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  • 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...

  • Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car
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    Tesla Model S can swap its battery faster than you can fuel your car

    By 21 June 2013

    Tesla has demoed an innovative battery swapping system for its Model S electric car that enables depleted batteries to be removed and swapped for a new one quicker than you could put petrol in a car. The 90-second process involves removing the baseplate...

  • Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car
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    Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car

    By 21 June 2013

    Nissan has pulled the covers off the Nisson ZEOD RC, the world's first electric racing car, making its entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014. ZEOD stands for zero emission on demand and will be based on the same lithium battery technology found in the...

  • 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...

  • 100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car
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    100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car

    By 18 June 2013

    The concept of a driverless car is very exciting to some and totally boring to others. For long motorway slogs, we can think of nothing better, but cutting back through B-roads and heel-toeing around a race track, might not be quite as exciting. BMW recently...

  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive
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    Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive

    By 15 June 2013

    There is a certain brutality to the current range of AMG Mercedes products that we find ourselves giggling about like school children, every time we get behind the wheel. It’s no different in this, the newly updated E63 AMG. Along with the rest of the...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive
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    Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive

    By 13 June 2013

    On paper, some ideas seem great. For instance, you can see how the following would seem like a good idea if you were Mercedes-Benz: take one, front-wheel drive, A-Class platform. Give it a footprint and space inside that’s roughly the same as a C-Class...

  • Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive
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    Jaguar F-Type pictures and first drive

    By 12 June 2013

    "Bella, bella!," shout the kids on bikes as we trundle past, through yet another picture-postcard Umbrian village in the new Jaguar F-Type - exhaust note crackling and ricocheting off the walls of surrounding buildings. Even if your grasp of Italian is...

  • Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars
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    Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars

    By 11 June 2013

    Corning has said that it "expects at least one" car manufacturer to incorporate Corning Gorilla Glass within the next year. The comment comes from Jeffery Evenson, senior vice-president of Corning, talking at the MIT Technology Review's Mobile Summit...

  • BMW M135i review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    BMW M135i review

    By 10 June 2013

    Until just a few days before your reading it, the start of this story was quite different. It was built on the premise that this - the littlest performance BMW - had turned the brand’s performance hierarchy on its head, because it was faster than an...

  • Smeg chops up old Fiat 500s, turns them into fridges
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    Smeg chops up old Fiat 500s, turns them into fridges

    By 7 June 2013

    Fiat 500 fans look away, unless you want to see your favourite car chopped into bits. Fiat has teamed up with Smeg to produce a set of retro refrigerators built out of old Fiat 500s. Smeg has taken out the back end of the car, along with the engine,...

  • 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...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT review

    By 4 June 2013

    The relevance of a 6.4 litre, V8 Jeep might be lost in Pocket-lint's home country. But knowing we were heading to the States, we thought it high time we review a car with more of an American flavour on these pages. It needed to be something that could...

  • Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on
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    Real-life Batmobile Tumbler pictures and eyes-on

    By 31 May 2013

    Think of the Batmobile and chances are you think of the Tumbler. Despite being about as far away as you can get from the original 1960s Batmobile, the Tumbler is just as iconic.  Pocket-lint was among the few lucky journalists who managed to set eyes...

  • Tesla: Cheaper model in 3-5 years, supercharger network to be tripled
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    Tesla: Cheaper model in 3-5 years, supercharger network to be tripled

    By 30 May 2013

    Elon Musk, the head of Tesla motors, has said he expects to be selling a $30K or $35K electric car that is 20 per cent smaller than the Model S within the next three to five years. The comments, made at the D11 conference staged by All Things Digital,...

  • 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...

  • Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche 911 Carrera pictures and hands-on

    By 24 May 2013

    When it comes to two-seater sports car there are few quite as iconic as the Porsche 911. Pegged as the ultimate daily driver sports car, each year Porsche refines things just that little bit more. The result is a car which is now 50 years old, but looks...

  • New Lexus IS shows you free parking spaces in real-time
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    New Lexus IS shows you free parking spaces in real-time

    By 22 May 2013

    Lexus and Inrix have teamed up to create one of the most awesome in car satnav systems we have seen. Inside the new Lexus IS is a navigation setup capable of detected free parking spaces around you and directing you to them. Things don't stop there either,...

  • Bang & Olufsen CEO: 4K TV on the way, stacks more premium products due this year
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    Bang & Olufsen CEO: 4K TV on the way, stacks more premium products due this year

    By 22 May 2013

    Bang & Olufsen is synonymous with design; the Danish company's products are like the audio equivalent of a Paul Smith suit. So it's no big surprise that Pocket-lint's London meet-up with the audio brand's chief exec, Tue Mantoni, is held at the designer...

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on
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    Audi R8 V10 Plus pictures and hands-on

    By 16 May 2013

    The Audi R8 V10 Plus is the latest incarnation of Audi's iconic two-seater sports car. The new V10 plus boasts a much improved gearbox, carbon ceramic brakes and the most incredible-looking turn indicators we have ever seen on a vehicle. It also implements...

  • Lotus Evora S IPS review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Lotus Evora S IPS review

    By 15 May 2013

    The Lotus Evora is a strange car. Having spent well over 1,000 miles in one, driving every possible surface, from tracks to the streets of Soho, we still can't quite get our heads round it. When Lotus designed the Evora, it wanted a car to take on the...

  • Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on
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    Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on

    By 15 May 2013

    Pocket-lint tested out Garmin's latest Premium satnav device, the Halfords-exclusive Nuvi 3598LMT-D, on the streets of London in the rarest of fashions: in the passenger seat of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Talk about a juxtaposition of old and new. We...

  • 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...

  • More US teens killed texting while driving than drinking
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    More US teens killed texting while driving than drinking

    By 12 May 2013

    Texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of teenage deaths on the road in the US, new research has found. The study, undertaken by the Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York, found that more than 300,000 teens...

  • Batmobile to race in Gumball rally, team builds custom Batman Tumbler
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    Batmobile to race in Gumball rally, team builds custom Batman Tumbler

    By 10 May 2013

    The Gumball 3000 rally is a British-originating annual 3,000 mile road race that generally attracts all manner of supercars and fast automobiles and takes part in different locations around the world each year. This year's will start in Copenhagen on...