With MirrorLink, this device will be able to plug-and-play with compatible cars and apps, making driving with a phone much safer. Android Auto? Same deal, but it’s not here yet (ahem).
No mainstream new cars have CarPlay yet (the Ferrari doesn't count), so it's a small, sweet victory that older cars can get it now if they have or install one of these systems.
Hey young, active, creative urbanites! Toyota's Urban Utility (U-squared) concept car can be customized to fit whatever you have to carry: big gear, lots of people, or anything in between. See how it runs here.
Now that a Ferrari has been released with the latest in Apple's smartphone-car integration technology, you're ready to buy, right?
Google's autonomous car debuted this year, but the Electric Networked-Vehicle's been around since 2010. This new gen is designed for hands-free driving, with lots of vehicle-to-X intelligence.
HP puts some truly distinctive features into its new generation of Chromebooks. The Chromebook 14 packs a Tegra K1 processor and 250MB of free T-Mobile 4G broadband for the life of the product. The Chromebook 11 sports a Celeron CPU, a slimmer design and more color choices.
Garmin’s sophisticated navigation devices struggle against the "good-enough" capabilities of smartphones. Its new touchscreen devices include Foursquare data along with other features that beat most smartphones hands-down.
Take an 11-inch Chromebook, add a touchscreen with a 300-degree hinge, and you suddenly have a model that's versatile and interesting. Too bad it can't be a tablet, though.
Low-cost Chromebooks have fairly little to brag about. The Chromebook C200 is typical in many ways, but its stamina in our tests makes it one of the better choices in this price range.
Nvidia’s 32-bit, quad-core chip with a whopping 192 graphics cores will power this 13-inch Chromebook, promising both unprecedented graphics performance and an unusually long battery life of up to 13 hours. An HD-display version will cost $280, and two different Full-HD versions will cost $300 and $380.
Your phone and your car’s display, happy together. Soon, you’ll be able to plug the HTC One into a MirrorLink-compatible car and use the phone’s interface and specially designed apps without dangerous distraction.
It's not a gimmick, it's a game-changer. More than 30 GM cars in the 2015 model year will have 4G LTE. That connectivity will transform the automotive experience for the driver as well as the passengers.
But how many shopping bags can you fit in this thing? Not many.
Just plug this dongle into your car's OBD-II port, and you could get cheaper insurance plus useful driving and other data from the app. Metromile's intriguing business model comes to California.
It's just a silly photo put out by Ford in honor of Embrace Your Geekness, some made-up, so-called holiday. The scary part? Some geek just might try it.