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Honda’s Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback arrives in the U.S. for less than $20K

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback officially rolls into U.S. dealerships on Monday. Starting at $19,700, the British-built hatch is the third body style in the 10th-generation Civic lineup to be released thus far.
Cars

New California law allows autonomous shuttle test without driver

In a next step toward full vehicle autonomy, California now allows driverless shuttles testing in a private office park to cross public roads. The EasyMile shuttles won't have steering wheels, brakes, or accelerator as well as no…
Cars

Porsche leverages 918 Spyder tech to build a fast, fuel-sipping Panamera

Porsche has introduced a plug-in version of the Panamera dubbed 4 E-Hybrid. It hits 62 mph from a stop in 4.6 seconds thanks to a twin-turbocharged V6, but it can also drive on electricity alone for up to 30 miles.
Photography

Sony launches updated Alpha Universe website and podcast for photographers

Sony's new Alpha Universe web portal features expanded educational content for photographers, a biweekly podcast, and a section dedicated to the new Alpha Imaging Collective, which promotes influential photographers using Sony cameras.
Business

Google’s Indonesian office was just raided after the firm refused a tax audit

Google's Jakarta office has been raided by Indonesian authorities after a warning was issued when the company refused a tax audit. According to Indonesian authorities, Google could owe as much as five years' worth of back taxes.
Photography

Video provides a behind-the-scenes look at how LEE lens filters are produced

Photographer Karl Taylor goes behind the scenes with Ralph Young, the director of sales at LEE Filters, to show how the company hand-produces its high quality DSLR lens filters from beginning to end.
Music

Streaming finds new fans, but what pays the bills? Rachael Yamagata found a way

From a cellist who plays the violin between his legs, to a “happy accident” that filled dead air with an orchestra, Rachael Yamagata’s recording process for Tightrope Walker was anything but ordinary.
Cool Tech

Not your average table: Genetic algorithms and 3D printing set this furniture apart

The Rio furniture line uses 3D printing and evolutionary algorithms to give each items its own unique flourish. If you like good design and cutting-edge tech, this is the table and chairs for you.
Virtual Reality

‘Rock Band VR’ first-person rhythm game compatible with legacy guitar controllers

Rock Band series developer Harmonix showcased a new version of its in-development virtual reality experience Rock Band VR this week, revealing that the finished product will be compatible with legacy guitar peripherals when it ships later…
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Will Alexa be jealous? Google Home is basically a Chromecast, may cost $129

Google wants to take on Amazon Echo's voice assistant, Alexa, with Google Home. Resembling Google's OnHub wireless router, the device is essentially a $129 Chromecast with a bunch of new tricks.
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Report: Google urges companies to make Google Home copies to bolster its Assistant

It looks like Google isn't too worried about the success of the Google Home hardware -- what it really wants is for the software inside of it to do well. The company is reportedly encouraging other companies to build their own Google Home…
Mobile

Are Apple, Sharp partnering on OLED displays for 2017 edition of the iPhone?

Apple's iPhone 7 was just released, but iPhone 7S and even iPhone 8 rumors are already heating up the internet. Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 7S and what we have heard so far about the iPhone 8.