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Brake Override to Become Standard?

Chevy Volt On the heels of Toyota's apparent problems with unintended acceleration, today, General Motors announced that it would make brake override systems standard on all of its passenger vehicles by the end of 2012. It's another move that indicates … Continue reading

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Is the iPad for You?

JQ on CBS on the iPad Apple's iPad is now on sale and while it may not revolutionize computing or replace the laptop computer, it does offer a different way to read magazines, watch videos, and surf the Web. Warning: … Continue reading

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Turning Out the Lights: Earth Hour

Earth Hour What happens when the lights go out? Okay, aside from that. You save electricity (saving money), cut down on oil, gas, and coal consumption, and reduce overall carbon emissions. That's the triple pitch behind the Earth Hour (started … Continue reading

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Google TV: Too Little, Too Late?

New TV Logo? Granted, it's all rumor and innuendo, but there is some truth to stories about a Google TV set top box for living rooms. Unfortunately, it's all too, little too late…with one possible exception. The idea is that … Continue reading

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3D TV Week in New York

3D TV Cometh If you were wondering why all of a sudden there have been so many stories about 3D TV in the news, it's because companies backing the technology have descended on New York this week to promote it … Continue reading

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Toyota Responds to Accelerator Test

Today, Toyota responded to the specific tests conducted by Professor David Gilbert that cast some doubt on the electrical and computer integrity of some of the company's throttle-by-wire systems. Essentially, Prof. Gilbert tried to show that an electrical short circuit … Continue reading

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Complaints About Toyota Fixes

Brake lights ahead Does anyone know for certain what exactly is wrong with all of Toyota's accelerator systems? No. But at least one fact is now clear: Electronic throttle-by-wire systems are not infallible, and the very nature of the technology … Continue reading

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