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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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71% off Venstar Bicycle Waterproof Sport Bluetooth Speaker with Remote Control - Deal Alert

Completely designed for bicycling and outdoor sports. Enjoy music when you are riding on road or climbing a mountain.

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24% off Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones - Apple devices, Power Red - Deal Alert

Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day.

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72% off Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Also designed to be water resistant, this highly rated speaker's list price has been slashed 72%, down to just $27.99 on Amazon.

6 features to try first in Android N

Android 7.0—aka, Android Nougat or just Android N—is rolling out to Nexus devices in the coming weeks. There are more than 250 improvements, but try these ones first.

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12% off Amazon Tap Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Amazon's highly rated Tap is currently discounted $20 to $109.99. Just ask Alexa and she'll play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

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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.

Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

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8mm Speakers combined with Bluetooth 4.1 create super accurate HD sound with powerful bass. The bullet-shaped Comply T-400 M memory foam tips provide Total Isolation from external noise.

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Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

5 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is worth the cash if you're keen on carrying the equivalent of a tiny computer in your pocket.

Why is the new emoji in iOS 10 so controversial?

In iOS 10, Apple changed the revolver emoji to look like a squirt toy gun. Critics say that the change will cause confusion, miscommunication, and do nothing to solve gun violence. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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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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Building on the hugely popular TI-83 Plus, the best-selling calculator of all time, the TI-84 Plus adds more speed, more memory, an enhanced high-contrast display, and more Apps.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 8-12 - 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 18th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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New compromises won't end the fight between LTE-U and Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s taken more steps toward compromise since backers of LTE-Unlicensed slammed a coexistence workshop that took place last week. But those moves haven’t brought about wireless peace just yet.

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The Acer Chromebook 15 has 15.6-inch HD display and features the Intel processor based on Broadwell micro-architecture and it uses the dual-band 802.11ac wireless technology. It all adds up to the right mix of features to make you think bigger and reimagine what's possible with a Chromebook.

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Pulse Solo combines the energy efficiency of a dimmable LED light with the high-quality audio of JBL Bluetooth speakers. Simply twist Pulse Solo into any standard light socket, and adjust both lighting and sound from any Bluetooth enabled iOS or Android device.