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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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Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected's first technical alpha wrapped up earlier this week, giving us a brief glimpse at the game Diablo fans have been requesting for years. This is the first of at least two Diablo II Resurrected tests Blizzard plans to hold, and this one was fairly limited in scope - not only did we just have the weekend to check out the game, but we were limited to three of the game's seven classes and just two of its Acts.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Review: Spark Joy

2021 Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Review: Spark Joy

It's easy to get addicted to excess, especially when it comes to buying a new car. Bigger engines, bigger trucks, bigger power figures, and the inevitably bigger price tag to go along with it. Sliding sneakily in-between all that is the 2021 Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC, a comparative minnow in size, horsepower, and - in AMG terms, at least - price, but which lands even more of a punch because of it.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS First Look: Electric luxury to take seriously

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS First Look: Electric luxury to take seriously

Whenever Mercedes-Benz unleashes a new S-Class, the entire automotive industry watches in anticipation. With the impending debut of its 2022 EQS all-electric luxury sedan, meanwhile, the stakes are even higher. All eyes are on the three-pointed star to see if its newest EV can truly redefine the standards of luxury and performance in electric vehicles, and there's plenty at stake either way.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

Brand identity is a tricky thing to get right. If the second-generation Ridgeline had a problem, it was that it was just too similar, from the front at least, to Honda's Pilot. That's not a bad looking SUV, no, but if you weren't confusing the Ridgeline for its (mechanically similar) sibling, you were probably questioning its softer aesthetics compared to most rival pickups.

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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron revealed: More affordable EVs

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron revealed: More affordable EVs

Audi has unveiled what will be its most affordable all-electric models, with the 2022 Q4 e-tron and 2022 Q4 Sportback e-tron promising a sub-$45k starting price and around 250 miles of range. Rather than chasing jaw-dropping performance, Audi has opted to take on the heartland of compact crossovers instead, making its pitch interior space, technology, and attainable refinement.

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TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept mixes folding, rolling OLED with good reason

TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept mixes folding, rolling OLED with good reason

TCL plans to launch a commercial flexible smartphone this year, but until then it's unveiled an even more unusual concept, with the TCL Fold 'n' Roll combining both folding and rolling mechanisms. Tapping the company's own CSOT flexible OLED panel business and its homegrown hinge design, the Fold 'n' Roll does basically just what the name suggests: morphs from a regular smartphone form-factor to a 10-inch tablet.

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The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens like no other phone

The Sony Xperia 1 III has a telephoto lens like no other phone

Sony has revealed its latest Android flagship smartphone, and the Sony Xperia 1 III 5G continues the company's push to make photography its biggest selling point. Tapping features previously only offered on Sony Alpha cameras, along with a 6.5-inch 120Hz 4K OLED 21:9 display, the Xperia 1 III also introduces the world's first variable optical telephoto lens.

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Apple event on April 20 confirmed: New iPad Pro expected

Apple event on April 20 confirmed: New iPad Pro expected

Apple will hold a special event on Tuesday, April 20, and we're expecting iPad Pro models to be on the agenda. The 2021 iPad Pro is widely expected to adopt 5G connectivity for the first time in Apple's tablets, after the company introduced it in iPhone late last year. The event - with the tagline "Spring Loaded" - could also bring with it AirTags, Apple's long-rumored trackers.

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Surface Laptop 4 adds power to stylish 13.5″ and 15″ Windows PCs

Surface Laptop 4 adds power to stylish 13.5″ and 15″ Windows PCs

Microsoft teased us with new Surface news, and now we know just what that is: the new Surface Laptop 4, delivering a choice of two screen sizes and both AMD and Intel processors. Successor to last year's Surface Laptop 3, the new notebook sticks with the styling - including four different finishes of metal and Alcantara - but drops in 11th Gen Intel Core or exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processors based on Zen 2 architecture.

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