Hipsters rejoice. Amazon is adding vinyl records to its AutoRip service, which lets people store music in the cloud.
The company introduced the AutoRip service in January. In its original form, the service allows people who buy or have ever bought CDs on Amazon to also store a digital copy of that album in the Amazon Cloud Player. The company said today in its press release that the service has been extended to vinyl records. Customers should look for the AutoRip logo to know which vinyl records offer digital copies.
The way it works is that when customers purchase an … Read more
The Grand Theft Auto V machine seems to be shifting gears as we slowly climb toward that mid-September launch date.
After the second official trailer hit the Web, fans eager for more information on the next GTA title found themselves twiddling their thumbs with just a slow trickle of screenshots to slake their thirst. … Read more
The New York auto show marks the last of the big, new model unveilings until the fall, and this year features some remarkable unveilings, along with a hefty helping of SUVs. Where many recent auto shows focused on electric cars and efficiency, this show reflects the northeast of the U.S., and buyers' preference for SUVs and all-wheel-drive cars.
One notable SUV making its first appearance here is the Range Rover Sport, an urbanized version of the new Range Rover that appeared last year. Land Rover notes that the New York area is its biggest market for the Range Rover … Read more
This week our Car Tech team was on-hand at the 2013 New York auto show, busily scouring the floors in order to bring you the best from the event, here in video format.
1. 2014 Kia Soul
The 2014 Kia Soul is the surprise of the 2013 New York auto show and a hit of the "box on wheels" movement, plus it comes stacked with some nifty tech.
If you've got an idea for a great app that encourages increased fuel economy, Ford might have a check with your name on it. The American automaker has announced that it is sponsoring a $50,000 Personalized Fuel Efficiency App Challenge to mobile and Web-app developers.
Apps that meet the challenge should make use of data from Ford's Android-powered OpenXC platform, which is able to send over a dozen different measurements from the host vehicle to connected third-party hardware and software in real-time, including the steering angle, GPS position, and vehicle speed. Challenge apps will be judged on … Read more
NEW YORK--When Subaru updated its Impreza for the 2012 model year, enthusiast were left wondering when a WRX version would follow. Here at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, the wait wasn't over, but Subaru did hint at its WRX development work.
At the show, Subaru pulled the covers off the WRX concept, a sedan with fastback styling.
Although a concept, the car looks almost production-ready. Its LED headlights would likely not make it to production, but the body style is something Subaru could pull off.
The company released no specifications at the unveiling of the concept, but … Read more
Since its first release in 1997, the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game series has given gamers a nearly unlimited supply of chaos and mayhem on virtual city streets. For several months now, Rockstar has been teasing hungry gamers with exciting screenshots from the highly anticipated GTA V.… Read more
NEW YORK--Toyota's soccer-mom-mobile gets an infusion of cabin tech, modernized safety features, and an updated sense of style with the debut of the 2014 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV at the New York International Auto Show.
With the previous generation pushing seven years old, the Highlander was very much in need of an update. Also, the SUV still seats up to eight passengers across its three rows or seven passengers when equipped with the optional second-row captain's chairs. Both configurations benefit from increased interior volume for passengers and cargo thanks to a new, double-wishbone rear suspension that removes the … Read more
NEW YORK--Adding to its existing roster of app integration, which currently comprises Pandora and Mog, BMW announced its next four apps to work with BMW cars at the New York International Auto Show. Music fans will be able to easily use Rhapsody and TuneIn, book lovers can listen to Audible, and Glympse lets drivers share their current whereabouts and destination.
Each app shows up on the LCD in BMW models equipped with the app integration feature, in a format similar to other car applications, such as navigation or the hands-free phone system.
Rhapsody subscribers will get a similar feature set … Read more