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The Cadillac STS-V Had More Power Than a 911 Turbo in 2006

The Cadillac STS-V Had More Power Than a 911 Turbo in 2006

Image: Cadillac Yep, you read that right. Cadillac once took a big, plush luxury sedan and gave it more horsepower than one of the most sought-after sports cars on the market at that time. Let’s remember the Cadillac STS-V! Welcome to Forgotten Cars, where we delve into the history of the fascinating vehicles that probably …

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DeWalt gave my power tool battery the power of USB-C

DeWalt gave my power tool battery the power of USB-C

Your leaf blower battery should be able to charge a laptop. Your drill battery should charge your phone. And while we’re at it, why shouldn’t our ever-more powerful USB-C power adapters be able to charge those power tool batteries as well? Fundamentally, there’s not much difference between a battery bank you buy from Anker and …

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Massive power tool recall: 1.4 million tools recalled, 9 people already injured

Massive power tool recall: 1.4 million tools recalled, 9 people already injured

It’s time to recheck your power tools following a big recall earlier this year. Two new recall actions are in place concerning devices that might cut you while you’re using them. One of them is DeWALT’s 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saws which sold more than 1.4 million units across the US and Canada. The other …

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GaN-powered Thunderbolt 4 dock wants to rid data-hungry setups of power bricks

GaN-powered Thunderbolt 4 dock wants to rid data-hungry setups of power bricks

For power users juggling a high-resolution monitor or two, large data transfers, multiple PC accessories that need power, and, perhaps, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, a Thunderbolt dock can add helpful high-speed ports while powering a supporting PC, like a MacBook. This helps streamline an office setup but also typically comes with a clunky power brick to add …

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Nikola Agrees to Acquire Romeo Power, To Bring Battery Pack Engineering and Production In-House

Acquisition will secure control of critical battery pack engineering and production process Transaction expected to yield annual cost savings of up to $350 million by 2026 Romeo’s Cypress, California facility will become Nikola’s Battery Center of Excellence Nikola to host analyst and investor webcast on August 1 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific …

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BioLite adds portable power stations and a solar array to its charging lineup | Engadget

After years of providing off-the-grid camping, cooking and pocketable charger tech, BioLite has moved further into the genre with its newest and more robust power-backup solutions. The company just announced the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500 portable power stations, along with an accompanying SolarPanel 100. As with most products of this type, they’re great for …

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The Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss and Z71 Can Make ZR2 Power With an Engine Tune

The Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss and Z71 Can Make ZR2 Power With an Engine Tune

2023 Chevrolet Colorado trims from left to right: Colorado Z71, Colorado Trail Boss and Colorado ZR2Photo: Chevrolet Now that the new Chevy Colorado has been announced, it’s clear that the mid-size truck segment is having a moment. The 2023 Chevy Colorado is going to bask in the glow for a bit, before the spotlight returns …

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Morning Coffee: 32-year-old Goldman Sachs VP allegedly risked career for $146k. Power swings back from bankers to banks

Morning Coffee: 32-year-old Goldman Sachs VP allegedly risked career for $146k. Power swings back from bankers to banks

If you were a vice president in an investment bank with a brilliant career on the buy-side ahead of you, would you risk everything for a fraction of your annual salary?  Brijesh Goel says his name has been unfairly tarred, but the SEC is accusing him of insider trading.  Goel, who is now aged 37, worked for …

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Anker's New GaN Chargers Can Now Deliver Up to 150W of Power Across Multiple Devices

Anker’s New GaN Chargers Can Now Deliver Up to 150W of Power Across Multiple Devices

The batteries in your mobile devices continue to be disappointingly limiting, but at least the technology in chargers continues to rapidly evolve so you can quickly top up your gear when you find a power outlet. Anker’s new GaNPrime chargers now promise up to 150W of power delivery from a relatively small brick, giving you …

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In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.

In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.

Across the country, aging and defunct coal-burning power plants are getting new lives as solar, battery and other renewable energy projects, partly because they have a decades-old feature that has become increasingly valuable: They are already wired into the power grid. The miles of high-tension wires and towers often needed to connect power plants to …

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