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October 25, 2017 11:04 AM Nissan's EVs will swap engine noises for 'song'

Futuristic EV tone changes pitch when you accelerate or decelerate. The sound changes tone and pitch when the vehicle speeds up and slows down, and is activated at speeds of around 12 to 19 mph. In the US, the standard is 30 km/h (19 mph), a rule the DoT said "will help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries each year once all hybrids [sold in the US] are properly 100

October 18, 2017 4:01 AM HP ZBook x2 brings a tear-off keyboard and 4K 10-bit color

HP chose to launch its 14-inch ZBook x2 mobile workstation at Adobe Max, the annual conference for Creative Clouders; that should tell you exactly who HP is targeting with the x2. And from what I've seen, it hits the mark as exactly what professional creatives will want by the time it ships in December. It's the first detachable mobile workstation -- a laptop 102

October 17, 2017 11:00 AM Volvo Cars' Polestar 1 is a discreet 600-hp hybrid supercoupe

Volvo's performance arm's first standalone model is a carbon-bodied ripper with industry-leading electric range. Volvo's revitalization efforts since it was purchased by China's Geely in 2010 have proven to be nothing short of remarkable. Its product-led transformation over the last few years has been both sweeping and convincing, yet few could have predicted 399

October 7, 2017 8:42 AM Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could be seriously hard to get

Samsung’s long-awaited foldable phone – the rumoured Galaxy X smartphone – could be difficult to get your hands on, apparently. For months, we’ve been hearing fairly frequent rumours about the Samsung Galaxy X, a smartphone that will feature a folding display. The idea is that you’ll be able to use it as a smartphone, and then fold it out to full tablet 96

September 21, 2017 2:29 PM Volvo rolls out compact SUV in latest upmarket move under Geely

MILAN (Reuters) - Volvo Cars showed off its first compact SUV on Thursday with the launch of its XC40 model, the latest in a sweeping overhaul of the carmaker’s line-up under Chinese ownership. Volvo will seek to emulate the success of its larger XC90 and best-selling XC60 SUVs, which have put it on course for a fourth straight year of record sales 55

July 26, 2017 12:29 PM Electric cars win? Britain to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine. Britain's step, which follows France, amounts to a victory for electric cars that could eventually transform the wealth 59

July 26, 2017 11:04 AM Nintendo continues to flourish with strong Switch sales

The Japanese console maker has had an excellent quarter. Of course, a year ago the company wasn't selling the Switch, a console which most consider to be a huge improvement over the Wii U. Nintendo sold 1.97 million portable-console hybrids during the quarter, bringing the system's total lifetime sales to 4.7 million. For comparison, the Wii U has sold 13.56 million 36

July 26, 2017 10:03 AM U.K. to ban new diesel, gasoline cars by 2040

The internal combustion engine was dealt another blow on Wednesday when the U.K. pledged to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, following a similar move three weeks ago by France. While far from a knockout, the decisions by the U.K. and France--which together account for about a third of new cars sold in the European Union--are among 53

July 5, 2017 3:40 PM Volvo shows electric cars are coming. But how quickly?

Volvo's announcement certainly electrified the internet. The Chinese-owned carmaker caused great excitement on Wednesday when it said that every vehicle it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. This, it added, marked a "historic end of cars that have only an internal combustion engine". There is no doubt that the car industry is changing at speed 55

July 5, 2017 9:19 AM Volvo to drop traditional engines

Volvo has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine by saying all its cars will have an electric motor in three years' time. The Chinese-owned firm best known for its emphasis on driver safety, is not killing petrol and diesel altogether. By 2019 all of its cars will be either all-electric, or hybrids which 54