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The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

If you haven't finished catching up on The Walking Dead yet, now is the time to do so. The show is set to return next month, and to help usher it in is a new trailer teasing what viewers can expect. Less you worry, be advised there are no spoilers -- in fact, there is practically nothing at all in terms of the story, with viewers instead being presented with a roster of remaining characters doing what they do best: surviving.

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Tesla in Connecticut: new bill looks favorably on direct sales

Tesla in Connecticut: new bill looks favorably on direct sales

Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has been challenged in several states by dealership associations in much the same way ridesharing companies have been challenged by the taxi industry. Direct sales pose a threat to the dealership business model, some argue, and should be limited or eliminated altogether. Tesla has battled this issue more than once, sometimes seeing victory (or partial victory) and other times losing. Connecticut might end up proving to be a victory in the near future, with a new bill in place that looks favorably upon direct auto sales.

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NASA VolcanoBot 1 explores volcano in Hawaii

NASA VolcanoBot 1 explores volcano in Hawaii

NASA is aiming for the farthest reaches of space, but not all of its activities take place on planets elsewhere. In recent months, the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory took to Hawaii where a small robot -- dubbed the VolcanoBot 1 -- was fed into an inactive volcanic fissure where no human can ever tread. From its position there, the robot is able to acquire information on volcanoes that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to glean, leading to expanded research efforts in the future.

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NHTSA hints at uptick in auto recalls this year

NHTSA hints at uptick in auto recalls this year

Last year was rough for auto makers, some more than others, as numerous recalls were made spanning a wide range of issues and models. The nature of the recalls were particularly interesting given the number that concerned older models, but that might prove to be a trend in the long run. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's chief Mark Rosekind warned 2015 could end up having more recalls than 2014, doing so despite claims and concerns expressed by others who feel the recalls last year were excessive.

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Je Suis Charlie app gets one-hour approval following Cook email

Je Suis Charlie app gets one-hour approval following Cook email

Sans those living under a rock, you've likely heard the phrase 'Je Suis Charlie' many times in recent days, something that has been found on shirts, signs, posters, and hashtags across both the digital and physical worlds. While adding hashtags to your tweet and posting statuses on Facebook are both solid ways to show support, they're not the only one. The app "I am Charlie!' is another, and thanks to an email sent to Tim Cook, it was approved within an hour.

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Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is ever nearing, and as its launch date approaches we have yet another trailer to pick through. Unlike the trailers that have been dropped thus far, this one offers an extended look at the show (more than two minutes of footage), giving viewers an idea of what exactly they're in for and a narrative to go with it. We've seen parts of the trailer before, but a good deal of it is new, and it reveals what looks to be a promising series.

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Uber eyeing Canada with hopeful return to Vancouver

Uber eyeing Canada with hopeful return to Vancouver

Uber holds roost in Seattle and will be returning to Portland in the near future following its recent launch and then withdraw. Before that, however, the ride-sharing took on Canada with a push into Vancouver -- something that did not prove successful at the time, but that hasn't managed to break Uber's spirit. The company has said that it is "really eager" to re-enter Vancouver, and as part of this effort it has filed to have a lawsuit blocking them thrown out.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron: the second trailer arrives

Avengers: Age of Ultron: the second trailer arrives

Can't get enough Avengers? If so, Marvel's recent YouTube activity will have you happy. The company has officially released the second trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and with it comes a very somber mood with additional looks at the upcoming show. There's 1:40 minutes of footage, and it seems more tailored toward tweaking the viewer's emotions rather than presenting any big new look at the movie and its story. As always, we have the trailer available after the jump!

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2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV: estimated 93MPGe, modest design

2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV: estimated 93MPGe, modest design

Hyundai has introduced its 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, marking the maker's first foray into the plug-in hybrid EV market. The car brings with it a sharp design complemented by a Level 2 charger and the ability to travel about 22 miles on electric, trumping competing mid-size plug-in hybrid EVs in terms of range. This is achieved in part with the inclusion of a 9.8kWh battery pack, as well as a 50kWh electric motor. All in all, Hyundai expects the car to get a combined 93 MPGe rating.

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Ford GT to adorn Forza Motorsport 6 cover

Ford GT to adorn Forza Motorsport 6 cover

We got a look at Ford's beastly GT earlier today at the Detroit Auto Show, and coming alongside it was an announcement hand-in-hand with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios: that new GT will be adorning the cover for Forza Motorsport 6, and select Ford vehicles including the Shelby GT350 will be available in-game. Those hoping to score additional details about the game will be disappointed, however, as you will have to wait until later on this year to get more info.

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