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Ford Testing Camera-Based Facial-Recognition Software to "Personalize" Your Drive

Parents with late-model Fords, do you enjoy easily restricting your teens’ speed and stereo volume using Ford’s MyKey programmable key fob? Are you also somewhat paranoid and controlling? Ford’s experimental MyKey-style system might just be for you. Dubbed Mobii, the camera-based system uses facial …

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From Pong to Oculus Rift: The Evolution of the Game Controller

Some of the greatest game controllerslike the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of Guitar Heroare just as iconic as the greatest games you use them to play.<p>Some of the greatest game controllers—like the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of <i>Guitar Hero</i>—are just as iconic as the greatest …

Audi Debuts New Lightweight Composite Coil Spring

Keen on trimming weight wherever and however it can, Audi has teamed up with an Italian supplier to develop a lightweight coil spring made of fiberglass-reinforced polymer (GFRP). Set to debut in a yet-unnamed “upper mid-size model” sometime this year, the spring is easily differentiated from …

A Brief History of Cooking with Computers

From the retro-futuristic fantasies of the 1960s to the web-assisted cooking sites of the present day, it's our brief history of cooking with computers<p>Where's our frickin' kitchen robot?<p>If you were raised in the late 20th century on a cultural diet of <i>Jetsons</i> cartoons, you probably feel more than a …

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GM Settling With Ignition-Switch Crash Victims Using No-Limit Fund

• Any crash involving the affected cars where the airbags did not deploy, even side airbags, are eligible for compensation. That means anyone who experienced engine stalling but were lucky enough to not crash or die won’t get a penny. Pending class-action and individual lawsuits are still taking that …

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