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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

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Report: Apple talking to Tesla

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The Cupertino company is said to be in high-level discussions with electric-car maker. About what? Acquisition? Partnership? Friendly chat?

Ford enlists MIT, Stanford to to drive automated cars

The car maker announced Wednesday that it hopes that researchers at MIT can come up with advanced algorithms to help the vehicle learn to predict where other vehicles and pedestrians could be in the future.

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Best of CES Awards: We name the hottest gear in Las Vegas

We've spent the past week in Las Vegas looking at the products unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. These 10 stand out from the crowd.

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Elio Motors’ three-wheeled car gets 84 miles per gallon

Unlike the Toyota iRoad, Elio Motors’ car is not a two-person scooter with a roof.

2015 Hyundai Genesis comes loaded with apps

Hyundai's latest car is one of many you're going to start seeing that come with apps for controlling functions in the car.

Meet Induct Navia, the first self-driving vehicle

You heard right: It can drive itself on a programmed route, stop for crossing pedestrians, and come when you call it from a smartphone app. Check out our video, it’s pretty adorable.

What to watch for at CES 2014

This year's edition of the massive CES trade show is about to get underway. Here are just a few of the stories we're keeping a close eye on.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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Android in-car initiative with Audi, Nvidia tipped for CES

The competition between Google and Apple hits the road: Google will reportedly team with Audi to offer Android-powered in-car information and entertainment.

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The 10 techiest cars of 2014 drive, park, and even smell better than you do (yep)

We've tested everything from little hatchbacks to huge luxury cars. Here's the car tech that caught our eye.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Airing it out

This week's roundup of accessories includes items for Apple's newest tablet, as you might expect. But we've also got gear for charging, using, and displaying all your iPhones and iPads, new and old.

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Juicing electric cars though manhole covers among new wireless charging experiments

Automakers and municipal governments are testing new technologies that would make it possible to offer wireless charging stations embedded in the pavement or even in manhole covers -- thus removing the power cords from electric vehicles.

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Clockwise Podcast: Apple events, car interfaces, smoke detectors, and international roaming

Predictions of Apple's next event, the shame of bad in-car tech interfaces, smart smoke detectors, and international roaming

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Get on the horn

It's difficult to come up with a new spin on iOS accessories, but this week's roundup includes something truly out of the ordinary. (Hint: It involves bison.) We've also got the usual mix of gear for getting more out of your iPad or iPhone.

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Clockwise 2: Drink my Ovaltine

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Melissa Riofrio, and Susie Ochs discuss secret betas that aren't secret, QR codes, terrible in-car entertainment systems, and Microsoft's big re-org.

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Stanford University shows off Luminos solar car

The Luminos can cruise indefinately in sunlight and will compete in October's World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Extreme summer travel: The Mongol Rally

Frequent contributor Ben Long joins podcast host Chris Breen to discuss his upcoming participation in the grueling Mongol Rally.

Remains of the Day: Suit yourself

Apple and Amazon take a step towards hugging it out, more free Apple apps might be heading your way, and did you know that getting more costs more? One class action suit doesn't appear to realize that.

Driverless cars face a long road ahead

The automotive and tech industries are increasing their research in autonomous driving, but a truly driverless car remains years away

Look! Garmin HUD displays data on your car's windshield

Garmin announced the HUD, a head-up or heads-up display that works with a Bluetooth-connected smartphone and compatible app to project traffic and navigation guidance.

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Hands-free tech still poses high risk for drivers

A study from AAA finds that even hands-free technology, like Apple's iOS in-car displays, still poses a relatively high level of driver distraction.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Charge!

This week's roundup of accessories for your iPhone and iPad offers several ways ensure that your device never loses power—along with the usual array of other gear.