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Man repairing phones.

We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

Faced with an uncertain financial future and ample free time, many people are opting to fix old electronics instead of spending money on new devices.

Aftermarket autonomy: This magic box gives your car self-parking abilities

Do you dream of never having to park your car again? STEER's aftermarket self-parking module adds autonomous driving to regular cars for a budget price.
Harman 5G

Your next car might double as an internet-connected doctor

Samsung-owned Harman is creating software that teaches a car to track its owner's health. Based on existing technology, it could monitor vitals like your pulse.
2020 Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept

Audi’s Q4 Sportback E-Tron will have customizable LED headlamps, 279-mile range

Audi unveiled a concept car named the Q4 Sportback E-Tron that previews a production crossover due out in 2021. It's electric and has about 279 miles of range.
A Waymo autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous ridesharing isn’t dead: How Waymo is adapting to the post-COVID era

Waymo paused its Waymo One service due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's ready to welcome back workers and riders, and it expects to keep growing in 2020.
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Los Angeles-based Czinger is 3D-printing a 1,232-hp hybrid hypercar

Los Angeles-based Czinger is relying on 3D-printing to manufacture a plug-in hybrid hypercar with 1,232 horsepower on tap. This technology saves time and money.
Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system

Automakers are turning your dashboard into a 24-hour digital mall

The popularity of in-car shopping is about to skyrocket. In the 2020s, you'll have dozens of dinner, parking, and customization options at your fingertips.
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Why charging speed is as important as range for owners of electric cars

Gauging an EV's usability requires factoring in parameters like its charging time and its charging capacity, not just looking at its maximum driving range.
Lucid Air electric car

Lucid Motors CEO gives us the details on the 400-mile Air electric car

Scheduled to start pre-production in late 2020, the Lucid Air electric car is aiming for 400 miles of real-world range. Here's how Lucid plans to achieve that.
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO The Real Race

Lamborghini is putting race cars in your living room. Hop in and drive one

Lamborghini teamed up with Assetto Corsa to launch a virtual one-make race series named The Real Race. Gamers can hop in the driver's seat starting on May 29.
2021 Volkswagen GTI

How Volkswagen is taking the Golf GTI into the digital age

Volkswagen told Digital Trends how it developed a Golf GTI for the 2020s. It's smarter and more connected, but it still looks and feels like a GTI -- on paper.
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BMW and Harman want to bring 5G to your car. It’s harder than you’d think

Harman is helping BMW make in-car 5G a reality, and other carmakers are also investing in the technology. Getting there is more difficult than it might sound.

This is what professional drivers are using to race remotely during lockdown

iRacing has become big business in the wake of the coronavirus, and some big-name racers have jumped on board. We take a peek at a pro-level virtual racing rig.
2020 porsche taycan photos and specs

Will cheap gas and coronavirus kill electric cars?

Coronavirus-related economic uncertainty and lockdowns will slow the electric car segment's shift towards the mainstream, according to analysts and carmakers.
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Not driving your car as much during lockdown? Follow these tips

Cars are designed to be driven, but there's no need to panic if you can't drive yours on a regular basis due to a lockdown. Here's how to keep it in good shape.
BMW autonomous 7 series

Why driverless cars are ugly, and how BMW plans to change that

BMW's design boss Domagoj Dukec highlighted the challenges of designing an autonomous car. Integrating the numerous sensors is far more difficult than it looks.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Ultrafast toothbrushes and a laptop/phone hybrid

Every week, Digital Trends combs through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to round up all the best gadgets, gizmos, and gear currently in preproduction. If you're looking for innovative ideas, keep an eye on this column. This week's offerings include a Backyard biodigester.
Lightyear one solar car in Red Rock Canyon

Inside the light-speed race to build a solar-powered commuter car

Despite the fact that electric vehicles have just barely begun to catch on, entrepreneurs are already looking ahead to the next big thing: solar powered cars.
Tesla Model 3

This company transforms Tesla’s Model 3 into a supercar-slaying track monster

Unplugged Performance, a Tesla tuner since 2013, built a Model 3 that keeps up with a McLaren F1 on Japan's Tsukuba track. Here's what went into the build.
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How Google Maps put turn-by-turn navigation in your pocket

In the history of Google Maps, one moment changed history in a dramatic way, causing established entities to rethink and adapt to new changes brought forth by one specific feature.
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An electric Hummer means ‘watt guzzlers’ are here. That’s a good thing

The all-electric GMC Hummer will kick off the era of 'watt guzzlers' that have electric powertrains but don't focus on efficiency. They won't please environmentalists, but they remain a good alternative to cars powered by fossil fuels.
GMC Hummer EV teaser

Why resurrecting the Hummer name for an electric pickup makes sense

The 2021 Hummer EV will capitalize on its predecessor without needing additional models to bolster it. GM hopes to enter the burgeoning electric pickup segment.
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Fisker vs. Canoo: Are subscriptions the future of electric cars?

Canoo and Fisker want to offer electric cars through subscription services. Subscriptions are intended to be more convenient than buying or leasing, and the cars are designed to stand out from the crowd. Here's everything you need to know about Canoo, Fisker, and their upcoming electric cars.

Audi is leveraging technology to turn your car into a third living space

"We cannot continue looking at the car as a closed ecosystem," stressed Audi's sales and marketing boss. She adds that the firm is open to starting partnerships in a bid to bring more technology and entertainment into the car, like VR gaming and video streaming. A.I. is on her radar, too.
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Here’s what Bosch hopes to learn from deploying autonomous cars in San Jose

While software-based simulations are more accurate than ever, Bosch's Kay Stepper argues there's no replacement for real-world testing. The company is running a fleet of autonomous taxis in San Jose, California, as it prepares to deploy the technology globally. Challenges persist, however.
Qualcomm's self-driving Lincoln MKZ at CES 2020

Qualcomm’s self-driving car made me never want to touch a steering wheel again

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm announced a new platform for self-driving cars, called Snapdragon Ride. And to showcase all of its powers, Qualcomm gave me a ride in a Lincoln MKZ that had been tricked out with all the sensors, radar, and chips necessary to use the new platform.

Where are they now? A look back at our past Top Tech of CES winners

For years, the tech sages of Digital Trends has been crowning the most impressive products at CES. How well have our picks held up? With CES 2020 on the horizon, it feels like a good time to look back at our favorite tech from years past, and ponder just how important they really proved to be.
2020 BMW M8 Competition Wheel

The BMW Group has some stunners in its 2020 lineup, and we drove them all

We got behind the wheel of BMW Group’s latest hardware at their Spartanburg, South Carolina test facility an put their 2020 wares to the test. The biggest standouts were the M8, an Alpina, the Mini JCW Clubman, and a very dark Rolls Royce. Here's our complete rundown.
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It’s easy to forget, but even an average car is now packed with advanced tech

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat shows just how far automotive tech has come. The Passat doesn't push the boundaries of tech, but it still feels like a spaceship compared to its 1970s ancestor. Digital Trends drove a 2020 Passat back to back with a 1977 Volkswagen Dasher to highlight the evolution.
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Behind the horsepower: Papadakis shares the secrets of his 1000hp Supra

Porsche Taycan 4S

Hands on with the Taycan 4S

The Taycan Turbo has been slowly trickling into Europe and America, but they are still exceedingly rare. The 4S model that was just announced is rarer still, as it is not even released yet. We got our first chance to look the model over, inside and out, and record our first impressions.
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Inside the Bollinger electric trucks coming to offroad parks near you

We’ve previously taken a look at the Bollinger trucks, but now we’ve gotten our greasy little auto-journalist hands over both the prototypes, poked and prodded, and generally did our level best to break things on these Tonka trucks.
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The Honda CR-V Hybrid is more important than you think

The Honda CR-V has been a hit. Now, Honda is releasing the first ever hybrid version of the CR-V. It might seem like a boring and simply product extension, but this is massively important both for Honda and the car world in general.
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla's Cybertruck

Six theories on why the Cybertruck’s bulletproof glass cracked so easily

Elon Musk smashing two of the windows of Tesla's divisive pickup, the Cybertruck, was the most commented-upon moment of the futuristic vehicle's unveiling. But why did the armor glass windows let him down? Here are several theories which might explain the breaks heard around the world.