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Google Nexus One Car Dock tipped in smartphone ROM

Google Nexus One Car Dock tipped in smartphone ROM

The leaked Google Nexus One ROM continues to throw up some interesting tidbits, and after the specification run-down earlier this week there's now news on a potential official accessory for the Android 2.1 smartphone.  Tweakers have been digging through the official headset support list, and have spotted an entry for the "Nexus One Car Dock"; it suggests that Google - or HTC, the ODM behind the Nexus One - will be producing some sort of docking cradle for using the smartphone with Google Maps Navigation.

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The Industry’s First Smart CompactFlash card from Ridata

The Industry’s First Smart CompactFlash card from Ridata

I reckon my CompactFlash been to interesting places and they are still working like new. On top of my head, washer (not the LG :)), dryer, freezer, swamp, swimming lesson..etc.The industry most reliable media format will get another boost by Advanced Media to push CompactFlash’s data integrity and reliability in a much safer ground. Ridata will introduce new line of SMART CompactFlash Card at CES 2008 features self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology that’s commonly found on magnetic hard drives and RAM memory to minimum data loss. The new series are the Supreme 150X (up to 8GB capacity-SLC format) and Lightning (up to 16GB MLC format)

Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

Planex GW-MS54G MiniSD WiFi Card – adds WiFi connectivity to your smartphone

If upgrading your phone is not an option, but you still need WiFi capability on your smartphone, then Planex miniSD wireless LAN card GW-MS54G might be a good solution for you. It supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption protocol and works with any 802.11 b/g WiFi network. The card will be available in Japan by the end of December from retailers and Planex direct. No information on pricing and availability in US is still unknown.

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OwnStar gadget hacks GM’s OnStar to unlock, start cars

OwnStar gadget hacks GM’s OnStar to unlock, start cars

As cars get more sophisticated and more connected to the Internet, they also become more vulnerable to malicious attack. That truth has been demonstrated before and will be demonstrated again at the DefCon conference next week. Hacker Samy Kamkar has developed a small box, made from three radios and a Raspberry Pi, which, when within Wi-Fi range, can snoop in on a GM car owner's communication with his GM OnStar, hack into the computer system, and do all sorts of mayhem short of actually driving away with the car.

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Even smart rifles can be hacked

Even smart rifles can be hacked

What's the worst case scenario of hacking you can think of? iCloud? Sony? Target? While those are definitely terrible and frightening, this latest one can be literally the deadliest. Husband and wife hackers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger will be presenting at the Black Hat hacker conference next month the fruits of their research. They have successfully hacked a TrackingPoint smart rifle to prevent the gun from firing, lock out the user from the computerized scope, or, worse, change the variables in the scope's calculations to make it a completely different target.

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This is VW’s plan for semi-autonomous, smartphone-friendly driving

This is VW’s plan for semi-autonomous, smartphone-friendly driving

Volkswagen is embracing CarPlay and Android Auto, revamping its whole infotainment line-up while injecting some smart semi-autonomous tech to its 2016 cars. I spent some time with VW's new Driver Assist semi-autonomous features, along with the Discover Pro on the e-Golf SEL Premium, the top-spec MIB-II model in VW's new range. It's a noticeable improvement over the old infotainment platform, pairing a sizable 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with easily stabbed and grabbed shortcut buttons and knobs.

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These VW Android Auto and CarPlay cars are in showrooms now

These VW Android Auto and CarPlay cars are in showrooms now

Volkswagen has launched its new Modular Infotainment Platform, MIB-II, with the first cars with the new touchscreen head-units arriving in dealerships complete with Android Auto and CarPlay. The new technology, announced at CES 2015, switches to a more modular approach, as well as baking in more apps and wearables. It's an ambitious roll-out, too, with VW planning to put MIB-II into all but a handful of its 2016 models.

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