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BMW confirms i8 Roadster hybrid debut for Los Angeles auto show     – Roadshow
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The convertible version of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car makes its debut in Los Angeles, in a three year follow-up to the original.

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Take Two cancels plans to stop printing money via Grand Theft Auto Online
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(credit: Rockstar Games) When will Grand Theft Auto Online stop operating? The series’ developers at Rockstar and its corporate parents at Take Two have hinted at an eventual cancellation, but we’ve finally gotten official word that the wildly popular online game’s updates were going to be canceled… until plans changed. In a note tucked into a very successful-sounding report for […]

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Cook Gives Up a Few Crumbs of Apple Auto Info
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News about Apple’s plans for the automotive market have been dripping slowly from the company for months, and CEO Tim Cook this week released a few more drops from the faucet. Apple’s auto efforts are zeroing in on autonomous systems, he said. Self-driving is a core technology that Apple considers very important to its auto […]

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‘Man fighting in the middle of town’ is not Grand Theft Auto for iOS
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 “Man fighting in the middle of town” may not be the Grand Theft Auto VI we’ve been waiting for, but it’s the one 2017 deserves. The iOS game, which launched its 1.0 version yesterday initially piqued my attention through its perhaps-not-quite fair use of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as the app icon and description […]

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The Real Auto Revolution Is Already Happening—Inside the Car
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As technology races ahead, life inside the car will rapidly evolve. The post The Real Auto Revolution Is Already Happening—Inside the Car appeared first on WIRED.

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The 2017 New York International Auto Show: best of the rest
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Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—There has been much to see at this year’s New York International Auto Show. Ford had a new hybrid police car. Cadillac brought its new race car—unbeaten in 2017—and a new semi-autonomous system that uses head-tracking to know if the driver is paying attention. Range […]

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The Eccentric Electrics and Hulking SUVs of the Shanghai Auto Show
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The Chinese government wants electrics. Consumers want SUVs. Automakers decide to build both. The post The Eccentric Electrics and Hulking SUVs of the Shanghai Auto Show appeared first on WIRED.

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Bask in the Glory of the Horsepower-Happy New York Auto Show
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From the ludicrous Dodge Demon to the new Mercedes AMG, this year’s show is all about power. The post Bask in the Glory of the Horsepower-Happy New York Auto Show appeared first on WIRED.

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“OK Google” support finally comes to Android Auto
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Android Auto’s cards view. (credit: Megan Geuss) Android Auto is finally adding support for the “Ok Google” hotword. Auto launched nearly two years ago with a decent baseline of functionality, but it felt like a “beta” product thanks to a few missing features. The biggest was the absence of Google’s ubiquitous “Ok Google” hotword, which is present […]

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