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Ford, Hyundai show off in-car technology at CES 2015

Stuart O'Connor Car stuff, CES 2015, Gadgets, Motoring, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Cars are big at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, and it's not just the self-driving cars that are being touted. Both Ford and Hyundai have shown off a range of new in-car and semi-autonomous technology at the show - with Ford showcasing its Smart Mobility plan, which it says will take…

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Mercedes and Audi unveil self-driving cars at CES 2015

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If Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was dead, he would be spinning in his grave right now - because it seems like the future of motoring is driverless. We know that Google will be road-testing its driverless cars here in the UK this year, and now we see some of the motoring industry bigshots also…

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The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

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The Digest: Vinyl is back… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Microsoft, Motoring, music, Social Media, The Digest, Video games, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high | BBC News "More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. The figures mark a largely unexpected resurgence in an industry now considered to be dominated by digital.…

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The Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Motoring, Uncategorized, Video games, Wearables Leave a Comment

Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device | The BBC "Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two…

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Top Gear’s former Stig ‘terrified’ by driverless cars

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You would think that the only thing that would terrify Top Gear's former Stig Ben Collins would have been having to work with Jeremy Clarkson. Now the former test driver for the BBC motoring show has described the prospect of driverless cars as terrifying, saying that "robots are fantastic as dishwashers but they don't make…

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