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Ford inks deal with app makers to pipe content and navigation tools to drivers

New apps to look forward to in your SYNC AppLink-connected car.

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Audi's car parks itself, takes baby steps toward vehicle automation (video)

Wouldn’t it be nice if your car could valet itself? That’s right—imagine driving up to a hotel or restaurant, getting out of your car, and pressing a button. Audi is working on vehicles that can do just that.

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The open-source car: automakers eagerly woo app developers

Forget horsepower and fine Corinthian leather. Mobile apps and connectivity will mark the desirable cars of the future.

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Multipocket concept jacket charges gadgets, plays music (video)

SCOTTEVEST's jacket also has E Ink screens that monitor battery status, connectivity, temperature, location and other stats

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Neurosky demos brain-controlled cat ears and helicopter (video)

Third-party developed brain-controlled projects use Neurosky’s headset and API.


Chrysler shows off connected Dodge Ram truck (video)

The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is the carmaker’s first connected vehicle with—surprise, surprise—streaming Internet radio.

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GM joins Ford on infotainment platform for app developers

GM plans to offer developers a software developer kit (SDK) through its online developer portal at developer.gm.com.

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Audiovox brings aftermarket Siri to your car

Audiovox shows off aftermarket Siri-integration, a wireless charging cradle, and new features for its Car Connection vehicle-monitoring device.

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Ford launches open mobile app developer program for SYNC AppLink

Ford is looking to expand its AppLink app offering with the help of third-party developers.

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Toyota and Lexus showcase autonomous research vehicle

Toyota plans to use its Lexus “advanced active safety research vehicle” to test out self-driving features.

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Chevy adds Siri and TuneIn radio integration to its Spark and Sonic cars (video)

TuneIn radio offers streaming local stations -- but it uses your phone's data connection.

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Cobra's under-the-hood radar detector is first of its kind

The iRadar S-Series is the first under-the-hood radar detector to use Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone.

Cable clutter

Control your cables: 10 ways to combat desk clutter

These 10 nifty cable organizers will help you stay on top of that rat’s nest behind your desk.

2012's most innovative tech gear

Innovative gear in 2012 pushed the envelope, even if gadgets weren't a huge consumer hits.

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Power trips: 10 ultraportable smartphone chargers

You’ll barely even notice you’re carrying these feather-light chargers that give your handset a boost when you need it most.