Our Network

Tag Archives | smartphone

VW previews huge screens, gesture control with Golf R Touch Concept at CES

Filed under: Technology, CES, Volkswagen, Apple, Google, Infotainment, Smartphone, Hatchback, Electric Volkswagen is going all out at CES 2015 to show off the future of automotive technology. The company thinks in the future that electric cars might be able to find charging stations by themselves and that gesture controls might be the next step in [...]

Continue Reading

Project Overlord is like LoJack for your car’s wheels

Filed under: Aftermarket, Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Videos, Safety, Gadgets, Smartphone Project Overlord promises to bring tracking software specifically to your vehicle’s wheels, whether they’re on a passenger car, bicycle or practically anything else, with a new, patent-pending device and smartphone app. When the wheels are tampered with, the system starts tracking them, sounds a loud tone [...]

Continue Reading

Why did Boeing choose to work with BlackBerry on a secure smartphone?

Boeing has tapped BlackBerry to help develop a smartphone meant for workers in the defense and security industries. The companies didn’t reveal what part of the phone, which is called the Boeing Black, would be developed by the beleaguered manufacturer. It’s an interesting choice. BlackBerry has long been lauded for its security features — there was a [...]

Continue Reading

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. [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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, [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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. [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media