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Chevrolet to build a Tesla-killer

By Jonathan M. Gitlin

Chevrolet announced yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show that the company has greenlit the production of the Bolt, its new electric vehicle (EV). The car was first shown to the world at last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI as a concept, but according to Alan Batey, president of GM North America, the response from the public has convinced the company to build the car.

Although details are still scarce, the Bolt will sell for around $30,000, and GM promises a range of 200 miles on a charge. The car will be built at GM’s Orion Assembly, located near Detroit. Boosting the car’s green credentials are the fact that the plant is powered by gas from two nearby landfills and a 350 kW solar array.

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The Bolt looks like a cross between the Volt and BMW’s i3.

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The Bolt will be a direct rival to Tesla’s future affordable EV, the Model 3, and it may indeed beat the as-yet unseen Tesla to market. It’s a relatively conventional looking car, less outrageously styled than BMW’s clever (but expensive and range-limited) i3, but with an equally interesting interior—assuming that the production car hews closely to the concept GM is showing off. Bolts should start appearing in showrooms in 2017. Here’s hoping they drive well.

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Gallery: Xiaomi wants you to want its $200 Mi Pad and $8 Mi Power Bank

By Cyrus Farivar

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The Mi Pad boasts a 7.9″ HD display, currently sells starting at RMB 1299 ($208).

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SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, Ars attended Xiaomi’s first-ever press event held in the United States.

While the startup’s sales have skyrocketed in China so far, its release in Google and Apple’s backyard is highly anticipated. Xiaomi executives announced that while the mi.com online store would be launching within a few months, there were no plans as of now to bring its tablets or phones across the Pacific.

Ars received a Mi Note review unit and will be reviewing it in the coming weeks.

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Larger, LTE-enabled next-gen Moto E pops up on Best Buy site for $100

By Andrew Cunningham

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This is almost certainly the new Moto E.

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The original Moto E wasn’t setting any benchmarking records, but like the more expensive Moto G, it was worth a look because it was a great value for the price. We’ve seen enough leaks of the next-generation Moto E to know that it’s coming, but a listing on Best Buy’s site yesterday (spotted by Android Police) gave us an especially close look at the device and its specs.

The body of the next Moto E keeps the spartan, only-the-basics design of its predecessor—there’s no LED flash on the back, and the port selection is limited to a headphone jack on top and a micro USB port on the bottom. Power and volume keys are still on the right side. The 4.5-inch display is slightly larger than the 4.3-inch one in the older Moto E, but the resolution is the same at 960×540. 244 PPI should still be sharp and detailed enough for most people shopping for budget phones, but it may be easier to pick out individual pixels than it was on the original Moto E.

The internal specs are promising, if still low end. The original Moto E included only 4GB of internal storage, of which only 2GB or so was free for use—the new Moto E expands this to 8GB. We don’t know if the new Moto E includes a microSD card slot, but it seems like a safe bet since the original Moto E and the new Moto G both include one. The phone still has 1GB of RAM, which should be sufficient for most uses.

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Nvidia Shield Second Generation Tablet Coming Soon, Integrates Powerful X1 CPU

By Radu Iorga

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The Nvidia Shield gaming tablet has been updated via OTA pretty fast, once new software was out, so the device was well kept. It’s now time to move on to a new device, a next generation of Shield, it appears.

Word’s out that the new Nvidia Shield gaming tablet will sport the Tegra X1 chipset, which is a serious upgrade from the K1 chip. The current Shield tablet has a 2.2 GHz quad core Tegra K1, which was one of the best CPUs of last year, judging by the benchmarks. The X1 takes it to the next level, with 8 cores, 64 bit architecture and a new Maxwell GPU.

The first tests show that the X1 is 40% more powerful than the K1, which is very impressive. Seeing how the first gen Shield had 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage and microSD card slot, plus 5 MP front and rear camera, we expect 3 or 4 GB of RAM here, 64 GB of storage and maybe 8 MP cameras. The screen should also improve from the 1200p one that the previous device had.

An upgraded to the wireless AC protocol is also being developed and LTE may be bundled from the start.

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CyanogenMod 12 Finally Reaches Nexus 9 Tablet

By James A.

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The Nexus 9 tablet didn’t exactly get welcomed into the tech world last year and reviews haven’t been kind to it. However, the device remains relatively appealing to some and the people who have it, can now access an extra level of software customization on it via CyanogenMod.

Yes, you read it right, CyanogenMod has finally reached the Nexus 9 slate. We’re talking about CyanogenMod 12 on the Nexus 9, that can be accessed from here, if you feel ready to flash your stock Android device. Since this is CM12, you’ll still be on Lollipop, but there will be more customization options available. The first official build is a nightly one, so it will be updated frequently.

 

In order to flash CM, you need an unlocked bootloader and custom recovery, which is easy to get on a Nexus. CyanogenMod 12 brings extras compared to its predecessors, like a new boot animation, a new setup process, a brand new homescreen and I should mention that the stock CM launcher in version 12 lacks customization options and support for gestures and icon packs.

You can still customize the Status Bar, clock style, AM/PM style, battery status style, brightness control, notification drawer and more.

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