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The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

Electric vehicle drivers are younger and richer than the rest of us

Even though they recently dropped a wad on an expensive EV, a survey by Experian Automotive indicates electric car owners still have plenty of money to burn—just not on gas. No, they'll party hearty instead, because they're younger, too.

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Big hybrid, big battery: BMW’s Concept X5 eDrive crosses power with efficiency

It can drive all-electric for up to 19 miles at speeds up to 75 mph, and its hybrid mileage is 60 mpg. Come with us on a quick ride with BMW's concept car at the New York Auto Show.

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Harman Clari-Fi technology gives your MP3s a makeover in the Lexus NX

Your MP3 files may sound fine to you, but Harman's new Clari-Fi technology makes them sound better by restoring what's lost in the compression process. You can hear this innovation first in the newly announced Lexus NX.

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CarPlay keeps coming: Pioneer's NEX systems will get it via upgrade

Grab your iPhone and your older car! Pioneer joins Alpine in announcing CarPlay for its installable systems, which, unlike Alpine's, are already shipping (but the upgrade is pending).

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GM rolls out 4G LTE to most Buicks, bringing car connectivity to the 'burbs

The suburban hauler will become a suburban Wi-Fi hotspot for all your kids’ devices. Apps will stream through the car’s infotainment system. And your car will have a data plan.

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Remembering Pat McGovern, the technology media tycoon you never knew

PCWorld is here today because Pat shared our founders' passion for technology and educating people about it. Longtime PCWorlders remember his vision and his boundless energy.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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Let my love open the door: Nymi wristband uses your pulse as a password

This fledgling wearable uses your pulse wave as a unique identifier, so it can unlock doors, accounts and more in a way that no one can decode or steal.

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A Volkswagen Golf TDI can mind-meld with your phone, thanks to MirrorLink

Several major manufacturers now plan to support MirrorLink, a standard for duplicating your phone's display on your car's display, for a more intuitive in-car experience.

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Analysis: The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+'s gorgeous display is what makes it special

With its cool design and crisp HD display, this tablet unveiled at Mobile World Congress stands out from the Android crowd and might even cause a few iPad users to stray.

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Intel wants its new mobile chips in your phone, tablet, toaster and more

The company might finally have a decent mobile chip with its 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield designs, but its competitors have a huge head start.

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Hands on: New Gear wearables take your pulse but still miss a beat on design

The heart rate monitors in Samsung's new-gen wearables make them extremely personal, but the devices' chunky designs may not inspire true love.

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A car’s a car, but the car's apps make the difference at CES

Car apps represent a sea change in how people use their cars—not just for simple mobility, but for getting things done while mobile—and they were the biggest car-tech news out of CES 2014.

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High-tech hope for older cars: Pioneer NEX's touchscreen and app integration

The new NEX infotainment systems play better with smartphones by offering touchscreen interfaces and an app store that's pretty big by current standards.

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The little shuttle that can: Induct Navia is first self-driving vehicle

You heard right: It can drive itself on a programmed route, stop for crossing pedestrians, and come when you call it from a smartphone app. Check out our video, it’s pretty adorable.