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Writing for 88gadget.info since 2006, Admin1 is executive editor and is responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the site. With a remit that covers everything from consumer technology to automotive, through autonomous vehicles, the smart home, and cutting-edge science, Chris' primary focus is sharing the news that matters and bringing a distinctive, independent, and trustworthy voice to testing and reviews. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Apple car 000 picks up former BMW and Canoo EV expert

Apple car 000 picks up former BMW and Canoo EV expert

Apple has quietly hired a former BMW EV exec to the Apple car project, with Ulrich Kranz joining a growing roster of electric vehicle talent as the Cupertino company gets more serious about transportation. Kranz is no stranger to Apple, or to electrification, having also co-founded EV startup Canoo and, before that, spent a brief stint at Faraday Future.

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2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review: Blunt Honesty

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review: Blunt Honesty

Everything about the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is ridiculous. The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 good for 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque is ridiculous, as is a supercar-shaming 3.6 second 0-60 mph. Driving this SRT madness - in, you'll note, ridiculous "Hellraisin" purple - requires a suspension of not only disbelief but any scraps of self-consciousness you might have left.

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Tesla’s Model S Plaid livestream gives Elon Musk a chance to reshape the EV narrative

Tesla’s Model S Plaid livestream gives Elon Musk a chance to reshape the EV narrative

Tesla's most powerful car in production makes its big debut this evening, with the Model S Plaid getting a coming out party at the automaker's California factory. While you needed to have put down six-figures in order to be among the first to own the achingly-fast all-electric sedan, Tesla will be streaming the delivery event tonight for those feeling left out.

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Dark Sky app put on notice as Apple readies iOS 15’s big weather upgrade

Dark Sky app put on notice as Apple readies iOS 15’s big weather upgrade

Apple has delayed the shut-down of popular weather service Dark Sky, though both the iPhone app and the API used by third-party developers are still on borrowed time. The Cupertino firm acquired Dark Sky back in March 2020, and the bad news came thick and fast after that.

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This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

Geely has revealed its latest concept car, and while Vision Starburst may be enough to make a Cadillac designer do a double-take, there's no arguing with the fact that it's a mighty handsome sedan. Intended to illustrate the Chinese automaker's "Expanding Cosmos" design philosophy, Vision Starburst combines sharp creases with some eye-catching LED strips.

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GameStop SEC investigation outed as new meme stock CLOV takes focus

GameStop SEC investigation outed as new meme stock CLOV takes focus

GameStop has revealed that the US SEC is investigating its highly volatile stock, confirming that the retailer received an official request for documents related to the wild rise and fall of $GME this year. The shares have been a key element of the so-called "meme stock" surge in 2021, where small investors - often led in packs by Reddit groups - target otherwise nondescript stock and attempt to squeeze short holders in the process.

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ESA and NASA 000 on a third exciting Venus probe: Here’s why

ESA and NASA 000 on a third exciting Venus probe: Here’s why

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are collaborating on a new Venus probe, with EnVision headed to our distant Solar System neighbor as part of a trio of spacecraft set to unlock unprecedented insights. The ESA announced EnVision had been given the green-light today, with the new Venus orbiter to carry NASA's Synthetic Aperture Radar.

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Ford teases new EV roadmap as F-150 Lightning hits 100k reservations

Ford teases new EV roadmap as F-150 Lightning hits 100k reservations

Ford has seen over 100,000 reservations of its F-150 Lightning, its all-electric pickup, as the automaker looks ahead to what might come next in its big EV strategy. Announced last month, the 2022 F-150 Lightning takes what's Ford's best-selling model and reworks it with a dual-motor electric drivetrain, promising up to an estimated 300 miles of range.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G official – and it’s a return to affordable form

OnePlus Nord CE 5G official – and it’s a return to affordable form

The OnePlus Nord family has gained a new midrange option, with the affordable Nord CE promising attainable performance along with the return of some much-loved features. While it may closely stick to the current OnePlus design language, the Nord CE restores the 3.5mm headphone jack that has been progressively disappearing from most modern smartphones.

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Airstream Interstate 24X is the 4×4 king of off-grid campers

Airstream Interstate 24X is the 4×4 king of off-grid campers

Airstream has revealed its latest motorhome, and while you may think of sleek "silver bullet" designs when you hear the name, the 2022 Interstate 24X is an altogether more rugged option for those looking to set up camp off the beaten track. Joining the company's Class B range, it's based on a Mercedes-Benz chassis but completely reimagined to take up to six people out into the wild.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming gets a Series X upgrade as new features revealed

Xbox Cloud Gaming gets a Series X upgrade as new features revealed

Microsoft's cloud gaming system is about to get a lot faster, with Xbox Cloud getting upgraded around the world with Xbox Series X consoles. The refresh comes ahead of cloud gaming support being baked directly into the Xbox app on PC, Microsoft says, and will also power a number of other features.

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2022 Jaguar I-PACE gives stylish EV a more aggressive price

2022 Jaguar I-PACE gives stylish EV a more aggressive price

Jaguar has updated its all-electric SUV, with the 2022 I-PACE packing a renewed infotainment system and trimming down the options. For the new model year, the I-PACE gets an even more aggressive focus than Jaguar's XF and F-PACE, with only the 2022 I-PACE HSE making the grade.

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