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Best of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show: Buick, Lexus, Volvo, More

Best of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show: Buick, Lexus, Volvo, More

They’ve officially slipped the silk off of everything on four wheels at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, and a few automakers selfishly hogged all the attention. Our team was in full force at every debut, talking to the people that brought these cars and concepts to life. We’ve combed our brains, scanned our notes, and are bringing you our top five of the Detroit Auto Show.

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Hotel Transylvania 2: behind the scenes with the film’s designers

Hotel Transylvania 2: behind the scenes with the film’s designers

Today we're going behind the scenes of Hotel Transylvania 2 to discover the insides of the stark contrast between the human world and the monster world. Production Design in this film runs deep, from initial construction of sets with digital pen and ink to set dressing before scenes are "filmed". The work that goes in to each scene in a top-notch digital film such as this is very, very easily lost on its intended audience - today we're going to see what a tragedy that is as we attempt to rectify.

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The Cars of Detroit: NAIAS 2016

The Cars of Detroit: NAIAS 2016

Ridiculously powerful coupes, concepts-made-real, astonishing design studies, and opulent excess: the cars of the NAIAS 2016 had it all. Coming hot on the heels of CES could have seen Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, and the rest overshadowed by electronics - even if automotive actually dominated last week's Las Vegas show - but some legitimate surprises meant the car companies held their own.

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Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura Precision Concept revealed to give luxe rebirth

Acura is looking to get back to its "Precision Crafted Performance" roots with the new Precision Concept, a striking sedan revealed at the NAIAS 2016. Aiming to influence tomorrow's Acura sedans - and give them a needed aggressive and distinctive boost - the bright red four-door with its B-pillarless suicide doors is no mere concept, Honda's luxury division says, but a design study to revamp the brand on its 30th anniversary.

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This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the car Mercedes-Benz believes will make you forget the BMW 5 Series and ignore the Audi A6. Making its debut at the NAIAS, the 2017 E-Class is a complete redesign for the 10th-generation, scaling up the on-road presence while boosting safety and luxury, and raiding the self-driving technologies previously only found on Mercedes' flagship.

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Audi H-Tron Quattro concept up close and personal

Audi H-Tron Quattro concept up close and personal

Audi reveals their newest concept vehicle, the Audi H-Tron Quattro, looking more like a production-level vehicle than the off-the-wall oddities we're used to seeing from other companies. What you're seeing here is the newest iteration of an E-Tron crossover study by the name of H-Tron, this time (E-Tron) coming with a fuel cell-powered build. The photos you're seeing here come from the Detroit motor show, captured this week as Audi reveals their full collection.

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV gets 200HP and 0-30 mph in 2.9s

We knew the Bolt EV was cute and set to be affordable for an EV; now we know just how peppy that $30k car will be. Chevrolet has announced drivetrain details for the new Bolt EV, which will have more than 200 miles of range, and use a new Electronic Precision Shift system along with a shift-and-park by wire, which Chevy says will be faster, smoother, and more efficient than traditional systems.

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SlashGear’s Best of CES 2016

SlashGear’s Best of CES 2016

CES 2016 draws to a close, and once again the SlashGear team has picked its selection of the very best the consumer electronics show had to offer. As we expected, automotive announcements, digital health, and virtual reality in many ways overshadowed the traditional huge TVs, thought here was no shortage of the latter. Read on for our highlights from CES.

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Why Google’s Project Tango is a total game changer

Why Google’s Project Tango is a total game changer

Lenovo announces a Lenovo Tango device, using Google Tango software and cameras that understand space and motion to create a next-gen phone. Today we're going to have a peek at a variety of ways in which Google's Project Tango is both mind-blowing and revolutionary. Inside this software and hardware combo, you'll see how your smart device (smartphone or tablet) will soon allow you to map your whole world, from the inside to the outside. From there, the fun begins.

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This robot is furious and we don’t know why

This robot is furious and we don’t know why

This BUDDY robot we're about to tell you about was found at CES 2016 appearing to scurry around with a terrifying, sobbing face. That was when we first saw it. We later realized it was probably mad, maybe a little bit annoyed. He, if we're going to be so presumptuous as to give it a gender, seemed to be angered by the fact that he had to roll around the floor while his cohort, another robot, was allowed to sit on the table.

The one on the table was happy.

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Pioneer’s smart car concept system hands-on: smells nice

Pioneer’s smart car concept system hands-on: smells nice

The folks at Pioneer know exactly what it takes to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to in-car personalization. Not just in the way of making your seat warm when it's winter time - that's kids stuff. Here, at CES 2016, we've gotten the opportunity to have a look and feel at and with Pioneer's full collection of in-car goodies, culminating in a smart car system that provides custom tuned sounds, sights, and even smells for you personally.

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Lenovo reveals its Google Project Tango phone

Lenovo reveals its Google Project Tango phone

It isn't just Intel who's working on a Tango smartphone after all. Lenovo unexpectedly revealed, right in the middle of CES 2016, how it has been working with Google and Qualcomm for over a year to create its own spin on Project Tango. Powered by a still undisclosed Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, of course, the still unnamed device will launch sometime in summer, depending on how the design and development process turns out, and won't be bigger than 6.5 inches, which seems to be the standard size for a Tango smartphone.

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