BMW iDrive 4.0 Remixes Xbox 360 and iPod into Simpler Control System

The much-criticized BMW iDrive central control dashboard has been updated to its fourth version, and it seems that this time they have got it right. Abandoning the previous compass-based user interface, the new iDrive adopts the hierarchical vertical menu system of the iPod, mixing it with an interface similar to the… » 10/28/08 7:00pm 10/28/08 7:00pm

Rumor: BMW Dropping iDrive For Apple Compatibility?

Autospies has a juicy rumor on BMW, iDrive, the iPod and an apparent dropping of one standard in favor of another. Their tipster tells them that BMW will drop the iDrive system—which has gotten not-so-fabulous reviews—in favor of an interface that they've collaborated with Apple on. It's unclear exactly what type of… » 12/18/07 6:40pm 12/18/07 6:40pm

Afternoon News: Microsoft Shares, BMW Networks, Feet Smell Heavenly and…

• God-Cleaner foot bath claims to draw toxins out of your body through your feet. Cleanliness may be next to Godliness, but in this case it's pretty darn close to Rip-off-iness. [BBG]
• Internet Explorer has fewer security vulnerabilities than Firefox, according to security analyst Jeffery Jones. In other news, Mr.… » 12/03/07 4:00pm 12/03/07 4:00pm