BMW and Volkswagen blanket busy US highways with EV chargers

Nearly 100 public electric vehicle charging stations have been installed along major coastal highways in the US, as part of an initiative from BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint, a California-based EV infrastructure company. In a press release published Tuesday, the companies said that a total of 95 direct current (DC) charging …

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First Click: What happens when we never take out our earphones?

This isn’t an outlandish idea. The growing mainstream appeal of Bluetooth headphones is really just a stepping-stone to a future of “ear computers” — devices that deliver more than just music to users. We’re seeing the early flowerings of this at the moment, with products like the Bragi Dash (which …

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iPhone 7 Review

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are deeply unusual devices. They are full of aggressive breaks from convention while wrapped in cases that look almost exactly like their two direct predecessors. Even that continuity of design is a break from convention; after almost a decade of Apple’s steady two-year iPhone …

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Sony’s biggest ever PlayStation 4 update is out now

Sony’s biggest PlayStation 4 software update yet is now available, refreshing the console’s interface, adding folders, tweaking its menu screens, and enabling HDR output. The version 4.00 update — codenamed Shingen — prepares the way for Sony’s two new versions of its PS4: a slimmer model coming this week, and the PS4 Pro, …

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Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia, and Health-Wise It’s No Big Deal

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. At least that’s what her doctor says, after she looked unsteady on her feet at a 9/11 ceremony on Sunday. Now, political spectators are calling for Clinton to release more detailed medical records, and many people—yes, those many people—are speculating about how she’s doing. Everyone: She’s …

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Twitter's new, longer tweets are coming September 19th

Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, The Verge can independently confirm. Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform’s 140-character limit. Media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and quoted tweets will …

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Chevy Bolt will have 238 miles of range, EPA says

The upcoming all-electric Chevy Bolt, perhaps the most important car GM has ever released, will sport an electric range of 238 miles according to estimates by the EPA. Chevy had previously said only that the car would have a range in excess of 200 miles. This will make the car …

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