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Land Rover lets you control your car while skydiving

British adventurer, Ben Grylls, tested out the new Land Rover Discovery's Intelligent Seat Fold Technology while jumping from a plane. Using a smartphone app, drivers will be able to perform a variety of functions including closing the windows of their car and checking the fuel level from anywhere in the world.

Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development

Chevy's all-electric Bolt has a Tesla-busting range

The new electric car from Chevrolet has a range of 238 miles, beyond that of the Tesla Model 3.

This Dutch 'Flying Car' can be yours in 2018

The PAL-V One is a combination car and gyroplane and can transform from land to air vehicle in about 10 minutes.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

15-second flash charging comes to Swiss buses

It takes these electric buses less time to recharge than it does to pick up passengers thanks to flash charging technology developed by ABB.

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33% off Energizer Ultra Compact DC to AC 100W Vehicle Power Inverter - Deal Alert

This gadget plugs into your car and provides 130 Watt of continuous power to your notebook, fan, DVD, GPS, lamp, musical instrument, video games, portable CD players, and more. Includes dual USB charging ports. Currently discounted 48%.

Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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50% off Anker Compact Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Small enough to store in your glovebox, but able to jump start your 3L gas or 2.5L diesel, 12V engines around 15 times with 400A peak current. 2 USB ports for mobile device charging as well.

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21% off Innova 3100i Vehicle Engine & ABS Diagnostic Code Reader - Deal Alert

The perfect entry-level tool that empowers consumers and technicians to read and erase check engine light & ABS codes, check battery/alternator performance and more. Currently discounted 21% on Amazon.

Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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36% off KDLINKS X1 Full-HD 1920x1080 Wide Angle Car Dashboard Cam with GPS - Deal Alert

The X1 records wide-angle Full HD (1920x1080p) at 30 fps with H.264, producing video that is detailed and smooth, even at night. A built-in GPS module records GPS data into your video, allowing you to view location, speed, and route information as well.

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47% off CARCHET Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Deal Alert

The TPMS dynamically monitors tire pressure, which can prevent puncture and damage of car parts caused by flat tire. Improve fuel efficiency, prolong tire life, increase traffic safety and avoid abnormal wear of vehicle parts.

PCWorld Show Episode 22: Tesla crashes, Surface rumors and AMD RX 480 power problems

PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio and Gordon Mah Ung talk about a fatal Tesla car crash and ponder a Surface desktop rumor. BlackBerry kills the reason people bought BlackBerry, and exactly how busted is the Radeon RX 480?

Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars -- and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives -- you or the people it's heading for on the highway -- who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.

NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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47% off TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch Portable GPS - Deal Alert

Averaging 4 out of 5 stars from 440 people on Amazon, this GPS comes with free lifetime maps and an integrated fold and go mount.

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Real Time Deals: Our Picks for Best Tech Discounts Happening Right Now

We scraped the internet for this real-time list of discounts at various online retailers. These are only good for a few days, so check the list right now.

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Blackberry plans to push QNX into the Internet of Things at CES

Blackberry is planning to push its QNX real-time operating system into the Internet of Things at CES.