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Remember when most pickup trucks had metal dashboards, rollup windows, and a radio (and possibly a cassette deck if you splurged)? Even things like power windows and A/C were often luxuries just 30 years ago. But the times change, as does customer taste. Today, many of the pickup trucks that are bought... Read more...
Tech giants like Apple and Google are making a big play to take over your cars dashboard. Their respective CarPlay and Android Auto platforms allow you to connect your smartphone via a USB cable (or wirelessly in future implementations of CarPlay) and mirror functionality to your vehicles center-mounted display... Read more...
Google this week confirmed plans to take its autonomous car project into new territory to see how its self-driving cars handle and react to different challenges than the ones they've already been exposed to. The new location is Austin, Texas, an area that's been friendly to Google's projects, such as its fiber... Read more...
As if our name didnt already express this, we absolutelylove HOT hardware. And mixing hot hardware with frickin lasers is almost too much to handle. So imagine our delight we came across this news from defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which is working on ground-based weapon that can disable enemy equipment and... Read more...
The latest milestone in Amazons quest to get products to your door faster is going to involve trucks that can print items on the way to your house. Amazon filed apatentthis week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that envisions delivery trucks bearing 3D printers, rather than... Read more...
If youre a Comcast customer, were sorry. The company has drawn the ire of many Americans over the years for its poor customer service and generally unprofessional employees. In fact, Comcast took top honors as Consumerists Worst Company in America for 2014 (lets give it up for the two-time winner). In the midst of... Read more...
Technology in the auto industry is a blessing that might become a curse according to Ford CEO Mark Fields. Speaking in Bochum, Germany about the new technology that has flooded the market, Fields pointed to the dangers of competing with unconventional players and warned that the auto industry could end up like the... Read more...
Googles efforts to build a modular, LEGO smartphone are coming closer to fruition. When we last visited Project Ara back in late December, Google was in the midst of testing early version of its Spiral 2 prototypes. At the time, project lead Paul Eremenko revealed that not only would production Ara smartphones be... Read more...
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction, and in other instances, they're nearly inseparable. The latter is the case here, as thieves in Brazil pulled off a heist in a such a way that it could have just as easily been part of a script for an action movie. According to reports, the robbers attacked a Samsung factory... Read more...
Samsung has never been shy about following marketing trends, whether it's building smartphones, serving up smart watches (Galaxy Gear), or in this case, filing a patent for eye-wear to compete with Google Glass. The version Samsung has in mind is called Galaxy Glass (no surprise there), and it will look and function... Read more...
Trucks, tractors, and airplanes are all examples of things that can leak oil. There are dozens of other things we can think of, but up until today, game consoles wouldn't have made the list. Be that as it may, there are limited reports of some Xbox One consoles leaking an oily white liquid leaving behind stains... Read more...
Critics who worried that the Xbox One's $499 starting price might detract gamers and send them scurrying to the competition need not fret over the MSRP anymore. Gamers have spoken (with their wallets), delivering a message loud and clear that they're totally stoked to begin the next era of gaming with the Xbox One. The Xbox One made its debut... Read more...
Depending on where you live, you may have seen a fleet of green and black armored trucks with the Xbox One logo plastered on every side roll through town. Yes, the paint job drawing attention to these trucks reveals an obvious publicity stunt, but given the hype surrounding the Xbox One's launch today... Read more...
Overshadowed by Microsoft's long anticipated Xbox One console launch today is the availability of unlocked iPhone 5S handsets. By "available," we mean that Apple is now accepting orders for SIM-free iPhone 5S devices to customers living in the United States, though new orders won't actually ship out for 1-2 weeks... Read more...
Detroit may be bankrupt, but the surrounding towns seem to be doing quite well. Ann Arbor has traditionally been a fairly well-to-do place, with the University of Michigan no doubt having a very positive impact. And clearly, NVIDIA is willing to bite while everyone else is selling The Motor City. The company has just... Read more...
Say what you will about the inefficiencies of government, but FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has evidently been busy of late. While things like "Internet expansion" generally get shoved aside in place of things like "debt ceilings," Genachowski has been doing a fine job of keeping some of our interests in the... Read more...
Perhaps it’s not quite the same level of importance as President Nixon’s famous visit to China, but Eric Schmidt’s journey to North Korea this month alongside New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson certainly evokes the image of the West reaching east to a nation that has been closed off from most parts... Read more...
Ford and Rhapsody are teaming up to deliver the latter's streaming Internet music service to more than 1 million Ford and Lincoln vehicles. An official announcement will be made later today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but in the meantime, some details have already trickled out. According to... Read more...
The integration of technology in vehicles is just staggering. A decade ago, just having power windows, locks and a cassette deck was worth paying an upgrade fee for. Today, consumers are expecting fancy automatic transmissions, sensors that tell them if they're going to hit anything and a navigation system that talks to them. Crazy how expectations... Read more...
When the iPad was created, some analysts suspected that it would mark the second coming of the magazine and newspaper industry. When subscription numbers started to fall, some suspected that it would be e-readers and tablets picking up the slack. To date, that hasn't really been the case. A few really amazing looking magazines have been ported... Read more...
Sprint really has been all over the map in the past dozen years. Prepaid, postpaid, "chirp," Nextel, no more Nextel, NASCAR, NFL, WiMAX, Clear...the list goes on and on. The company has their toes dipped into a lot of pools, and that number is increasing. There's already been a deal struck to get involved with... Read more...
It's beginning to look like this right here is the future of social networking. While it all started as a way to keep in touch with friends in rapid fashion, it's quickly evolving into something more. Groupon is a good example of this, and now Virgin America is taking things to another level as well. The new airline... Read more...
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