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Weekly Rewind: The next moonshot, quantum computer duets, stateside Skodas

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Google's Self-Driving Car CTO is Leaving the Company

Chris Urmson, who joined the project in 2009, said in a post on Medium that “now, 1.8 million miles of autonomous driving later,” the time is right to “step down and find my next adventure.”
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Green godsend or political ploy? The truth about ethanol in your gas

97% of U.S. gasoline contains ethanol, but the effects of ethanol and the reasons for its inclusion are not well-known. We take a deeper look at the sources and reasons to put ethanol in your gasoline.
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Tesla is causing an explosion in Bay Area manufacturing

With its 6 million square foot Fremont, California factory, Tesla attracts component suppliers as well as tech-focused automotive companies. Fremont and the surrounding area see a surge in interest in factory space and suitable land.
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Soon you might be able to get your Tesla washed eco-friendly style while you charge it

If a pilot project at Tesla's Fremont, California factory works out, the environmentally friendly Eco-Green Auto Clean service may become available at Superchargers. The service uses a biodegradable spray and about one cup of…
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iPass and Uber partner to bring Wi-Fi to the Rio Olympics

A new partnership between iPass and Uber, which will “provide international Uber riders with free and secure Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro.” This could be particularly important as concerns around insecure internet networks in Rio increase.
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Nissan unveils a van powered by its new solid-oxide fuel cells

Nissan unveiled a prototype vehicle using its new ethanol-based fuel cells in Brazil. It uses hydrogen generated form ethanol stored onboard, which Nissan claims is a more practical alternative to conventional fuel cells.
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Visa, Uber offering rides in an Olympics-themed car in 6 cities, but only on Friday

On Friday only, you can get a chance to ride in an Olympic-themed car in six cities thanks to a partnership between Uber and Visa. Pay with a Visa debit or credit card, and you can get a chance to win various prizes, like a trip to an…