Pittsburgh-based rail company Wabtec has unveiled the first battery-electric freight train. Dubbed the FLXdrive, this locomotive is a strong first step toward sustainability in railway shipping, an industry that’s responsible for about a quarter of all U.S. transportation emissions. Unfortunately, it’s still just a first step in a very long process.
Chevy Bolt owners are getting some potentially good news today. First, GM confirmed that replacement batteries are back in production and could be available for Chevy Bolt EV owners in October rather than late November. Then, it announced that new diagnostic software would arrive within 60 days.
If you’ve been looking to add Qi wireless charging to your desk, table, or shelf, IKEA’s new $40 wireless charging pad is the perfect solution. You can mount IKEA’s Sjömärke wireless charging pad yourself, anywhere you want, and it’ll charge through wood and plastic, hidden on the underside of your furniture.
A new NVIDIA driver adds DLSS support to 28 new games, plus official certification for Windows 11. The AI-powered upscaling software increases game resolution without wasting processing power, allowing PCs to run games at 4K without sacrificing FPS, draw distance, or other in-game quality settings.
Until just recently, foldable phones seemed like a futuristic device out of reach for most buyers. Now, Samsung’s on its third Galaxy Fold Z, a more affordable folding phone for the mainstream crowd. And while we’ve heard rumors of a Google Pixel Fold for over a year, new reports suggest Google might finally be ready to steal Samsung’s thunder.
OnePlus follows all of its phone releases with upgraded T-Series devices, such as the OnePlus 7T and 8T. But fans waiting to buy a OnePlus 9T are out of luck. The company is revising its sales strategy as it merges with sister brand Oppo, and as a result, the OnePlus 9T is officially canceled.
Roku is replacing its popular Streaming Stick+ with a new product, the Streaming Stick 4K. At $50, it offers a ton of new features and improvements, such as a 30% faster startup time. The company has also announced a new Streaming Stick 4K+ player, a TCL Roku wireless soundbar, and the Roku OS 10.5 update.
Even if you’ve never heard of an electronic instrument called the Stylophone, you’ve probably heard a song or two that uses it. Think David Bowie’s iconic 1969 song Space Oddity. Now, you can own a Bowie-edition version of the cool synthesizer.
After launching the HTC Vive Pro 2 headset earlier this year, VR newcomers can finally pre-order the full HTC Vive Pro 2 kit with wireless controllers and motion-tracking base stations. The kit costs $1,400 and orders ship mid-October.
Anker teased a Nebula 4K streaming dongle back in May, and now it’s finally here (albeit with little fanfare on Anker’s part). It gives you yet another option for streaming content and, while it’s a bit on the pricey side at $89.99, its included remote control might make it worthwhile.