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California will add EV fees for 2020 model year

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California looks to raise money for road repairs by enacting both one-time and annual fees for plug-in vehicles.

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Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud

hand touching visual screen 2016 was another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space: Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $ 1 billion. 2016 also was notable because cloud companies with businesses aimed at vertical industries became juicy buyout targets for large horizontal software companies. Read More


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Cadillac Rear Camera Mirror | 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year Finalist

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We were promised cameras in place of mirrors. Cadillac delivered.

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Jaguar Activity Key | 2017 Autoblog Tech of the Year Finalist

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It’s a promising idea, but you might want to wait for the kinks to get ironed out.

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2016: The year of the autonomous-car promise

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This past year was filled with a lot of big claims but few details.

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2016: The year of the autonomous-car promise

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This past year was filled with a lot of big claims but few details.

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2016 Marks the First Year in the “Age of the Drone”

The introduction of drones into the consumer market really only took place around this time last year, so 2016 could effectively be deemed the first year of the drone. And as drones proliferated into the mainstream, interesting, creative uses for the new technology were inevitable—thus resulting in a ton of interesting drone news as well as some pretty strange applications. 

To sum it all up, here are a number of unconventional applications to 2016’s hottest new technology.

A Drone Scaled Up to Carry Humans

This year, a Chinese technology company called eHang released a video announcing their venture into creating an autonomous flying “drone” vehicle for humans. When we reviewed it earlier this year, the video had us highly skeptical…viewing it again, I must admit that not much in our minds has changed. 

Conceptual Drones

As we peer into a future where drones will help consumers and federal institutions alike, this fascinating article written by discursive design professors Bruce and Stephanie Tharp helps us further examine the integration of drones into our public and private lives in the year 2016 by showcasing a number of engaging design projects. 

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Medieval Documentation Drone

Many people are still resistant to the integration of drone technology into our everyday lives. Once such group protesting the normalization of their flight? The Renn fair crowd.

Using a Drone as a Blender

What’s the best way to show your drone has the fastest, sharpest, most effective blades? You use the drone as a blender, of course. This year, Speed Motion Films used a DJI Phantom drone to try and blend pretty much anything that darn machine could handle.

Drone Vs. Raptor

While you may not be able to understand the audio in this, the objective is clear—governments around the world are preparing for the influx of unwelcome surveillance drones using a number of different methods. While the Dutch police are employing a few trained feathered friends to take go defense against the robots….

…the Tokyo police force is fighting fire with fire. After finding an authorized drone this year on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s home and labelling it as a terrorist incident, the police started sending out federal drones flown by remote pilots to capture any unidentified flying objects.

The Killer Drone

This year, the Finnish are responsible for the #1 drone to haunt your dreams—introducing the Killer Drone, aka a large drone equipped with a remote controlled chainsaw. Yep, we aren’t sleeping a peep either after this one!

Flying Goth 

And last but certainly not least of 2016, we have the fabricated drone created by Otto Dieffenbach back in March to resemble Gothminister singer Bjørn Alexander Brem. Ominously floating and flying around like Superman, this creation was certainly both extra spooky and totally excellent. 

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More from Core77’s 2016 Year in Review

The 16 Best Stories from 2016

16(ish) of 2016’s Best Materials Moments

2016 Best of Furniture Design

10 Things 2016 Had to Offer to the Future of Transportation

2016 Best of Digital Fabrication

15 Reader Submitted Projects That Wowed This Year

Footwear Designs That Pushed Boundaries in 2016


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2016: The year we talked about autonomy a bunch | Autoblog Podcast #497

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2016 as the year everyone talked about autonomous driving, without actually having any self-driving cars. Plus we chat about What We’re Driving and Spend My Money.

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2017 Color Of The Year Is Greenery According To PANTONE

What color will the year 2017 be? Seems like an odd question, but the guys at PANTONE Color Institute are taking their colors quite seriously and have already come up with the answer. Every year the creators of the famous color system select the trendiest color for the next 12 months. This year it’s PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery.

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“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings,” states the company.





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2017 Color Of The Year Is Greenery According To PANTONE

What color will the year 2017 be? Seems like an odd question, but the guys at PANTONE Color Institute are taking their colors quite seriously and have already come up with the answer. Every year the creators of the famous color system select the trendiest color for the next 12 months. This year it’s PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery.

More info: PANTONE (h/t: design-milk, demilked)

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings,” states the company.





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A Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe is coming next year and a GT R roadster may follow

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Tobias Moers, head AMG honcho, dangles a sure thing and a tantalizing possibility.

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Hipster Nativity: This Year, Give A Hipster Look To Your Christmas Nativity Scene

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What if this year, you give a hipster look to your Christmas Nativity scene? Here is the Hipster Nativity Set, which adds many modern elements to the traditional nativity scene, such as organic food, glasses, mustaches, Starbucks coffee, smartphone, selfie, or the Magi delivering Amazon Prime packages. I just love it. The Hipster Nativity Set is available on the Modern Nativity store for $ 129.

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Hipster Nativity: This Year, Give A Hipster Look To Your Christmas Nativity Scene

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What if this year, you give a hipster look to your Christmas Nativity scene? Here is the Hipster Nativity Set, which adds many modern elements to the traditional nativity scene, such as organic food, glasses, mustaches, Starbucks coffee, smartphone, selfie, or the Magi delivering Amazon Prime packages. I just love it. The Hipster Nativity Set is available on the Modern Nativity store for $ 129.

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UK Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards

A selection of prizewinning images from the Take a View 2016 photography awards.

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Shifting Sands, taken in Silverdale, Lancashire, which won the Your View award. (Photo by Tony Higginson/PA Wire)

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Finding Gold, taken in Wast Water in Cumbria, which won the Great Britain #OMGB “Home of Amazing Moments” award. (Photo by Mark Gilligan/PA Wire)

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Starling Vortex, taken in Brighton, East Sussex, won the landscape photographer of the year award. (Photo by Matthew Cattell/PA Wire)

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Mirror Bar, taken in Glasgow, won the young landscape photographer of the year award. (Photo by Hannah Faith Jackson/PA Wire)

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Shelter from the Storm, taken in Loch Stack in Sutherland, Scotland, won the classic view award. (Photo by Dougie Cunningham/PA Wire)

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Sunshine Breaks Through, taken at Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire, won the Network Rail “Lines in the Landscape” award. (Photo by Francis Joseph Taylor/PA Wire)

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Maelstrom, Storm Imogen, taken at Newhaven, East Sussex, won the Sunday Times Magazine award. (Photo by Rachael Talibart/PA Wire)

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Demolition, a picture of the Red Road flats in Glasgow, won the urban view prize. (Photo by Lesley Smith/PA Wire)

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Caister-on-Sea, taken at the town in Norfolk, won the Adobe prize. (Photo by Damian Ward/PA Wire)

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Chrome Hill, taken in the Peak District, Derbyshire, won the Living the View award. (Photo by Martin Birks/PA Wire)


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Delightful And Rare Photographs Of The Year 1890 In Colour

Photochromes are vibrant and nuanced prints hand-coloured from black-and-white negatives. Created using a process pioneered in the 1880s, these images offer a fascinating insight into the world when colour photography was still in its infancy. A Tour of the World in Photochromes is at the Swiss Camera Museum, Vevey, until 21 August.

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Women in Algeria, 1899. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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The process was developed in the 1880s by the Swiss chemist Hans Jakob Schmid. Here: The Praça da Ribeira in Porto, Portugal. Circa 1903. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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Creating a photochrome involved taking detailed notes on the colours present in the photographed scene, and then hand-colouring the negative. Here: Lauterbrunnen and the Staubbach waterfall, Switzerland. Circa 1900. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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Limestone tablets were coated with a light-sensitive substance before a reversed negative was pressed against it, and then exposed to daylight. Here: Mosque of El-Zituna in Tunis, Tunisia, 1896. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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The image on the negative meant that different amounts of light fell on different areas of the coating, which then hardened according to the amount of light to which it had been exposed. Here: The Rhine Falls, Switzerland. Circa 1890. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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A solvent was used to remove the unhardened bits of coating, leaving the image of the negative imprinted on the stone from which it was printed. Here: Farmers in Guria, Georgia, 1904. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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This process was then repeated using different colours, each applied using a different stone. Here: Landing off the coast of Algiers, Algeria, 1896. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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The finished photochromes were produced using at least six different tint stones, although many more were often used. Here: Street food in the Strada del Porto in Naples, Italy, 1899. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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The company Schmid worked for patented the process, and founded a company, Photoglob Zurich, specifically to market the prints. Here: Schaffhausen and the Munot, Switzerland, 1893. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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Photochromes soon became wildly popular and enjoyed global success, especially as postcards. Here: Camel drivers in the desert, 1895. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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However, the first world war and the development of commercially viable colour photography largely ended photochrome’s reign. Here: Water-pipe smokers in front of a coffee house in Istanbul, Turkey, 1897. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)

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Today, however, they remain extremely popular with collectors, and more than 500 of them are on display in this exhibition. Here: Alley in the old town of Biskra, Algeria. Circa 1900. (Photo by Swiss Camera Museum/The Guardian)


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2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced

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There are some absurd entries in this year’s competition – Rolls-Royce Dawn, anyone? – but plenty of mainstream metal. Finalists will be announced December 6.

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Audi CEO announces new electrified car each year starting in 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler dropped two big bombshells at the company’s Annual General Meeting.

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