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Musical Fidelity M8x TT Turntable

The news about Musical Fidelity’s new turntable feels like a return to 2004. Back then, they launched a player that looks almost exactly like the new M8x TT. Two square-shaped platters in transparent acrylic, a massive platter with belt drive, and a straight tonearm. Which actually describes both players, but as always, the new one […]

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Lexus is planning a radical design change from 2026

Lexus’s new global head, Takashi Watanabe, has announced that the brand will undergo a radical design change starting in 2026. The same applies to performance, which they promise will be significantly better than it is today. To achieve this, Takashi wants to learn from Tesla’s manufacturing processes. Next month, we will get a taste of […]

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Varda Space capsule cannot return to Earth

The American space company Varda Space Industries has encountered some issues with the space capsule they launched into space earlier this year. The plan was for the capsule to return to Earth after testing the production of various drugs in a weightless state in space. Apparently, Varda had not obtained permission from the U.S. Federal […]

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Ford Ranger is Coming as a Plug-In Hybrid

On September 19, Ford will introduce the first electrified version of the Ranger pickup, and it is expected to be a plug-in hybrid. The current generation was unveiled in November 2021 and is available with gasoline or diesel engines. However, the platform is adapted for electrification, so it doesn’t need major modifications to become a […]

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Google promises ten years of updates for Chromebooks

Google announced yesterday that it will guarantee updates for ten years for Chromebooks running Chrome OS. The ten-year updates will primarily apply to Chromebooks sold from 2021 onwards but will also be available for Chromebooks purchased earlier. In a blog post, Google writes: Starting in 2024, if you have Chromebooks that were released from 2021 […]

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Renault Introduces Fully Electric Scenic

Renault has unveiled the all-new Scenic, now offered as an electric car and transformed from a minivan to a crossover. The vehicle is designed, developed, and manufactured in France. Two battery sizes are available – 60 kWh or 87 kWh. The first is the same as the one in the Megane E-tech 100% Electric. The […]

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Here is the Fairphone 5

The Dutch company Fairphone is now releasing its latest smartphone, which of course, as usual, focuses heavily on sustainability – the Fairphone 5. The new phone is touted to be the most ethically produced, most sustainable, and most easily repairable smartphone on the market. Even more components can now be replaced by the user themselves […]

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Lotus’ next model is named Emeya

Following the SUV Eletre, Lotus is introducing an electric sedan, and now we learn what it will be called. The name will be Emeya, and the unveiling is scheduled for September 7th. The model is expected to compete with cars like the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. Much of what’s underneath is expected to […]

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Global botnet taken down

The U.S. Department of Justice states that the FBI, in collaboration with international law enforcement agencies, has successfully dismantled QakBot, a botnet that has been utilized by hacking groups for ransomware attacks and other cyber-related crimes for fifteen years. The botnet consisted of around 700,000 infected computers, with 200,000 of them located in the United […]

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Huawei accused of building secret chip factories in China

The U.S. organization Semiconductor Industry Association states that Chinese company Huawei has found a way to circumvent the sanctions that prohibit Huawei from importing equipment to manufacture certain types of advanced microchips. According to the organization, Huawei has already established two factories and plans to build three more, all linked to companies with different names. […]

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Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series S3 Speakers

The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series has been a long-standing introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins universe for many, extending all the way up to the high-end 801 D4, which sits in the extreme half-million-class range. This doesn’t include Nautilus, which is a separate project from Bowers & Wilkins. Whenever Bowers & Wilkins introduces new […]

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New Special Release from Rolls-Royce – Droptail

Rolls-Royce is now unveiling a new special edition called the Droptail, which will be produced in only four units, each priced at approximately 25 million dollars! The Coachbuild division is behind this creation, presenting a cabriolet with a hardtop. Unlike the previous special models Sweptail and Boat Tail, the Droptail isn’t based on the Architecture […]

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Microsoft to shut down Xbox 360 store

Microsoft announced today that they will be closing down the digital game store for the Xbox 360 after July of next year. Additionally, DLC and other media-related products will no longer be available for purchase after the specified date, which is July 29, 2024. Microsoft’s TV and movie app will also cease to function on […]

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Bugatti unveils W16 Mistral in gold

The introduction of a new color for a car model is seldom news, although it did become one when Polestar once released its Polestar 1 in gold. However, Bugatti is a bit unique, and now they have released the world’s fastest roadster in a lavish gold color. It’s a shame that neither affording nor buying […]

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Beats releases Beats Studio Pro

Apple’s headphone company, Beats, has unveiled a pair of new over-ear headphones, marking the first new product in that category to be released in six years. The new headphones are called “Beats Studio Pro” and are visually nearly identical to the Beats Studio 3, which was released in 2017. The new headphones are equipped with […]

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Jony Ive has designed a turntable

LoveFrom, the new design studio of former Apple designer Jony Ive, has collaborated with the hi-fi brand Linn to create the Sondek LP12-50 turntable, which will only be produced in 250 units. Apple will probably never make a turntable, so this is as close as we can get. According to a blog post by Linn’s […]

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Nasa’s Mars helicopter checks in again

Last week, NASA announced that their Mars helicopter Ingenuity has made contact again after being silent for nearly two months. During the radio silence, Ingenuity seems to have had difficulty accessing the Mars rover Perseverance. Ingenuity’s communication with Earth is done through the Mars rover, and if the helicopter cannot establish contact with it, no […]