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  • 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...

  • Down the road, Tesla wants to add self-driving car tech to its fleet
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    Down the road, Tesla wants to add self-driving car tech to its fleet

    By 8 May 2013

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering adding driverless features to its line of electronic automobiles some day, with Google's technology in mind, says Bloomberg. Musk has reportedly talked with Google about the self-driving technology, which aims to...

  • Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE review

    By 7 May 2013

    "Economical, isn't it?", proclaimed the man from Honda who came to pick up our Civic diesel. Given that he was talking to the lead-boots of the Pocket-Lint office, this was a risky statement. It’s not unknown for us to at least halve the official fuel...

  • 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...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake review

    By 6 May 2013

    "Wow, how much did this cost then?" That was most people's opening gambit when they saw us in this new, Shooting Brake body-style CLS. For what it's worth, the answer is that it starts at around 50 grand. But our car, with options, came out at more like...

  • A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3
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    A week in reviews: April 29 - May 3

    By 4 May 2013

    After much waiting, the BlackBerry Q10 went on sale. To say that this is a make or break device for BlackBerry isn't overstating it. This is the product that will either save the firm, or push it further into the abyss. Why? Because this is its Qwerty...

  • 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...

  • Audi S3 pictures and hands-on
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    Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 May 2013

    There's very little doubt that the new A3 is an amazing car. Everything that could possible be said in a negative way about the old car - and there really isn't that much - has been tweaked and improved in the new car. And, then, along comes the S3 and...

  • Mini Cooper S Paceman review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Mini Cooper S Paceman review

    By 30 April 2013

    Right now, there are more than ten different types of Mini to choose from, all of which build on that now iconic shape of the original 2001 launch model. The latest, the Mini Paceman, definitely falls into the "Mini that isn't mini" category. Designed...

  • Citroen DS3 DSport 155 Red review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Citroen DS3 DSport 155 Red review

    By 29 April 2013

    We'll be honest, we love the DS3. It does have its foibles, but as a complete three-door hatchback package, it is up there with the best. Right now it sits in between the Fiat 500 and the Mini in terms of price, offering just as much fun as each, a strong...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° pictures and eyes-on
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    Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° pictures and eyes-on

    By 29 April 2013

    Happy Birthday to Lamborghini from all of us at Pocket-lint. The company that’s forever trying to kick sand in Ferrari’s face is celebrating 50 years of car-making this year. And as a birthday present to itself, at the Shanghai auto show this weekend...

  • F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit
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    F1 tech: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean says steering wheel is most important kit

    By 26 April 2013

    Lotus is team of the moment right now in Formula One. The last race, the Bahrain Grand Prix, saw both Kimi Raikonnen and Romain Grosjean, the team's drivers, finish in podium positions - second and third respectively. Pocket-lint has been lucky enough...

  • Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 26 April 2013

    There is very little that would have persuaded us to buy the old A-Class. It might not have been a bad car, but it wasn't the sort of vehicle we could get excited about. We've encountered it in Europe in hire-car form, and the basic model didn't exactly ooze the...

  • Maserati Ghibli pictures and hands-on
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    Maserati Ghibli pictures and hands-on

    By 25 April 2013

    Maserati is on a mission. Having played second fiddle to Ferrari in the posh Italian brand hierarchy for so long, it’s gone on a product offensive, the main aim of which is to make you pick one of its cars over a high-end Jag, BMW or Merc. Given that...

  • Audi RS5 Cabriolet pictures and hands-on
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    Audi RS5 Cabriolet pictures and hands-on

    By 24 April 2013

    We've always had a soft spot for coupés, so when Audi presented us with an A5, chopped the roof off and stuck on an RS badge, there was plenty to be excited about. Because one of our favourite coupés just become one of the hottest convertibles on the...

  • Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar
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    Formula E, the electric Formula One, adds LA to its 2014 race calendar

    By 23 April 2013

    Formula E, the up and coming electric version of Formula One, has just added two new dates to its race diary. Both Los Angeles and Miami will play host to the 140 mph electric car races in 2014.  The new electric car racing, which is to host its first...

  • Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on
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    Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on

    By 23 April 2013

    Most people won't have the money to buy an RS6, because with a starting price of around £77,000 it could hardly be described as a mass-market car. But there are plenty of people around who do have the money, and are looking for a high-performance car...

  • From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off
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    From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off

    By 22 April 2013

    Until this year, Jake Humphrey has been the BBC face of Formula One. But a combination of wanting to be in the UK more to see his baby daughter grow up and a lucrative contract to be the new host of BT's Premiership football coverage from next season,...

  • New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car
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    New VW iBeetle unveiled, ultimate iPhone-compatible car

    By 22 April 2013

    Volkswagen has unveiled the iBeetle at the Shanghai motor show. The car, which features a built-in dock for the iPhone 5, will go on sale in 2014. It marks the first true collaboration between Apple and an automotive manufacturer, with the entirety of...

  • TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    With its new set of satnav devices, TomTom has launched the latest range of Go models - the 400, 500 and 600 in their respective 4.3, 5 and 6-inch screen sizes - with its most advanced navigation system yet. But is it enough to see off the uprise in...

  • Turn your steering wheel into a drum kit with Smack Attack’s RITW
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    Turn your steering wheel into a drum kit with Smack Attack’s RITW

    By 19 April 2013

    Californian start-up Smack Attack has created a gadget designed to alleviate the boredom when you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Its Reinventing The Wheel (RITW) device clips around your steering wheel and adds an eight-pad drum machine to your in-car features....

  • TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?
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    TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?

    By 18 April 2013

    That question keeps rearing its head again and again: in the age of the GPS-capable smartphone, is there any need for dedicated satnav devices any more? Corrine Vigreux, TomTom co-founder and managing director of consumer certainly seems to think so....

  • Audi R8 Spyder V8 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Audi R8 Spyder V8 review

    By 18 April 2013

    The Audi R8 is the fantasy sports car for many. A car with stunning looks, handling that's universally lauded, and a badge that tells you that inside, things are going to be relatively practical. The R8 Spyder takes that foundation, adds a clever folding...

  • Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint
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    Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint

    By 18 April 2013

    In the last 10 years, the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. No wait, in the last 3 years the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. Scratch that, in the last 6 months, the way people access...