Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

Trucks and SUVs give Detroit Auto Show 2018 its mojo

It should probably come as no surprise that in a city like Detroit, trucks dominated the auto show. All the same, with CES increasingly counting car news among its gadget pageantry just a week prior, there were questions from some quarters as to whether the North American International Auto Show 2018 would have any news left. Turns out, Detroit still had some aces up its sleeve, both domestic and foreign.

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2019 Ram 1500 goes hybrid with Tesla-like touchscreen

2019 Ram 1500 goes hybrid with Tesla-like touchscreen

If you thought Ram was going to leave Chevrolet and Ford to have all the truck fun at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 this year, think again. The 2019 Ram 1500 is another from-the-ground-up recreation, shedding nearly 225 pounds from the outgoing truck and gaining a clever mild-hybrid system that should produce power and economy savings even the most traditional of pickup buyers can't argue with.

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Creative individuals have unique brain connectivity patterns: study

Creative individuals have unique brain connectivity patterns: study

A study being published in PNAS details research on brain activity patterns, specifically the patterns found in people who are creative and people who aren't. According to the research, creative individuals have unique brain activity patterns that differ from those of less creative people; this goes for creative individuals across various fields, everyone from artists to scientists.

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PS4 5.50 system update beta announced: Here’s how to sign up

PS4 5.50 system update beta announced: Here’s how to sign up

It wasn't all that long ago that Sony delivered PS4 system update 5.0, which was touted as a pretty big update at the time. Today Sony is back with news of another "major" update in the form of firmware 5.50. The final update itself is on the way, but if you want to get a look at it early, you should know that Sony is opening beta sign ups today.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI

2019 Hyundai Veloster N wants to eat the Golf GTI

Clearly nobody told Hyundai that the Detroit Auto Show 2018 was being dominated by trucks and slick luxury sedans: the South Korean company instead brought the brand new 2019 Veloster and its crazy Veloster N. The regular Veloster is now available with both a regular and a turbocharged engine for those looking for more power. As for the Veloster N, that's Hyundai's attempt to out-play VW's Golf GTI.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

NBC has launched a pair of preview shows for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and they're both available to stream on Netflix starting today. The Games preview is listed as a single show on Netflix comprised of two episodes, each its own half-hour preview of the games. The first episode, called "Go for the Gold," profiles some US Olympians, while the other episode, "Meet Team USA," talks to some athletes who are part of Team USA.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade still available, but you need to be quick

Free Windows 10 upgrade still available, but you need to be quick

Back when Windows 10 first launched, Microsoft made a huge push to get those on Windows 7 and 8.1 to upgrade. Most notably, this included a promotion that offered Windows 10 upgrades for free for a year, along with the sometimes infuriating desktop pop-ups that came with it. That promotion ended some time ago, but as it turns out, there's still a way to get a free Windows 10 upgrade if you're currently on Windows 8.1.

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US Army base removes Chinese cameras, but not over security risk

US Army base removes Chinese cameras, but not over security risk

In a somewhat unusual move, the U.S. Army has confirmed that one of its bases have removed five security cameras made in China. One would presume the move was due to security concerns, but that's not the case. The Army confirmed the move, saying the removal was due to "negative perception" about the cameras' presence on the base.

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The 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 is one mean-looking hybrid

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 is one mean-looking hybrid

There's no denying that Mercedes-AMG makes a good looking sports sedan, and the 2019 AMG CLS 53 is an excellent example of the breed. Announced at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, the (arguably most striking) member of the new 53-series promises no shortage of speed from its 429 horsepower. However, there's also an electrified surprise under the hood.

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Stardew Valley multiplayer update teased

Stardew Valley multiplayer update teased

Stardew Valley is one of those indie games that just keeps on giving. The 2016 game has already received a massive amount of content through various post-launch releases, but as they say, the best is yet to come. Multiplayer is on the way for all platforms, and it would appear we're closing in on that update's release.

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Toyota CarPlay support arrives in 2019 Avalon

Toyota CarPlay support arrives in 2019 Avalon

Toyota has finally embraced Apple CarPlay, announcing that the 2019 Toyota Avalon will feature the smartphone-powered infotainment system as standard. The car, unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2018 today, features the automaker's newest Entune 3.0 infotainment platform, including the Toyota Connected Services. However, for iPhone owners what'll be most exciting is covering up Entune altogether.

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Galaxy S9 leak spills all the specs and features

Galaxy S9 leak spills all the specs and features

A bit of a box leak this week added to the massive stack of leaks for the Galaxy S9 over the past several weeks and months. As we've got tips on essentially every possible angle on this device, it would seem that we've got the full picture. Now all we've got to get is in the front door of the Samsung event that'll almost certainly take place on the 24th or 25th of February in Barcelona, Spain.

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