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Ford rolls out GT supercar, Chevy takes on Tesla with Bolt
Chevy takes on Tesla and the US military can't guard its own Twitter accounts.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update.
We are back from CES and still a little disoriented from the week-long gadget extravaganza, but the tech news isn't slowing down.
Going on now is the Detroit Auto Show.
Where we're getting first looks at the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
It's said to have an improved 50 mile pure electric range.
The current model only goes for about 12 miles on pure electric power.
And don't confuse the Volt with Chevy concept the Bolt, which promises to be an affordable pure electric care with a 200 mile range.
Chevy hopes to beat Tesla to the punch here, giving it a price tag of $30,000.
And you may be drooling over the new Ford GT.
It's a 500-horsepower, twin-turbo, carbon-fiber beast.
No electric-assist hybrid here.
Ford didn't give a price, but to put it in perspective, the last GT that came out ten years ago had a starting price of $140,000.
And you can find our full coverage of the Detroit Auto Show over at CNET; meanwhile, Samson revealed a brand new smartphone.
But the Korean company waited until a week after CES to announce it.
Maybe it wanted to keep the spotlight on other products like televisions.
Well, the Samsung Galaxy A7 is a new 8 core, 4G smart phone.
It's a follow-up to the all-metal Galaxy A5 and Galaxy Ace 3.
This A7 unfortunately doesn't have the newest version of Android Lollipop.
Instead, it's loaded with 4.4 KitKat.
It has a 5.5 inch screen.
On the back, there's a 13 megapixel camera, and on the front there's a 5 megapixel camera, with auto selfie mode.
It will let you take a photo with a voice command or a wave of your hand.
And private mode gives your files and documents an extra layer of security.
No price and release date given yet.
Aside from shiny new cars and phones there's going to be plenty of new talk about privacy and cyber security this week and next week.
As President Barack Obama proposes new ways to boost our online security.
One such law being proposed is that all companies have 30 days to notify customers that they've had personal info hacked.
Right now, there is no one national law that governs what to do about a data breach.
President Obama is also proposing that companies cannot sell student data for non-education purposes.
Now while President Obama was talking about cyber security to the Federal Trade Commission, the official Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command were hacked by a group claiming to be ISIS.
Talk about embarrassing.
Well that's your tech news update, and you can find more details on all these stories at cnet.com and follow along on Twitter.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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