining its eye-catching style with what have long been the Lexus hallmarks of refined road manners and a plush cabin.

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What is NFT: a simple explanation for the crypto-newb

What is NFT: a simple explanation for the crypto-newb

NFT stands for non-fungible token, a cryptocurrency that works with blockchain technology like Bitcoin... only different. If Bitcoin is like a coin, NFT is like a unique digital certificate tied to a unique digital asset. An NFT is not the same as physical ownership of a physical item, but you CAN own the NFT of digital ownership records for physical assets.

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The Canoo Pickup looks like no other electric truck, and I’m fascinated

The Canoo Pickup looks like no other electric truck, and I’m fascinated

The Canoo electric pickup looks weird, and that's a really good thing. Unveiled this week, the newest addition to the growing roster of zero-emission trucks isn't going into production until 2023 at the earliest, the startup says, but is already getting attention by virtue of a design that upends, rather than apes, the traditional pickup aesthetic.

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2021 Buick Enclave Avenir Review – Aspire to more

2021 Buick Enclave Avenir Review – Aspire to more

Six years on, and I'm still angry about Buick's Avenir brand. Revealed back in 2015 on the trunk of the stunning Avenir concept, the shapely sedan never made it to dealerships. Instead, as in the case of this 2021 Enclave Avenir, Buick has used it as a signifier of its fanciest trims.

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Sonos’ Roam is its cheapest speaker ever – and maybe its most compelling

Sonos’ Roam is its cheapest speaker ever – and maybe its most compelling

Sonos has cut the cord on its second portable speaker, with the Sonos Roam promising multi-room integration inside the house, Bluetooth streaming outside it, and a much more affordable price tag. About the size of a water bottle, Roam works as a smart speaker too with support for Amazon and Google's voice assistants, and Sonos is hoping it acts as much a gateway to new users as it appeals to existing ones looking to expand their system.

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CDC COVID-19 vaccinated advice released: Masks, mixed groups & hugs

CDC COVID-19 vaccinated advice released: Masks, mixed groups & hugs

The US CDC has released new guidance for those who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, explaining the latest advice for visiting those who are unvaccinated, when masks can be taken off, and more. It's a long-anticipated update, with rising concerns that as America's vaccinated population increases, uncertainty among families and extended families about just what sort of social distancing may still be required is growing.

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CDC COVID-19 vaccinated guidance: Complex situation, simple action

CDC COVID-19 vaccinated guidance: Complex situation, simple action

At a White House press briefing today, CDC director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that there would be new guidance for COVID-19 vaccinated individuals "soon." Per Walensky, "these are complex issues, and the science is rapidly evolving." In other words - vaccination is not a go-anywhere, do-anything pass for the person that's been vaccinated - it's not that simple.

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