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Every Friday, Brian runs down the latest news in the ever-evolving integration between cars and technology. Meanwhile, Wayne and Antuan drive the newest car in the CNET barn, going over its cabin tech with a fine-toothed comb, checking out off-the-line acceleration, and trying not to crash.

Every Friday, Brian runs down the latest news in the ever-evolving integration between cars and technology. Meanwhile, Wayne and Antuan drive the newest car in the CNET barn, going over its cabin tech with a fine-toothed comb, checking out off-the-line acceleration, and trying not to crash.
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Every Friday, Brian runs down the latest news in the ever-evolving integration between cars and technology. Meanwhile, Wayne and Antuan drive the newest car in the CNET barn, going over its cabin tech with a fine-toothed comb, checking out off-the-line acceleration, and trying not to crash.

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(Car Tech Live 243: Chevy Volt is hot...in the wrong way. (podcast)

12/3/2011
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Chevy Volt spontaneous combustion is investigated, Toyota and BMW swap tech, Tokyo Motor Show wows us with weird (duh), and Maybach is dead. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 243 SHOW NOTES Related Links Feds open investigation into Chevy Volt batteries Survey says: You think factory GPS is a mess SwissRoomBox turns your car into a rolling home. BMW and Toyota to swap engine technology MIT tech can...

CNET Roadside Assistance 036: Best SUV for smartphones? (podcast)

12/2/2011
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Understanding carbon buildup in your engine, the best SUV for smartphone integration, why MPG is so damned good in some really barge-like cars, and the relentless quest for an Accord R! Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 36 SHOW NOTES Cleaning out your engine with SeaFoam How to drive a stick CNET's LOLcars gallery!

Car Tech Live 242: Is the Volt on fire...or just catching fire? (podcast)

11/23/2011
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The Chevy Volt gets the feds look at the safety of all electric cars, Nissan makes a fast charge cheaper (sort of), Toyota puts Intel Inside, and Mercedes reworks the lowly windshield wiper. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 242 SHOW NOTES Related Links GM responds to Chevy Volt fires Nissan brings cost of Level 3 quick charger down by two-thirds BMW to get MOG on-demand streaming music soon Amazing...

CNET Roadside Assistance 035: Can a car be its own chauffeur? (podcast)

11/20/2011
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We help you to get your car talking to your phone instead of the other way around, users chime in on shutting up the iPhone's chiming while driving, and a young lad laments the death of the manual transmission. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 35 SHOW NOTES Related Links Griffin CarTrip Garmin EcoRoute HD PLX Kiwi Bluetooth CNET's LOLCars gallery!

Car Tech Live 241: Alcohol testers in every car? (podcast)

11/20/2011
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Alcohol testers in every car? Congress is considering it. Pioneer aims to beat Siri in the car, Ford Sync update to be mailed to you on a USB drive, and another step toward in-car streaming ubiquity. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 241 SHOW NOTES Related Links U.S. considers alcohol interlocks for all cars Ford to update MyFord Touch with free update Pioneer wants to be Siri in your car Livio gets...

Buzz Out Loud 1566: It's not so hard to say goodbye to Flash...on Mobile (P

11/10/2011
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Adobe puts their support behind HTML 5 and ends further development of Flash on mobile browsers. Somewhere Steve Jobs is smiling. Warner Bros. takes down files they never even saw, which makes us feel great about the future of the Stop Piracy Online Act. Plus, a Rotisserie Meatball Passes Between Earth and Moon, and Siri tries to help us get a gift for mom on Christmas. Subscribe:iTunes (MP3) |iTunes (320x180) |iTunes (640x360) |RSS (MP3) |RSS (320x180) |RSS (640x360) Originally posted at...

The 404 944: Where Skyrim? We hardly know him! (podcast)

11/10/2011
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We predicted that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 release would cause some trouble, but there's three stories in particular we report today that put a dent in Jeff's argument that video games don't cause violence in real life. If you're looking for a way to distract your kids while you play said games, though, Toys 'R Us is offering an Android tablet made just for kids that can browse the Web, read e-books aloud, among other time-wasters. It can even play 1080p HD video using a dual-core...

Facebook updating its news feed

11/10/2011
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Flash won't be on future television browsers, the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System failed, and Facebook will bring back the option to toggle between chronological posts and top stories. Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded: Facebook feed update Adobe won't build Flash plug-ins for future TV browsers Originally posted at Loaded

The 404 943: Where can you turn off the Flash real quick? (podcast)

11/9/2011
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Steve Jobs gets vindicated this morning, as Adobe announced it's killing off Flash support for mobile devices. We're also talking about the next evolution of New York taxi cabs replete with USB-charging stations, the entire city of Detroit protesting Nickelback, and an Irish airline offering an on-demand television app that will also feature adult channels. Gross or cool? We'll weigh both sides of the divisive argument. Stream or download today's podcast after the break! Originally posted at...

Android Atlas Weekly 72: The Power of Kal-El (Podcast)

11/9/2011
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The power of Kal-El, Kindle Fire gets wet, and Flash is dead!? We discuss the rise of Android Watches and Republic Wireless is releasing an Android phone with a $19 a month service plan. All of that and more on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly. Subscribe: Originally posted at Android Atlas

CNET Labscast 7: Meet the Nook Tablet; Samsung's new laptops; the video gam

11/9/2011
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In the CNET Labscast this week, Scott reports back from the Nook Tablet launch event; we check out Samsung's new Series 7 laptops and slates; and the great debate on video game subtitles gets a little heated. Note that CNET Gotham, our NYC-based pop-up store, opens this week, and you can catch all of us there at various times. Check gotham.cnet.com for a schedule of events. Originally posted at Labscast

Flash scrapped for mobile browsers

11/9/2011
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Hewlett-Packard mulls what to do with WebOS, Asus unveils a powerful tablet, and Adobe ceases development of a Flash Player plug-in for mobile devices. Links from Wednesday's episode of Loaded: Adobe stops development on mobile Flash plug-in HP deciding fate of WebOS Windows security update available Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Originally posted at Loaded

Rumor Has It, Ep. 7: You can't fight the quad core (podcast)

11/8/2011
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Karyne may be up a point on the Rumor board, but I'm winning where it actually counts: on Twitter. As of this writing, I have 232 followers and Karyne has 223. OK, you can stop laughing now. We realize, of course, that those numbers are embarrassingly low. So follow us, guys! (@EmilyDreyfuss, @karynelevy, @RumorShow.) Our new high-stakes side bet is who can get to 500 first. Maybe the lucky 500th follower of the winner will get a prize! The rumors on today's show are of the spiciest variety:...

The 404 942: Where we're ready to believe you (podcast)

11/8/2011
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Happy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Day! Actually, that probably means none of you are listening to our show today. You're likely at your local Costco, Sam's Club, or other restaurant supply depot stocking up on Twizzlers and Four Loko for the next two weeks of gaming hibernation. But if you're ready for a break, today we'll tell you how to case business interiors for your next B&E using Google+ and GMaps, access the hidden panorama mode in the iOS5 camera app, pay $19 for a truly unlimited...

Google+ builds 'hangout' for businesses

11/8/2011
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Panasonic is building rugged Android tablets, Nokia is looking for an app evangelist, and Google+ now allows brand and business pages. Links from Tuesday's episode of Loaded: Brand pages on Google+ Toughpads in 2012 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Online viewers turn to game consoles Nokia hiring 'developer evangelist' Originally posted at Loaded

Dialed In #198: Too many Verizon superphones!

11/7/2011
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Is there such thing as too much of a good thing? Verizon comes out swinging with superphones galore, we take a look at the next generation of Windows Phone handsets, and we have a good old-fashioned rant against a very very weird phone. All that and more on today's Originally posted at Dialed In

B&N's new Nook Tablet

11/7/2011
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Hard drive shortages and weak sales slow down the PC market, HTC announces phones that will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, and Barnes & Noble takes on the Kindle with a new lineup, including the Nook Tablet and Nook Simple Touch. Links from Monday's episode of Originally posted at Loaded

The 404 941: Where we did it all for the Nook (podcast)

11/7/2011
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Barnes & Noble just announced three new tablets that could extinguish the Amazon Kindle Fire--tune in to hear why you should care, and how to shop for the best device this holiday season. Also, happy birthday, Wilson! Originally posted at The 404 Podcast

CNET Roadside Assistance 034: Can cold weather freeze your car speakers? (p

11/4/2011
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Can cold weather ruin your car speakers? More of your insights into self-driving cars, recommendations for cheap cars that are fun to drive, and our plans to review the VW GTI. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 34 SHOW Originally posted at Car Tech Podcasts

Car Tech Live 240: BMW head up display goes full color and full cooler (pod

11/4/2011
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MirrorLink ramps up for smartphones in cars, new Ford escape features hands-free door, survey says you want voice command and wall plugs in your car, and we drive the Mercedes SLK 350. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 240 Originally posted at Car Tech Podcasts