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Uber’s surveillance feature tracks your location before and after your ride

December 4, 2016

According to Uber, the ridehailing company is trying to improve customer experience with its new location feature, but some riders may not appreciate being surveilled. In May Uber announced it would add rider location tracking and now the service can track riders before and after rides, according to Ars Technica. With the service enabled, Uber will...
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Mini celebrates a major production milestone in the United Kingdom

December 2, 2016

BMW’s Mini division is celebrating an important milestone. Its historic Oxford, England, factory has just produced the three-millionth car since the brand was successfully re-launched in 2001. The milestone model is a Clubman John Cooper Works finished in a sporty, eye-catching combination of dark green with a red roof and red stripes on the...
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Italy’s most obscure supercar just got more power and a wind-cheating body kit

November 30, 2016

Italian boutique automaker Mazzanti has introduced a new version of the Evantra, the only car it currently builds. Named Evantra 771, the new addition slots between the base model and the range-topping, 1,000-horsepower Millecavalli variant that debuted a couple of months ago. The 771 moniker indicates the Evantra’s naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V8 engine has been...
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Go for a spin in Ferrari’s race car: Formula 1 team tests 360-degree VR cameras

November 28, 2016

This past weekend, while taking a practice run for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team ran a few laps with a 360-degree virtual reality camera attached to its car. First spotted by motor sports reporter Craig Scarborough, the camera used for testing was a 360fly, although the exact model...
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Online sales overshadow stores in 4-day shopping frenzy

November 28, 2016

Money expert Matt Granite lists the top deals you can find on Cyber Monday. USA TODAY NETWORK Thanksgiving weekend sales were expected to surpass those in 2015.(Photo: Andres Kudacki, AP) After a booming Thanksgiving weekend, retailers are indeed on track for holly-jolly sales to cap the year. Deep discounts wooed more than 154 million shoppers...
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