Android Auto Preview: It's Not Perfect, But You Want It

I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too. » 5/27/15 1:15pm 5/27/15 1:15pm

How Every Car Company Screwed Up The Apple 'Eyes Free' Announcement

This week saw the announcement at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference of a partnership with nine automakers — probably the biggest tech-car partnership this year. You'd think the car companies would be ready for this big moment. You'd be wrong, as our undercover tech reporter explains. — Ed. » 6/15/12 3:00pm 6/15/12 3:00pm

LG Solar Handsfree Speakerphone Is Greener, Safer

All right, Californians, we know you're saddened by the new mobile phone law that will come into play next month, but there are other options out there to help you comply with the law without looking like a Bluetooth headset-wearing tool. One interesting option is to select one of the increasingly popular Bluetooth… » 6/20/08 2:20pm 6/20/08 2:20pm

Parrot Gets Viral About Cell Phone Driving Laws

With the California hands-free law looming ever closer, it's prime time for all the hands-free and Bluetooth companies to peddle their wares. Today we find a particularly humorous and viral-ish video from Parrot, a manufacturer of speakerphone-type hands-free devices. The video shows a kid taking cell phone calls… » 6/11/08 3:20pm 6/11/08 3:20pm

Bluetooth Handsfree Visor Car Kit Has Caller ID

This post is dedicated to the residents of the second best state in the continental United States: California. You folks only have a little over a month left until the handsfree type of devices are required by law so we're here to help you get ready for that with some viable options for continued chatter. One option… » 5/28/08 2:00pm 5/28/08 2:00pm

BlueTouch Adds A Bluetooth Dialpad To Your Vehicle

Using Bluetooth in a car is pretty damn snazzy—whether it's just a headset or integrated with the entertainment center, it's just a nice convenience. The one problem that still remains with these types of systems is dialing. In most cases, you still have to grab your phone and find your way through a phonebook,… » 3/14/08 3:45pm 3/14/08 3:45pm