Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, PCWorld

Melissa Aparicio is multimedia correspondent for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Pioneer's new NEX receivers include Android Auto's first aftermarket systems

Three of the five new NEX systems support Android Auto, and all support Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, making them notably versatile among aftermarket systems.

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Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car, the self-driving lounge of the future

You could drive this car, but wouldn't you rather relax, sit back, and chill with your friends? That's what the self-driving F 015 is all about.

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Google releases Android Auto app, now all you need is a compatible car or stereo

Details, details! But at least your Lollipop phone will be ready.

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Adobe Acrobat flexes new muscles: Form filling, e-signing, mobile apps and more

Acrobat DC promises to ease our daily bureaucracy of forms with features for converting paper documents, and (through the Document Cloud service) signing and tracking electronic ones.

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Hands on: Google's new $999 Chromebook Pixel makes big changes under the hood

Google refreshes its flagship Chromebook with better CPUs, battery life, and other improvements, all squeezed into essentially the same case. Read all about it here.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 will support MirrorLink as Android Auto alternative

MirrorLink's the alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Getting these fancy phones shows how it's doggedly keeping up with the main players.

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Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan gives 1.5 billion reasons why Windows 10 will change everything

A mass migration of Microsoft’s installed base to Windows 10 will give developers one big reason to support the platform.

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Lenovo’s ideapad MIIX 300 Windows tablet offers nice productivity perks for $150

We need more nice, affordable Windows tablets, and this may be one of them. An IPS panel is a nice treat, as is the year of Office 365.

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Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 and Tab 2 A10-70 rock Dolby Atmos for 3D sound experience

I couldn't believe the immersive sound coming from these two affordable Android tablets.

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Cortana's UI now expresses 18 different emotions. Siri remains detached and aloof

Microsoft’s personal digital assistant wants to help, but maybe she’s embarrassed or confused by your requests. Now you’ll know exactly how she feels—if you read this chart. Perhaps.

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Hands-on with the HP Sprout, an imaging powerhouse built into a touch-friendly PC

This PC-projector-camera combo's skills are a bit primitive now, but it's easy to see a promising future in 3D printing and augmented reality.

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Selling passwords for $150, and other dumb ways users threaten corporate security

Ironically, the same employees surveyed who were often lax on corporate security were nevertheless vigilant about their own digital security.

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Here's the Windows 10 preview user forum on Microsoft's site

Microsoft wants to hear what you have to say about Windows 10, and this is where you can do it.

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Microsoft leaps into 3D computing with Windows Holographic and HoloLens

Holograms! You heard that right: Augmented reality is coming to Windows, with a new API for 3D imaging and a HoloLens headset, plus HoloStudio for making your own holograms.

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BMW's next self-parking car won't need any human help

We watch as an experimental car with high-resolution laser scanners cruises a lot, finds a spot, and parks, then returns to its driver, nice as you please.