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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT

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(image) One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Spotify might be working on an in-car music player

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 08:55:00 EDT

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(image) Rumors have been circulating that Spotify is working on some sort of hardware, possibly an in-car controller or a standalone player. As The Verge reports, a number of Reddit users have claimed to have received offers for the device, with plan price points ranging from $12.99 to $14.99 per month, but when they clicked the offer that appeared in the Spotify app, they were directed to an error page. Some have also reported that their offers noted that the device had 4G built in.

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Would you pay $17 a month to give your older Ford connectivity?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:05:00 EDT

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(image) When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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Ford’s new SmartLink plug-in modem brings older models up to snuff

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:37:00 EDT

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(image) A new device will allow millions of older-model Ford vehicles to be upgraded to include the same connectivity perks found in newer vehicles. The FordPass SmartLink device will enable features like a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, smartphone integration of key fob features like remote engine start, lock and unlock, vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle location tracking.

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This electric skateboard has your back

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:26:00 EDT

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(image) This backpack turns into an Electric skateboard in seconds. Equipped with front and back lights, brakes and two electric motors. You can learn more at movpak.com Transcript: This backpack turns into an electric skateboard in seconds. The electric skateboard Is equipped with front and back lights, brakes, and two electric motors. The board can go up to 15 mph, which is controlled by a remote. A full charge only takes 2 hours with 6 miles of range. Siri and Google integration can be used to get d

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What do Americans want in their cars? More cameras — and dogs

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:30:00 EST

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(image) Google compiles its first Automotive Trends Report, based on search data from three global markets. Americans' first loves are dogs and cameras.

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CES 2018 brings a buffet of automotive tech — here's a taste

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST

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(image) For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don't make New Year's resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certainly a champagne problem, heading to Vegas is not my ideal way to kick off the new year. Or even end it, since I'm not a fan of Sin City. Whereas most people go to Vegas expecting to pig out on all-you-can-eat buffets and engage in all-night drinking and gambling binges, I've made the trek since 1989 to consume as much as I can about the

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CES kicks off with no women as lead speakers, no code of conduct

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:30:00 EST

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(image) An industry with a widely acknowledged problem, in the era of #MeToo

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Supertanks, mech suits and jetpacks galore | Translogic's best of 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:00 EST

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(image) Join us as we relive some of our favorite memories on this special "year in review" edition of Translogic.

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Car technology I'm thankful and unthankful for

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:15:00 EST

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(image) Here's what we appreciate, and the things that need rethinking.

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Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:50:00 EST

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(image) Tesla's Powerbank uses a single 18650 cell with 3,350mAh capacity that's also found in its Model S and X electric vehicles.

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Honda's cutesy robot cooler keeps drinks within reach

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EDT

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(image) Basically, it's an autonomous cooler with giant eyes.

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Russian dash cam plows through a plague of locusts

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:00:00 EDT

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(image) The video is a fascinating look at what, sadly for Dagestan, is an annual event.

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BMW Display Key: Technology nobody asked for?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:00:00 EDT

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(image) Remote control parking is a cool party trick, though.

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