Melissa AndersenIDG News Service

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Nvidia wants to steer its Tegra K1 into driverless cars

Nvidia sees driverless cars as a big opportunity for its new mobile processor

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Meet UBR-1, a robot that can stock shelves, work alongside people

The Silicon Valley startup Unbounded Robotics wants to make its $50,000 robot a platform to develop the industrial worker of the future

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CarPlay for the rest of us: Pioneer demos Apple's interface in its NEX infotainment systems

You won’t have to buy a new car to get Apple’s CarPlay interface for your iPhone. Pioneer will be one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to offer it in an installable system for older cars.

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How we arrived at today's self-driving cars -- and where the road leads

Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum has launched an exhibit on the past, present, and future of driverless cars. We take a closer look in this video report.

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The 4G mobile hotspot you can drive: The 2015 Audi A3 is all about data

This car's first-ever 4G LTE data plan spoils everyone. Passengers can stay online, and the driver gets some impressive data services from the MMI infotainment system and Audi connect.

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Tech Tip: How to change the default font in Microsoft Word

Set a new default font so that every document you start in Word uses the font settings that you want.

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Lenovo announces N20p Chromebook with touchscreen and 300-degree hinge

Adding two premium features rarely seen in Chromebooks, the N20p is the most interesting 11-inch Chrome machine we've seen yet.

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How to organize your browser by using pinned tabs

Keep your favorite Web apps organized in your browser.

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First BMW i3 electric vehicle in U.S. goes to professor in Boston

They're heeeere! The fast, funny-looking, all-new, all-electric car from BMW. With the first shipment of the i3 cars landing in the U.S., check out this video of our first drive from earlier this year.

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First look: The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive tries hard to be normal

Powered by Tesla and designed by Mercedes-Benz, the B-Class Electric Drive aims for more mainstream drivers with its low-key look and feel.

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Watch Apple's CarPlay in action, as Mercedes-Benz takes us for a spin

Apple's CarPlay is bobbing up everywhere, it seems, though it's not quite final yet. Watch this video of a prototype, demonstrated at the Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Sunnyvale.

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World Tech Update: On the road at the New York Auto Show

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories

Electric vehicle drivers are younger and richer than the rest of us

Even though they recently dropped a wad on an expensive EV, a survey by Experian Automotive indicates electric car owners still have plenty of money to burn—just not on gas. No, they'll party hearty instead, because they're younger, too.

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Big hybrid, big battery: BMW’s Concept X5 eDrive crosses power with efficiency

It can drive all-electric for up to 19 miles at speeds up to 75 mph, and its hybrid mileage is 60 mpg. Come with us on a quick ride with BMW's concept car at the New York Auto Show.

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Harman Clari-Fi technology gives your MP3s a makeover in the Lexus NX

Your MP3 files may sound fine to you, but Harman's new Clari-Fi technology makes them sound better by restoring what's lost in the compression process. You can hear this innovation first in the newly announced Lexus NX.