Mercedes-Benz Will Soon Be Able To Upgrade Your Car Remotely

Ever upgrade your computer with new system software? Has it always worked perfectly, every time? Didn't think so. Would you like that same experience brought to your car — only with the added nervousness that comes from having it do it automatically without your input? You're in luck if you buy a new Mercedes-Benz! » 4/09/12 4:00pm 4/09/12 4:00pm

How To Make A Quick And Dirty Emergency USB-To-Cigarette Lighter Socket

Okay, here's what's happened: You had to get out of town, fast. Maybe you just need a break, maybe you need to clear out while things blows over. Who knows. Point is, you're in your car, heading out onto a nice long stretch of nothing, when it hits you: You forgot your phone car charger. You have your dock/data… » 3/02/12 1:30pm 3/02/12 1:30pm

Zombie Santa road sign flashes anti-consumer foolishness

Spotted near that ultimate source of Christmas cheer, Washington DC, by reader Bailey, this hacked road sign brings a message likely to disturb more commuters than even zombie apocalypse warnings. If Christmas doesn't come from a store then how do you show your car that you love it? » 12/05/11 3:30pm 12/05/11 3:30pm

If you hack an electronic road sign, please don't write "POOP"

We've been clear in our insistence that you please NOT hack electronic road signs, but have been impressed by some of the cleverness of readers not listening. Like hackers in Houston writing Internet drivel on a construction sign. » 3/15/11 11:00am 3/15/11 11:00am

CNN Quotes Jalopnik Commenters In "No Tacos" Road-Sign Hack Story

CNN's Jeanne Moos properly quotes Jalopnik as experts on not hacking road signs in a story today about the "No Latinos, No Tacos" hack. More importantly, they reference the commenter debate over the real meaning of the sign! » 5/26/10 2:00pm 5/26/10 2:00pm