Is the Manual Transmission Dead?

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Drivers who prefer to row their own gearbox are finding it harder and harder to buy a car with a clutch pedal. Manually-shiftable automatics, double-clutch automatics and electric cars have almost erased the standard transmission from the American showroom.

I personally blame the paddle shifter.

Here’s a list from Car & Driver detailing the ever-shrinking menu of stick shift automobiles available to American consumers…

The cars on this list keep the #SaveTheManuals mission alive.

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Farewell Cloud Print

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Let’s all shed a collective tear for another wonderful Google feature meeting its demise. As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough… Google Cloud Print goes away December 31st.

Like Picasa, Hangouts and Reader before it, the remote printing solution will be sorely missed. Cloud Print was a staple for IT, educators and a core of die hard users who enjoyed the simplicity of a secure remote printing solution. Sure, there are alternatives. You can explore options for replacing Cloud Print with one of these Google printing partner’s services:

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