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The CarPlay Compromise

The CarPlay Compromise

Apple has finally played its first hand in automotive, and while it's not a car with an Apple logo on its hood, CarPlay could eventually be an even bigger deal. That's not the case today, however. CarPlay still feels like a beta, perhaps more so than Siri ever was at launch, and if Apple is to take it from there to establishing the sort of ubiquity of the iPhone, it has a significant challenge ahead.

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HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

HUVr Hoverboard isn’t real, but these Back to the Future products are

While we’re far from convinced that the "HUVr" floating skateboard presented today is the genuine article, we’ve been seeing some other fantastic real-life Back to the Future gadgets and toys in the recent past. While the whole lot could be ramping up toward a fourth installment in the Back to the Future series of Steven Spielberg films, it’s far more likely that the spirit of the series is simple alive and well.

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Maserati Alfieri concept coupe is “door to future”

Maserati Alfieri concept coupe is “door to future”

Maserati has whipped the covers off of its latest concept, a 2+2 concept coupe dubbed the Alfieri that it teases may be "a door to the future" of the company's cars. The Italian company, still riding high from its well-received Super Bowl 2013 advert for the Ghibli, revealed the Alfieri at the Geneva Motor Show, and while there are no signs of a production date any time soon, Maserati is at pains to highlight the fact that the concept is fully functional.

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