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iOnRoad: Smartphone Car Augmentation – CES 2012

F5 member Scott Ertz was at the iOnRoad booth to see some of their new driving technology. He talked with Ohad Akiva about this great product. You mount your mobile device to a windshield, and iOnRoad will use augmented reality to figure out how far you are away from other cars, or potential hazzards. iOnRoad is a CES 2012 Innovation Award. They have also seen over 200,000 downloads of this app. Check out more from our other video – iOnRoad Co-Pilot. Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:41...

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Cobra iRadar (iRAD-100): Most Intelligent Radar Detector with iPhone, Android App – CES 2012

Remember when Radar detectors were important in driving, and how police banned them, and we started fitting cars with bras? Yeah. Those days have changed. Cobra has been in the radar detector business from the start. Their line of detectors were always the ones to have in your car. Now, Cobra has the iRadar – an app for iPhone, and iRadar – an app for Andorid. This is a CES Innovation award winner. iRadar connects to your smartphone, and alerts on your phone. It will also alert others via their cloud service. When someone gets pulled over, you will get...

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Cadillac User Experience (CUE) at #CES 2012 Showstoppers

Cadillac is working on a great new interface for their cars. It adds functionality and luxury, while giving users a great experience. We got to spend a lot of time with Cadillac at CES and learn all about the Cadillac User Experience (CUE). Then, at CES Showstoppers, we stopped by Cadillac to play with and talk to Cadillac about the CUE. Here, they explained the navigation and computer system. The Cadillac CUE is a full infotainment and interface. It will start in the XTS and ATS, along with the SRX in 2013. This is Cadillac’s “centerpiece” of future interiors. Along...

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Show Us What Democracy Sounds Like: Wisconsin State Budget Protests

I know – this is not a political website. However, I cannot ignore the protests that are happening around me here in Madison, WI. Last night, The Wisconsin house tried to put a vote to fine the missing Democrats and push the State budget. However, their attempt was met with more protesting. March 10th is going to be a powerful day up around the capitol. People are already getting prepared for the overnight stay. Cars honking around the square to the chant “Show us what Democracy Sounds like”. Snowmen with signs of protest melting in the 35 degree weather. Keep...

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Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Most people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider...

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Visteon Combines Buttons, Touchscreens, Swipe Technologies

Most people want to have a tactile feel while reaching for a button. Touch-screens are nice, but you get distracted for a second trying to find that virtual button. But can’t both technologies work in harmony? Visteon thinks it can. They work in figuring out how car dashes can be changed so you reach over and touch a button without taking your eyes off the road. Tactile, touchscreen and swipe technology that can work together. They have also created buttons that are not buttons. If you were to press them, they would feel like buttons. Move a slider and feel the slider...

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In-Car Innovation with Toyota In Tune Multimedia

Toyota will be bringing applications like I Heart Radio, Pandora, Bing search, movie tickets and more. Toyota In-Tune is the name of the program. They are still in prototype, so check with your Toyota dealer for more information. The launch will show what Toyota USA will bring to market. Of course, Toyota has been around for a number of years, working in everything from cars, to robotics. Toyota also owns Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors. These Sponsors made CES 2011 coverage possible your support of them is appreciated! Get your 14 day Free Trial of AudibleGold! GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save...

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5 Tech Things: Contest Codes, Ford Sync, Office 2010

This week on the 5 Tech Things you Should Know: Data Vault Code inside FCC helping out with cell phone overages 40 Million EOS Rebel – 20 Million DSLR 2 Ford SYNC cars driving to Maker Faire on American Journey 2.0 Lime Wire lost. Time to pay for music and movies is at hand? Office 2010 – Competing with Google Docs? Sponsor: Back up Now, Back up Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Home Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Get 5 Tech Things You Should Know through iTunes or through Zune , or add the RSS – Check out...

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Android Cars, 4G Phones, Femtocell – 5 Tech Things Ep 31

This week on the 5 Tech Things You Should Know: CTIA is this week and we are learning about some great new phones like the HTC Sprint EVO 4G phone. People are still selecting SPAM and it’s costing us all. We need to teach them right. Firefox 3.6 is a FAIL. 3.6.2 is not much better The Rowe 350 Android powered car. Can it come in a Trans-Am? Will people start buying AT&T’s MicroCell? I show off the zBoost. Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! Get 5 Tech Things You Should Know through iTunes or through Zune...