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Tesla launches a web-based version of its in-car trip planning tool

 Curious about what it’s like to plan a long road trip as an electric vehicle owner? Tesla thinks you just might be, so now it’s launching a web-based version of its trip planning tool, which was previously only available to Tesla owners via the in-car navigation system. The tool allows you to map out a route and includes the best charging spots along your route, complete with how… Read More Read More At Article Source | Article...

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On-demand streaming now accounts for the majority of audio consumption, says Nielsen

 U.S. album sales declined in 2017 as streaming continues to grow, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report released this week. The report found that album sales, including both digital and physical, fell 17.7 percent last year to 169.15 million copies, down from 205.5 million in 2016. Meanwhile, streaming once again soared, leading the overall music industry to growth, largely due to… Read More Read More At Article Source | Article...

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Now Alexa can help you microwave dinner

 Amazon wants to put Alexa in every room of your home — that much is clear. It’s the main reason the company offers the Echo in so many different form factors. The kitchen has been a key piece in that puzzle, but aside from some third-party refrigerators from companies like LG, Amazon hasn’t made too many inroad on that front. Starting this week, however, Alexa’s… Read More Read More At Article Source | Article...

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Amazon’s Alexa may eventually serve up ads

 It was only a matter of time, folks. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is in talks with brands and advertisers to include ads on the Echo through via Alexa. The report says that Amazon is discussing these opportunities with Procter & Gamble and Clorox. We can’t say we’re surprised. Just as ads found their way to the newspaper, the radio, the television, the internet, and… Read More Read More At Article Source | Article...

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Toyota Research Institute to debut its 3.0 self-driving research car at CES

 Toyota Research Institute is accelerating its autonomous vehicle efforts with a new third-generation test platform that it’ll be showing off in person at CES next week. The so-called ‘Platform 3.0’ car uses a Lexus LS 600hL as its base, and goes further than its predecessors in terms of integrating the autonomous sensing and hardware features with the vehicle’s design for… Read More Read More At Article Source | Article...

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