Subaru XV Hybrid goes to STI handling school

It can be easy to forget the first letter in SUV stands for sports when tall city crossovers are hampered by their high center of gravity, making them less agile and exciting than regular hatchbacks. Seemingly unconcerned by the basic principles of physics, Subaru’s STI division has created the XV Hybrid tS, in attempt to turn an uninspiring, slow crossover into a slightly more inspiring, slow crossover…
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Gizmag is now New Atlas: Why we've changed our name

For almost 15 years we’ve worked hard to keep you up to date with the rise of technology and its impact on our daily lives. That has lead us into new frontiers, and now, a new name…
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No parachute, no problem: Maniacal skydiver nets world-record freefall

With no chute, no wingsuit and a big net awaiting somewhere far below, lifelong skydiver and certified madman Luke Aikens tumbled out of the airplane to begin his 25,000-ft freefall. Two minutes later he would embrace his family as the first skydiver to pull off such a feat, but the daring world record attempt wasn’t without some last-minute complications…
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Desalination plant would go deep to protect marine life

A desalination project proposed for California’s central coast would draw water from one of the world’s deepest submarine canyons, making it potentially less harmful to ocean life. The Deep Water Desal facility would require substantially less energy to operate than typical desalination plants, use renewable energy sources, and provide cooling for a data center that would be built in tandem. It’s projected to produce 25,000 acre-feet (30 million cubic meters) of freshwater per year, serving 50,000 homes…
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Updated: The best Dyson offers and deals in August 2016

Dyson has built itself up to be a leader in the vacuum cleaner market. Its innovative designs have set benchmark after benchmark and its popularity as a manufacture has extended way beyond vacuum cleaners – keep an eye out for the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer coming soon.With innovative design and top quality comes premium pricing, but that’s where we come in. On this page we’re listing all of the cheapest deals and offers on Dyson ‘hoovers’ including uprights, cylinders and cordless models.We’ll update the page regularly to include official Dyson sales, discount codes, retailer offers and hoover sale highlights. So, here they are, the best Dyson offers and deals.Dyson Small Ball offers and dealsLooking for something lightweight but not bothered about going cordless yet? The Dyson Small Ball is the lightest of the regular upright vacuum cleaners in Dyson’s range at 5.5Kg and has a collapsible handle allowing you to store it in smaller spaces than most uprights. The Small Ball is also available in an ‘Animal’ variant that comes with a turbine tool for getting stubborn pet hair off the furniture.Loading cheap Dyson deals…Dyson DC40 offers and dealsIf you need something with a little extra storage and suction power, we’d recommend taking a look at the Dyson DC40 range with a larger storage bin to hold more household dirt, cereal, lego et al. The DC40 is also available in a ‘Animal’ variant that comes with a turbine tool for getting pet hair off the furniture.Loading cheap Dyson deals…Dyson Cinetic Big Ball DC75 offers and dealsSo you’re after the beast huh? The 120AW suction power rating should pick up anything you and the kids can throw on the carpet. Hell, those carpet tacks better look out! With a 2.18 litre storage bin you’ll be hoovering for ages before needing to empty it out and the 15m reach should let you get around most of the house without having to swap plugs.Loading Dyson offers…Dyson V8 Animal offers and dealsThe V8 is Dyson’s flagship cordless rechargeable vacuum cleaner. The super lightweight design means you can easily reach high areas and the detachable section transforms it into a handheld, for super simple stair cleaning.See the best PRODUCT NAME dealsDyson V8 Absolute offers and dealsThis is the ultimate version of Dyson’s newest cordless rechargeable vacuum cleaner. The super lightweight design means you can easily reach high areas and the detachable section transforms it into a handheld, for super simple stair cleaning. The Absolute model comes with a soft roller head in addition to the regular one. The soft version is particularly adept at picking up on hard surfaces.See the best PRODUCT NAME dealsDyson DC39 offers and dealsThe Dyson DC39 cylinder vacuum cleaner offers superior steering abilities over regular drag along hoovers meaning it’s less likely to bash the furniture and tip over. The Animal variant includes a turbine tool for getting pet hair off the sofa and you can switch the main turbine head’s modes for different floor types via a switch on the handle eliminating the need to bend down.See the best PRODUCT NAME deals
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Updated: The best Chromecast deals in August 2016

The Google Chromecast is one of the most useful and innovative gadgets of the last few years. And if you’re looking to pick one up for the cheapest possible price, you’ve come to the right place!The Chromecast is not only super functional, useful and easy to use but it’s also dazzlingly cheap – what’s not to like?If you’re unsure what Chromecast is, it’s a wifi-connected HDMI dongle that you plug directly into your TV. From there you can use your smartphone or tablet to ‘throw’ video at your TV over wifi, whether it be Netflix movies, live football matches from the major broadcasters or simply just a funny YouTube video sent to you by ‘that’ friend who always sends you ‘funny’ YouTube videos.Chromecast used to be a family of three, but the original USB stick version version has now been phased out. On this page we’ll find you the best prices for the Chromecast 2 (or just Chromecast now) and Chromecast Audio and explain how they differ.What is a good Chromecast deal?This one’s easy. The standard price for a Chromecast 2 is $35 in the USA and £30 in the UK. You should never, ever pay more than that because you can always find one for that price.However, at certain times of the year, prices tumble. On Black Friday last year, for example, we saw Chromecasts going for under $20 in the US, while the UK’s best price was £18 throughout November. That’s a hefty discount on an already super cheap, amazing gadget.Honestly, we would be more than happy to pay the regular $35/£30 asking price for Chromecast because it’s such great value. But equally, you should always make sure you’re getting the best price!Chromecast 2 dealsThe Chromecast 2, or ‘new Chromecast’ as it’s also known, is very similar to the 2013 Chromecast. Sure, it looks a little different. And it’s got slightly faster network performance and a few other tweaks such as coming with a dangly cable instead of as a rigid stick. But essentially the same product in a different shape – that’s why the prices were basically the same. If you can find one for the same price, get this new one.Chromecast 2 deals are loading…Chromecast Audio dealsWhile it doesn’t offer true multi-room streaming at the moment (fingers crossed that comes soon), this easy-to-use and affordable device modernizes any trusty set of wired speakers you already own with wireless capabilities. In doing so, it also opens them up to features that will grow and get even better over time. Got an old set of speakers or an ancient iPod dock? Turn it into a wireless speaker with Chromecast Audio!Chromecast audio deals are loading…
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BlackBerry’s security-focused Android identity crisis

 Consider BlackBerry. Think about the company, its products, its most iconic features. What comes to mind? Business apps? A QWERTY keyboard? BBM? The once-mighty Canadian smartphone maker is banking on one word standing above all the rest: security. You see, BBM is no longer solely the realm of BlackBerry devices, and the keyboard hasn’t been ubiquitous since the company belatedly… Read More


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