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Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

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Recent articles by Thomas:

Go fishing with a record player using Jackery’s flagship solar generator

The Explorer 3000 Pro can power AC devices up to 3000W (6000W peak) and accepts up to 1400W of solar input. It’s built around a 3024Wh NMC battery and starts at $2,799. → Read More

The Mate SUV electric cargo bike is coming to replace your expensive car

Mate’s first electric cargo bike, the Mate SUV, is scheduled to arrive in the EU and UK this September with a €6,499 (about $6,900) price. That’s still cheaper than the average car that costs over $10,000 a year to operate. → Read More

Rivian is working on an e-bike

Rivian CEO has confirmed to staff that a small engineering team is developing an electric bike, according to Bloomberg. → Read More

Aqara’s affordable smart home lineup makes first jump to Matter

Over 40 Aqara devices will be bridged to Matter after the update. → Read More

Winnebago kicks off eVanlife with the all-electric eRV2

The Winnebago eRV2 is a fully operational electric van prototype built on the Ford E-Transit platform. It can go 108 miles on battery with an additional 15kWh house battery installed under the interior’s floor. → Read More

Cake’s first e-bike can go over 200 miles before needing a charge

Cake finally has a street-legal pedal-assisted e-bike for Europe and a more powerful throttle variant headed to the US. But the latter starts at $6,500. → Read More

EcoFlow has three new gadgets for luxury off-grid living

EcoFlow’s battery-powered Blade robot lawnmower and leaf collector, Glacier fridge with ice maker, and Wave 2 combination air conditioner and heater are coming this spring. → Read More

EcoFlow’s battery-backup kits for the home can reduce your energy bill

EcoFlow’s Whole-Home Backup Power Solutions make it easier to choose the right amount of Delta Pro backup power for your needs and budget. Adding a Smart Home Panel could save you money. → Read More

New iPad Mini could be a year away

Apple’s iPad Mini is rumored to be getting a new processor and begin shipping by the end of 2023 or the first half of 2024, but otherwise remain the same. → Read More

LG’s new minimalistic appliances are also upgradeable

LG’s back to basics lineup of minimalistic appliances that are hardware and software upgradeable includes a fridge, washing machine, dryer, oven, and dishwasher with “effortless” user experience. → Read More

Monday’s top tech news: Don’t call it a comeback

A tech news live blog for November 21st, 2022, including the latest on Elon Musk, the return of Bob Iger to Disney, and Trump and Ye’s reinstatement to Twitter. → Read More

All the smart home news from the Matter launch event

Matter, the new smart home standard that promises to fix smart home interoperability, is having its launch event in Amsterdam, with new gear announced from Amazon, Eve, Philips, Nanoleaf, and several others. → Read More

Philips Hue Bridge is getting updated to Matter early next year

The Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified, opening the door for a software update to make most existing and new Philips Hue products Matter compatible. → Read More

Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified

The Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified opening the door for a software update to make most existing and new Philips Hue products Matter compatible. → Read More

Aqara’s Matter transition begins in December with free hub update

Aqara is updating the Hub M2 in December to make many of Aqara’s existing Zigbee devices Matter compatible. Aqara’s first two Matter-over-Thread devices will arrive in early 2023, and a new multi-protocol Hub M3 is coming sometime in the future. → Read More

EcoFlow’s redesigned River 2 batteries double as kettle bells

The River 2, River 2 Max, and River Pro offer up to 768Wh of capacity and 800W AC output. They can be charged off AC, solar, a car’s cigarette output, or USB-C. The entry-level model can charge to full in just 60 minutes. → Read More

This clever bicycle bell hides an Apple AirTag

The AirBell looks and functions like a regular bicycle bell but it discreetly hides an Apple AirTag tracker to locate your bike if it’s lost or stolen. → Read More

Behold the fat bezel on the new Pixel Watch

Leaked images of Google’s first Pixel Watch show a large black bezel surrounding the circular display. The case is said to measure 41mm in diameter. The watch will launch with Pixel 7 at event on Thursday. → Read More

Zendure launches a giant ‘semi-solid state’ battery on motorized wheels

A complete system can power the typical US household for two days. → Read More

Rad Power offers first e-bike subscriptions in Europe

Rad Power’s RadRunner utility e-bike and RadWagon e-cargo bike can now be rented in Berlin via a partnership with Cycle. Monthly subscriptions cost €79.90 (about $78) per month and can be month-to-month or for the entire year. → Read More