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Who doesn't love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal and silicon can get a pretty heated — especially when charging. That's why Chevrolet is introducing a smartphone air conditioner as a thing we need.

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Instead of waiting for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week to finally unveil what the new Chevy Volt looks like, General Motors (read: Holden's parent) pulled back the curtain on its new electric hybrid at CES overnight. No details, no other specifics, just our first full look at the vehicle.

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The Holden Volt is a pretty great car. We went behind the wheel last year and loved the petrol-electric future sled. The only problem was the whopping $60,000 price tag. That problem might soon be solved, as reports emerge that Holden's parent, General Motors, is working on a cut-price version.

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The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show isn't just a place for smartphone cases and big TVs. No, instead it's about showcasing some of the coolest car tech ahead of the Detroit Motor Show. Here are some of the best cars on show at CES 2013.

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In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 1.83 million litres of fuel — every day — and paid a total of $US49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 per cent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid.

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If you were wondering why so many of the track and field athletes at the Olympics were wearing bright green shoes, here's your answer: they're all Nike athletes. Nike has decided to go uniform across the globe on bright green shoes to grab your attention (and your dollars). It's probably working.

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The Chevy Volt! The Car of the Future! Take two minutes out of your day to watch as robots and humans work in harmony to put one together.