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  • Hyundai Genesis car will be controlled by your wearables including Google Glass
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    Hyundai Genesis car will be controlled by your wearables including Google Glass

    By 3 January 2014

    Hyundai has just announced that its 2015 Genesis model will be smart, thanks to Blue Link which will allow it to be controlled using wearable gadgets, including Google Glass. Blue Link is Hyundai's cloud-based platform that mediates between the car and...

  • Solar-powered C-Max Solar Energi Concept car to be shown off by Ford at CES next week
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    Solar-powered C-Max Solar Energi Concept car to be shown off by Ford at CES next week

    By 2 January 2014

    The Ford C-Max Solar Energi is a hybrid car that's recharged by a solar-powered roof panel. At this stage it's just a concept build, but it should be rolling around at CES next week. The eco-friendly machine works like a plug-in hybrid, charging a battery...

  • Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013
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    Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013

    By 31 December 2013

    The year is almost over and we've had an amazing year all round. There have been so many products, especially phones, tablets and other mobile devices in the last 12 months that we've been very busy bunnies here on Pocket-lint, and we've enjoyed every...

  • Google and Audi could announce Android in-car next week
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    Google and Audi could announce Android in-car next week

    By 30 December 2013

    The age of the smart car is here. In-car controls are about to get even easier to use as Android finds its way into a dashboard near you. At CES next week Google and Audi are expected to announced the first appearance of Android in-car. According to The...

  • Tesla Model S software update brings more efficient charging
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    Tesla Model S software update brings more efficient charging

    By 27 December 2013

    After the flaming Tesla Model S cars that have been catching headline heat, Tesla has released a software update for safety. A fire in a California garage was caused by an overheating wall charger. The latest update to the Model S is able to recognise...

  • McLaren to replace windscreen wipers with an ultrasonic force field
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    McLaren to replace windscreen wipers with an ultrasonic force field

    By 24 December 2013

    McLaren may soon say goodbye to windscreen wipers and hello to ultrasonic force fields. Yup, the old invention from the turn of the last century may be getting replaced at last. McLaren’s automotive chief designer Frank Stephenson told The Sunday Times...

  • Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review
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    Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review

    By 20 December 2013

    Car manufacturers are increasingly looking to offer connected services to drivers. Those used to having everything at their fingertips on their smartphone can now find that the car is just as connected a place. Cars have long been offering online services...

  • BMW i8 key could reinvent the car key fob
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    BMW i8 key could reinvent the car key fob

    By 20 December 2013

    The BMW i8 is a car that is steeped in technology and futuristic gizmos, but things do not stop with the automobile itself - even its humble key reinvents the way we look at car access and monitoring. The BMW i8 is the plug-in hybrid sports version of...

  • Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive
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    Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

    By 18 December 2013

    We didn't have very long with the Porsche Panamera, but we thought it was worth some hands-on love, because it's a very special car. We've spent time with the diesel previously, and really liked it and the truth is, the Panamera is a bit weird to initially...

  • Life-sized Lego car is powered by air and hits 20mph
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    Life-sized Lego car is powered by air and hits 20mph

    By 18 December 2013

    This isn't just any old Lego car, it's not even just a life-sized Lego car: it's a fully functional, air-powered, full-sized Lego car. This car is made of 500,000 pieces of Lego and features 256 working pistons that drive its functional engine. It uses...

  • Car online radio with voice controls comes to Ford Sync with Radioplayer
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    Car online radio with voice controls comes to Ford Sync with Radioplayer

    By 17 December 2013

    Ford has announced that Radioplayer, the online radio streamer, will now work in its Ford Sync AppLink cars. Ford has sold over 10 million vehicles with Sync. Radioplayer is a free download for tablets and smartphones that works with more than 300 stations...

  • Drive the new 2015 Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Rivals before it’s released
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    Drive the new 2015 Ford Mustang in Need for Speed Rivals before it’s released

    By 16 December 2013

    Your chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s 2015 Mustang before it hits UK shores is here. You are now able to download and race the car in Need for Speed Rivals. Five versions of the car are available to download. The designs were created by fans...

  • Tesla planning to unveil its budget car in January 2015
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    Tesla planning to unveil its budget car in January 2015

    By 15 December 2013

    Tesla, the maker of the $69,900 Model S, plans to reveal its all-electric budget model car at the Detroit Auto Show in 2015. The Auto Show typically takes place in January.  Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhauzen, revealed in an interview with...

  • Hands on: Audi A1 Sportback review
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    Hands on: Audi A1 Sportback review

    By 11 December 2013

    The Audi A1 is the baby of the Audi family with its cutesy hatchback styling setting it apart from the larger and more serious-looking Audi A3. It shares similar front styling to its larger brother, giving it a slightly aggressive look from the front,...

  • Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review
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    Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review

    By 7 December 2013

    Pocket-lint is quite fond of the RenaultSport Clio. In fact, we’ve owned two of the previous versions, one of which is still in our possession. But we come to the new 200 Turbo Clio - or 200T as we refer to it - with some trepidation. Taking it out...

  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review
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    Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

    By 6 December 2013

    Is a diesel Porsche a proper Porsche? That’s the big question that hangs in our minds before we jump into the low-set, leather-clad seat of the Panamera Diesel. Especially given that this one’s propelled by an engine you can find under the bonnet...

  • UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground
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    UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

    By 5 December 2013

    Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced....

  • Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on
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    Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

    By 5 December 2013

    Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?...

  • Honda's Display Audio brings Nokia Here maps and Siri Eyes Free to 2014 Civic
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    Honda's Display Audio brings Nokia Here maps and Siri Eyes Free to 2014 Civic

    By 4 December 2013

    Honda is hoping the addition of its new Display Audio infotainment technology will be a selling point for the 2014 Civic, which went on sale on Wednesday. Honda has added Siri Eyes Free and Here Maps technology to its cars, set to bring drivers and passengers...

  • Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review
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    Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review

    By 4 December 2013

    Audi is unleashing more and more Rennsport, or RS models, including a beefed-up version of its baby SUV, the Audi Q3. Racing in with the Audi RS Q3 name, this model gets a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, giving you 310PS. That makes this SUV a rocket,...

  • Pulse gun stops cars dead using smart radio frequency system
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    Pulse gun stops cars dead using smart radio frequency system

    By 3 December 2013

    The future is here, one in which police can point a gun at a car and stop it using the wonders of science. In this case, the case of reality, that device uses radio pulses to stop the car’s engine: RF Safe-Stop is its name. A British company, E2V,...

  • BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car
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    BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car

    By 3 December 2013

    Amazon has announced a partnership with the BMW group that brings Amazon Cloud Player for iOS access to BMW and Mini cars. Customers with iPhones or iPod touch devices will now be able to link their Amazon Cloud Player for iOS applications to BMW Apps...

  • Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London
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    Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

    By 3 December 2013

    With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to. Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based...

  • Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017
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    Volvo's Drive Me project will test 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in 2017

    By 2 December 2013

    Volvo plans to take on Google's self-driving cars, and it will do so by launching a Swedish pilot project. Describing it as the "world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project", Volvo, a Swedish car company, revealed it would test 100 self-driving...