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Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 electric crossover will be Motional’s robotaxi

Motional has selected the Hyundai Ioniq 5 for its forthcoming autonomous ride-hailing service. Motional, which is a joint venture between Aptiv and Hyundai, said the Ioniq 5 was chosen because it represents a “convergence of mobility’s two most transformative technologies — electrification and autonomy.” Motional hasn’t said how many vehicles it would acquire, nor where […]

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Xiaomi announces the Mi Mix Fold, its first folding phone

Xiaomi has resurrected its Mi Mix series with the Mi Mix Fold, the company’s first commercial folding phone. Unlike previous outlandish Mix devices and concepts from the company, the Mi Mix Fold is a pretty conventional folding phone that uses a big-screen-on-the-inside / small-screen-on-the-outside design similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold series and Huawei’s new […]

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Xiaomi’s new logo is almost unrecognizable

No one in the world does corporate pomposity quite like tech firms, and Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi is no exception. The company announced its new foldable Mi Mix Fold today, but it also revealed a new logo, spending more than 20 minutes describing the process in which it turned its old square design into… a […]

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Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor

Spotify has invested heavily in prerecorded podcast content, and now, the company is looking to host live audio conversations. The platform announced today that it’s acquiring Betty Labs, the company behind the live sports audio app Locker Room. Spotify didn’t disclose how much it spent on the purchase. As a result of the acquisition, Locker […]

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Entercom rebrands to Audacy, plans to launch exclusive podcasts on its own app

Entercom, a company mostly associated with its hundreds of US radio stations, is losing its old name in an effort to signify its broader interest and investments in audio — specifically, podcasts. Today, Entercom becomes Audacy. The company, which owns podcast networks Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studios, as well as ad network Podcorn, is looking […]

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Codename: Urban Legends is a taste of what Niantic thinks 5G could do for AR gaming

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has unveiled Codename: Urban Legends, which it describes as “a multiplayer demo experience that offers a glimpse into the future of AR and 5G networks.” The game revolves around casting magic spells to kill monsters and rescue allies. It’s similar to Niantic’s previously released games, but the trailer includes a unique […]

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Microsoft Is Back With Another Ad Mocking Apple, Compares Surface Pro Laptop to MacBook

Since Apple launched its Apple M1-powered MacBooks last year, brands like Microsoft and Intel have been mocking the company and asking customers to ‘go PC.’ In a new advert, Microsoft is again promoting its 2-in-1 range of Surface devices in comparison to the Apple MacBook. The ad mocks MacBook’s no-touch support and unibody design. As […]