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Ford introduces new plug-in hybrid Ranger

Ford has recently introduced a new Ranger plug-in hybrid pick-up, a model which will be delivered to customers here in the UK and Europe in 2025. Production for the new model will start next year. Ford will be targeting small and medium businesses and aiding towards versatilely, it’ll have an on board generator and automatic ULEZ detector. The new PHEV Ranger will have 27 miles of EV only range from […]

Ubiquiti releases new Professional 8 PoE switch

Ubiquiti has recently launched the new USW-Pro-8-PoE, which is essentially the modern replacement for the first generation US-8-150W switch. Looking identical to the existing USW-Enterprise-8-PoE it costs a lot less and does away with the 2.5GbE RJ45 ports and adds two PoE++ ports, in addition to six PoE+ ports. The Enterprise version only has eight PoE+ ports. It retains the same 1.3-inch LCM screen for management and display stats as […]

The Volkswagen up! bows out gracefully

In a notable milestone for the automotive industry, the Volkswagen up! has officially ceased production in the United Kingdom, concluding a remarkable 12-year journey. As one of the smallest cars to grace the roads of Britain, this compact icon has left an indelible mark in the hearts of many, particularly among young drivers who were drawn to its cost-efficient operation and favorable insurance rates. A Decade of Service Since its […]

Why every ‘Drive To Survive’ fan should listen to this podcast

Personality politics and the internecine conflicts within the Formula 1 world are the stuff and nonsense of the Netflix hit, Drive to Survive. The series has boosted the popularity of the sport in a way that no-one could have envisaged. But top-flight motor racing has been ripping itself to sheds since long before the 2018 season when Guenther Steiner expanded the vocabulary of the television audience. A decade before there […]

Ubiquiti pushes UniFi Talk UK launch back to end of October

Ubiquiti was originally intended to launch UniFi Talk here in the UK in Q3 2023, at least thats what was planned according to the official Ubiquiti store. However, Q3 2023 has been and gone with it now being Q4 as of 1st October. Ubiquiti has offered some explanation when asked, stating “We are close on UK launch; hoping to have it in EA by the end of October.” This means […]

Mini Oxford factory will transition to build new electric cars

Mini has confirmed that the Oxford factory will be upgraded in the future to support the manufacturing of its upcoming expanded range of electric cars. The company will be switching to an all electric line up from 2030 and this started a few years ago with the current three-door MINI Cooper. The company will be launching the new all electric Mini soon. The BMW Group has been using the Cowley […]

UI Chat – September 2023

SquadShot Show Notes This month, Alex is joined once again by Evan McCann, filling in for Willie Howe. In this episode, UID gets rebranded as UniFi Identity and you get more for free now, the new UniFi Mobile Router gets OpenVPN support, SolarPoint is back from the dead with its first new firmware update in three years and Ubiquiti published a roadmap for UniFi Talk!? We love to hear from […]

Ubiquiti introduces Mobile Router 1.6.3 with support for OpenVPN client

Ubiquiti has recently launchd a new major update for the UniFi Mobile Router, with support for an OpenVPN Client. This will allow you to route WAN traffic through the a VPN, such as OpenVPN. This version also allows you to turn on and off the WiFi from the LCM touchscreen and activate the VPN from the screen too. UMR 1.6.3 is available now, more information can be found on […]

Renault announces new Trafic E-Tech with 184 miles of range

Renault has announced a new electric version of the Traffic, which has 184 miles of range. This now marks the time where the company now offers an electric version of every single van in its lineup. The new Trafic is based on the diesel version, meaning it isn’t a bespoke vehicle. The electrical motors are located under the bonnet with the batteries under the main floor of the van. Renault […]

Ubiquiti introduces new cable raceway for use with UDW

Ubiquiti has recently introduced a new raceway system for cable management, to be used in conjunction with the UniFi Dream Wall. The new cable raceway products are similar to what other places offer, but Ubiquiti has decided to now make its own. It looks like it is only compatible with the UDW, but could in theory work with other devices. It is designed to protect wall-mounted or floor-lined cabling. Ubiquiti […]