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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.

2021 Cadillac CT5 Review: Personality Matters

2021 Cadillac CT5 Review: Personality Matters

For all the luxury sedan segment may be dwarfed by sales of lavish SUVs, that hasn't made the category any less competitive. On the one side, the German mainstays bring reputation and refinement to the party; on the other, comparative upstarts like Genesis, Lexus, and Acura claw back attention with imaginative risk-taking. What to make, then, of the 2021 Cadillac CT5 somewhere in the middle?

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Lincoln Zephyr Reflection is the bold car design we’ve been waiting for

Lincoln Zephyr Reflection is the bold car design we’ve been waiting for

Lincoln has revealed its latest concept car, and the Zephyr Reflection is a striking reminder that "American Luxury" can be darn handsome too. Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021, the shapely sedan is focused entirely on Chinese tastes, Lincoln says, and pushes beyond some of the more monolithic cues of the automaker's current line-up.

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Fitbit Luxe puts stress and fitness tracking in a more stylish band

Fitbit Luxe puts stress and fitness tracking in a more stylish band

Fitbit has a new health-tracking wearable aiming for your wrist, with Fitbit Luxe promising a little more style than most activity trackers. Described as the company's "most elevated tracker," Luxe takes its inspiration from jewelry more than the tech world, with a smooth stainless steel case and interchangeable bands and straps.

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Apple allows Parler back into App Store after new moderation promises

Apple allows Parler back into App Store after new moderation promises

Apple plans to allow Parler back into the App Store, having expunged the Twitter-rivaling social network in January over accusations it was used by January 6 US Capitol insurrectionists to plan violent acts. Apple and Google opted to remove the app from their respective download stores, while Amazon Web Services ousted Parler from its servers.

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Amazon taps ULA to launch its Project Kuiper Starlink-rivaling satellites

Amazon taps ULA to launch its Project Kuiper Starlink-rivaling satellites

Amazon will use United Launch Alliance to deploy the first satellites in its Starlink-rivaling constellation, with nine missions planned as it embarks on its planet-spanning internet provider. ULA will use nine Atlas V launch vehicles for Project Kuiper, it's been confirmed today, as Amazon plays catch-up to SpaceX's already-operational service.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV gets 3 rows and a US release

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV gets 3 rows and a US release

Mercedes-Benz's electric SUV range is gaining a new family member, and the 2022 EQB could end up being the most practical so far. While it may not be quite as eye-catching - or, for that matter, as luxurious - as the lavish EQS announced last week, the EQB will have space for up to seven and a decent amount of their luggage, too.

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Genesis Electrified G80 is more than just a luxury EV sedan

Genesis Electrified G80 is more than just a luxury EV sedan

Genesis promised us an all-electric model, and now we get to see just what that is, with the Electrified G80 giving the luxury automaker its first pure EV. Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021 today, it takes the well-received G80 sedan and gives it an all-wheel drive electric makeover.

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Ford EVOS electric crossover has a dashboard to put the Mustang Mach-E to shame

Ford EVOS electric crossover has a dashboard to put the Mustang Mach-E to shame

The Mustang Mach-E may not long have started arriving on dealership forecourts, but Ford has already revealed a new all-electric crossover, the Ford EVOS. Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021 today, the strikingly-designed EVOS will live alongside the electric Mustang in China, but sadly won't be spreading elsewhere such as the US.

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Watch NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter ace its historic first flight

Watch NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter ace its historic first flight

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter successfully took off from the surface of the red planet, hovered, and then landed safely again today, the first example of powered, controlled flight on another planet. The historic experiment is the culmination of a wild ride for Ingenuity, tucked against the belly of the Mars Perseverance rover until it was carefully lowered to the planet's surface earlier this month.

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Audi A6 e-tron Concept barely hides its all-electric production future

Audi A6 e-tron Concept barely hides its all-electric production future

Audi has revealed its latest vision of electrification, the Audi A6 e-tron Concept, and once again we're seeing a very thinly-veiled tease of an important production model in the not-too-distant future. Debuting at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show today, the A6 e-tron borrows a name and a footprint from a mainstay of Audi's traditional line-up, but the rest is thoroughly modern.

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For exclusivity, forget supercars: think Volvo

For exclusivity, forget supercars: think Volvo

Rarity is enticing, but hit the road in some parts of the US in your brand new supercar and it's unexpectedly easy to feel like you're just part of the crowd. In LA or New York it's not strange to find an exotic on every corner, and if you thought your six-figure special was going to impress the car cognoscenti you'll be sorely disappointed. For true exclusivity you need something nobody else is really buying, and for that you may need to look to Sweden.

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NASA picks SpaceX Starship for Artemis 2024 Moon lander

NASA picks SpaceX Starship for Artemis 2024 Moon lander

NASA has announced SpaceX will build the Artemis Lunar Lander, the craft which will return American astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The Artemis mission is scheduled to launch in 2024, and the Human Landing System will be instrumental in NASA's plan to not only build a sustainable presence on the Moon but pave the way to crewed missions to Mars and other deep space exploration.

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