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How To: Hypermile​ and get great gas mileage​

Brian Cooley explains Hypermiling and how to get better MPG from the car you already own.

By November 11, 2014


What exactly is the ideal smart home?

There's no shortage of options when it comes to building a smart home that works for you. Here's the gear each CNET Smart Home editor would go with in their own home -- and the gadgets they're passing on.

By November 24, 2015


The math of humor: Why 'snunkoople' makes you squeal

A mathematical formula that predicts which words people find funny might not get its own Comedy Central special, but it does offer insights into the human mind.

By December 1, 2015


'Alexa -- where's my car?' Automatic syncs your vehicle with Amazon Echo

A new integration between Amazon Echo and the Automatic connected car gadget will let 'Alexa' keep tabs on your vehicle's condition, gas mileage, and location.

By November 12, 2015


Tri Cascade i-Bright7x

If you're just looking for a basic surge protector, avoid the i-Bright. But for consumers looking to get a lot of mileage out of their technology, this surge protector's flexibility and versatility set it apart.

By November 13, 2015

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Volkswagen offers 'goodwill' pack to four-cylinder diesel owners in US

Packed with gift cards and free roadside assistance, the package represents VW's first step in trying to win back its customers.

By November 9, 2015


The best IFTTT recipes for forgetful people

Find your phone, remember to pay bills, and automatically turn off your curling iron with these handy IFTTT recipes.

By October 26, 2015


Germans still support Volkswagen, despite emissions scandal, survey finds

An online survey finds a strong preference for Volkswagen in its home country despite mounting evidence that the scandal may send automakers away from diesels in general.

By October 19, 2015


Here are the finalists for the 2016 Green Car of the Year award

Green Car Journal has announced the five finalists for its annual Green Car of the Year award, given out every year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

By October 15, 2015


How to watch DVDs for free in Windows 10

Microsoft wants to charge you $15 to spin your old movies. Fortunately, there are freebie alternatives.

By August 6, 2015