10 must-see videos of the week

We take a ride in Volvo's self-driving car, our top headphones picks under $50 and Andrew W.K. rocks it out on The 404.

Car Tech lovers, this week's roundup is chock-full of goodies for you.

First up, we head to Sweden for an early test drive of Volvo's self-driving car prototype. The company plans to start selling autonomous cars in 2017, and by 2020 wants to build a nearly uncrashable car. Check out the video below to get a glimpse of what the future holds behind the wheel.

And have you ever wondered about the technology behind crash tests? CNET on Cars takes you behind the scenes of the visual technology used to create crash-test videos, and then saves the day with some pro tips on how to jump-start your car when its battery dies.

Also, don't miss out on an epic performance from rocker Andrew W.K. on The 404, four Twitter features you need to know now, and our top headphone picks under $50.

1. Volvo's self-driving car test ride through the streets in Sweden
Volvo plans to start selling autonomous cars in 2017, but it's already testing them today. We make the trip to Sweden to take one of the company's prototypes for a spin.

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2. Top 5: Headphones under $50

Headphones don't have to be expensive to be good. Here are five for less than $50.

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3. Four Twitter features you need to know about

CNET's Dan Graziano shares some tips for improving your Twitter experience.

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4. Smarter Driver: The tech behind crash tests

CNET's Brian Cooley tells you about the camera tech that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety uses to shoot its crash-test videos.

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5. Moto G adds 4G and microSD, still a bargain

The excellent Moto G has been revamped with LTE and the power to beef up its storage, and it still costs surprisingly little. Check out our hands-on video.

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6. The 404 presents: Andrew W.K.
Rocker Andrew W.K. is back on The 404 today handing out sage advice to our listeners about New York, social media, and an inspiring message of positivity. We'll also get his take on the current state of music journalism, check out a few pages from his old modeling lookbook, and finish up with a performance by the man himself, with lyrics written by 404 listeners!

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7. XCAR: Not a figment of your imagination -- it really is this awesome

The BAC Mono may have seemed too good to be true when we first got to see this single-seater, road-legal supercar, but the Briggs Brothers have proved that it is very much a reality.

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8. Protect your privacy with stealthy apps

Beware of your texts and Facebook posts. Pics, videos, or messages can haunt you. CNET's Kara Tsuboi looks at tools for keeping messages to yourself.

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9. DD-WRT firmware turns Buffalo's latest 802.11ac router into a beast

CNET editor Dong Ngo points out how special the AirStation Extreme AC1750 Gigabit Dual Band WZR-1750DHPD router is, and reveals that, per his personal experience, it's totally sexy to shorten a name that's just too long.

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10. Baby, you can ride my self-driving car

What is it like to ride around busy city streets in one of Google's self-driving cars? CNET"s Sumi Das and Seth Rosenblatt give us the Inside Scoop after they test-ride the cars in Mountain View, Calif.

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    Cheryl Holloway is a producer for CNET video, responsible for the video programming and promotion on CNET.com, connected TV apps, and partner sites and devices. She is a Northern California native currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, who loves the San Jose Sharks, running, and bad TV.

     

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