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Google Go Now Read Out Web Pages Aloud

Google Go browser’s new natural language processing and speech synthesis AI powered feature lets everyone listen to webpages.

iOS 7 Mock-up Demo App Switching; Chevrolet 2013 Sonic Integrates ‘Siri Eyes Free’ [Video]

iOS 7 App Switcher Concept: Multitasking Redesign. Chevrolet kicks off new television ad campaign highlighting Siri Eyes Free feature in 2013 Sonic.

New Notifications Inbox in Google Apps Admin Control Panel

Insights on how Google+ is working to amplify auto brands’ existing marketing campaigns. New Google Apps Notifications Inbox replaces Alerts & Notifications box. Court rules Google can monetize your name.

Kinect Price Drops in the U.S to $109.99 – Launches Presidential Election 2012 Hub on Xbox LIVE; Nissan Pathfinder Virtual Showroom Powered by Kinect for Windows; Kinect Magic Cursor App for Windows 7

Microsoft reduces the permanent pricing of its gaming controller Kinect. The new reduced price will be US $109.99 in the United States.

In additon, there will be also a “permanently reduced price in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold,” Microsoft stated.

Additionally, on October 4, …

Kia UVO eServices Infotainment System Adds Telematics Features

Kia Optima with UVO eServicesKia Optima with UVO eServices

Korean automaker Kai Motors updated infotainment system “UVO eServices,” adds telematics features that help track factory maintenance schedules and keep tabs on car’s location.

“UVO eServices is based on the UVO infotainment system that Kia and Microsoft first announced in 2010, and which is powered by Microsoft’s Windows Embedded …

New Focus with Ford SYNC in China Features Mandarin; Initial HTTP Speed+Mobility Open Source Prototype Released

At Auto China 2012, Ford and Microsoft unveiled “multilanguage functionality” in Ford SYNC with the all-new Focus, an in-car infotainment system powered by the Windows Embedded Automotive software platform.

“With the introduction of the Focus, SYNC will feature Mandarin as its interfacing language, recognizing wide-ranging accents from 13 provinces, while also responding to …

Google Take A Vision Imparied Man on Special Programmed Route Test of its Self-Driving Car

Google back in 2010 launched it’s self-driving car project with a goal of making driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Since then, Google’s self-driving car has safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving.

How safe is it? Well to answer the question, Google recently let …

Video: Reverse Parking Assist Using Microsoft Kinect

Reverse Parking Assist, a reverse parking system using Kinect, is developed by Gibson Hu at the University of Technology in Sydney. The parking assist can switch between color camera mode, infra red camera mode, and reverse parking assist mode.

Reverse Parking Assist using KinectReverse Parking Assist using Kinect

“A reverse parking system which utilizes the kinect depth image …

MSN Autos Mobile App for Windows Phone, iPhone, Android Launched

MSN Autos mobile app for Windows Phone, iPhone, or Android smartphone is now available that bring the latest news including most interesting blog posts and video coverage from the world of automobiles on your mobile borwser.

“Discover your next car or truck with MSN Autos Decide. Users search used and new vehicles along …

‘Viper SmartStart Control’: A PHP Script Using Siri Proxy ‘Starts & Stops’ Your Car

Viper SmartStart Control PHP Script control your car using Siri Proxy ServerViper SmartStart Control PHP Script control your car using Siri Proxy ServerJust two days back, a developer created a proxy server dubbed “Siri Proxy” for Apple iPhone 4S ‘Siri assistant’ that sit between Siri and Apple to make certain commands perform command line functions.

Now, another developer, developed a PHP script dubbed “Viper SmartStart Control” that connects to …

Think Auto 2011: Green Light, Go! Event Session Videos

Last week, Google held Google’s Think Auto 2011: Green Light, Go! event — where top marketing executives, industry visionaries, and agency leaders discussed vehicle shoppers’ recent return to the auto marketplace.

If you missed the live stream, you can watch the recorded session video embedded below:

Watch and …

Microsoft and Volkswagen Group Software Supplier e.solutions Signs Patent Licensing Agreement

Microsoft on May 2, 2011 – signed a patent licensing agreement with Volkswagen Group’s software supplier e.solutions, giving the Germany-based company access to Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology – the latest generation of Microsoft’s file system.

“e.solutions was founded by Audi and EB (Elektrobit) in 2009. The goal of the joint venture …

Microsoft Hohm Now Focus on Electric Cars Charging

Microsoft is now shifting the Hohm focus to emphasize electric-vehicle charging, according to a company executive.

Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in California Tuesday, Rob Bernard, said Microsoft is focusing Hohm to work with Ford’s all-electric Focus to manage electric-vehicle charging at home.

Microsoft will continue to offer Hohm …

TED 2011: Google Demos Auto-Driving ‘Toyota Prius’ Car

At TED 2011 conference this week, Google has been giving extremely rare demos of its self-driving Toyota Prius cars. TED attendees have even been allowed to travel inside them, on a closed course. Below, some video of the action.

Outside the TED event, Google used a nearby parking lot to give …

Ford Reaches 3 Millionth SYNC-equipped Vehicle Powered by Microsoft Milestone

According to a case study published this week by Microsoft the appeal of Ford’ss SYNC automotive infotainment platform is significant. To date, SYNC has been installed in over 3 million vehicles, making it the fastest selling infotainment unit in the US.

Ford's SYNC automotive infotainment platformFord's SYNC automotive infotainment platformThe tremendous advancements in automotive infotainment systems have eliminated the …