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PCWorld Show Episode 22: Tesla crashes, Surface rumors and AMD RX 480 power problems

PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio and Gordon Mah Ung talk about a fatal Tesla car crash and ponder a Surface desktop rumor. BlackBerry kills the reason people bought BlackBerry, and exactly how busted is the Radeon RX 480?

Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars -- and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives -- you or the people it's heading for on the highway -- who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.

NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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BMW will finally integrate CarPlay later this year

BMW X5 M and X6 M models to come with CarPlay support by the end of 2016.

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The Apple Car is the company's road to the future

We don't know what it'll look like, but whatever it is, the Apple Car points the way ahead.

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Is Apple ready for a car trip?

Cars are more than design and technology. They're also about service and infrastructure.

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Imagining Apple Car: How hardcore car enthusiasts see Apple's rumored automobile

Motor Trend just doodled on the proverbial cocktail napkin, and its Apple Car vision is simultaneously sublime and disturbing.

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Hands-on: iOS 9.3, CarPlay, and the Chevy Volt are firing on all cylinders

The 2016 Chevy Volt has the best CarPlay screen we've tried yet, and the new additions to Maps and Apple Music in iOS 9.3 are most welcome, even if a little overdue.

Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in the 2016 Chevy Volt

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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47% off TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch Portable GPS - Deal Alert

Averaging 4 out of 5 stars from 440 people on Amazon, this GPS comes with free lifetime maps and an integrated fold and go mount.

Watch a DJI drone race a Jaguar XJ

What happens when you pair a top Hollywood stunt driver with one of the world’s best drone pilots? You get an amazing cat and mouse chase between the two. That’s what.

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U.S. DOT: Google's self-driving tech doesn't fully qualify as a driver yet

Google wants its software to qualify as the driver of its autonomous cars, but the Department of Transportation says not so fast.

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Google explains why its self-driving car crashed into that bus

The director of Google's Self-Driving Cars Project revealed why it could take 30 years for the company's fleet to master the road.

BMW's concept car wows with shape-shifting

BMW's latest concept car, timed to its 100-year anniversary, has shape-shifting sides and a steering wheel that folds into the dash.

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Cook hints at Apple car, stops short of confirming

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't exactly confirm that his company is working on an automobile, but he doesn't deny it, either, in an interview with Fortune.

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As driverless cars win human rights, we risk losing our innate human fight

A self-driving computer algorithm may be the equivalent of a human driver as far as the NHTSA is concerned, but now is not the time to give up the driver's seat.

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

Is the Elio P5 the car of the future?

Great gas mileage, two seats, airbags and it's coming this year. Would you consider buying it?

US plans to spend $4B on self-driving car research

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that President Obama will ask for $4 billion in his budget for 10 years of research into self-driving cars and their safety.

Rinspeed's Etos concept car has a drone, Cortana and Office 365

This Rinspeed Etos concept car is all business up front with Office 365, Skype video calls and Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in the dashboard and a party in the back with a drone that will scoot off to pick up shopping or take selfies as you drive.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the Apple Car: ‘It will expand the industry’

The Tesla CEO doesn’t feel threatened by the forthcoming Apple Car, which he calls an “open secret.”

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Best frenemies: How Ford SYNC 3 works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Google and Apple's products are rivals to SYNC 3, but Ford still went to the effort to make it seamless to use them with other SYNC features.

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Apple registers apple.car and apple.auto, fueling rumors about electric car

Apple has registered several car-related web domains, which could be tied to the debut of the company's electric Apple Car.