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Nokia 8 India launch set for next week

The Nokia 8 flagship smartphone is coming to India next week. HMD Global has started sending out invites for an event, which will be held on September 26. The invite clearly says the event is about “unveiling the milestone of Nokia Phones.” The device is already available in Australia…

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior…

New diesel cars no better for environment than petrol cars: Report

BERLIN: New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday, in a potential further headache for the auto sector. The car industry is Germany’s biggest exporter and employs more than…

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider’s PC port runs fine (for most people)

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, the standalone expansion/mini-sequel to Dishonored 2, unlocked on Steam late last night. As is Bethesda’s wont these days, we got our hands on it the same time as anyone else—which, when you’re dealing with the PC version of a follow-up to Dishonored 2 is a bit…

Brexit: UK and EU negotiators call for more progress

The European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has expressed concern about progress so far, as the third round of Brexit talks gets under way. He warned that UK “ambiguity” must be removed and progress on “separation” issues made before any talks on the future EU-UK relationship.…

Telus starts taking pre-orders for the Essential Phone [Updated]

As per the device’s listing on the carrier’s website, those pre-ordering will get their unit by September 1. Original story follows: In the US, Sprint is the only carrier that will sell the Essential Phone directly. In Canada, Telus is in the same position, as revealed back in June.…

Looking for Ivanka Trump Clothing? Check Goodwill

While strolling through a Macy’s the summer before the 2016 election, Maddie Redder was instantly infatuated with a white, long-sleeved lacy shirt. It was beautiful. It was classy. It was also by Ivanka Trump. Initially, the brand didn’t bother Redder, a 67-year-old real estate agent who emigrated from…

Carol’s Closet: Clothing for Adult Women

Photograph by Alberto Bernasconi / LUZ / Redux It’s summer! Time to fill your commemorative World Wildlife Fund cup with some iced rooibos chai and peruse the new collection from Carol’s Closet, your source for clothing that’s slightly hipper than Hillary Clinton’s but not quite as…

Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers?

A pilot model of an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Angelo Merendino/AFP/Getty Images A threshold was quietly crossed in the first quarter of 2016. For the first time, mobile carriers reported activating more connected cars than phones. At a vehicle tech demonstration in Manhattan…