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Polestar Precept concept teases striking electric four-door GT

Polestar Precept concept teases striking electric four-door GT

Polestar may be ramping up to launch the Polestar 2 later this year, but that hasn't stopped it looking ahead with a seductive new concept, the Polestar Precept. With a two-door GT already under its belt, now it's time for Polestar's vision of an all-electric four-door grand tourer.

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Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM cranks the bass in a clever Bluetooth speaker

Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM cranks the bass in a clever Bluetooth speaker

Ultimate Ears is adding to its portable rugged Bluetooth speaker line, and the new UE HYPERBOOM is as big as it promises to be loud. Resembling what the apes from 2001: A Space Odyssey might come up with were they tasked with designing a speaker, it's an ominous black monolith that's topped with some unexpectedly simple controls.

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Boundary Supply Arris backpack hands-on: The one-bag traveler’s dream

Boundary Supply Arris backpack hands-on: The one-bag traveler’s dream

There are a lot of factors to consider when your ultimate packing goal is to only travel with one bag. Do you opt for one with wheels, go fashionably hand-carried, or pick a backpack? Over the years I've developed a preference for the latter, and lucky for me there has been a big surge of backpacks over the past couple of years. The options range from startups through to the likes of Tumi, Nomatic, Wandrd, and Boundary Supply, and you'd be forgiven for finding it all overwhelming.

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Xbox Series X specs dump details CPU, SSD and GPU teraflops

Xbox Series X specs dump details CPU, SSD and GPU teraflops

For the past several months, Microsoft and Sony have both been trickle-releasing new information about their upcoming consoles. Today Microsoft got a bit more serious in regards to the Xbox Series X, sharing a bunch of details about the new console. Some of these details we already knew, but others we're learning for the first time today. Collectively, they paint a picture of a pretty powerful console.

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Huawei Mate Xs updates foldable display but a big problem remains

Huawei Mate Xs updates foldable display but a big problem remains

Huawei has a new version of its foldable phone, with the Mate Xs promising an 8-inch bending display that turns it from an Android 10 phone into a tablet. Unveiled at Huawei's event in Barcelona, Spain, the Mate Xs packs 5G and a slimmer Falcon Wing hinge, which the company promises will be up to repeated use.

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Sony Xperia 1 II borrows Alpha camera tech for the photographer’s Android

Sony Xperia 1 II borrows Alpha camera tech for the photographer’s Android

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a second take on the photography-first Android smartphone. Fresh on the heels of last year's unusually-shaped Xperia 1, this "Mark II" version takes a leaf out of Sony's camera business to try to gain an edge in 2020's fiendishly competitive phone segment. Along the way, it taps some of Sony's unique talents - and falls victim to some of the company's perennial missteps.

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The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s 100x zoom is frustrating excess

The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s 100x zoom is frustrating excess

Nobody can accuse the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G of not taking photography seriously. Flagship of the new S20 family, its four main cameras includes a whopping 100x "Space Zoom" courtesy of a clever folded telephoto lens. It's one of the first things I played with when SlashGear's Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review unit landed, but as I quickly discovered, just because you can zoom, doesn't mean you should.

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This 2,700hp Mercedes-AMG x Cigarette Racing 59’ Tirranna yacht blew my mind

This 2,700hp Mercedes-AMG x Cigarette Racing 59’ Tirranna yacht blew my mind

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have a long history of creating high-performance racing boats, but few are as striking as this year’s Miami International Boat Show specials: the 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition, and its one-off Mercedes-AMG G 63 Cigarette Edition SUV cousin. From that point, I didn’t know where to look first: should I feast my eyes on Mercedes-AMG’s newest racing boat, or should I ogle at the newest G 63? Since the new 59’ Tirranna AMG Edition was still out on the first run giving journalists a test ride, I spent some time with the Mercedes-AMG G 63 first.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review

Samsung's Galaxy Buds+ may have had to share stage-time with the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip at Unpacked 2019, but that's not to say the updated wireless earbuds weren't worth attention. Follow-up to last year's well-received Galaxy Buds, the new earbuds promise a boost in audio quality, usability, and battery life, though with an increase in price along the way.

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2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R and P300 first-drive review: An upgrade that surprises

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R and P300 first-drive review: An upgrade that surprises

The Jaguar F-Type lives in a competitively niche market. Flanked by the Porsche 911 and BMW 8-Series, the F-Type is dedicated to purists, much in the same manner that a Mazda Miata MX-5 aims to thrill the enthusiast's senses. When the F-Type first launched in 2013, it instantly gained recognition as the evolution of the luscious E-Type from the 1960s. Those teardrop-shaped headlights, the classic sportscar proportions of bulbous rump and long hood... oh, and it behaved like a proper Jag as well. Gutsy engines, a standard manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive, and that iconic silhouette. When you're taking inspiration from the past, choosing a car so gorgeous that old man Ferrari thought it to be the most beautiful machine with four wheels isn't a bad place to begin.

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5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

5G in the USA made simple: Sub-6 vs mmWave

Today we're using the Galaxy S20 as a key example in explaining 5G in the USA. We'll be exploring the two main varieties of what's considered 5G mobile data as well as the coverage you can get with carriers in the USA today - and in the near future. This article acts as guide for the most major roll-out of 5G data in the USA, here in the year 2020.

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Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

After a wide array of cancellations of attendance from major companies for the worldwide tech conference, Mobile World Congress 2020 was cancelled outright. This was announced by the GSMA just says after a large announcement of enhanced measures made for the safety of all involved by companies still attending. "The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China," wrote a GSMA representative. "Our sympathy goes to all those affected."

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