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CHICAGO -- The Illinois Secretary of State's office has suspended mailing out notices that your vehicle registration is expiring. The move is blamed on the state's budget impasse. A spokesperson sa...
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Cars for the Consumer Updates and fixes on that story where researchers hacked a 2014 +Jeep Grand Cherokee and controlled it remotely. 

http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2015/07/22/unhacking-the-hacked-jeep/
We read about “hacks” every day. All industries are potential targets of a hacker and the automotive industry has been no exception. Well-known hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek recently teamed-up with a WIRED reporter to publish a story that you may have read about or seen on the news.
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While Jeep may be in knee jerk reactive mode, the entire car industry better fix its shit. 
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Do you use +Uber ? If so, will this affect your commute?

http://trib.al/nXXhJet
A judge has recommended that the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service be fined and suspended for withholding data from the state. In order to avoid suspension, Uber has 30 days to pay the fine and make the data available...
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+Brett Bernstein Good question. Media is confusing. Seems the taxi unions/lobbyists are on them but for what may be legitimate reasons (i.e., skirting the laws). 
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Oregon becomes the first state to implement a tax that charges drivers by the miles they drive instead of the gallons of gas they purchase.
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Cars for the Consumer Ready for that roadtrip with the young ones? Here's some advice on how to keep one's sanity. 
 
9 Steps To A Pain-Free Family Road Trip: https://yho.com/161p7
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The 2015 +Dodge​ Charger Hellcat is insane! #supercar   #chrysler   #fiat   #whythisride   #wtr #jelly   
http://whythisride.com/2016-dodge-charger-hellcat-test-drive/
2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat Test Drive. What's it like to drive the 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat? It's insane! You want to gun it at every light.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchoinne hopes the move will unlock the value of the brand and help fund his 5-year expansion plan.
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DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide because they can stall without warning. Toyota says the software settings in the hybrid and motor control units could cause them to overheat.
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Cars for the Consumer Will having to pay only once to fix a particular car issue entice you to buy a +Volvo Cars ?
http://bestride.com/blog/will-volvos-new-pay-once-and-never-pay-again-warranty-help-you/21054/
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A new law in Tennessee protects people who damage a car while trying to save a pet in distress when locked inside on a hot day.
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+Clarence C. Totally agree!
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Cars for the Consumer Six states look to increase the gas tax tomorrow. Do you live in one of those states? And if so, are you ready to pay the price?
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/246464-six-states-increasing-gas-taxes-on-july-1
Drivers in Idaho, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Vermont will be charged more at the pump.
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Cars for the Consumer Do you live in these states? If so, check your teen's car insurance.

http://trib.al/5AFRx3F
Adding a teen driver to an auto insurance policy can raise premiums by 80 percent, according to a new study. Which state has the biggest premium hikes for insuring teenage drivers, and what can parents do to save money?
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  • DigiGo
    Writer - Editorial, 2014 - present
    Generate automotive news and vehicle reviews optimized for SEO and Social Media.
  • KPA
    Writer - Editorial, 2013 - 2014
    Generate automotive news and vehicle reviews optimized for SEO and Social Media.
  • Fanggle
    Consultant, 2012 - 2013
    Manage blog content and social media of software app and cloud platforms for the automotive, library, nonprofit, and retail segments.
  • Freelancer, 2012
    Blogger, content provider, and reviewer for various industries including auto, "geek" culture, social media, software, and travel. Current provider for autocomparison.com, earthtechling.com, and geekexchange.com.
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    Associate Editor, 2006 - 2012
    Generated consumer-oriented automotive content including blog posts, pictures/images, reviews, and opinion pieces. Reviewed cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Covered auto shows and auto-related events.
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Car designers urged to simplify infotainment controls
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Honeybees trained to sniff out landmines in Croatia (Wired UK)
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A team of Croatian researchers are training honeybees to sniff out unexploded mines that still pepper the Balkans

Study: 78% Of Salespeople Using Social Media Outsell Their Peers
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Why Star Trek Should Return to TV
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A doctor's social media writings can have a major positive influence on a community -- larger than their clinic population of a couple thous

Scientist Discover Traces of Prehistoric Continent in Atlantic Ocean
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A team of Japanese and Brazilian scientists say they may have discovered part of the earth's original continent off the coast of Brazil that

Why Are Cars Not Getting Cheap Even With Better Economies Of Scale?
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