Robots will charge Volkswagen EVs so you don't have to

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Like many other auto companies, Volkswagen has been working on autonomous vehicles, partnering with companies like NVIDIA and Mobvoi along the way. Today, the company announced an extended partnership with Kuka, the Germany-based industrial robot mak… Powered by WPeMatico

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Spotify is testing a 'driving mode' for fewer distractions

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Now that we’ve all got streaming, on-demand music in the car with our phones, it’s hard not to want to fiddle with our playlists while driving. Obviously, messing with your device on the road is as bad as texting, though. As reported on The Verge, Sp… Powered by WPeMatico

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Alphabet drops all but one patent claim in its case against Uber

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Alphabet’s autonomous-car business, Waymo, has streamlined its lawsuit against Uber, dropping three claims of patent infringement entirely and focusing on a single case of alleged patent theft. Powered by WPeMatico

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Facebook wants its new campus to be a mini neighborhood

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It’s been four years since Facebook got the ok to build a new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and two years since the company moved into the space. Now the company is looking to expand again. Unlike Apple’s isolated space… Powered by WPeMatico

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BMW 5 Series sedans relieve parking woes with real-time updates

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Transportation analytic company Inrix announced this week that its On-Street Parking service will be incorporated into the BMW 5 Series sedan. The service provides real-time information on the likelihood of parking availability based on historical an… Powered by WPeMatico

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iFixit kit helps with that tricky Retina MacBook Pro battery swap

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Gadget repairability is an ongoing issue, one that iFixit has taken on by providing spare parts and manuals for those who want to fix their gear. The company is now offering battery replacement kits for MacBook Pros with Retina Display. Powered by WPeMatico

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Sony streams PS4 games on PlayStation Now for the first time

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Sony’s game-streaming service, PlayStation Now, is getting a huge boost today thanks to the addition of 20 PS4 titles. The company announced that, for the first time, subscribers can use its offering to play games like God of War III Remastered, Kill… Powered by WPeMatico

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Samsung's Smart TVs stream your Steam games with no extra hardware

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You can now play PC games on your 4K Samsung Smart TV without having to buy a Steam Link device. Instead, just install the Steam Link app from the Samsung App Store and you’re good to go. Powered by WPeMatico

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Baidu's latest autonomous car road test may have been illegal

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China’s largest search engine provider, Baidu, has gotten itself into some trouble. The company has been developing self-driving vehicles and during a conference this week, it aired a live video chat of its product in action. During the video chat, B… Powered by WPeMatico

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You can now tip your Uber driver in select cities

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Uber has been trying to win back the hearts and minds of its drivers and riders lately. With board members resigning, the CEO stepping down, and apology emails to drivers in NYC, the beleaguered ride-sharing company needs a couple of wins. Last month… Powered by WPeMatico

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