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Bioservo is bringing NASA’s real-life Power Glove down to earth

Technology behind RoboGlove, an exo-muscular device that enhances  strength and grip through leading-edge sensors, actuators and tendons that are comparable to the nerves, muscles and tendons in a human hand, is being licensed to Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technologies company that will combine RoboGlove with its owner patented SEM glove technology, resulting in a glove that GM will purchase for testing in several of its plants next year. If you’ve ever had to hold a wrench in place for any lengthy of time exerting a decent amount of force, you know it sucks. NASA also knew it sucked, and doubly so when you’re floating in space, so they created the RoboGlove, a battery-powered force-multiplying glove that lets you add some power and longevity to your grip. Now, RoboGlove is coming to earth-bound humans thanks to… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

July 6th

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GM And Lyft’s First Self-Driving Cars Will Have Human Chaperones

General Motors revealed plans to have human chaperones in the first generation of its self-driving vehicles through its partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft, which should only make your trip even more uncomfortable than a current Lyft fare as you and your ambivalent chaperone struggle with the moral complexities of letting a computer determine your fate.

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March 15th

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GM Will Now Rent Out Cars to Lyft Drivers

Want to drive for Lyft but lack the fundamental car? No problem: GM will now rent out a Chevy Equinox for you to use, which will cost between $100 per week or nothing at all if you clock up enough Lyft journeys in the vehicle.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 15th

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Hoping to catch Tesla, GM just bought Cruise Automation for $1 billion

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With companies like Google, Tesla and reportedly Apple working on delivering autonomous vehicle technology to the masses, traditional auto manufacturers have begun taking steps to ensure that the industry doesn't pass them by.

Case in point: General Motors today announced its plan to acquire Cruise Automation, a company that achieved acclaim by selling sensor-laden "kits" that enabled car owners to add autopilot driving features to their cars after-market. Though financial details of the acquisition weren't publicly released, it's believed that GM picked up the company for more than $1 billion.

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Yoni Heisler

March 12th

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Maven Is GM’s New Zipcar Competitor

Want a car for an hour or two? Normally you’d turn to Zipcar, but now General Motors has announced an alternative car sharing scheme that it’s calling Maven.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 21st

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A Review Of The GM EV1, Or At Least What I Can Remember After 20 Years

Once, long ago, I was like many of you: a young, beautiful gadabout, ready to drink lustily from the frothing cup of life. One particular quaff of that cup is significant, because it involves a short drive in the shining but infamously doomed General Motors EV1, and 2016 will mark that car’s 20th anniversary. In honor of this, I’m going to try and write a hazy, barely-remembered review.

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January 8th

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Yes, This Lime is Red on the Inside

Do not adjust your monitor: this lime is weirdly red on the inside. In fact, the fruit is genetically engineered to create proteins that provide the color, as well as potentially making the lime more health-giving.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 8th

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FDA Approves Salmon the First GM Animal Safe to Eat, Doesn’t Require Labels

After decades of indecision, the Food and Drug Administration has finally approved its first genetically modified animal as safe to eat. Welcome a fast-growing GM Atlantic Salmon to your plate.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 20th

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Apple CarPlay Review: Siri’s a Boring But Useful Travel Pal

The first time I saw CarPlay in action, I couldn’t believe it . You could plug your plug your iPhone into the infotainment system and then get iOS on your dashboard?! It seemed like Apple finally found a way to turn an automobile into a rolling computer like Knight Rider.

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September 24th

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Hacker claims he can use GM’s OnStar app to remotely open and start your car

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Connected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief. Reuters reports that white-hat hacker Samy Kamkar says he's figured out a way to hack into GM's OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars.

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Brad Reed

July 30th

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