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Electric is the new pink! Cadillac’s new and sustainable muscle car



Cadillac will soon make its debut into the electric vehicle (EV) market as the car company works to support a more sustainable future.

All-new Cadillac Lyriq SUV

Its 2023 Lyriq SUV is a sign of things to come, signalling a crossover from their traditional internal combustion engines (ICE). 

The electric vehicle is the first of a new lineup, exclusively featuring eclectic-powered SUVs.

The new fleet comes after Cadillac’s pledge to make all of the brand’s vehicles electric by 2030, according to Rory Harvey, the Global Vice-President of Cadillac.

“We will be leaving this decade as an EV brand as things stand today,” Harvey says.

 “We will not be selling ICE vehicles by 2030.”

Cadillac’s Lyriq features a 340 horsepower engine, 33-inch LED display screen spanning across the dash and comes with super cruise driver-assistance technology. 

And for those hesitant about relying on electricity as a “fuel-source” per se, the Lyriq can travel more than 300 miles each charge. 

“The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ will deliver a high-performance luxury experience setting a new standard for Cadillac,” Rory Harvey says.

Lyriq’s LED screen and interior

A step into the future but with the same loved design

As for the Lyriq’s exterior design, it’s centrepiece is its full-glass roof and vented roof spoiler.

While it may feel like something out of the future, the tastes of traditional Cadillac fans will continue to be met. 

In recognition of classic Cadillac styling, vertical tail lamps make an appearance with an etched pattern inspired by the illuminated Cadillac Crest on the Lyriq’s grille. 

If you’re still not convinced, the SUV is bound to have all the bells and whistles that any car enthusiast could wish for. 

Lyriq’s vertical tail lamps

It’s time to start saving big!

But the rear-wheel drive doesn’t come cheap, with a hefty price tag attached.

You’re looking at a starting price of US$58,795 – quite achievable compared to other car brands. 

Pre-orders commence September 18 this year, with the rollout scheduled to commence in the first half of 2022. 

Written by Rebecca Borg


British lawmakers want to fine social media



Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff



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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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Move over Black Friday, it’s Cyber Monday



If you’ve still got a bit of cash left over from Black Friday sales, well today is Cyber Monday.

Officially kicking off today, the Cyber Monday sales are widely regarded as some of the biggest and best discounts you’ll see all year.

Some retailers are promising 80 percent discounts off top items.

Black Friday sales raked in a record $9.12 billion from online shoppers this year despite concerns about inflation and higher prices.

Inflation accounts for some of the increase this year, with people paying more to buy less.

Online sales for electronics spiked 221% on Friday compared to an average day in October, with top sellers including Apple MacBooks and watches.

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