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Samsung C-Lab to bring four VR/AR ideas to MWC 2017

Samsung C-Lab to bring four VR/AR ideas to MWC 2017

Another tech show, another chance for Samsung to boast about how it fosters and cultivates innovation among its employees through incubation programs like its C-Lab, formerly Creative Lab. At MWC 2017, with less attention paid to its absent Galaxy S8, Samsung could put more focus on four concepts that aim to push the envelope of virtual reality as well as augmented reality. And, of course, Samsung’s Gear VR is at the heart of all but one of these proposals.

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Nokia 3310 video shows imagined unveiling

Nokia 3310 video shows imagined unveiling

Earlier today the Nokia 3310 became the center of attention in the mobile market as it was teased for re-arrival. This phone is infamous for its ability to withstand massive amounts of damage - back in the 1990s when mobile phones were first becoming a reality. Now, here in 2017, the Nokia 3310 been rumored that the Nokia brand will once again realize its true old-school potential in a device that pays homage to the original unbreakable cell phone.

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Bentley’s future is transparent OLED and luxury car-sharing

Bentley’s future is transparent OLED and luxury car-sharing

Bentley may be an old brand but the luxury automaker is experimenting with cutting edge tech, exploring displays that appear like magic out of the woodwork. The British automaker discussed some of the ways it could use new technology like transparent OLED last week, when CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer spoke at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, USA. Meanwhile, like most automakers Bentley is considering the role of a car manufacturer in a future where individual ownership is predicted to dwindle.

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Audi Q8 Concept first look: Next-gen MMI dashboard hands-on

Audi Q8 Concept first look: Next-gen MMI dashboard hands-on

We're live at the North American International Auto Show this week, and we've managed to spend some time having a look at Audi's new Q8 concept. The new Q8 luxury SUV was revealed earlier in the week, and now we're getting to take a look inside. The important thing to note about this concept is that it centers entirely around the interior of the car, with the new infotainment center being the main attraction.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept car previews bold new self-driving sedan

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept car previews bold new self-driving sedan

Nissan has whipped the sheets from its newest concept car, the Vmotion 2.0, a striking luxury sedan with autonomous driving and a high-luxe interior. Revealed today, during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017, the new concept previews a potential future four-door design direction for Nissan, the automaker promises. That includes more focus on dynamic styling, along with a greater emphasis on the cabin experience.

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Audi Q8 Concept previews 4-seat luxury SUV with coupe style

Audi Q8 Concept previews 4-seat luxury SUV with coupe style

When is an SUV not quite an SUV? When it's Audi's Q8 Concept, freshly revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 today. Blending the size and off-road abilities of an SUV with the design elements of a coupe, and then throwing plenty of new tech - including a plug-in hybrid drivetrain - into the mix, the Q8 is Audi's vision of a new, range-topping luxury car.

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Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ reboots Microbus as self-driving EV

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ reboots Microbus as self-driving EV

Volkswagen has recreated the Microbus for the 21st Century, with the I.D. BUZZ Concept giving the beloved van an electric refresh. Making its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2017 today, the zero-emissions vehicle has seating for up to eight and all-wheel drive, along with a fully-autonomous driving mode. It's part of VW's ambitious goal of making EVs a cornerstone of its future line-up.

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Toyota’s Concept-i designers talk AI co-pilots and self-driving style

Toyota’s Concept-i designers talk AI co-pilots and self-driving style

Toyota's Concept-i autonomous car winks at you, remembers the minutiae of your interests, and suggests detours to hang out with your friends: all in the name of getting you to trust its self-driving talents. Revealed at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, CA. this week, on the one hand it's a striking design study intended to explore the new possibilities unlocked when you're liberated from the tyranny of everyday driving. At the same time, though, it addresses a more fundamental issue, around trust in technology and the fear of the expert. I caught up with Ian Cartabiano, lead designer at the Toyota CALTY studio, and William Chergosky, interior lead designer, to find out why Concept-i is so important.

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Honda NeuV concept has an AI assistant with an “emotion engine”

Honda NeuV concept has an AI assistant with an “emotion engine”

Along with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, artificial intelligence has become one of the biggest obsessions in the technology industry in recent years. Even car makers are getting into the game as well, offloading some of the control, and even some of the responsibility, to computer-driven agents. Honda's latest concept vehicle, the NeuV, is perhaps the embodiment of how far car makers are willing to go in mixing AI and cars. In addition to be a self-driving electric vehicle, the NeuV has a smart assistant that can "read" your emotions and even earn you money on the sides.

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BMW i Inside Future concept makes the dashboard a tactile hologram

BMW i Inside Future concept makes the dashboard a tactile hologram

So far, there's been no lack of autonomous cars at CES, but BMW is taking things in a different direction with its i Inside Future concept. While the concept is steeped in a future where autonomous cars are the norm, it has little to do with the technology that will make these cars go. Instead, this "sculpture," as BMW is calling it, deals entirely with what our car interiors could look like once we make the jump to fully autonomous car.

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Toyota Concept-i’s friendly AI is your autonomous car co-pilot

Toyota Concept-i’s friendly AI is your autonomous car co-pilot

My idea of a talking car is Knight Rider's KITT making snarky rejoinders to David Hasselhoff, but Toyota has more loving discourse in mind with its latest Concept-i. Revealed today at CES 2017, the new vehicle prototype aims to usher in autonomous driving with the aid of the driver-vehicle relationship. That involves an artificial intelligence (AI) called Yui and a whole lot of LEDs.

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This Infiniti QX50 Concept previews new semi-autonomous SUV

This Infiniti QX50 Concept previews new semi-autonomous SUV

The North American International Auto Show 2017 is still a couple of weeks out, but Infiniti is already showing off its vision of its next-gen, self-driving SUV. The Infiniti QX50 Concept shows, the Japanese automaker says, how its latest design language as seen on the QX60 coupe could translate to a luxury SUV. Along the way, it's also a chance for the company's latest drivetrain tech to make an appearance.

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