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The Morning After: More 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors

Sponsored Links MacBook Pro keyboard Engadget Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We’re bracing for a big update from Apple and digging into a ‘maclunkey‘ first day for Disney+ streaming. Minecraft Earth is available for you to play, and Goldman Sachs is looking into how credit scores are being interpreted for Apple Card offers. It …

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Elon Musk: Berlin ‘gigafactory’ will build Teslas starting with the Model Y

Sponsored Links SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards “Das Goldene Lenkrad” (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters After launching manufacturing facilities in the US and China, Tesla’s next location is apparently in …

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Via now provides veterans with free rides in the DC area

Sponsored Links Via Veterans in the DC area can now book up to four free rides per month through the ride-sharing company Via. The new VetRides program could help veterans get to medical appointments, classes and job interviews. VetRides is being offered in partnership with the DC Mayor’s Office for Veterans Affairs (MOVA) and the …

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Chevy’s electric hot rod truck mimics the sound of a V8

Ford isn’t the only automaker who rolled into SEMA with an electrified version of a familiar car. Chevy has unveiled an E-10 Concept hot rod that looks like a slammed vintage pickup truck (the 1962 C-10), but packs thoroughly modern EV tech. It’s powered by a double stack of concept electric crate motors that provide …

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Mercedes-Benz will build an electric G-Class SUV

Two years ago, then-head of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said the brand planned to have electric versions for all of its models by 2022. One year ago Mercedes unveiled its first electric SUV. Now, per a tweet by Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler AG Sascha Pallenberg, the new CEO Ola Källenius promised a zero-emission version …

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Volkswagen’s ID Space Vizzion is an electrified station wagon

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen is hoping to sell 10 million EVs based on its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform across all its brands, and one of the models that’s going to help make that a reality is an electric station wagon. The automaker has revealed the ID Space Vizzion model, which it calls “the …

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The Polestar 1 is a beautiful ode to driving

There’s no shortage of new EV brands. If you can fabricate a supercar body and get your hands on a battery pack and motor, you’ve got yourself a new company. But Polestar is jumping ahead of the rest of the newcomers thanks to its long history with parent company Volvo. Gallery: Poletar 1 first drive …

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Teenager solves car blind spots using a webcam and projector

Sponsored Links welcomia via Getty Images As every cyclist knows, the blind spots caused by a car’s roof pillars can be extremely dangerous. Although companies are working on various high-tech solutions for this problem, a 14-year-old from Pennsylvania has taken a more low-tech approach to create an ingenious fix for the issue. Alaina Gassler of …

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Uber expands ride donation program to 12 cities in North America

Sponsored Links nycshooter via Getty Images Uber’s Community Impact Initiative now covers 12 metropolitan areas in North America. The ride-hailing giant has been giving out free rides to nonprofits through the program, particularly in instances wherein the lack of transportation becomes a barrier to opportunity. The program has been operating as a pilot in Portland …

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The Morning After: Google bought Fitbit

Sponsored Links Fitbit Versa 2 Engadget Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! On Friday, Google made a major acquisition to boost its wearable hardware, and Apple TV+ debuted to a lukewarm reception. We’ll dig into those events, and review some news highlights from the last week like Fisker’s ‘Ocean’ EV and …

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