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  • Tesla delays all-electric Model X sedan release until 2015
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    Tesla delays all-electric Model X sedan release until 2015

    By 20 February 2014

    Tesla has delayed its all-electric Model X sedan until 2015, the company's CEO Elon Musk told Bloomberg on Wednesday, citing his "perfectionist" nature for the reason it's not ready for market. This marks the second time the $49,000 Model X has been...

  • 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...

  • Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today
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    Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today

    By 19 February 2014

    It feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the big one-zero, but a year on and the world has changed again. As is always the case with technology, it has done so quickly and with some amazing products. Smartwatches are trying to get onto our wrists,...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 February

    By 15 February 2014

    This week's headline review is the brand-spanking-new Fujifilm X-T1. It's an awesome blend of retro cool and modern tech rolled into one superb system camera. Does it get any better than this? Well, yes, maybe if you're a gamer. Because this week we've also...

  • Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review
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    Lexus IS 300h F Sport Auto review

    By 13 February 2014

    Despite the fact that it is tainted for some by a certain comedy character who resides in Norfolk, it’s a good thing Lexus exists right now. Because since Alfa, Volvo and Saab all but gave up, the IS 300h is about the only genuine alternative to a German...

  • BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination'
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    BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination'

    By 11 February 2014

    BMW announced on Monday that its BMW i8 hybrid sports car will feature laser light headlamps as an optional feature when it begins to ship in autumn 2014. The BMW i8 will mark the first production car to feature such technology, said to bring daylight-like...

  • 3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal
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    3D Dead Reckoning chip from u-blox will track you even without GPS or signal

    By 10 February 2014

    A new chip technology has been developed by u-blox, called 3D Dead Reckoning (ADR), that can track you even when GPS and signal are lost. The chip is aimed at cars initially to help improve navigation. Using smart 3D algorithm tracking the chip is able...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 February

    By 8 February 2014

    It's the week of everything. Like a lucky dip of tech. As February rolls on the headline-grabbing product this week is the launch of the Sony PS Vita Slim, available right now. Perfect for enhancing the PlayStation 4 experience, but stronger than its...

  • Renault Kwid concept car comes with its own traffic scouting quadcopter
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    Renault Kwid concept car comes with its own traffic scouting quadcopter

    By 7 February 2014

    Renault has unveiled a concept car that comes with its own traffic scouting drone. The quadcopter can be released from the roof to find the end of a traffic jam. Nissan showed off a similar idea previously with its Juke Nismo model. The Renault Kwid concept...

  • Renault Next Two brings the self-driving car of 2020 to the present
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    Renault Next Two brings the self-driving car of 2020 to the present

    By 7 February 2014

    Renault has unveiled its Next Two car that offers self-driving, smart connectivity and can even valet park itself while you're walking away. The Renault Next Two is currently a prototype for what the car of 2020 will be able to do. The idea is that...

  • Tesla is bringing Rdio along for the ride to Europe
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    Tesla is bringing Rdio along for the ride to Europe

    By 7 February 2014

    Tesla has just announced a partnership with Rdio to stream music in its European cars. In the current US version Slacker Radio comes installed. The rights for this don't stretch as far as Europe so Tesla had to go elsewhere. READ: Tesla turns a profit...

  • Deadmau5 pimps his £200k Ferrari 458 Spider to be Nyan Cat viral homage
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    Deadmau5 pimps his £200k Ferrari 458 Spider to be Nyan Cat viral homage

    By 3 February 2014

    Deadmau5, famous DJ and the host of numerous Nokia launch parties, has commissioned a firm to adorn his £200,000 Ferrari 458 Spider supercar with vinyls depicting Nyan Cat. No, really. The Canadian DJ posted two pictures of the newly customised car on...

  • Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review
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    Vauxhall Mokka SE 1.7 CDTi 4x4 review

    By 3 February 2014

    SUVs. We all love to hate them. Or do until we grow up, have a couple of kids or move to somewhere slightly suburban where driving up a farm track or dodgy side road isn't the same as in a city car. It's then that cars such as the 4x4 Vauxhall Mokka seem...

  • Military robot truck convoy autonomously drives without weak fleshy humans
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    Military robot truck convoy autonomously drives without weak fleshy humans

    By 3 February 2014

    Military defence contractor Lockheed Martin has successfully sent a robot truck convey through urban areas. They didn't crash or hit any unsuspecting pedestrians despite not having humans at the wheel. The military wants the ability to send truck convoys...

  • A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January
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    A week in reviews: 27 - 31 January

    By 1 February 2014

    It's been quite a week for smartphones. We've been blown away by the small and mighty Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, have taken the Motorola Moto X for its Brit-based walkies, and there's even the arrival of SwiftKey for iOS. Well, sort of. More on that last...

  • 3D print your own car, as long as it's a Honda concept
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    3D print your own car, as long as it's a Honda concept

    By 31 January 2014

    If you own a 3D printer and have always dreamed of printing a car, your time has come. Honda has released the 3D design data for five of its concept cars. From the Puyo to the NSX Concept you can print off any of the five concepts from Honda. The catch?...

  • Audi A3 Saloon review
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    Audi A3 Saloon review

    By 30 January 2014

    There aren't many small saloons on the roads, but the Audi A3 Saloon - or Sedan if you're from the US - is looking to swell those numbers. Judging by the mass of BMW 1-Series Coupes, which is soon to be 2-Series Coupes, that we've seen on the roads recently...

  • Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action
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    Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action

    By 28 January 2014

    A video released by developer Steven Troughton-Smith gives a closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car. He used the emulator found within the iOS 7.0.3 software to show us how the infotainment software will work, when it's presumably released...

  • Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US
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    Tesla Model S owners can now drive coast-to-coast in the US

    By 27 January 2014

    Tesla has expanded its "Supercharger" network in the US to allow Model S drivers to make it all the way from New York to California for the first time. The plan was first announced in May of 2013 and has now been completed. “Tesla Supercharger network...

  • A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January
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    A week in reviews: 20 - 25 January

    By 25 January 2014

    Shake off those apparent January blues - go outside and take some pictures. Got no camera? No problem, as this week we've looked at a variety of possible solutions. The Sony QX100 is a lens accessory that can communicate with your Android smartphone to...

  • Honda develops automatic braking system that stops you running people over
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    Honda develops automatic braking system that stops you running people over

    By 23 January 2014

    Japanese car manufacturer Honda has developed an automatic braking system that detects pedestrians and will slow down or stop entirely if there is a chance you will hit someone. The system works up to a speed of 60kph (37mph) and will be implemented in...

  • The Stig takes on a Google Street View car around the Top Gear test track (video)
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    The Stig takes on a Google Street View car around the Top Gear test track (video)

    By 23 January 2014

    As part of Google's partnership with Top Gear, The Stig accompanied a Google Street View car around the show's test track while it captured the necessary images for the online service. Top Gear's tame racing driver sped around in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG...

  • Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review
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    Kia Pro_Cee'd GT review

    By 22 January 2014

    In the car world 2013 was very much the year of the hot hatch, or GTi if you're of a particularly VW persuasion. Every manufacturer had a go at turning the regular family shopping car into a fire-breathing road eater last year, the latest example being...

  • Screenshots give closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car
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    Screenshots give closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car

    By 21 January 2014

    Prominent developer Steve Troughton-Smith has given us a closer look at the interface of iOS in the Car ahead of its release, scheduled for later this year. Apple has remained quiet about specific iOS in the Car features and interfaces - other than...

  • Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle
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    Kia GT4 Stinger Concept: Korean manufacturer shows off GT muscle

    By 18 January 2014

    Don’t be confused by the name. The GT4 in the Kia Stinger Concept’s name doesn’t mean the company is two generations out of step with other manufacturers producing cars specifically for a certain PlayStation racing game (non-gamers you'll see what...