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Tech Roundup: Lightweight Car, Hamlet’s Blackberry And 8,000 Driverless Miles

We hear a lot about hybrids, but a team in Virginia is going in a different direction as it competes to develop a car that gets 100 miles per gallon. Edison2 weighs just 700 pounds and runs on ethanol and gasoline. Its low weight is key to its energy efficiency.

The author of Hamlet’s Blackberry says the modern world's connectivity is a bit overstimulating. He’s got the tools to help you cope.

Driving from Italy to China is difficult enough. When you take the driver out of the equation, the 8,000 mile trip becomes a test that could tell us how feasible driverless cars will be in the future.