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Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 per cent

DETROIT — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 per cent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as much as the cold. The range returns to normal in more comfortable temperatures.

Edmunds: 4 lessons from a 7,100-mile, 48-state test drive

You don’t complete a 7,100-mile, 48-state road trip without learning a few things, especially if you go in the grips of winter. A group of Edmunds editors made such a journey in December, in just seven days. Along the way, they encountered amazing vistas, dark and lonely roads, and plenty of rain, subfreezing temperatures and snow. Here are four takeaways that stood out above the rest.

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.

The social media company said it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its Facebook and Instagram platforms.

BlackBerry Secure tools revealed at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

TORONTO — Anyone who has seen an “Intel Inside” label on a piece of computer technology will instantly grasp what BlackBerry Ltd. is aiming to achieve with its “BlackBerry Secure” branding strategy.

The Canadian technology company, based in Waterloo, Ont., unveiled the latest components of BlackBerry Secure on Monday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

China’s Huawei unveils chip for global big data market

BEIJING — Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centres and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.

Huawei and other Chinese technology companies that rely on Western technology are stepping up efforts to develop their own.