I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really… »
Android/iOS: Alongways, the service that finds interesting and useful places to stop along your road trip route, just took the wraps off of new mobile apps for iOS and Android that will guide you to interesting sights, places to eat, historic landmarks, and more while you're already on the road—perfect if you'd like a… »
New Year's Eve might be the best party night of the year, but it can also be the most stressful, from losing your phone to the far more perilous drive home. Here are a few things you can do now to stay safe and sane this New Year's. »
Google's Chromecast is a great way to stream anything in your living room, but mastering its intricacies can really make it shine. There are some hidden Chromecast capabilities many people don't know exist, and here are some of the best ones. »
Automakers are starting to get it. We don't want to deal with clunky interfaces and shoddy graphics. If we want to listen to our music and get directions, we want a dumb screen to connect to our smart phone. That's what Hyundai will be offering next year, and it'll be less expensive to boot.
Google is already making a play for the dashboard with Android Auto, but the next version of its mobile operating system is being designed to cut out the phone entirely so it can find a permanent home in cars.
Rumors have been floating around about an Android-powered infotainment system coming to General Motors vehicles soon, and now we've got at least one supplier claiming that GM's first implementation of Google's mobile OS is coming in less than two years. »
The new Euro Civic is out, and while Honda still refuses to bring the hatch to the states, one thing that should be coming is its new Android-powered infotainment system. »
We all want different things from our infotainment systems. But there's been one resounding request from almost everyone: make our smartphones play nice with our dashboard, no matter what device we use. Well, it's here. It's awesome. And, per usual, automakers are stalling. »
If you're ready for an Android-powered infotainment system, the wait is almost over. At next week's Google developers conference, The Big G will show off an auto-focused version of its mobile OS in the first real bid to compete with Apple's CarPlay system. »
Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September. »
I have a long commute. Traffic makes it much longer. It's incredibly boring and I'm sitting down for hours, and I heard somewhere (everywhere) that sitting is going to kill me. How can I make my commute suck less? »
If you drive a classic car now, there's two things that make you very different from the people your car was originally made for: you're a hell of a lot less likely to smoke, and a hell of a lot more likely to have a computer with you at all times. »
I'd like to integrate my smartphone into my car, but it's a pretty basic vehicle that's a far cry from technologically advanced. What can I do without paying a fortune to make my car and smartphone work well together? »