On an earnings yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally responded to “some fairly crazy” Model S Autopilot videos that show reckless idiots pushing the feature beyond where it’s supposed to go. He isn’t pleased.
“I’d like to pay with Google.” Say that phrase at a shop’s register, and you could soon check out without even touching your wallet—or phone. It’s called Hands Free, and it comes on the heels of Google announcing its upcoming payments app, Android Pay, at I/O.
I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too.
Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You'll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly.
Motorola created a bit of a stir yesterday when it released a video compared Android's Voice Actions on the Atrix 2 with iOS's Siri on an iPhone 4S. Fanboys screamed foul in the comments, so we decided to test it out for ourselves. And yes, there's a very clear winner.
Jawbone, Motorola, Plantronics—any company that thinks it's good at making hands-free devices might as well give up. Gojo Hands Free has just blown this industry wide open. For 10 bucks. No, call now and it's Five. No, wait, how about $2.50?
Wheelchairs have been built for people who cannot move their hands, but many of these required the ability to turn the head, which not everyone can do. This design only requires control of the facial muscles, and it makes me flex my smile.
Volkswagen is testing a self-driving system that lets you travel up to 80 MPH. It maneuvers the highways like a champ and even handles the stop and go of traffic jams.
This is so cool. Hank Torres is paralyzed from the shoulder down but with the use of Swype and a head tracking device he was able to set the Guinness World Record for fastest hands free typing.
Wanna answer that call? Shake Jawbone's latest headset, the Era, twice. Want the thing to pair with your phone? Shake it four times and yell "pull yourself together, man!" Yelling's optional—the built-in accelerometer is what gets the message.
It's tough to muster excitement over a $130 Bluetooth headset nowadays. It feels like peeling yourself out of bed after a breakup, or laughing at a joke during a eulogy for your best friend. So, Jabra, regarding the Stone: Thanks.
Belkin has upgraded their TuneBase lineup to handle hands-free calling in addition to pumping your iPhone music wirelessly to your car stereo.
Back in the NES days, Nintendo offered up a controller that, chances are, you've never heard of before. It was the Hands Free, and it was designed for the disabled.
Honestly, most of the solar gadgets we see aren't terribly practical, and often rely on a primary, wired power source. Not the Nextar NXBT handsfree kits—these are the real thing.
The Navigation aid for the Blind headset is a GPS device, which not only works through speech recognition, but also uses obstacle detection technology that alerts the blind of any sleeping bums or other obstructions he could trip over as he is being guided to his destination. In 2003, we reported on a GPS navigation…
Whether you love or hate your iPhone, you'll get tired of holding that big sticky piece of glass next to your face eventually. Want have a talk while you work or exercise? Need hands-free calling behind the wheel? Do you just have lazy, withered arms? Chances are you need a headset. Though the famed white earbuds are…
Many laptop users prefer mice instead of trackpads. The promise of the laptop is untethered portability, and in that spirit Logitech has a new wireless mouse that helps keep your busy hands free, attaching to a dock mounted on your laptop when not in use so you can more easily take it from place to place. The mouse…
The big day has now passed for California drivers and cellphones are effectively banned on the road. At least not without a hands-free device...which Californians will inevitably forget to charge or lose. Other states have this law, but California is the driving-while-talking state. California is regularly ranked the…
I kind of like the BTM-118 from Brando, with its weird fusion of Bluetooth headset and FM radio in one gizmo. Maybe because I use a similar clip-on headset (partly to avoid fashion geekiness.) I guess this might be useful if you're into radio but your cellphone doesn't do it: most ones with built-in radio use the…