​Ford Is Considering A Vehicle Designed For Ride-Sharing

Among the 25 "global mobility experiments" Ford announced this year at CES was a ride-sharing service the automaker is testing with its employees in Dearborn. But the plans aren't just limited to an app. Ford is contemplating making a dedicated vehicle for the program. » 2/25/15 7:20pm 2/25/15 7:20pm

A Same-Day Delivery Startup Brought Me a Fish We Both Assumed Would Die

No one ever needs a live pet fish, three gallons of water, a fish tank, a heater, food, and various fish home accoutrements at a moment's notice. And yet, at 11am on a Tuesday, I texted a stranger and told them I needed all of this, and yes, I needed it today. Three hours and $200 later, my new friend arrived. » 2/25/15 2:29pm 2/25/15 2:29pm

Some Police Think Google's Waze App Helps Would-Be Cop Killers

Waze's community-curated real-time traffic network includes keeping tabs on nearby five-o. And cops aren't very happy about it, claiming it makes it easier to stalk the police. » 1/26/15 10:45pm 1/26/15 10:45pm

BMW M Laptimer Records Telemetry Everywhere You Go And It's Amazing

Did you ever wonder what percentage of the throttle you are using on the way to get a sandwich? Were you ever curious how many Gs you pulled on the way home from clarinet lessons? Do you have a BMW? You might just be in luck. » 12/23/14 6:25pm 12/23/14 6:25pm

Best Parking Helps You Find Nearby Parking Options

iOS/Android/Web: When you need to find parking quickly and you're willing to pay for it, the Best Parking app can help. Best Parking offers parking info for over 100 cities nationwide. » 12/22/14 7:13pm 12/22/14 7:13pm

Trapster Will Die At The End Of The Year

Trapster, the app that let users share everything from speed traps to red light cameras, is headed to the great app store in the sky after mismanagement, neglect, and one ridiculously creepy privacy scandal. » 12/01/14 7:55pm 12/01/14 7:55pm

​Expert Predicts Half Of All Radio Stations To Disappear By 2024

Gordon Borell is a big fan of history. He's studied the ever-evolving mediascape of the past century, and today he made a chilling pronouncement to the broadcast industry: Half of the terrestrial AM/FM radio stations will be gone in the next decade. » 10/28/14 8:20pm 10/28/14 8:20pm

​This Little Dongle Is Going To Help Your Kids Learn To Drive

Automatic, the smartphone-connected OBDII dongle that does everything from tracking your gas mileage to diagnosing a check engine light, is getting into the drivers' ed business. It's called License+ and it's designed to keep tabs on new drivers during those crucial weeks and months after they're licensed.
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Hyperlapse Is The Perfect App For Flying

There is a lot to love about flying, in terms of natural, engineering and architectural beauty. Photos rarely do it justice, and regular videos just seem to move too slow. Enter Hyperlapse, the perfect solution for capturing flying's best moments. » 10/26/14 11:29am 10/26/14 11:29am

​This Valet App Might Be The Next Best Thing To Uber

Parking in most major cities – and San Francisco, in particular – sucks. More often then not, when the wife and I head into the city for a night out, we park somewhere cheap and Uber our way around. It's both idiotic and costly, but it beats circling for a space for 45 minutes and then walking 10 blocks. That's why… » 10/24/14 9:25pm 10/24/14 9:25pm

Sorry, But the FAA Has Decided Your 'Uber for Planes' Idea Can't Fly

The Federal Aviation Authority has shoved your Uber for planes idea back into the hangar. Yesterday, it ruled that it has banned pilots from "publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money," reports TechCrunch. That puts startups like AirPooler and FlyteNow in a legal bind since they were offering… » 8/17/14 1:29pm 8/17/14 1:29pm

List Your Ride In Less Than 60 Seconds With This App

When it comes time to finally let go of your ride, selling it can be hassle. You have to take pictures, write a description, and get it online. It's almost enough to say screw it and keep it. CarLister has just launched a new app for Apple and Android devices that will list your car in about a minute. » 8/13/14 5:22pm 8/13/14 5:22pm

​You'll Never Give Your Uber Driver Directions Again

Uber's latest update for its mobile apps finally solves one of the biggest problems with the service: drivers having no damn clue where they're going. » 8/13/14 1:01pm 8/13/14 1:01pm

Use SF's Parking App For Dicks And Face A $300 Fine

Remember MonkeyParking? It's the app that lets you auction your parking space in San Francisco to the highest bidder. We called it a dick move, and the SF City Attorney agrees. They just sent the app's creator a cease-and-desist. » 6/23/14 3:12pm 6/23/14 3:12pm

Is GM's License Plate Texting App Way Too Creepy?

Ever wish you could give that asshat who cut you off on the freeway more than just a honk of your horn? General Motors' Chinese R&D division is working on an app that lets you scan other people's license plates and then send messages to their phones. » 6/17/14 12:32pm 6/17/14 12:32pm

​The Fuelist Is An App That Wants To Reshape How You Shop For Classics

Big Data is your all-knowing best friend. It's used to predict everything from Supreme Court outcomes to Senate races to what you should watch on Netflix tonight. Now it's being used to fuel your classic car Craigslist binges and ensure you don't get fleeced on that Ferrari 288 GTO that's going up for auction. » 5/20/14 2:44pm 5/20/14 2:44pm

Startup Makes App to Help People Evade Traffic Laws

Never, ever forget: the Silicon Valley insider crowd is exempt from the rules and norms of the rest of the citizenry. TechCrunch excitedly reports on a new app called "Fixed," which will help San Franciscans automatically kill parking tickets, whether or not they deserve it. » 1/17/14 1:11pm 1/17/14 1:11pm

The Newest Google Glass App Is a Hyundai Sedan

Hyundai just announced the newest thing for Google Glass owners: the 2015 Genesis sedan. It's got 333 horsepower, seats five, and thanks to Blue Link cloud connectivity, you'll be able to lock, unlock or start the car from your face computer. » 1/04/14 6:02pm 1/04/14 6:02pm

Volkswagen's New App Creates Music Based On Your Driving Style

Have you ever noticed that how you drive is often based on what you're listening to? Softer music can make you a more cautious driver, while loud upbeat tunes make you more aggressive. But with this new app from VW it's the other way around. It generates music in real-time based on how you already drive, so your… » 11/26/13 10:55am 11/26/13 10:55am

Make Your Lame Car Sound Like A Ferrari With This App

For those of you stuck with a ride that doesn't sound anything like a purebred sports car, London-based RjDj is about to release an app that will give those of you with dreary sounding four-pots the thrill of listening to the engine sounds from something more audibly pleasing. » 10/02/13 9:38am 10/02/13 9:38am