Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Apple CarPlay available for Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Apple CarPlay available for Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Pioneer has announced that its cool line of NEX in-dash receivers have a new trick with a firmware update available for the series that brings support for Apple CarPlay. Aftermarket audio manufacturers aren't the only companies that will be supporting CarPlay, a list of automakers who will be installing CarPlay from the factory was unveiled in July.

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2018 Nissan GT-R tipped to use carbon fiber and hybrid power

2018 Nissan GT-R tipped to use carbon fiber and hybrid power

Nissan has been making the GT-R since 2007 and it's a potent beast. The car isn’t exactly cheap in its own right, but it punches much higher than its weight class costing significantly less than some of the cars it runs with on raw performance. Outright performance is a big deal for the GT-R, but it seems Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has fired up his troops to make a version of the GT-R for 2016 that is more desirable.

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SoftBank eyes DreamWorks Animation purchase

SoftBank eyes DreamWorks Animation purchase

If you have watched some of the more recent animated movies in theaters, you have probably seen a movie from DreamWorks Animation. DreamWorks is the company behind films like How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, and Shrek to name a few. A new rumor is flying around that DreamWorks may be for sale and Japanese firm SoftBank is interested in buying.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Sport concept truck breaks cover

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Sport concept truck breaks cover

For years, there were a handful of offerings in the mid-size truck market before some of the stalwarts in the segment pulled out. Ford and Chevy left the market ceding it to Nissan and Toyota as the only two automakers producing mid-size trucks in the last few years. Chevrolet is set to come back to the market with a redesigned Colorado truck.

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus third party bend testing performed

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus third party bend testing performed

Over the last several weeks there have been a rash of reports going around that the new big screen iPhone 6 Plus bends like taffy if you put it in a pocket. Apple finally responded to the rigmarole and announced that so far only nine iPhone 6 Plus smartphones had been bent that it knew of. While many might not trust Apple's take, a highly respected magazine has conducted its own tests on the bendability of the new iPhones and threw some other devices in the testing mix as well.

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2017 C8 Corvette could be a mid-engine beast

2017 C8 Corvette could be a mid-engine beast

The Chevrolet Corvette has been around for decades now and one thing that each iteration of the car has had in common is a front mounted engine. In the automotive world, you can have front, mid, and rear engines and there are fantastic sports cars in each of those categories. Think Porsche 911 for rear-engine, Corvette (and a plethora of others) for front engine, and mostly exotics like Ferrari and a few others for mid-engine.

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Potential Android Auto 3rd party app UI unveiled

Potential Android Auto 3rd party app UI unveiled

Google wants Android to be in everything that has web connectivity and to that effect, the company has unveiled what third party apps might one day look like inside your car. Android for the car will be called Android Auto and the image you see here is what the apps might one day look like in the car, assuming your car supports Android Auto.

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