Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is a 590-horsepower electric sedan powered by Porsche

Audi’s E-Tron GT concept is a 590-horsepower electric sedan powered by Porsche

Just two months after the debut of its first electric car, the E-Tron SUV, Audi has announced a new EV called the E-Tron GT Concept. It’s a sleek sedan that gets its electric power from the same drivetrain and battery platform that will be in Porsche’s first EV, the Taycan. The concept was unveiled at this week’s LA Auto Show, and will go on sale in just two years, with deliveries starting in early 2021,…

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US Army awards Microsoft with $480 million HoloLens contract

US Army awards Microsoft with $480 million HoloLens contract

The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply the military branch with as many as 100,000 HoloLens augmented reality headsets for training and combat purposes, according to Bloomberg. Microsoft beat out other leading augmented reality headset companies, like Magic Leap, which announced that it would be joining the bidding process back in September. Microsoft has had the upper hand, focusing primarily on enterprise markets, unlike Magic Leap, which has focused on…

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How and why do influencers make so much money? The head of an agency explains.

How and why do influencers make so much money? The head of an agency explains.

The founder of ViralNation explains how influencers can command $100,000 for posts on YouTube or Instagram. Open Instagram and scroll, and you likely can’t go more than a few seconds without seeing someone you follow promoting a brand, whether it’s a celebrity, a wannabe celebrity, or that random girl you went to college with who’s somehow managed to become a famous fashion blogger. According to the influencer management platform Traackr, 72 percent of major brands…

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Astell & Kern launches a new version of the stellar AK T5p headphones

Astell & Kern launches a new version of the stellar AK T5p headphones

High-end portable media player company Astell & Kern has announced two new sets of headphones — an over-ear closed back model in partnership with Beyerdynamic, and an in-ear model in partnership with Jerry Harvey Audio. The over-ear model is the second generation of Beyerdynamic’s highly acclaimed AK T5p headphones, which The Verge described in 2016 as “on the precipice of greatness.” Visually, this new version of the AK T5p has a similar body style and,…

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These smart yoga pants promise to fix your poses at home

These smart yoga pants promise to fix your poses at home

A new smart clothing line promises to help you get your yoga moves right when you’re at home and without an instructor. It’s called Pivot Yoga and it claims to give feedback through small sensors on the clothes that can tell you whether you’re in the right position. “We know how hard it is to learn yoga, how much yogis want to improve, and how many yogis want to practice at home,” Joe Chamdani, who’s…

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It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is Democrats’ nominee for speaker

It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is Democrats’ nominee for speaker

Now she needs to whip the votes to make it final. It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is Democrats’ nominee for House speaker. But the speakership race is far from over. House Democrats overwhelmingly voted to pick Pelosi as their leader going into the final January 3 House speaker vote, with 203 in favor of her to 32 against. Three members did not vote, and Rep. Patrick Maloney, who has said he plans to support Pelosi, was…

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Apple says the iPhone XR is its best-selling phone, but doesn’t provide sales figures

Apple says the iPhone XR is its best-selling phone, but doesn’t provide sales figures

Apple vice president of product marketing Greg Joswiak has commented in an interview with CNET that the iPhone XR has “been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available,” seemingly in an attempt to downplay analyst reports earlier this week that the iPhone XR was performing worse than Apple had intended. It’s the first official word from Apple as to how the new iPhones are performing. It arrives at…

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Google is offering up to $999 in free travel money to anyone who buys a Fi phone today

Google is offering up to $999 in free travel money to anyone who buys a Fi phone today

Google’s wireless carrier, Fi, is celebrating its rebranding today (coincidentally, in the middle of Cyber Week) with an attractive deal for those looking for a new phone. Available to both new and existing Fi users, you can earn up to $999 in travel gift cards from the likes of Airbnb, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and Hotels.com. But, as you might have anticipated, the promotion does come with a few terms. First off, you’ll have…

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