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What to Do When You Need an Octane in Between?

11.08.2016

Dave needs an octane in between what's offered at the pump. Should he become an impromptu mixologist when filling up?

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First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee

11.08.2016

Our latest installment of First Signs of the Carpocalypse covers a nagging problem with the Jeep Cherokee’s nine-speed transmission.

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Lyft and Uber Want to Help You to the Polls on Election Day

11.07.2016

Tomorrow is Election Day and Uber and Lyft want to be sure you have a ride to the polls. Yes, it’s a darn contentious election, but it’s time to do your civic duty and cast your vote. Uber announced last Thursday that they teamed up with Google on a special in-app feature for voters.

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TECH: Laser Beam Headlights Come to Audi R8

11.07.2016

Laser headlights have been around for a few years, but not in the US. They’re legal in Europe, but an old, outdated law on the books has kept them off American roads, until now. The Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition is the first car with laser headlights approved for the US market.

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