Only the Purest of EVs Should be Allowed on Fast Public Chargers, Say Auto Experts

An EV network enthusiast has put out the idea that hybrid vehicles should be barred from using the public electric car charging network, as the halfway house cars often charge at vastly slower rates than their pure EV rivals and, oh yes, they have entire extra engines in them too so perhaps their need for a top-up isn't as great. Read More >>

Lenovo’s Slickest 2-in-1 Ditches Its Famous Hinge For Two Hidden Tricks

For the past three years, Lenovo’s flaghip 900-series Yoga 2-in-1s have been some of the best convertibles on the market. They were sleek, powerful, and had way more flexibility than a boring old clamshell, with essentially zero downsides. Thanks to their sophisticated watch-band hinges, Lenovo’s high-end convertibles also had a real sense of style and personality. Read More >>

How Two Big Things Stopped the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 From Winning Me Over

After checking it out briefly when it first announced, I was prepared to hate the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. Sporting outdated specs similar to last year’s Galaxy Note 8 (except with 2GB less of RAM and worse cameras), no fingerprint reader, and a price tag of £600 (and that’s not including its keyboard dock), the Tab S4's underlying components just didn’t make sense. And for all that, what was Samsung offering in return? A slightly larger screen with slightly smaller bezels and Samsung’s Dex software instead of Chrome OS? Read More >>

Samsung’s Batteries Are Damn Good

I just posted a big laptop-tablet hybrids roundup, one of which included the Galaxy TabPro S (top right corner). When we originally reviewed the TabPro, we gave kudos for its long-lasting battery. But when we actually pitted it against the competition, the difference was staggering. Read More >>

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The Prius of Planes Could One Day Replace Helicopters and Jump Jets

Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA's Langley Research Center believe that it's developed a flight system that can do both tasks equally well. The secret: hybrid power. Read More >>

Airbus’ Electric Airplane Prototype is Eerily Silent in Flight

Airbus just showed its battery-powered E-Fan 2.0 electric airplane to the public for the first time, at the Farnborough International Airshow. Standing still, it looks like a normal if slightly odd-shaped tiny plane. In the air, though, it seems decidedly abnormal. Where's the noise? Read More >>

Volvo’s Concept C Coupe Wants to Put a Thrill Back into Volvo Ownership

The new Concept C Coupe is a powerful two-litre petrol and electric hybrid Volvo that wants to get people emotional about the company's output again, rather than another car built to be happiest ferrying pensioners to Tesco at a solid 45mph. Read More >>

BMW Is Going to Use Gorilla Glass in the BMW i8

After leaving most car enthusiasts wondering what's next when it introduced the all electric BMW i3, BMW released some details about the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8. At a test track showing off the stunning sports car, BMW revealed that the i8 will be the first car to use Gorilla Glass for its windows. Read More >>

HTC Has a Six-Incher to Slap Around Samsung’s Face

Rumours suggest HTC is about to join Samsung, ZTE, Huawei and other mobile makers in launching what we must sadly refer to as a "phablet," with a device allegedly known under the development name T6 set to offer us a phone with six inches of screen size. Read More >>

Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Too Much Future?

The Microsoft Surface was the biggest new tech of 2012. Its first iteration — Surface RT, a confusingly named and marketed tablet-with-a-keyboard — bombed. Pretty hard. So why believe in the full-powered Surface Pro? Simple. It's a braver and more divergent take on the laptop-tablet convergence than anyone else has risked so far. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Yoga Ultrabook-Tablet Hybrid Will Also Come in 11-Inch Form

Lenovo's Yoga was the first of the Windows 8 hybrids to turn up this year. And when it's finally out later this month, it'll have a little brother. The Yoga will also come in an 11-inch ARM-based version running Windows RT. Read More >>

Dell’s XPS 10 Tablet Is What a Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Is Supposed to Look Like

There are a lot of hybrid tablets being shown off at IFA and coming out this autumn. But while the ones we've seen seem to be splitting the difference, Dell seems to be focusing on the best parts of either laptop or tablet. Its XPS 10 is the tablet end of that bargain. Read More >>

Dell’s XPS Duo 12 Might Have the Best “Laptop” of Any Laptop/Tablet Combination

Over the next few weeks, you're going to hear a lot of noise from manufacturers about how one hybrid product or another gives you all of the benefits of a laptop and a tablet, with no compromises on design. The Dell XPS Duo 12 is one of the few that actually seems to back that up. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Battle Is Everyone’s War

This week at Computex, PC manufacturers are outing hybrid devices of every stripe. They're fun, goofy, slightly-to-moderately confusing little gadgets, but they're also a reminder that Microsoft isn't going it alone in its massive gamble on Windows 8. Everyone's along for the ride. Read More >>