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Super Bowl 2015: this year’s best tech-related commercials

Super Bowl 2015: this year’s best tech-related commercials

The time has arrived. The 2015 Super Bowl. It's that one day of the year where we throw parties with tons of food, focus on sitting on the couch in front of a large TV, and spend the afternoon watching a collection of the world's the most expensive commercials, all with the occasional break to show a sports game. But we already know which commercial will be the winner, don't we? Just like last year, it will be the emotional one with a puppy that doesn't really have a connection to the cheap beer it's trying to sell.

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BMW patches e-goof that left 2.2m cars at risk

BMW patches e-goof that left 2.2m cars at risk

BMW has remotely patched a security flaw which, if exploited, could have handed over the digital keys to as many as 2.2m BMW, Rolls-Royce, and MINI cars to thieves. The hack, identified by a German motorist association, involved models fitted with BMW's ConnectedDrive infotainment system, which uses a mobile data connection to offer drivers locking control when they're away from the vehicle, in addition to downloading content to the dashboard when they're behind the wheel. BMW says that it's now using the same sort of HTTPS encryption that banks rely upon.

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VW, BMW & ChargePoint to build electric vehicle charging stations

VW, BMW & ChargePoint to build electric vehicle charging stations

Now that most major auto manufacturers are producing electric cars, we can look to the next phase of the plan: infrastructure. Save for Tesla, we’ve not heard too much about charging stations implemented in a big way. Today, VW and BMW are announcing a joint venture with ChargePoint to bring a series of fast charging stations to the East and West Coasts of the United States. Their goal is to get roughly 100 fast chargers implemented between Boston and Washington DC, and from Portland, Oregon to San Diego.

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BMW 1 Series gets new three and five door models

BMW 1 Series gets new three and five door models

BMW has refreshed the 1 Series range with a new three door and a new five-door models. Both cars have the look of small wagons and are hatchback designs. The new cars also get a revised engine line and new measures for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The engine line has new gas and diesel units with three and four cylinders.

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2016 BMW 6 Series boosts M6 and adds customs

2016 BMW 6 Series boosts M6 and adds customs

BMW has brought its new 6 Series range along to Detroit, using the auto show to reveal a sleek sedan, performance drop-top, and a new M6 Coupe. The 2016 6 Series will be available in three body styles, with a four-door Gran Coupe for those who demand usable space in the rear for four, and a more traditional Coupe and Convertible for those who don't so much care for those in the back. However, of the new line-up, it's perhaps the M6 which will get most attention.

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BMW ConnectedDrive Store hits US in spring 2015

BMW ConnectedDrive Store hits US in spring 2015

BMW will launch its ConnectedDrive Store, offering apps and services like real-time traffic for download and activation directly from the car's infotainment display, in the US come spring 2015. The system, already available in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany, will be offered across all of BMW's current range in the US, taking advantage of the baked-in cellular connection the cars have to deliver smartphone-free app downloads.

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BMW recalls 140k cars over Takata airbags issue

BMW recalls 140k cars over Takata airbags issue

BMW has been swept up into the Takata airbag debacle, announcing that it will recall about 140,000 BMW 3 Series cars in the US. This follows a smaller recall it previously had in certain regions with high humidity levels, something originally believed to be the cause of Takata airbags rupturing with too much force, causing potential injuries and death to drivers. The vehicles being recalled were made from January 2004 through August 2006. This follows recent demands by the NHTSA for a nationwide recall among several auto makers.

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BMW to demo automated multi-car parking tech at CES 2015

BMW to demo automated multi-car parking tech at CES 2015

Wouldn't it be nice.if you could just leave your car at the parking entrance and it will just navigate through the maze and find a nice, cozy, empty spot all by itself? And wouldn't it be even swell if you could "summon" your car when it's time to leave and just wait for it at the exit, again confident in the knowledge that your trusted metallic steed will know how to make its way through? That is exactly the technology that BMW hopes to wow the public at CES 2015 next year.

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BMW 2 Series Coupe gets new models and engines

BMW 2 Series Coupe gets new models and engines

BMW has announced that it has made some changes to its popular 2 Series Coupe line for the 2015 model year bringing new entry-level engines, new all-wheel drive model and new equipment options to buyers. The BMW 218i coupe now has a 3-cylinder engine that runs on gas. This is the first item that engine has made its way to the 2 Series.

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