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Audi E-Tron Will Use A Heat Pump To Manage Battery Temperature

The Audi E-Tron electric car will be equipped with a heat pump that keeps battery temperatures in their ideal range throughout the seasons, according to TU News. The news report states that the system will keep the car’s 95 kWh battery pack between 25 and 35 °C, which helps to prevent performance reductions caused by hard…

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Amazon Now Offers Blockchain Templates For Ethereum, Hyperledger

Amazon Web Services, one of the largest web hosts in the world has announced that they are now offering blockchain templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. This aims to make it easier for AWS users to deploy their own blockchain networks. Ethereum is a global, blockchain-based decentralized app platform (DApp) on which people have deployed…

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Offers Fuel Efficiency Where You’d Least Expect It

The 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck comes with a 3.0L Diesel option, facilitating relatively high fuel efficiency relative to other pickup trucks. The truck (the FWD model, to be specific) achieves 30 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city, and 25 MPG combined. This is a major improvement over the gasoline-powered versions, offering…

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Understanding Bottlenecks: How To Buy The Fastest External Hard Drive

There are numerous different types of external hard drives on the market, and choosing the fastest one is not as simple as just buying an SSD, buying a Thunderbolt drive, or a USB-C drive. There are significant performance bottlenecks that can make even a Thunderbolt drive perform below your expectations. For example: The Thunderbolt interface…