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2017 Cadillac XT5 Review – This is no mini Escalade

2017 Cadillac XT5 Review – This is no mini Escalade

As a Brit who harbors a dark, some might say unnatural love for Cadillac's Escalade, I'm used to wearing my perversions on my sleeve, but I may be immune to the charms of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. Though sharp styling and clever all-wheel drive are welcome, as is an impressively high quality cabin that in most respects punches above its weight, there's the all-important question of that magic spark that true love requires.

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Samsung, Note 7 igniting stock crisis, accelerates board shuffle

Samsung, Note 7 igniting stock crisis, accelerates board shuffle

Burned by exploding Note 7 batteries and watching its carefully planned pre-emptive strike on the iPhone 7 go up in smoke, Samsung has brought in a heavy-hitter to try to right things before its stock price tanks any further. Shares in the South Korean company are down around 11-percent since Friday, after it was forced to begin a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following the discovery of battery flaws.

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Tesla Autopilot v8 detailed: Smarter radar in 1-2 weeks

Tesla Autopilot v8 detailed: Smarter radar in 1-2 weeks

Tesla has detailed Autopilot version 8 for the Model S and Model X, with CEO Elon Musk explaining how it'll make better use of existing radar sensors in ways that could prevent a fatality like that experienced earlier this year. The much-anticipated update was developed in-house rather than Tesla collaborating with Mobileye, as the automaker suggested in August would be the case moving forward. Most critically, Autopilot version 8 makes far greater use of hardware that's already widely installed on Tesla's cars.

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US government: Turn off your Note 7, it’s recall time

US government: Turn off your Note 7, it’s recall time

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a statement advising anyone who owns a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to “power them down and stop charging or using” them, the reason being due to the explosions resulting from the Lithium-ion batteries packed inside them. “When these batteries overheat and burst,” the commission said, “the results can be serious." For its part, Samsung has said it has been collaborating with the CPSC following the announcement it made in recents days.

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3.5 things to know about Apple’s AirPods

3.5 things to know about Apple’s AirPods

Has Apple's first set of wireless headphones, the Apple AirPods, overshadowed even the new iPhone 7? There's certainly plenty of controversy - and confusion - about the earbuds, which take EarPod style and then snip off the cord. Are they only going to be useful if you have an iPhone 7? Will they play nice with your Surface Book? What happens if you lose one half of your AirPods set? We've got you covered with the answers.

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Raspberry Pi: how it sold 10 million in 4 years

Raspberry Pi: how it sold 10 million in 4 years

Even for only $35 a pop, 10 million units sold is no joking number. Especially for something that’s been going on for four years, where it has had the possibility of going out of fashion or being displaced by something newer or even better. But that is exactly the momentous achievement that the Raspberry Pi is able to brag about today. But what is all the fuss about an electronics board that doesn’t even come with case? And how exactly did the Raspberry Pi gain that much attention, users, and loyalty? We take a look back in time to find out.

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Apple must take its iPhone 7 AirPods decision and run with it

Apple must take its iPhone 7 AirPods decision and run with it

If you're not already sick and tired of hearing arguments about Apple's iPhone 7 headphone jack decision, don't worry: give it a few days and you'll be ready to strangle yourself with your outmoded 3.5mm cable. Whether or not I agree the decision to ditch the legacy - but apparently beloved - port was as "courageous" as Apple's Phil Schiller argued on stage this week, there's one thing I'm pretty certain of, though: Apple will not reverse course.

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Apple AirPods hands-on

Apple AirPods hands-on

The headphone jack is dead, but Apple giveth as it taketh away, and what it gives are AirPods. Well, it gives them if you cough up an extra $159 on top of the $649+ for your shiny new iPhone 7: otherwise you're stuck listening to music like a peasant with the wired, Lightning-connected EarPods bundled as standard with the new phone, or rocking it old-school with the ugly little Lightning to 3.5mm adapter that's also nestled in the box.

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iPhone 7 hands-on

iPhone 7 hands-on

Don't get hung up on the missing headphone jack: there's a lot more to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus than the port "courageously" left behind. Apple's big event in San Francisco has just finished, and I've spent a while playing with both sizes of the new iPhone 7 to see how the most hotly-anticipated smartphone of the year is shaping up.

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iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

This week Apple revealed their headliner iPhone 7 device with a design very similar to the iPhone 6s - but the Plus, that's a different story. The iPhone 7 Plus was revealed with two camera lenses at its back. It's not that this hasn't ever been done before, but the idea that Apple would feel confident enough in a system with two separate lenses - that speaks to its viability. As such, we're interested in seeing how Apple is making use of both of these lenses - and both sensors under the surface.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are official

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are official

Apple has officially revealed the iPhone 7, with a brand new design, IP67 water-proofing, a solid-state force-sensitive home button, and an entirely revamped camera. Although instantly recognizable as an iPhone, the iPhone 7 debuts a cleaner new design and a host of unusual production methods.

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LG V20 first impressions: Refining what works

LG V20 first impressions: Refining what works

These days, it almost seems that smartphones need some fancy new gimmick or never before seen feature in order to even be newsworthy, let alone purchase-worthy. Sometimes, OEMs even make a radical departure from a previous direction, significantly changing features and designs, sometimes with rather drastic effects. This second half of 2016, LG is being the contrarian. Following the adage “don’t change what ain’t broke”, the LG V20 is more a subtle evolution than a revolution, improving on its predecessor without undoing or replacing what doesn’t need to be. And, truth be told, it’s a strategy that just might work.

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