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  • Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Focus (2014) and Ford SYNC 2 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 February 2014

    Rather than wait until next week's Geneva Motor Show, Ford decided to launch its new 2014 edition of the Ford Focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was partly to make its stand look great and partly to show off the new Ford SYNC 2 in-car infotainment...

  • Garmin and Sony to bring navigation to your wrist
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    Garmin and Sony to bring navigation to your wrist

    By 20 February 2014

    Garmin and Sony are set to announce a new app for the Sony SmartWatch 2 that will provide navigation directions for users on the go, Pocket-lint has learnt. The new app, which we've not yet seen, is expected to be announced ahead of Mobile World Congress...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2013

    The Porsche 918 Spyder, unveiled in production form at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, is perhaps the answer to a question no one asked. So, we'll create one for it. Let's pretend you've got the best part of a million quid to spend. On a car. You're...

  • Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars
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    Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Citroën has pulled the covers off its Cactus concept model at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a car that lays the foundation for future C line models.  On introducing the new Cactus concept, designer Mark Lloyd highlighted one of the new...

  • TomTom adds traffic jam slow down notices to satnavs
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    TomTom adds traffic jam slow down notices to satnavs

    By 4 September 2013

    TomTom has added a Jam Ahead Warning feature to its TomTom Traffic service, which is free for TomTom Go owners and available on subscription to users of some of the other satnavs in the company's line-up. The new feature pinpoints the location of a traffic...

  • A week in reviews: June 17 - 21
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    A week in reviews: June 17 - 21

    By 22 June 2013

    Another week of reviews, another crop of fascinating products. The big arrival of the week has to be the Apple MacBook Air, improved over the previous generation substantially once again, and with plenty of reasons to buy this laptop. It's still our go-to...

  • Citroen C4 Picasso review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Citroen C4 Picasso review

    By 21 June 2013

    The idea of an MPV being exciting is one which very few believe is actually possible. With the new C4 Picasso, Citroen hopes to change that. Dynamic styling, a 12-inch HD screen and an extremely bright interior with 5.3 metres square of glass, all put...

  • Vauxhall Adam Siri edition now on sale, get yourself an Apple iCar
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    Vauxhall Adam Siri edition now on sale, get yourself an Apple iCar

    By 19 June 2013

    Vauxhall Adam owners are now able to get Siri integrated into their cars, with every new Adam sold shipping with Siri connectivity. The Vauxhall Adam uses its Intellilink technology to hook up with Siri. Current Adam owners will be able to to pick up...

  • BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive
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    BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive

    By 6 June 2013

    BMW is set to bring new functionality to its ConnectedDrive in-car entertainment systems in 2013. The technology will allow drivers to purchase upgrades for their cars while driving. Called the ConnectedDrive Store, it will act as a means for you to tailor...

  • Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo V60 D6 plug-in hybrid pictures and hands-on

    By 28 May 2013

    Volvo hopes to do something rather special with its V60 hybrid. Looking to be the most fuel efficient car launched in 2013, this diesel powered hybrid is quite unlike anything we have driven before. The electric motor combined with a diesel engine, which...

  • BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley
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    BlackBerry conducts first phone to car video call via BB10-powered Bentley

    By 14 May 2013

    Remember the crazy QNX-powered Bentley Continental GTC at CES? BlackBerry brought it out on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida, to show off one of its new functions. The car, which has an entertainment system powered entirely...

  • Consumer Reports ranks the Tesla Model S as the best car available
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    Consumer Reports ranks the Tesla Model S as the best car available

    By 9 May 2013

    Reviewers and owners alike have raved over Tesla's Model S. Now Consumer Reports, a US-based consumer product review magazine and one of the most respected out there, has rated the Model S as not only the best electric car but also the best car, full...

  • Tesla turns a profit for the first time in its history, hopes to deliver in Europe by Q3
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    Tesla turns a profit for the first time in its history, hopes to deliver in Europe by Q3

    By 9 May 2013

    Budding electric car company Tesla has reported its Q1 2013 financial earnings, telling investors it has turned a profit for the first time in its ten-year history, an impressive feat for the relatively new company. Tesla generated profit of $15 million...

  • McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on
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    McLaren MP4-12C Spider pictures and hands-on

    By 7 May 2013

    The McLaren MP4-12C is a car that, despite being a complete and utter technical marvel, has lacked some of the special stuff that makes a supercar truly super. Traditionally the car fantasies of every 8-year-old have started with the letter F and ended...

  • Audi SQ5 TDI pictures and hands-on
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    Audi SQ5 TDI pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2013

    The Audi Q series is incredibly popular as a luxury softroader and it's easy to see why. The Q range of SUVs makes an easy choice for someone looking for a domineering position on the road, plenty of technology and the reassurance of Audi's attention...

  • Inside the McLaren Technology Centre
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    Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

    By 4 April 2013

    Nestled off an innocuous roundabout on the A320 lies the McLaren Technology Centre. A bespoke building which, with its sister the McLaren Production Centre, makes up the beating heart of the company most famed for it's Formula One success. It's barely...

  • Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf review

    By 2 April 2013

    The hot hatch falls into two distinct categories: understated and exaggerated. Think Golf GTI or Vauxhall Astra VXR, each has its merits and they are clearly targeted at different markets, but crucially both are about adding some fun to your driving....

  • EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham
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    EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

    By 2 April 2013

    Special 4G-enabled black taxis will begin cruising the streets of London and Birmingham from 2 April,  bringing speedy connections to commuters via in-cab Wi-Fi on EE's 4G network. You could use your mobile phone, but if speed is what you need, hopping...

  • Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel
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    Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

    By 22 March 2013

    In a YouTube first, Nissan is to launch its own dedicated racing channel, partnering with the video-streaming site and even bringing YouTube branding to its racing team.  Called Nismo.TV, Nissan hopes it will changed the way that people engage with motorsport....