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White House Green Lights Black Boxes For New Cars

The White House Office of Management has approved a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate event data recorders, commonly referred to as “black boxes,” in 100-percent of new vehicles sold. In the very near future, then, the car you drive may... read more

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Al Franken's New Bill Guards Your Privacy On The Mobile Web

Privacy has long been a serious issue on the web. Now, a new bill authored by Senator Al Franken wants to address some of those concerns -- and from where we sit, it's... read more June 20, 2011 by

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Senators Push Apple, Google To Nix DUI Apps -- But Does It Matter?

In March, we told you that four U.S. Senators had pushed Apple, Google, and Research In Motion (creators of the Blackberry) to remove apps that revealed the location of DUI... read more May 12, 2011 by

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Google Bets On Nevada To Become Home For Autonomous Cars

Google has been hitting the headlines pretty hard the past couple of days. Its Android operating system is still hammering the smartphone market, its new music service is... read more May 11, 2011 by

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Mon Dieu! France Fines Google $142,000 For Street View Privacy Violations

There's no denying that Google Maps is the king of online mapping services. It may have been slightly late to the party, but thanks to social features like sharable maps and... read more March 22, 2011 by

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New Jaguar XJ's dual-view display may be illegal in U.S.

Dual-view displays have been billed as the hottest new technology to hit the automobile since GPS, and though the hype might be overdone, there's a lot of merit to the idea... read more August 7, 2009 by

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Italian red-light camera maker charged with fraud

Red-light cameras and 'smart' traffic lights have been criticized as nothing more than cash cows for the cities that use them to ensnare unwary drivers. Now an investigation... read more February 2, 2009 by

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European Parliament agrees to looser CO2 rules

In September, a committee in the European Parliament proposed easing the carbon dioxide emissions rules previously set to phase in over the next several years, and today the... read more December 17, 2008 by


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