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Caraoke: Singin’ In the Car

Aha Mobile Think of it as radio plus. Rather than having providers stream music into cars through apps, car stereos and in-dash entertainment systems, which I wrote about in last weekend’s New York Times Automobiles section, Aha Mobile’s iPhone app … Continue reading

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The Supersonic Suit

Diving to Earth Why would anyone jump from 23 miles above the earth's surface? To see what would happen–and because they know they'll be protected by a high-tech pressurized suit to protect them as they fall. More than merely a … Continue reading

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Smart? There’s An App For That

Smart iPhone App How do you make a Smart car even smarter? You guessed it: Create an app for that. Smart's new Smart Drive App for the lilliputian Smart Fortwo is more ingenious than most. Developed by Mercedes-Benz software engineers, … Continue reading

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Brake Override to Become Standard?

Chevy Volt On the heels of Toyota's apparent problems with unintended acceleration, today, General Motors announced that it would make brake override systems standard on all of its passenger vehicles by the end of 2012. It's another move that indicates … Continue reading

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Is the iPad for You?

JQ on CBS on the iPad Apple's iPad is now on sale and while it may not revolutionize computing or replace the laptop computer, it does offer a different way to read magazines, watch videos, and surf the Web. Warning: … Continue reading

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Turning Out the Lights: Earth Hour

Earth Hour What happens when the lights go out? Okay, aside from that. You save electricity (saving money), cut down on oil, gas, and coal consumption, and reduce overall carbon emissions. That's the triple pitch behind the Earth Hour (started … Continue reading

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Tivo Intros New Boxes

Tivo’s New Interface Last night, looking to staunch the loss of subscribers and fend off challenges from Internet connected TVs, Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes, Tivo introduced an overhauled DVR designed to aggregate video content, whether it be from … Continue reading

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