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OnStar breaks free of GM chokehold, shows off future of LTE vehicle services

OnStar breaks free of GM chokehold, shows off future of LTE vehicle services

OnStar has been a service on GM vehicles for years now that can do all sorts of stuff. It can help the police find your vehicle if it is stolen, it can get you directions to a place you want to go, and it can do lots more. The catch has been that the OnStar service was only offered on GM vehicles. At CES 2011, OnStar has announced that it is now available to everyone via aftermarket installers.

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The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

Behold! Notion Ink Adam! Chris Davies writes up a full report and a bunch o' people chime in with high fives and cheers. Housewives then smuggle iPads and smartphones into China while the iPad 2 case shows up with a cute little camera hole. If you're feeling like grabbing something for free, check out our Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z giveaway. Then if you're in the mood for disks, Don has a column about how he forgot about DVDs in 2010, while Philip lets you know that it's Time to Buy a Blu-Ray. All this and a BRAND NEW SECTION on The Daily Slash!

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GM touts Robonaut 2′s hands

GM touts Robonaut 2′s hands

A space shuttle missions headed to the ISS soon will have a robotic passenger onboard called Robonaut 2 or R2 for short. R2 is a humanoid robot that is designed to allow NASA to study the interaction between humans and robots. The thought is that R2 might be able to be used by astronauts to perform tasks that might be hazardous for humans in the future.

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Chevrolet boost Volt launch markets: Texas, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut added

Chevrolet boost Volt launch markets: Texas, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut added

The number of people able to get their hands on Chevrolet's electric Volt car has increased, with the company announcing that it would be adding Texas, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to the original line-up of test markets (California, Michigan and Washington D.C.).  Austin and NYC will start getting Volt cars - which can drive for up to 40 miles solely on electric power, then flip to an engine-generator that promises a further 300 miles - near the end of 2010, with a broader roll-out at the start of next year.

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