Electric BMW i3 comes with backup vehicle

BMW may ease i3 road trip worries by loaning other cars, iPhone "5C" packaging spotted online, and more details leak about the Moto X smartphone.

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- Learn about the electric BMW i3 , and how it compares to the competition . The i3 is said to travel 80 to 100 miles on a single charge, but if that doesn't work for a specific situation like a road trip, BMW wrote in a press release that it would provide an alternative vehicle to the owner. Bloomberg goes further and reports that owners will have the add-on option to book a conventional vehicle, like an X5 SUV, to drive several weeks a year.

- See why the new plastic iPhone may use the letter C in its name .

- Budget the cost of Xbox One accessories , including a controller with a charging station.

- Prepare for the Moto X arrival on Thursday and check out the latest reports posted on a tech blogger's Google+ page.

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