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Writing for 88gadget.info since 2006, Admin1 is currently executive editor for 88gadget.info and Android Community. Based in Michigan, he's responsible for 88gadget.info's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Watch Microsoft justify Surface Duo

Watch Microsoft justify Surface Duo

It's fair to say that Microsoft's newest hardware is proving divisive, with Surface Duo splitting opinion between those who think it's potentially the future of computing, and critics who say it's just too expensive. The dual-touchscreen clamshell will cost a heady $1,400 when it goes on sale in September, and now Microsoft has released its thirty minute briefing video on just why it thinks that's worth it.

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These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

These five 2021 Bronco concepts explain Ford’s strategy perfectly

Ford is cranking up the pressure on Wrangler and other SUVs, by doubling-down on the 2021 Bronco's bulging accessory portfolio. Official add-ons for the upcoming truck - along with the 2021 Bronco Sport that will launch later this year - were given equal billing in Ford's big Bronco announcement last month, and now it's showing just what can be done with that selection.

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Finally, some good Cadillac Lyriq news

Finally, some good Cadillac Lyriq news

It'd be easy to get disillusioned about the Cadillac Lyriq, its first all-electric car. After plenty of fanfare - and a few delays - we were finally treated to the sight of the luxury crossover last week, and a very handsome EV it is too. Unfortunately we also found out just when Cadillac actually expects to start building it, and there the news isn't so grand.

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2021 BMW 545e xDrive gives new 5 Series a flagship plug-in hybrid

2021 BMW 545e xDrive gives new 5 Series a flagship plug-in hybrid

BMW has detailed its flagship 5 Series hybrid, with the 2021 545e xDrive Sedan pairing an engine enthusiasts love with a jolt of electric assistance. Top of the five model plug-in hybrid range in the new 5 Series, the 545e xDrive uses its power pairing to deliver 600 Nm of torque, or 443 lb-ft in total.

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Intel Xe-HPG gives gamers a next-gen GPU alternative to AMD and NVIDIA

Intel Xe-HPG gives gamers a next-gen GPU alternative to AMD and NVIDIA

Intel has revealed a new GPU for gamers, with the new graphics chip promising to be the fourth variant of its next-generation Xe architecture. The Intel Xe-HPG will be a performance version of the Xe family, joining the chip-maker's version's for low-power systems, data centers, and creators, as it tries to take on graphics stalwarts AMD and NVIDIA.

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Surface Duo feels like a stopgap

Surface Duo feels like a stopgap

There's no denying that Microsoft's new Surface Duo has the wow-factor. A waif-like clamshell of soft-touch metal, that smoothly hinges open to reveal not one but two touchscreens - complete with Surface Pen support - it's hard not to look at it and think of a sci-fi movie prop. Yet Microsoft aims to put its futuristic gizmo on sale next month.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed gives 190mph SUV a W12 heart

2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed gives 190mph SUV a W12 heart

Bentley has officially revealed the 2021 Bentayga Speed, its most potent luxury SUV, with a 6.0-liter W12 engine capable of hitting 190 mph. Second in the refreshed Bentayga family, the new Speed model is no less lavish than the Bentayga V8, but it packs 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque under the hood.

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After two astonishing years, NASA’s TESS is onto the next exoplanet hunt

After two astonishing years, NASA’s TESS is onto the next exoplanet hunt

Just over two years after it first started hunting for new exoplanets, NASA's TESS has completed its primary mission - now, it's on to the next. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite only began snapping images of the galaxy back in August 2018, and now NASA has a huge database of high-resolution imaging of distant stars.

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Cadillac is about to discover if Super Cruise early-adopters like it enough to pay for it again [Updated]

Cadillac is about to discover if Super Cruise early-adopters like it enough to pay for it again [Updated]

The earliest adopters of Cadillac's Super Cruise look set to get some bad news they might not have expected, with the bundled subscription to the hands-free cruise control system soon coming to an end. While Cadillac made little mention of it when it first offered the Level 2 technology on the model year 2018 CT6 - first sold in 2017 - Super Cruise was actually designed to be a subscription-based system.

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Study warns these common COVID-19 face masks aren’t helping

Study warns these common COVID-19 face masks aren’t helping

A new study warns that one of the go-to types of face covering for those complying with mask-wearing rules may not, in fact, be sufficient to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infected droplets. Masks have become a contentious fact of life in recent months, as public health authorities increasingly mandate their wearing in an attempt to cut down on community spread of the coronavirus.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 Review – Elevated Excess

2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 Review – Elevated Excess

Some things take a little time to reach their very best. Wine, for example, or fine leather, or balsamic vinegar. Well, we can add the 2021 Bentley Bentayga to that list. It has fine leather too, in fact, but it's the automaker's finessing elsewhere in this refreshed version that elevates it so well.

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Lucid Motors Air sails past Tesla with huge EV range record

Lucid Motors Air sails past Tesla with huge EV range record

Electric car startup Lucid Motors is claiming the range crown for its Lucid Air, boasting third-party validation for the upcoming Tesla rival. Ahead of production kicking off, the Air will be capable of 517 miles of driving on a single charge, Lucid says, making it "the longest range electric vehicle to date."

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