You’re probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there’s also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for... well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and stores, and is useful for those times when you already know your route…
As a carmaker Volvo has always been known for its innovative safety features, and thanks to a new app, that now includes eliminating the risk of cuts on your hand after having to break one of your vehicle’s windows because you locked your keys inside.
Every few months we get to read the same misinformed story about “distracted walking”—how pedestrians are too busy looking at their phones to safely walk across the street. But sidewalk Facebook updates aren’t the real problem here.
Are you a tree-killing monster if you charge your cell phone with a USB port in your car? A recent Bloomberg article titled Charging a Smartphone While Driving Isn’t as Free as You Think suggests that maybe you are. I think it’s a bit too extreme. The facts aren’t wrong in the article, but a lot more context is…
If you get an Uber and your driver speeds, it isn’t your word against theirs if you want to complain. That’s because Uber has announced that it’s started to use gyrometer and GPS data to keep an eye on the behavior of its drivers.
I think it’s time to discuss the major benefits of smartphones, the mobile technology that allows us to communicate with people sitting nine feet away without actually speaking to them.
Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone, but if you’re looking to pre-order it this weekend, you may find that it costs $650—a far cry from the $200 it cost on a lot of older phone plans. I have some bad news for you: your phone never cost only $200.
Finding the perfect mount for your smartphone in your car can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are tons of options. Some flat out cheap, others pricey and heavy with widgets and features you may not need. Then there are others that are just right. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based…
You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger.
Your favorite smartphone dash mount is $7 off today with promo code V5Z3DI65. It's hard to tell how exactly it works in the picture, but the cradle has a button that automatically snaps the sides closed when you put your phone in place, which is a trick that never gets old.
There's such a fine line between "I'm rich and own a very exclusive product" and "I'm a rich idiot who just got taken." That line is the Tauri 88 smartphone from Tonino Lamborghini, which costs $6,000.
Apparently, visitors of the Indonesia International Motor Show are obsessed with their smartphones and get lost all the time. BMW ended the confusion using ladies is short skirts.
This is Apple's biggest year yet—the line may sound trite, but at least this time, it actually holds some weight. Yesterday, not only did Apple finally give in to a (way) bigger iPhone, but after years of what's seemed like years of will-they-or-won't-they, Apple has finally entered the smartwatch game. And at least…
Say hello to Apple's 5.5-inch powerhouse smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus. It's the largest phone that our favorite Cupertino fruit company has ever produced, and we just got our hot little hands on its big, honking chassis. Seriously, compared to any iPhone you've ever held, this handset is HUGE! It's amazingly thin,…
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.
In 2014, every car on the road should probably have two USB charging ports at the very minimum, and a good cradle to hold your phone at eye level when you use it as a GPS. If any of your vehicles don't meet these criteria, you can kill two birds with one stone for just $13 today.
The Jaguar XE will be so connected that you can actually start its engine or climate control from anywhere on the planet using an Android or iOS app on your smartphone. If you're using a Windows Phone... why are you using a Windows Phone?
Using your smartphone or tablet while driving is not only illegal in most sane states, it's also just a dangerously stupid thing to do behind the wheel. But since access to your device can make your travels easier, the dashboard-mounted Navdy provides a heads-up display that shares info from your devices, and lets you…
Google Cardboard and its ilk are proving that virtual reality isn't just the realm of the Oculus Rift; you can do wonders with not much more than a phone and a couple of lenses. I saw some proof of that this morning, when I rode shotgun in a motorsports rally by strapping a phone to my face.