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Bill Pits Hollywood Against Silicon Valley

Hollywood wants the government to crack down on digital piracy of films and TV shows, but Silicon Valley is not interested in being the nation's online piracy police. A look at why the White House weighed in on this legislative fight.
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Where Is Driverless Car Technology Now?

Cars can do all sorts of things automatically these days — parallel park, adjust headlights, and sense when you're tired and sound an alarm or vibrate the driver seat. Cars also exist, albeit not yet on the consumer market, that can operate entirely free of a human driver. Two states, Nevada and Florida, are already considering regulating the operation of driverless cars. Audie Cornish talks with Bryant Walker Smith, who studies driverless car technology and policy at Stanford University, for more.
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Dashboard Distractions: New Luxuries Cause Concern

In many ways, the Detroit Auto Show has become a kind of consumer electronics show for cars, but some worry that the latest developments in dashboard technology — like touch screens — could pull a driver's attention off the road.
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The Star Of Detroit's Auto Show? Fuel Efficiency

Automakers seek to make a splash at the Detroit Auto Show by unveiling new models and cars. This year, the unexpected star of the show is fuel efficiency. Compact cars are taking center stage. NPR's Sonari Glinton talks to Audie Cornish.

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