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Would you ditch your car for Uber?

Would you ditch your car for Uber?

Uber isn't the only ride-sharing service available, but it is the one most drastically pushing for you to get rid of your car. Demonstrating this is the company's latest effort to lure in new users: UberPool, a beta program in San Francisco where users can double-up on rides and get a 40-percent discount as a result. In a blog post yesterday announcing the beta, Uber pointed out reasons besides I need a ride that users might opt for the service, and at the heart of it all was one large notion: that we'd do well in getting rid of our cars.

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Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Head-up displays aren't just the preserve of fighter jets any more, but if you're not in the market for a new car then Navdy's aftermarket device - billed as Google Glass for your dashboard - may be the answer. Not only a HUD, projecting virtual images that look like they're floating roughly six feet in front of the windshield, but a gesture control system, Navdy pipes messages, calls, and navigation from your smartphone to your line of sight, though that's only the start of it.

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Plane, Car hacks will be shown off at BlackHat conference

Plane, Car hacks will be shown off at BlackHat conference

One of the last things you want to hear is that your chosen mode of transportation can be hacked, but that’s what is on the docket at the BlackHat 2014 conference this week. Two hackers are set to show off their work, in which a plane and car can both be compromised using pretty standard hardware. In the case of air travel, it’s a potentially damaging incident.

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2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan

2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan

Acura has something to prove with the new 2015 TLX. Honda’s top-drawer division credits itself with having co-created the midsize luxury sedan segment with the original TL, though it’s now one of the most competitive and the big German brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have weighed in with their own take on the category, Meanwhile rivals like Lexus have been joined by upstart budget alternatives from Hyundai and others, leaving Acura’s TL and TSX looking tired. Can the new TLX set Acura back on the right track?

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