Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

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One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren’t officially ready for it, but that support is finally here… more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo — that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ford’s new SmartLink plug-in modem brings older models up to snuff

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A new device will allow millions of older-model Ford vehicles to be upgraded to include the same connectivity perks found in newer vehicles. The FordPass SmartLink device will enable features like a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, smartphone integration of key fob features like remote engine start, lock and unlock, vehicle health and security alerts, and vehicle location tracking.

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Ford’s new SmartLink plug-in modem brings older models up to snuff originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Owners of GM vehicles will be able to rent them to other drivers

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Owners of GM vehicles will be able to rent them to other drivers.

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Owners of GM vehicles will be able to rent them to other drivers originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones

You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens to glean information from the world around you. Users have noticed that Lens in now available in Google Assistant on both original Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. Tap a camera button while…

Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments

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Tesla’s Powerbank uses a single 18650 cell with 3,350mAh capacity that’s also found in its Model S and X electric vehicles.

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Tesla made a phone battery pack that mimics Supercharger monuments originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to… if you have a Pixel 2. Android Police has discovered that you can…