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Hyundai previews new infotainment system ahead of CES

Filed under: Technology, CES, Hyundai, Apple, Google, Infotainment, Smartphone Hyundai has announced that it’s bringing a new, smartphone-enabled infotainment system to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Set to arrive on the brand’s lower-end 2016 models, it will eventually be offered across the entry level range, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. [...]

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Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES

Filed under: Concept Cars, CES, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric, Smartphone Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they’re great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such [...]

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The Supreme Court just undermined its landmark ruling regarding smartphone privacy

A police officer’s ignorance of the law, combined with bizarre decisions concerning when law enforcement can access a smartphone, could be a disaster for privacy in the United States. The first part of that equation comes from the Supreme Court’s decision that a police officer collecting information via a traffic stop based on a misunderstanding of [...]

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Report: Uber enabled surge pricing in downtown Sydney during hostage crisis [UPDATE]

Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Australia, Smartphone UPDATE: Uber spokesperson Katie Curran sent a statement about the company’s response. It can be read below. Ridesharing service Uber is facing some controversy in Australia after implementing its so-called ‘surge pricing’ during the just-ended hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe. The flood of people trying to leave [...]

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Official: Ford abandons MyFord Touch, all hail Sync 3 infotainment [w/video]

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology, Videos, Ford, Lincoln, Infotainment, Smartphone MyFord Touch has been among the most widely disdained automotive infotainment systems on the market, practically since its introduction in 2010. Consumer Reports was among the most vocal critics, all but advocating its lynching by an angry mob armed with torches and pitchforks. Not surprisingly, then, [...]

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Report: Audi tests new kind of car sharing, lets you buy cars with buddies [w/video]

Filed under: Car Buying, Europe, Ownership, Smartphone, Technology, Videos Car sharing services like ZipCar, Car2Go and others offer people in cities the chance to have a vehicle without dealing with the hassles of parking or maintenance, while also eliminating traffic. However, many individuals are turned off by the idea of splitting a car with an [...]

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Report: Delhi government ‘blacklists’ Uber after driver is accused of rape

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, India, Smartphone The Indian capital of Delhi has banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating within the city after a female passenger alleges a driver raped her, sparking protests in the city. “The transport department has banned all activities related to providing of any transport service by www.uber.com with immediate effect. [...]

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Video: Google shows off its Android Auto system

Filed under: Infotainment, Smartphone, Technology, Videos Cars fitted with the Apple CarPlay system should be in dealerships next year, available as a delayed option on the 2015 Hyundai Sonata and eventually expected to be available on Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari vehicles. Google isn’t that far behind with its Android Auto, and after Hyundai showed it [...]

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Ashes, ashes, we all fall down: Amazon cuts the Fire Phone’s price again

Amazon has reduced the price of its unlocked Fire Phone to $199. That’s what most consumers pay for smartphones with a two-year contract to a wireless carrier. At this rate, it’s only going to be a few months before Amazon offers people money to take the Fire Phone off its hands. You might think Amazon would [...]

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Dropbox just expanded its wonderful photo gallery app, Carousel, to include iPads and the web.

Dropbox just expanded its wonderful photo gallery app, Carousel, to include iPads and the web. Carousel is a standalone app providing a stylized experience for viewing photos. These new additions add nothing new other than taking advantage of extra screen real estate. Android tabs are said to be coming soon. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Official: Jaguar Land Rover details JustDrive connectivity suite

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Technology, Jaguar, Land Rover, Infotainment, Smartphone JustDrive will allegedly deliver on the long-promised idea of natural communication between driver and car. Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new InControl system is set to get a big bump as the British company will add a new service called JustDrive, which expands on the smartphone-focused [...]

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Report: Google Glass may be dangerous to both drivers and pedestrians

Filed under: Gadgets, Safety, Technology, Smartphone The debate over wearable tech like Google Glass continues to rage, with questions still being raised about the safety of using the technology while driving. Now, a new study from the University of California, San Francisco, is claiming that not only is Google Glass dangerous to drivers, but it [...]

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Xiaomi complements its smart television with a $1B investment in content

Xiaomi showed it could do more than copy other companies when it announced its own smart television set in 2013. The product was cheap, boasted enough features to warrant the “smart” label, and featured a design more attractive than competitive products. It was a declaration, a promise that Xiaomi intended to be more than the [...]

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Why the police shouldn’t be allowed to search your smartphone without a warrant

California police officer Sean Harrington has been charged with sending nude photos from at least two suspects’ smartphones to himself, CNET reports, with as many as six photos taken in total. (Harrington was a cop when he forwarded the photographs, but he has since left the force.) His coworkers who also received the images haven’t [...]

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