Melissa AparicioMultimedia Correspondent, Greenbot

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

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Google I/O 2014: What to expect as Google increases its focus on 'connected' tech

An increased emphasis on wearables, the living room, and even cars will likely define the keynote of Google's annual developer conference.

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Harley’s hawg goes electric with Project LiveWire, a battery-powered motorcycle

The great American motorcycle company steps into the future with a prototype model that could legitimize--and possibly overtake--the fledgling all-electric movement.


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So crazy it just might work: Tesla opens up its patents to promote EV development

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the world needs more EVs, so he's letting anyone use his company's technology 'in good faith' to promote that goal.

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Tesla offers its charging tech to the world, but there's a catch

Tesla hasn't shared its fast-charging technology until now, but offering it further complicates the already-hot debate about standards for connecting electric vehicles to chargers.


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Epson's new office inkjets have a secret weapon: fast PrecisionCore printheads

Cheap color lasers have more inkjets to worry about. The PrecisionCore printheads on Epson's new WorkForce printers promise faster printing and crisp-looking output. We're testing one right now to learn more.

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A new crop of HP laptops flip or spin, and run Windows, Chrome or Android

New models sport 360-degree hinges and hybrid forms. A refreshed Chromebook comes in more colors. As for Android, it comes in a buzz-worthy yellow-and-black clamshell.

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No steering wheel. No pedals. Google gets serious about self-driving cars

This friendly-looking prototype car could be rolling its own route within a few years, as Google takes another big step toward autonomous cars.

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

Video roundup of the week's biggest tech stories