Google’s home solar panel estimates launch in Germany

Google’s home solar panel estimates launch in Germany

Google’s Project Sunroof, which estimates whether homes get enough sunlight to switch over to solar power, is launching in Germany today. It’s the first time Sunroof has expanded outside the US, where it finally reached all 50 states earlier this year after launching in 2015. But as with its US coverage, Google’s estimates don’t reach all — or even most — homes in Germany. Its […]

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Tesla’s new battery could take your home off the grid

Tesla’s new battery could take your home off the grid

Tesla Motors invented this highly useful battery, that is the dream of everyone who would like to switch to an off-the-grid living. The battery is called Powerwall and was designed in order to entirely power one’s home, without ever having to use the power grid again. The system of the battery is based on the same one used in the Tesla electric cars and it […]

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New VW Golf GTI Mk8/9: on sale in 2019 with big power boost

New VW Golf GTI Mk8/9: on sale in 2019 with big power boost

New Volkswagen Golf GTi will have up to 325bhp when it hits the UK in 2019; our images show how it might look. Each and every Volkswagen Golf to date has been flanked by a hot GTI version, with the current car pumping out as much as 286bhp in flagship Clubsport form. The Mk8 will be no different, and the GTI is likely to feature a […]

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How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?

How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?

Two mystery space tourists put down a “significant deposit” with SpaceX to take a round-trip around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday. Musk didn’t say much about the two unidentified passengers, let alone how much money they’re shelling out for their Moon voyage. Turns out, it’s remarkably difficult to guess the costs of human spaceflight. “THERE’S NOT JUST A LINE ITEM THAT SAYS, ‘SEND […]

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Elon Musk promises Australia a huge new battery farm in less than 100 days or it’s free

Elon Musk promises Australia a huge new battery farm in less than 100 days or it’s free

Elon Musk has promised to solve ongoing power problems in the state of South Australia by committing to build a 100MW battery storage farm, and promising that if he couldn’t provide the system within 100 days, he would give it to the state for free. The Tesla CEO made the promise on Twitter, replying to Atlassian CEO and Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The conversation came […]

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Add some groovy LED light notifications to your Moto Z with this neat mod

Add some groovy LED light notifications to your Moto Z with this neat mod

Smartphones nowadays look like a bunch of the same, glossy bricks with different megapixel cameras and processors. Yawn. I remember when having a different phone from your peers was actually cool and unique, and it’s that kind of throwback that Motorola seems to want to capitalize on with the new Moto Mod accessories for the Moto Z. The latest one to hit Indiegogo invokes a […]

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Samsung Gear VR (2016) Review

Samsung Gear VR (2016) Review

There’s a new Samsung Gear VR in town. If you’re keeping count, this is now the fourth iteration of the Korean company’s Oculus-powered VR headset. Revealed alongside the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the latest Gear VR is the same price as its predecessor – that’s £80. In short, though, this is an extremely similar headset to last year’s consumer Gear VR. It’s wireless, […]

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This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th, according to a new report from Venture Beat that also includes the first photo we’ve seen of the coming flagship. The back of the device is very similar to last year’s Galaxy S7 (with the exception being a relocated fingerprint sensor), but the front marks a fairly radical departure from Samsung’s typical design. Gone are the […]

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Apple adds Touch Bar support and iCloud file sharing to music editing apps

Apple adds Touch Bar support and iCloud file sharing to music editing apps

Apple has just updated both its consumer-friendly and pro-level music editing software to include more advanced file-sharing capabilities between the two apps, as well as support for the touch-sensitive Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro laptops. GarageBand 2.2. on iOS has a redesigned sound browser, includes “multi-take recording” (giving users the option of recording and switching between different takes), and has more advanced studio effects, […]

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