Alongways Mobile Finds Interesting Spots to Stop on Your Road Trip

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… » 1/20/15 12:42pm 1/20/15 12:42pm

Lifehacker Highlights: The CES News You'll Actually Care About

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been around for years, showcasing the tech industry's coolest new vaporware. Occasionally, though, some cool stuff is announced. Here are the things you, the life hacker, might actually be interested in from the show this year. » 1/09/15 11:15am 1/09/15 11:15am

How to Survive the Perils of New Year's Eve

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. » 12/31/14 4:53pm 12/31/14 4:53pm

Four Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With Your Chromecast

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. » 12/31/14 9:22am 12/31/14 9:22am

​Hyundai Is Making The Infotainment System We've Been Asking For

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.
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Google To Reportedly Take Over Your Dash With Next Android Release

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.
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Watch Android Auto And Apple CarPlay Go Head-To-Head

The team at 9to5Mac managed to get their hands on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a car that's particularly special in its ability to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay side-by-side. Thankfully, they did what every good gadgeteer should with the opportunity: an extensive comparison video. » 11/29/14 9:31am 11/29/14 9:31am

GM's Android-Powered Infotainment System Is Reportedly Coming In 2016

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. » 11/04/14 2:45pm 11/04/14 2:45pm

This USB Car Charger is Perfect for the Platform-Agnostic Family

We've covered a lot of deals on USB car chargers over the past few months, but I've never seen one quite like this before. » 10/10/14 9:51am 10/10/14 9:51am

​Honda Will Be The First Real Automaker To Use Real Android In Its Cars

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. » 9/25/14 2:47pm 9/25/14 2:47pm

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:59am 8/21/14 10:59am

​I've Seen The Dashboard Of The Future And It's Fantastic

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. » 6/24/14 1:47pm 6/24/14 1:47pm

​Google Will Infiltrate Your Car With Android Infotainment System

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. » 6/16/14 1:19pm 6/16/14 1:19pm

Google Is Taking Android to the Car With Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai

Google has just announced that it's joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it's planning to take Android to the automobile. » 1/06/14 9:10am 1/06/14 9:10am

WSJ: Google and Audi Are Working on In-Car Android

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android—and the pair plan to make an announcement at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. » 12/30/13 4:30pm 12/30/13 4:30pm

Ding! FAA May Roll Back Stupid Restrictions on Electronic Device Use

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. » 6/23/13 2:53pm 6/23/13 2:53pm

How Can I Make My Commute Suck Less?

Dear Lifehacker,
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? » 9/18/12 1:39pm 9/18/12 1:39pm

How To Turn Your Car's Ashtray Into A Smartphone Dock

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. » 9/06/12 2:00pm 9/06/12 2:00pm

How Can I Integrate My Smartphone Into My Car On The Cheap?

Dear Lifehacker,
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? » 7/24/12 1:30pm 7/24/12 1:30pm

Miniature James May Infests Your Gadgets

Seeing The Science Museum in London's new exhibit, Making the Modern World, is probably great. But wouldn't it be greater if Top Gear's James May was with you, going on and on why everything there is so incredible? And wouldn't it be even greater than that if he was tiny and you could hold him and turn him all around… » 4/27/12 2:00pm 4/27/12 2:00pm