2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Second Drive Review | Riding The Extended Range

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Second Drive Review | Riding the extended range

An electric vehicle has an appeal you can only understand once you've owned one. Sure, you might feel good about going green, analyzing every environmental consideration like our Alex Kierstein did recently. But there's a less noble, more immediately tangible reason to buy an EV — it really brings out one's inner cheapskate.

There is nothing sweeter than passing up the gas station where you used to throw away a $50 bill every week. Before purchasing a 2013 Nissan Leaf to serve my 35-mile daily commute, I had never imagined how satisfying it would be to whoosh past the pumps. Stuck in Seattle traffic, surrounded by gasoline-powered cars wastefully idling, my only energy loss was from the radio. There was political smugness: It felt kinda great to stick it to Big Oil. Don't have to stop, buy gas, fill up, change oil — don't have to do anything except remember to plug the car in at night.

Why Is It Called Mazda Cx-30? Plus Other Questions Answered

Why is it called Mazda CX-30? Plus other questions answered

GENEVA — Mazda just introduced its latest crossover, the CX-30, and it left us raising an eyebrow. It's planned for a global release, including the United States, and it's supposed to slot between two compact crossovers that one might not think had room for another model. Plus it has a name that doesn't fit Mazda's typical nomenclature. So we thought we'd take a little time to explain some of those things, starting with the name.

Mazda arrived at the CX-30 name because of a self-created problem: the Chinese Mazda CX-4. The CX-4 name would be perfect for the CX-30, since it would fall right between the CX-3 and CX-5 where it's positioned. But with the name taken, and evidently no plans to discontinue, replace, or rename that Chinese model, Mazda needed something else, and fractions and decimals weren't on the table. So appending a zero was the plan.

Xperia 10 And 10 Plus Pre-orders Open In Us; Will Work On Verizon Too

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus pre-orders open in US; will work on Verizon too

Sony's latest Xperia 10 and 10 Plus smartphones can already be picked up in Europe via the official Sony eStore. Plus, if you purchase before 10 March, Sony is throwing in a free Style Cover Stand case. The Xperia 10 is available for £299/€349, while the Xperia 10 Plus is available for £349/€429.

Xperia 10 And 10 Plus Are Sony's Affordable 21:9 Ultra-wide Smartphones

Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are Sony's affordable 21:9 ultra-wide smartphones

Sony Mobile announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus earlier in the week at MWC, bringing their 21:9 ‘CinemaWide' displays to the mid-range. The Xperia 10 comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ LCD display, while the Xperia 10 Plus comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display. The super-wide aspect ratio, means that both phones will support a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels.

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus Priced From $37,445

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus priced from $37,445

The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus starts at $37,445 including destination fees. That's a $7,360 price increase over a base 2019 Leaf. For that extra dough you get a larger battery pack for more range, bringing the EPA-rated number up to 226 miles. A base Leaf will take you 150 miles with a full charge. More power is also on tap for the Leaf Plus — up 54 horsepower and 14 pound-feet of torque — and you can read what we think of the new car here.

That starting price is for the entry-level S trim. Stepping up to the mid-grade SV you're looking at a $39,405 Leaf, and the top-tier SL will ring in at a much higher $43,445. So yes, the long-range Leaf gets pricey quickly, but a lot of the equipment added is well worth your time. When you step up to the SV you get the portable charge cable, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, adaptive cruise control and the new eight-inch infotainment system. You are also granted the ability to check some option boxes that aren't available on the base S.

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus First Drive Review | Bigger Battery Adds Dimension

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus First Drive Review | Bigger battery adds dimension

SAN DIEGO — The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is one of those "ask and you shall receive" situations. The company has lagged behind in the range discussion for too long — the redesigned 2018 Leaf has only a 150-mile range, after all. This is plenty for some people, but the competition offers more. Nissan heard the cries, and now we have the Leaf Plus. Hallelujah, right?

Picking out a Leaf Plus from a group of normal Leafs is easiest if you're looking at it from behind. Nissan added a "Plus" badge to the bottom right-hand part of the hatch under the trim designation. Then if you're a true EV sleuth, the lower front bumper lip is painted in a contrasting blue as long as you didn't opt for the dark blue paint option. This looks good on some colors, but a bit disjointed on others. Choose wisely, we'll say.

Xperia Xa3 'plus' To Launch Alongside Xa3; First Renders Leaked

Xperia XA3 'Plus' to launch alongside XA3; first renders leaked

Sony Mobile is expected to launch the Xperia XA3 (the name may change) at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona later this month. This much we have known after numerous leaks. However, it now looks like Sony will also release a bigger brother, which looks identical in every way – apart from being larger. This comes from newly leaked press renders from Twitter leaker Roland Quandt (@rquandt).

Playstation Plus Cloud Storage Limit Increased To 100gb

PlayStation Plus Cloud Storage Limit Increased To 100GB

PlayStation Plus offers you more than just the ability to play online on your Sony console or get a handful of free titles every month. It also backs up your game saves and profiles to the cloud. Sony initially offered subscribers 10GB of cloud storage but it’s now making a significant increase. The company has announced that it’s increasing the PlayStation Plus cloud storage limit to 100GB.

Sony will be expanding the cloud storage space for all PS Plus subscribers to 100GB from 10GB in early February. This will provide console owners with more space to back up their game saves and profiles to the cloud. This allows them to save their game progress and character profiles on one system and then continue where they left off on another PS4 console without losing any progress.

Playstation Plus Free Games For November 2018 Confirmed

PlayStation Plus Free Games For November 2018 Confirmed

The free PlayStation Plus games lineup for the month of November 2018 has been confirmed by Sony today. Those who subscribe to PS Plus get a handful of titles for free every month as part of their subscription. The free titles can be kept for as long as players would like. Sony confirms the lineup for the following month just when the coming month is around the corner.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is first up on the list. It includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons in addition to new exclusive content. Yakuza Kiwami also goes free for PS Plus subscribers with a PlayStation 4 next month. The title will have players as the up-and-coming yakuza who takes responsibility for the murder of a crime boss. The title has been enhanced visually for 4K.

Hmd Confirms Android Pie Delay For Nokia 7 Plus

HMD Confirms Android Pie Delay For Nokia 7 Plus

If you’re the owner of the Nokia 7 Plus and you’ve been eagerly waiting for the Android 9.0 Pie update, it seems that you might have to wait a tad longer because in a tweet by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, he has confirmed that the update might be delayed due to certain bugs.

Android 9.0 Pie Starts Rolling Out For The Nokia 7 Plus

Android 9.0 Pie Starts Rolling Out For The Nokia 7 Plus

One of the problems that still plagues the Android platform till this day are slow updates. This is where OEMs can sometimes take months before a major Android update is released, and this can also come in different stages depending on where you live, and whether or not carriers need to approve them.

However it seems that this is changing somewhat with Android 9.0 Pie. The update was recently released a few days ago and within the same day, the update began rolling out to the Essential Phone. Now according to reports, it appears that over in India, the update has also started to make its way onto the handsets of Nokia 7 Plus users.