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Kia to launch new Carens EV, two other mass-market EVs in India

Kia to launch new Carens EV, two other mass-market EVs in India

With EV electric vehicle sales surging in India, several automakers are looking to grab their share. Kia recently revealed plans to launch three new EVs in the region, including a new Carens EV. Kia to launch new low-cost models, including Carens EV During its recent CEO Investor Day, Kia unveiled its new roadmap to becoming an electrification leader. The move comes as Kia looks to fend off low-cost Chinese automakers like BYD. Kia’s new plans include introducing more hybrids while focusing on affordable electric cars. The Korean automaker plans to expand EV sales with low-cost electric cars, including the EV2, EV3, EV4, and EV5. The new models were revealed during Kia’s first annual EV Day in October. They are part of a wide-ranging electric car line-up. Kia expects to cover most segments with prices between $25,000 and $80,000. Kia will expand its EV line-up to 15 models in 2027 as it aims to sell 1.6 million electric cars by 2030. The company already unveiled the EV5 in China with starting prices from $20,000 (149,800 yuan). …

iOS 17.5 Might Expand ‘Found Moving With You’ Alerts to Third-Party Item Trackers

Google to Launch Android Find My Network After Apple Adds Third-Party Tracker Alerts to iPhone

Google today began letting Android customers know that it will soon launch a promised Android-based Find My Device network, reports 9to5Google. Google announced the upcoming ‌Find My‌ feature last year, but it has not yet debuted because Apple and Google were working to develop a cross-platform solution for unwanted tracking alerts. Code in iOS 17.5 suggests that Apple is adding support for discovering nearby third-party item trackers and alerting iPhone owners when one has been located. “You can disable this item and stop it from sharing its location with the owner. To do this, follow the instructions provided on a website by the manufacturer of this item,” reads some of the code. With Apple likely planning to add alerts for third-party trackers in iOS 17.5, Google is clear to launch its new ‌Find My‌ Device network, which will allow Android smartphones to be used to locate lost phones, Bluetooth trackers, headphones, and other accessories. Apple and Google first announced plans for an industry tracker specification in May 2023, with the aim of putting an end …

New iPad Model Spotted in Regulatory Database Ahead of Launch

New iPad Model Spotted in Regulatory Database Ahead of Launch

One new iPad model has appeared in Indian regulatory filings ahead of its expected announcement next month. The listing, spotted by 91Mobiles, appeared in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database with the model number A2386. This does not correlate with any existing Apple device. 91Mobiles and several other sites have erroneously suggested that A2387 is also a new ‌iPad‌ model, but it actually relates to the battery for the current- and previous-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A2386, on the other hand, is a new listing likely for a battery in one of the new iPads. It is not clear whether this device is a new iPad Air or ‌iPad Pro‌, but both product lines are expected to be refreshed in May. New ‌iPad‌ models have been thought to be on the brink of launch for several weeks, and the latest regulatory filing seems to cement expectations that they will appear relatively soon. Popular Stories iPhone 16 Pro Expected Later This Year With These 12 New Features While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro …

BYD’s new EV, starting under ,000, is stoking fear among rivals

BYD’s affordable Seagull likely to launch as the UK’s cheapest EV

BYD’s most affordable Seagull EV, starting under $10,000 (69,800 yuan), could arrive as the UK’s cheapest electric car. Although BYD has yet to confirm plans, UK leaders see a market for the low-cost “Lamborghini Mini” EV. BYD launched the new Seagull EV in China last month. Its starting price is ultra-affordable starting at $9,700 (69,800), which is about 5% cheaper than the previous model. The new BYD Seagull has 30.08 kWh and 38.88 kWh Blade Battery options, good for 190 mi (305 km) and 252 mi (405 km) CLTC range, respectively. BYD launched the new Seagull in China with three trims: Active, Free, and Flying, priced between 69,800 yuan ($9,700) and 85,800 yuan ($12,000). BYD’s base Seagull model features a 190 mi (305 km) CLTC range, a 10.1″ rotating center screen, DiLink intelligent connection, and more, all for less than $10,000. Despite the affordable price tag, BYD’s Seagull does not feel like a “cheap” EV, according to reports. The Seagull has earned the nickname “Lamborghini Mini,” local reports claim, as former Lamborghini designer Wolfgang Egger …

Boeing Can’t Seem to Stop Delaying Its First Astronaut Launch

Boeing Can’t Seem to Stop Delaying Its First Astronaut Launch

The company has been delaying the launch for seven years. Better Late The first crewed test launch of Boeing’s troubled Starliner spacecraft has been delayed yet again. This time, however, it’s seemingly not about the aerospace giant’s massive technical difficulties in getting its astronaut shuttle off the ground — with or without a crew on board. “Following a review of the International Space Station operations, NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test now is targeting no earlier than Monday, May 6, for Starliner’s first launch with astronauts to the orbital complex,” reads an official NASA update. “The date adjustment optimizes space station schedule of activities planned toward the end of April, including a cargo spacecraft undocking and a crew spacecraft port relocation required for Starliner docking.” Seven Year Glitch The news comes after many years of delays, technical hiccups, failed launches, and a budget overrun of $1.5 billion as of last year. The spacecraft, which has been developed under the same NASA Commercial Crew Program as SpaceX’s far more successful Crew Dragon since 2014, has suffered computer …

In a rush to launch a sub-K EV, Renault cranks up work on new Twingo

In a rush to launch a sub-$22K EV, Renault cranks up work on new Twingo

Renault is ramping up development of its upcoming all-electric Twingo, hoping to shave off as much time as possible to launch the car in three years and get an EV for under $22K out to consumers. Renault’s EV division Ampere has already finalized the design, according to Reuters, with series production slated in Slovenia in 2026. As we’ve reported, Renault is targeted that sweet spot of a sub-€20,000 price point, around $22,000. The new model’s design was completed last week, with Renault shopping suppliers, building prototypes, and gearing up for production, according to internal sources who spoke to Reuters. Series production will start at the Slovenia plant in Novo Mesto in 2026. Part of its strategy to shave off time to launch the Twingo, Renault plans to use 20% fewer parts with more standard components, with products that can be sourced from Renault’s suppliers. Renault’s CEO Luca de Meo has said that producing small cars profitably is a tall order, which is why so few automakers are doing it. But the French automaker aims to …

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has sold 2.5M units despite launch controversy

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has sold 2.5M units despite launch controversy

Are you looking to showcase your brand in front of the gaming industry’s top leaders? Learn more about GamesBeat Summit sponsorship opportunities here.  Capcom announced today that its recently launched RPG, Dragon’s Dogma 2, has sold 2.5 million copies within two weeks of launch. It also added that cumulative sales of the series, including the original and the Dark Arisen re-release, have now surpassed 10 million units since the first game launched in 2012. Previously, Dragon’s Dogma sold one million copies within a month of launch, meaning the sequel has already lapped the original in terms of launch sales. Capcom said in its sales announcement that this is likely due to its more aggressive pre-launch marketing campaign: “Capcom carried out various global-facing promotional activities with the aim of attracting not only long-time fans of the series but newcomers as well, including the launch of a free application that let users create their player avatars prior to the game’s release, as well as in-game pawns made in collaboration with celebrities in various countries and Japanese national …

Apple Working on Beats Solo 4 Headphones

New Beats Solo 4 Headphones Show Up in FCC Database as Launch Approaches

Apple is working on a new version of the popular Beats Solo on-ear headphones, and it looks like we are getting closer to a potential launch date. FCC documents for the Beats Solo 4 headphones were found today, and that typically happens in the weeks ahead of a debut. Signs of the Beats Solo 4 were first spotted in late February, with images found in the iOS 17.4 beta. The headphones look similar to the Solo 3 headphones, but with some minor design tweaks that bring them in line with the Beats Studio Pro that came out last year. We are expecting the Beats Solo 4 to come in three colors, including black, pink, and blue. While we don’t know the full feature set, we found code that suggests they will support Spatial Audio. The headphones are likely to adopt some of the changes that were brought to the Beats Studio Pro, including improved sound quality and a USB-C port instead of a micro-USB port. Gesture support will be included, with a press on the …