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Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept previews crossover EV for 2021

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept previews crossover EV for 2021

Audi was the first German car brand to release a production-ready electric SUV: The e-tron, a vehicle unmistakably an Audi with its familiar silhouette and bold Singleframe grille. The e-tron SUV has none of a modern electric car's quirkiness, which is either a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it: Audi's search for something with mass-market appeal left it looking pretty much like a conventional gasoline-powered SUV. If you’re pining for more style in your electric Audi SUV, though, the German carmaker has unveiled the 2021 Q4 Sportback e-tron.

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NASA Lunar Loo challenge seeks astronaut toilet concepts for the Moon

NASA Lunar Loo challenge seeks astronaut toilet concepts for the Moon

NASA has launched another challenge for the public, this one seeking concepts for a toilet design that could be used by astronauts on the Moon. Suitably called the Lunar Loo challenge, this competition is offering up $35,000 in prizes for teams who propose effective designs for toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity environments.

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This iPhone 13 concept is too insane for Apple, but what about Android?

This iPhone 13 concept is too insane for Apple, but what about Android?

This week we were looking at the latest in an always-wild collection of iPhone 13 concepts, seeking the hidden points of reason that always seem to leak before the real deal from Apple. Today, a concept for an iPhone 13 device seemed to show a machine that was evolutionary, but perhaps a bit TOO revolutionary Apple to consider creating. Apple doesn't make products like this - or at least they never have before. But let's imagine a brand that releases Android phones - could something like this bit of madness be possible today?

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This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

PlayStation gamers are about to get their hands on something Mazda fans have been demanding for years: a no-holds-barred halo car to do the Japanese automaker proud. Revealed this week, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 borrows a modern-classic concept name and gives it a Gran Turismo Sport twist. Problem is, digital just isn't good enough.

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Foldable dream iPhone is too wild for reality: Here’s why

Foldable dream iPhone is too wild for reality: Here’s why

A foldable display iPhone concept was revealed by iOS Beta News in a video called "iPhone Flip" here in May 2020, and it looks fantastic. It's novel, it'd be surprising and delightful if Apple ever really did reveal such a thing as a real product. But a foldable display on an iPhone - with another display on its back - isn't just unlikely as an Apple product, it's impossible. Apple would never create a device with so many potential avenues for failure.

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Xiaomi Samsung Galaxy Z Flip-like foldable tipped by suppliers

Xiaomi Samsung Galaxy Z Flip-like foldable tipped by suppliers

Two clamshell-style foldable display-toting smartphones were released in the past few months, one from Samsung, the other from Motorola. Both received relatively standard market releases, though both were released in slightly smaller numbers than your average headliner. Now it would appear that Xiaomi wants in on the party, with a rumor springing up about a device with a look that could very easily be mistaken for Samsung's approach.

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Polestar Precept concept details its green tech and Android interior

Polestar Precept concept details its green tech and Android interior

The Polestar Precept was meant to be the electric automaker's big Geneva splash, but even if the car show didn't go on, that's not to say the shapely concept can't get its moment in the spotlight. The luxury four-door GT is a striking manifesto, the automaker says, of what's to come, and now we have more details about exactly what that means.

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This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

Hyundai's Prophecy concept was striking when we first set eyes on it, and the retro-futuristic sedan is no less beguiling as the automaker spills more details today. Still promising that there's more to the Prophecy that's production-minded than might first meet the eye, Hyundai's chief designer goes deeper into the EV to pick out some of the more interesting details.

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TCL showed me its foldable phone prototypes – now I’m excited

TCL showed me its foldable phone prototypes – now I’m excited

A double-folding 10-inch tablet, a rollable smartphone that slides out to roughly double in screen size, and a wallet-like clamshell that closes with no gap: TCL is bringing its foldable concepts out to play, and it's clear the company has been busy. First teased at CES 2020 in January, the foldables are the handiwork of TCL's phone and display divisions, channeling some of the vertical-integration strategy that has proved so successful for Samsung.

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Hyundai Prophecy concept is EV futuristic-retro done right

Hyundai Prophecy concept is EV futuristic-retro done right

The Hyundai Prophecy is well-named for a concept, given its aesthetic is what the South Korean automaker thinks is the "Ultimate Automotive Form" for an electric vehicle. Created for the coronavirus-curtailed Geneva Motor Show 2020, the Prophecy is a long, sleek, somewhat ominous looking sedan that previews Hyundai's latest design language.

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Watch BMW’s Concept i4 teaser give its electric future a shape

Watch BMW’s Concept i4 teaser give its electric future a shape

BMW is dropping some heavy hints about its first all-electric Gran Coupe, with a liquid metal teaser for the BMW Concept i4 previewing what we can expect from the upcoming plug-in. The new car will be BMW's first all-electric sedan, and is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 early next month.

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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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