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N.Y. Auto Show: Buick unveils pair of updated sedans

Looking to capitalize on a wave of strong sales in the last year, Buick on Tuesday unveiled a pair of updated sedans at the N.Y. Auto Show. The refreshed midsize Regal and the larger LaCrosse each are hoped to increase the automaker's momentum. Buick has been on a bit of tear lately, with 10 consecutive months of increasing sales and 2012 ranking as the best sales year since 2006. The changes to each front-wheel-drive car are moderate, but important. The 2014 Regal, which is sold in Europe as the Opel Insignia, gets minor exterior updates including LED daytime lamps and LED taillights. Photos: Buick at the 2013 N.Y. Auto Show The interior gets a more thorough change, the highlight of which is a new 4.2-inch color display in the instrument panel, and a revised center console with fewer buttons and less clutter, Buick says. Photos: Highlights of the 2013 N.Y. Auto Show The Regal's base drivetrain remains Regal eAssist, a mild hybrid system. It uses a direct-injected 2.4-lite

Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'

Speakers of Swedish who want to say that a search term cannot be found using a search engine will have to think twice about how they express that thought: The Swedish word used to describe searches that return no results -- "ungoogleable," or ogooglebar in Swedish -- has been removed from a list of newly recognized Swedish words following Google's objection to the term. Ogooglebar entered common parlance in Sweden last year, according to the Swedish Language Council, a regulatory body that attempts to define the scope of the Swedish language. As a result, the Council added "ungoogleable" to its annual list of new Swedish words in December. But in a statement published on its website on Tuesday, the Council said Google had asked the organization to refine its definition of "ungoogleable" and to include a disclaimer. Instead of doing that, the Council said it has deleted the word from its list of neologisms as a way to express its "displeasure w

Microsoft Acknowledges Windows Blue Ahead of Build 2013

Microsoft has thus far stayed mum on Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8 that leaked online this weekend. But that changed today, with a blog post that discussed how Redmond plans to "advance" its products in the coming months. Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft's corporate vice president of corporate communications, acknowledged that Microsoft employees are "working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as 'Blue,'" though he stressed that the chances of the final product having that moniker are "slim to none." Shaw said Microsoft is embracing a "continuous development cycle," pointing to this week's Windows 8 apps update, new gadgets, and performance improvements. This, he said, "is the new normal across Microsoft." "Our product groups are also taking a unified planning approach so people get what they want – all of their devices, apps and services working tog