Author: Mobile Syrup

The Polestar 2 is Volvo’s first serious Tesla rival

Volvo’s premium brand Polestar has released the all-electric Polestar 2 with a substantial range, an impressive design and a first of its kind Android pie-based infotainment system.
Volvo has been teasing the premium EV from its Polestar brand since last year. Now, Polestar has finally unveiled the final design for the vehicle — and it’s impressive. The car features a five-door fastback design, which means that while it’s a sedan, it includes a hatchback trunk.
The vehicle doesn’t have the sportiest look, but it’s appealing none the less. It looks similar to Volvo’s other sedans, but it has a more tactical and robust design.
In terms of range, the sedan can reach distances of 443km on a single charge since it’s packing a 78kWh battery under the floor of the vehicle. Further, propelling the vehicle are two electric motors that have 408 horsepower. This gives the Polestar 2 a zero to 100km/h time of five seconds. The battery under the floor also adds rigidity to the car and reduces sound..

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Canadian internet-based TV services grew by 10.3 percent in 2017: CRTC

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released a new report that outlines Canadian trends in internet, TV and telecommunications. The report shows that while internet-based TV (IPTV) services are growing, the majority of Canadians are still using traditional TV and radio services.
Right off the top, the CRTC notes that Canadian broadcasting industry revenue dropped by 3.3 percent year-over-year. However, at the bottom of the report, the commission writes: “Even though Internet-based services are becoming more popular, a great majority of Canadians continue to use traditional TV and radio services. More specifically, in 2017, on average 94% of Canadians watched traditional television and 88% listened to radio in any given month.”
By contrast, in 2017 only 63 percent of Canadians used modern internet TV services like Netflix, according to the CRTC’s research.
The report compiles data from phone interviews conducted by the Media Technology Monitor, as ..

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Microsoft’s VP of gaming says improvements on the way for Windows 10

Microsoft has some big things in the works for PC gamers, according to vice president of gaming Phil Spencer.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Spencer said the company has improvements on the way, such as a new store experience for games.
Additionally, Spencer said we could expect to see improvements to and investments in the Microsoft Store, services, Windows and games.
Microsoft’s Store has always struggled compared to some of the titans of PC gaming, like Steam or GOG — a shame, considering some of the excellent titles Microsoft has put out.
Unfortunately, the Store’s prominent selling features, like Xbox Game Pass, are limited on PC because only some Xbox ‘Play Anywhere’ games are available.
However, Spencer’s comments aren’t the first signal we’ve seen of the incoming improvements. About midway through February, Microsoft asked users in the Windows Insider testing program to test new gaming technology with State of Decay.
While the company didn’t elaborate on what that technology wa..

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Rogers offers Chatr subs $0 Moto G6 Play and $55/5GB promo plan to switch

We wanted to quickly highlight a promo offer before it’s no longer available.
Until tomorrow, February 28th, Rogers is offering customers who switch from its discount Chatr brand a promotional two-year rate plan for $55 per month.
The plan includes a monthly 5GB data bucket, unlimited Canada-wide calling and unlimited SMS and MMS messaging, as well as a $0 down Moto G6 Play smartphone.
Chatr subscribers can take advantage of the offer either by calling Rogers or by visiting one of the carrier’s retail locations.
Last year, we declared the Moto G6, the Moto G6 Play’s more expensive sibling, a ‘fantastic’ mid-range smartphone. The Moto G7, G7 Power, which Motorola announced earlier this month, look like they’ll continue that trend.
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Here are the free games hitting PlayStation Plus in March 2019

Every month, Sony offers several PlayStation games to PlayStation Plus subscribers at no additional cost.
Now, the tech giant has revealed that the free titles coming to the service in March 2019 are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and The Witness. Both games will become free to PS Plus members on March 5th.

It’s important to note that this lineup is smaller than usual since February 2019 was the final month that Sony offered PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games. You can find out more on those titles here.
While Sony is now offering fewer games per month, the company has confirmed it will significantly increase the cloud storage space that PS Plus subscribers are given access to. Previously, PS Plus members were given 10GB of cloud storage; soon, they’ll gain access to 100GB. However, it’s currently unclear exactly when this change will take effect.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RemasteredDeveloper: Raven Software (Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Marvel Ultimate Alliance); origi..

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