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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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Episodes

Car Tech Live 250: Tesla Model X and Model S orgy! (podcast)

2/2/2012
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Tesla hits us with an orgy of new cars, Spotify heads into Ford dashboards, a new superfast wireless to rock cars soon and we drive the 2012 VW Jetta GLI. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 250 SHOW NOTES Related Links Tesla Model S in two minutes of video. Panasonic sees WiGig going big in cars. CNET's roundup of the best car ads for Super Bowl 2012 CNET drives the 2012 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn CNET's...

CNET Roadside Assistance 42: End of the CD player - Why you might care (pod

1/28/2012
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We examine the end of the in-car CD player, our supposed hatred of Chevys, how to upgrade the head unit in your Prius and the need (or not) for Android in your dash. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 42 SHOW NOTES Related Links Meditation on the end of the in-car CD player Is Android coming to the dash -- and would that even be a good thing? Dice MediaBridge can save an older Prius CNET's LOLCars gallery!

Car Tech Live 249: BMW sews up touch sensitive fabric (podcast)

1/28/2012
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BMW says touch me, Ford takes mirrors high tech for quiet, the Chevy Volt is off the hook with the Feds, and how much would you pay for Obama's Chrysler 300? And we drive the Chrysler 300 SRT8. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 249 SHOW NOTES Related Links NHTSA lets Chevy Volt off the hook Engine that runs on air -- no, it's not a joke. BMW to use new "touch screen fabric" Devium Dash makes your...

CNET Roadside Assistance 41: Hyundai help and DIY

1/22/2012
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There's an Easter Egg in Hyundai's color codes, what's the point of all of this advanced engine tech anyway, and where do we go for our DIY car maintenance needs? We get to the bottom of these questions and more on on this week's episode of CNET Roadside Assistance. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 41 SHOW NOTES Related Links Haynes manuals go online CNET's LOLCars gallery!

Car Tech Live 247: Chevy and Fisker improve battery safety (podcast)

1/7/2012
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The Chevy Volt makes fewer sales than GM expected, Fisker issues a Karma recall, and we talk about our trips to the Detroit auto show and Consumer Electronics Show next week. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 247 SHOW NOTES Related Links Chevy Volt falls short of 2011 sales goal Volt gets retrofit to protect against battery fires Toyota Prius c goes on sale as the Aqua in Japan Bluetooth A2DP streaming...

CNET Roadside Assistance 039: Helping you find your way with answers about

12/23/2011
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Importing GPS waypoints, a good daily driver to lease, and SIRI gets in the way. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 39 SHOW NOTES Related Links GPS Label MotionX conversion tutorial CNET's LOLCars gallery!

CNET Roadside Assistance 038: How often should you really change your oil?

12/17/2011
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The best GPS you can load on your phone, how often you should change your oil in the real world, don't trust that self-braking car with your life (or someone else's) and adding remote start and seat heaters the right way. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 38 SHOW NOTES Related Links California urges you to CheckYourNumber.org and change your oil less often 3,000 mile oil changes have become a thing of...

Car Tech Live 245: We kick in the VTEC on the 2012 Honda Civic Si (podcast)

12/17/2011
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What technology can make an in-car cell phone ban workable? Morgan Stanley takes a dim view of electric cars. Acura's first hybrid is on the way. Renault is first with a dash system based on Android. And we drive the 2012 Honda Civic Si and get the VTEC to kick in. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 245 SHOW NOTES Related Links NTSB wants to end all phone use in cars Ford Focus Electric to hit 100 MPGe...

Car Tech Live 244: CNET Drives the new Camry and Entune apps platform (podc

12/10/2011
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GM set to make changes to the Volt in response to fires, Nissan moves ahead on wireless charging for EVs, so long Aptera, many young Americans prefer the internet to a car, and we drive the new Camry with Entune. Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 244 SHOW NOTES Related Links Coolant issues the likely culprit in Volt fires Aptera pulls the plug CNET Review of the 2012 Toyota Camry with Entune Honda's new...

CNET Roadside Assistance 037: Chevy Volt fire draws ire (podcast)

12/10/2011
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We heard from the Voltisti, get an earful about carbon buildup, muse MPG and shifting and find more answers in the question of the ages: Why does a '96 Buick get such good mileage? Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio)Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 37 SHOW NOTES Related Links Troubles with Direct Injection and carbon buildup Simple cable to interface RCA jacks to your iPod GM preparing to redesign Chevy Volt battery CNET's LOLCars gallery!

(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
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