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  • Is the Autobiography Black the coolest Range Rover yet? It's certainly the most expensive
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    Is the Autobiography Black the coolest Range Rover yet? It's certainly the most expensive

    By 28 October 2013

    Land Rover has a new long-wheelbase Range Rover, and it's been the recent favourite of many A-listers including Daniel Craig, Chris Hemsworth and Brad Pitt, to name a few. Set to launch as the Range Rover Autobiography Black, it's touted as the auto maker's...

  • Taking the bump out of bumpers: Halfords affordable parking sensors
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    Taking the bump out of bumpers: Halfords affordable parking sensors

    By 28 October 2013

    Rear parking sensors have been around for years, on higher-end cars. The tech is starting to filter down to more affordable motors but still isn't in a large number of Britain's 30 million cars. The sensors, which allow drivers to hear how near they are...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Tesla poaches Apple VP of Mac Hardware to pursue new vehicles
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    Tesla poaches Apple VP of Mac Hardware to pursue new vehicles

    By 24 October 2013

    Tesla Motors has poached from Apple, hiring Doug Field to be its vice-president of vehicle programs - aka the man behind new vehicles. Field held an important position at Apple, serving as the smartphone/computer giant's VP of Mac design. He was at the...

  • BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
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    BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review

    By 24 October 2013

    Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. Perhaps that's because there are now a wide array of cars - like the upgraded BMW Z4 as tested here -...

  • Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013
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    Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

    By 23 October 2013

    Car makers Hyundai and Kia (32.8 per cent owned by the Hyundai Motor Company) will become the first to incorporate Android into their in-car navigation systems, according to South Korean media reports. The two will move away from their own in-house software,...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Personal tracker, Automatic, actually saves you money in real life
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    Personal tracker, Automatic, actually saves you money in real life

    By 16 October 2013

    The new Nike+ FuelBand SE with its Fuel Points to keep you active is all well and good, but imagine if tracking your movements could save you money. That's what Automatic, the smart driving assistant, does. Automatic, which is US only for now, plugs into...

  • Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review
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    Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

    By 13 October 2013

    The VW Golf GTi has been an ever present in the automotive world since 1975. Six generations of the car have sold over 200,000 units for VW in the UK alone. A smash hit? Yes, but rather like Top of the Pops, the game's moved on since the GTi first arrived...

  • BMW 435i M Sport review
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    BMW 435i M Sport review

    By 12 October 2013

    What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number in the BMW range that waves goodbye to the outgoing 3-Series Coupe. What exactly was wrong with the...

  • Halfords adds three dash cameras to Nextbase range: 202 Lite, 302G Deluxe and 402G Professional
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    Halfords adds three dash cameras to Nextbase range: 202 Lite, 302G Deluxe and 402G Professional

    By 10 October 2013

    Halfords has added three new dash cameras to its Nextbase range, giving car drivers the ability record and store footage through their cars' windscreens in real-time. While the most practical use of a dash-cam is for capturing footage that will help drivers...

  • Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on
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    Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

    By 9 October 2013

    Jaguars C-X75 is everything the C-X17 is not. It's not a family 4x4 and it's not something you can even start to think about affording. Instead its Jaguar's vision of the "hypercar of tomorrow." For roadies who like specs, the car comes with a total of...

  • Ford tests Ford Focus that parks by itself, you don't even need to be in the car
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    Ford tests Ford Focus that parks by itself, you don't even need to be in the car

    By 8 October 2013

    Motor company Ford is testing a new system that expands upon its Active Park Assist technology in quite some fashion. Fully Assisted Parking Aid is in the prototype phase and has been built into a working Ford Focus to show what it is capable of. Where...

  • Audi Mini Runner launches: A convertible Audi you can finally afford
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    Audi Mini Runner launches: A convertible Audi you can finally afford

    By 7 October 2013

    Audi has launched the Audi Mini Runner, which it called an "engineless addition" to the Mini model range that's also an ideal Christmas gift for children. Touted as a "two for the price of one" vehicle, the Audi Mini Runner actually sports two wheels...

  • Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on
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    Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

    By 7 October 2013

    Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart of the company’s sports car DNA. Supposedly inspired by a simple sketch, a small team of Jaguar designers...

  • Tesla Model S catches fire, thanks to punctured battery
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    Tesla Model S catches fire, thanks to punctured battery

    By 5 October 2013

    For what looks to be the first time, a Tesla Model S engulfed in flames. The incident happened earlier this week in Seattle, Washington, and luckily, one intrepid smartphone user caught the situation on his smartphone for us to gawk over. “That’s...

  • Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry
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    Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

    By 4 October 2013

    Gadgets don't have to be complicated to work or be useful. Take the TYLT Y-Charge. It's a dual USB Car Charger with Lightning Cable for example that lets you charge two devices from your cigarette lighter in your car. The Tylt is available in a number...

  • Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly
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    Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

    By 4 October 2013

    If you like the Jaguar C-X17 4x4 concept car, we've got some bad news. On its first official outing in the UK, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint that in its current form, it won't be going on the market. Julian Thomson, director of advanced design at Jaguar,...

  • Kia Motors' first all-electric Soul EV car announced for 2014
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    Kia Motors' first all-electric Soul EV car announced for 2014

    By 2 October 2013

    Kia Motors America has announced that it will offer an all-electric version of its Soul vehicle - called Soul EV - in 2014. As one of the company's best-selling vehicles, Kia Motors has described an all-electric variant of the Soul as a "natural extension"....

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September
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    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

    By 28 September 2013

    September is rolling to a close, and we've been walking, running, riding, driving and flying all over the place in the quest for tech perfection. Fitness and non-fitness are covered in equal measure this week. We've been tracking our steps with the Withings...

  • Hyundai i40 Tourer review
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    Hyundai i40 Tourer review

    By 24 September 2013

    If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider. Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,...

  • Tesla says 'auto pilot' car coming in three years, fully autonomous later on
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    Tesla says 'auto pilot' car coming in three years, fully autonomous later on

    By 18 September 2013

    Following rumours Tesla has plans for a self-driving electric vehicle, the company's CEO Elon Musk has come out with more details. Speaking to the Financial Times, he noted that fully autonomous cars will take a while for Tesla to develop, though in...

  • Telsa planning self-driving electric vehicle
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    Telsa planning self-driving electric vehicle

    By 16 September 2013

    Tesla plans to jump into the self-driving car space like many other manufacturers, according to the company's website. A job listing seeks someone for the position of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Controls Engineer, and Wired notes the job comes...

  • Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest
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    Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

    By 14 September 2013

    No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt. What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really...

  • Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on
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    Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on

    By 13 September 2013

    Do you have a Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupé that you just don't like the look of? Do you want to dump a whole heap of cash on giving it a complete remodelling? Then the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante is possibly the car for you. Alfa Romeo has given its...