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Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

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(Photo: ElonMusk.com) What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Bloomberg reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with Google on figuring out a way...
Elon Musk Will Take That Whole 'Driverless Car' Idea for Himself, Thanks Very Much

Ford's Sync Adds BeCouply App To Turn Drivers Into Dating Machines

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Some critical relationship moments happen in cars. Now there's now an app to help you get it on. The date, that is! As American Graffiti teaches, the car is an important part of American dating history. That's more true than ever today because Ford's Sync tech, which has already...
Ford's Sync Adds BeCouply App To Turn Drivers Into Dating Machines

Apple inventions use iPhone's Bluetooth capabilities to locate, interact with cars

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A pair of patent filings discovered on Thursday reveal Apple is actively investigating the possibilities offered by the wireless capabilities of the iOS mobile platform to interact with, and at times control, a Bluetooth-capable automobile.    ...
Apple inventions use iPhone's Bluetooth capabilities to locate, interact with cars

Apple board member Mickey Drexler: Steve Jobs wanted to design an iCar, Apple to enter the living room in the near-future

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Fast Company summarizes comments made by Apple board member Mickey Drexler regarding Steve Jobs vision beyond Apple’s current product lineup. According to the board member, Steve Jobs dream before he passed away was to design a car. He calls this an “iCar.” While Jobs never got around to actually...
Apple board member Mickey Drexler: Steve Jobs wanted to design an iCar, Apple to enter the living room in the near-future
Microstang: Microsoft helps build a custom Mustang packed with Windows 8 and Kinect

AT&T officially releases Watson speech API, gives devs a bit of babel fish for their apps

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Ma Bell's been hard at work on its Watson speech recognition system for years, and 2012 has seen the tech show up in an automobile and a real-time translator app. Months after announcing it would grant Watson's skills to the developer masses, AT&T has made good on its promise...
AT&T officially releases Watson speech API, gives devs a bit of babel fish for their apps

California Is Going Burn Money On A Bullet Train, Elon Musk Says He Has Something Much Better

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Super-hero entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has a plan to transport people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes, according to Ashlee Vance at Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Musk is cooking up plans for something he calls the Hyperloop. He won't share specifics but says it's some sort of...
California Is Going Burn Money On A Bullet Train, Elon Musk Says He Has Something Much Better

Video: iPad is the brain for self-driving car

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Self-driving cars are quickly changing from a staple of sci-fi movies to reality in recent years. But not all self-driving cars are implemented the same way. One such variation has been developed by Oxford University in the UK and makes use of an iPad as the main nerve center...
Video: iPad is the brain for self-driving car

Editorial: Self-driving cars FTW, but not for everybody

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I drive a two-seat roadster known for its great handling. The last thing I want is for a machine to take the steering wheel out of my hands. My car company isn't into self-driving cars, but others are: Ford, BMW, Audi. And, of course, Google is moving quickly forward...
Editorial: Self-driving cars FTW, but not for everybody
SpaceX launches Falcon 9-R prototype with 'enough thrust to lift a skyscraper'

Terrafugia TF-X: The vertical take-off flying car

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The follow-up automobile to Terrafugia Transition could take off vertically from a parking lot. When? Check back in a decade....
Terrafugia TF-X: The vertical take-off flying car
TaskRabbit pushes collaborative consumption with a new web series

Wearable computing pioneer: Google Glass will be as revolutionary as the automobile

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Wearable computing pioneer: Google Glass will be as revolutionary as the automobile
Nissan to launch the first steer-by-wire system in mass produced automobiles next year

OnStar seals partnership with RelayRides, makes renting out your car even easier (hands-on video)

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Remember that partnership between OnStar and RelayRides we wrote about last March? Well it's finally coming to fruition today, with the peer-to-peer car sharing service launching support for remote door unlocking via OnStar's proprietary API. As a result, RelayRides members with OnStar-enabled vehicles no longer have to exchange keys...
OnStar seals partnership with RelayRides, makes renting out your car even easier (hands-on video)

Siri to make automobile debut on Chevy Spark, Sonic

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Owners of Apple's iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will be able to make voice-activated calls, compose messages, and more. [Read more]...
Siri to make automobile debut on Chevy Spark, Sonic

BMW's Car Hotspot LTE means Bavarian Motor WiFi

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The dedicated car phone may be a thing of the past, but the in-car hotspot is becoming increasingly common. BMW isn't shy when it comes to in-vehicle tech, so the fact that it's launching its own solution should come as no surprise. We initially heard about the ConnectedDrive LTE...
BMW's Car Hotspot LTE means Bavarian Motor WiFi
Facebook must let users opt out of Sponsored Stories following lawsuit settlement

Fisker's Project Nina exposed ahead of New York Auto Show debut

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An unreleased gadget is pretty easy to conceal, but an upcoming automobile? Not so much. Thanks to some quick reflexes, you're looking at the first spy shots of Fisker's second and smaller plug-in hybrid sedan, heretofore known as Project Nina. Last we heard, the BMW-powered auto had been put...
Fisker's Project Nina exposed ahead of New York Auto Show debut

NYPD Snaps Photos of Unattended Electronics to Shame Owners Into Being More Careful

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Gone. (Photo: Flickr) Leaving iPads, iPhones, and other expensive iDevices in unattended vehicles is like presenting robbers with a big bow and note exclaiming “Please have me!” So, in an effort to crack down on a rash of car burglaries plaguing parts of Brooklyn, the police are going to shame...
NYPD Snaps Photos of Unattended Electronics to Shame Owners Into Being More Careful
Airport Car Rental Startup Silvercar Ramps Up Expansion, With Plans For 7 Cities By Year-End

Real Racing 3; Cut the Rope: Time Travel - review

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Toby Moses reviews the latest appsWhen is free not really, quite, free? Well, EA's shiny new addition to its high-spec driving series, Real Racing 3 (Firemonkeys, iOS/Android) won't charge you a penny to download it on to a chosen handset. So off you go, driving a gorgeously rendered automobile around...
Real Racing 3; Cut the Rope: Time Travel - review
Google's Uptime Tzar Moonlights as Purveyor of 'Car Porn'
Nexus devices slowly getting Android 4.2.2 (but you can get it now)
Original 1960s Batmobile fetches $4.2 million at auction

Foxconn plant in China resumes production following shutdown over worker brawl

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Foxconn resumed production Tuesday at its facility in Taiyuan, China, after a fight involving 2,000 workers halted production for a full day. The Taiyuan facility is in northern China and has 79,000 employees and makes automobile electronic components, precision moldings and consumer electronic components, according to a statement from Foxconn...
Foxconn plant in China resumes production following shutdown over worker brawl

'Big Security' a Natural, Necessary Extension of Big Data

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Big data is poised to grow well beyond the enterprise - and anything we can imagine today. Think of how the assembly line changed the automobile and, consequently, our lives. Keeping big data secure will require an equally innovative approach. CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden calls it 'big security,' and he...
'Big Security' a Natural, Necessary Extension of Big Data

Apple hiring automotive integration engineers in China?

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A job notice on LinkedIn spotted by China Car Times now has the industry abuzz with speculation that Apple may be preparing to enter the iOS-automobile integration market, long an area where the company has enjoyed third-party success due to consumer demand. Third-party accessories for aftermarket integration along with the...
Apple hiring automotive integration engineers in China?
Tesla Model S named Motor Trend Car of the Year by unanimous decision

The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'

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Reading has always had a social dimension, but the promise of new reading services lies in something we don't yet have a name for. We're told that services like Findings and Readmill "make reading social." Both sites encourage members to post quotations from what they're reading to share with other...
The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'
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