A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. » 2/03/14 11:38am 2/03/14 11:38am

This Portable Sound Camera Shows You Where It's Loud

Trying to pinpoint what exactly in your car is making that weird ticking noise can drive anyone to madness. As sensitive as our ears are, they're not always as great at precisely locating where a sound is coming from. Thankfully you have four other senses to help, particularly your sight, which this unique SeeSV-S205… » 5/09/13 10:34am 5/09/13 10:34am

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

Whether you bought a new car yesterday or you’re riding along in a decades-old junker, your vehicle of choice may not have all the modern capabilities you desire. A few key upgrades can fix that, providing you with everything from a killer Bluetooth audio system to a smoother, more enjoyable ride. » 5/06/13 11:30am 5/06/13 11:30am

FM Transmitter Looks Like A Shift Knob To Entertain, Confuse, Baffle

In an attempt to help your FM transmitter "blend into your car's dashboard," Green House has produced and released a pretty simple FM transmitter that looks like a shift-knob. It plugs into the standard 12V DC power outlet and includes an audio jack for plugging in an MP3 player and a USB port for charging supported… » 6/03/08 1:00pm 6/03/08 1:00pm

Griffin Launches Two More Auto iPod Accessories

Using an iPod or iPhone in a car is going to be that much easier thanks to the latest round of goods from Griffin Technology. The WindowSeat is an oddly named, but simple gadget. It's a suction windshield mount for the iPhone or iPod Touch. If the next generation iPhone gets some legitimate GPS, this will be a nice… » 5/29/08 2:40pm 5/29/08 2:40pm

Ferrari-Branded Audio System Has Ferrari-esque Price Tag

Ferrari has teamed up with Meridian for a some Auto Branding Adventures with the F80 home entertainment system. And by "home entertainment system," we really mean it's just a glorified clock-radio. The details are limited but it seems this home entertainment system has radio, CD and auxiliary input support. Probably… » 5/19/08 4:19pm 5/19/08 4:19pm

Cassette Deck Lives On With Bluetooth Adapter

We've definitely proven that there's a little juice left in a cassette deck tank and this product further revives that concept. This is the Bluetooth Cassette Adapter by Flexii. This isn't Bluetooth of the cell phone communication nature, but rather Bluetooth of the AD2P streaming music nature. If your cell or MP3… » 5/15/08 3:00pm 5/15/08 3:00pm

Revive The Cassette With New-Fangled MP3 Technology!

Admit it, more than a few of you still own a car with a cassette deck. Despite the plethora of audio options currently available in new models, you shouldn't feel ashamed in any way for your retro coolness. Because not only are cassette decks still worthy, with this Car Cassette MP3 Player, it'll be like you've… » 4/24/08 1:00pm 4/24/08 1:00pm

Pioneer AVIC-F Series Media, Navigation Systems Features Advanced Voice…

Pioneer has announced a few new additions to its line of car navigation systems. The AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and AVIC-F90BT come with features like iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, MSN Direct, HD Radio, XM, Sirius, CD, DVD, USB, SD and more. Although, the real specialness comes from their voice recognition abilities. » 4/21/08 1:40pm 4/21/08 1:40pm

Scion Chooses Lackluster HD Radio For Its Audio-Centric Customers

Toyota has recently announced a partnership with iBiquity, which will put HD Radio systems in a variety of Scion vehicles. What makes this partnership even funnier is the PR-speak Toyota used to announce the partnership. » 4/17/08 4:40pm 4/17/08 4:40pm

Toyota hasn't gotten that hint that HD Radio is floundering, big time. This whole marketing thing…

Aftermarket Manufacturers Go Sync, Next-Gen Also On The Way

We knew that Microsoft was going to look to hawk its Sync system elsewhere—especially with its booming popularity and the soon-to-be expired Ford contract. Now we know who is first to the free market table Alpine and Continental, two aftermarket manufacturers, are already working on integrating the voice command and… » 4/04/08 3:20pm 4/04/08 3:20pm