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Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Later this year, Ford will launch the new Focus ST turbocharged hatchback in the US, making it the most powerful Ford Focus ever offered to Americans. The car has interesting Overboost turbo engine technology that puts a button at the driver's fingertips to get more power. Ford says Overboost is a lot like a turbo button in racing video game.

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Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford has updated its popular F-150 for 2013, adding some new enhancement options, including its MyFord Touch system for voice, steering-wheel, and LCD touchscreen controls. The company's top-selling pick-up truck is also getting some minor exterior tweaks, such as a new grill design and HID headlamps.

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Drivers of Ford Sync equipped vehicles get State Farm insurance discounts

Drivers of Ford Sync equipped vehicles get State Farm insurance discounts

Ford has announced an interesting development that will appeal to some drivers of the company's vehicles are equipped with the Sync voice control technology. Ford has teamed up with State Farm insurance to offer a significant insurance discount for drivers who use Sync. Sync is the Ford system that allows drivers to make hands-free voice activated phone calls and control vehicle systems without looking away from the road.

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Ford and Microsoft brag on Focus Electric technology

Ford and Microsoft brag on Focus Electric technology

Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to brag on the technologies inside the Focus Electric EV at the Future in Review Conference. The car will be hitting dealer showrooms soon. The Focus Electric is an electric car from Ford Motor Company and packed inside the vehicle is a lot of Microsoft technology, including Ford's Sync technology. There's more tech packed inside the vehicle then voice-activated Bluetooth alone.

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Ford now taking orders on C-Max Hybrid

Ford now taking orders on C-Max Hybrid

Ford has now announced that it is taking orders for the C-Max Hybrid utility vehicle. The C-Max Hybrid is the most affordable and fuel-efficient hybrid utility vehicle in America according to Ford with a base price that's about $500 lower than that of the Toyota Prius V. Ford's C-Max has some interesting features such as a hands-free lift gate.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 11, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We made it through yet another week, and what a week it was. Be sure to check out all of our CTIA coverage, but for now let's see what made news today. First up, we have a Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on report. And going along with that theme, check this out - Samsung Galaxy S III accessories press images revealed. And in non-Galaxy news, 2013 Ford Fusion touts unprecedented technology.

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2013 Ford Fusion touts “unprecedented technology”

2013 Ford Fusion touts “unprecedented technology”

There's nothing like a car company claiming they've got a car like the 2013 Ford Fusion with what they're calling "unprecedented future mobility technologies," that's for certain. In this case we've got a vehicle that both looks the part and has a collection of features inside such as lane-keeping, a Blind Spot Information System, driver alert systems, and a whole lot more. These systems, says Ford, enhance the abilities of the drive to move forward with not only driving, but driving smart.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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2012 Ford Focus Electric AT&T MyFord Mobile app hands-on

2012 Ford Focus Electric AT&T MyFord Mobile app hands-on

Today we had a chance to speak with a fellow named Dylan who was representing the Ford Motor Company and their soon to be released 2012 Ford Focus Electric car. Our first encounter included no less than an in-depth look at how the mobile application MyFord Mobile, made specifically for this vehicle, worked with and assisted the vehicle in real time. This may well be the first vehicle to ever be released and promoted with a free app to go with it - and it's not as absurd as that sentence makes it seem!

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