Ring expands end-to-end encryption to its battery-powered devices

Ring is expanding its end-to-end encryption (E2EE) offering to battery-powered cameras and doorbells, which the Amazon-owned company says are its best-selling products. It brought E2EE to several wired models last year. "We believe we should offer a full range of privacy options to as many customers as possible," a Ring blog post reads. "And we […]

Akai’s MPK Mini Play is a compact battery-powered beats machine

Portable instruments that run on AA batteries have been popping up for a while now. There’s the Roland Boutique line, Korg’s Monologue and even the iRig Keys I/O from IK Multimedia. Now Akai is getting into the portable game with an affordable update to one if it’s most popular pieces of gear. The MPK Mini […]

Bombardier revives the battery-powered train

Diesel trains are noisy and polluting, but on stretches of non-electrified rail, what else are you going to do? Hydrogen trains are one option, but now there’s another: Canadian transportation firm Bombardier has (re-)introduced the battery powered train. In Berlin, it launched the Bombardier Talent 3 electro-hybrid train, the first of its kind in Europe […]

We Go for a Ride in the Battery-Powered 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

– The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, and although it’s still months away from showrooms, we got a ride in a preproduction prototype built using the final tooling. Jaguar isn’t doing the final assembly for the I-Pace; instead, Magna Steyr, the contract builders of the Mercedes-Benz G-class and the BMW 5-series, will screw them together in […]

Electric Big Rig: Cummins Shows Battery-Powered Semi before Tesla

– Mention Cummins, and whether you associate the name with pickup trucks—such as the Ram 2500 or the Nissan Titan XD—or with semis, you almost certainly think diesel. Now, weeks before Tesla is expected to reveal details of its much anticipated electric semi, Cummins has essentially beaten it to the punch with a fully electric Urban […]