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Got a Lead Foot? Check out these Radar Detectors

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Transportation

Escort Max 360 radar detector

No one likes being pulled over – and most people are familiar with that sensation of dread when they pass a speed trap while hammering a little too much throttle into the engine. However, there are ways to watch out for speed traps and related issues on the road, especially with a top radar detector.

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Top 10 Gear Live tech stories of 2015

OS X El Capitan Release

We've come to the end of another year, and as we wave goodbye to 2013, we figured it was only fitting that we share the most popular stories published on Gear Live this year, as determined by our readers (we've also got the top ten most read stories regardless of publish date, as well as the ten most popular Gear Live videos of 2013!) These are the ten stories that were read the most, and when you consider that fact, it's pretty surprising to see what made the list. Let's kick it off with our most read story of the year:

OS X El Capitan will be released on September 30:
Anticipation for Apple's newest desktop operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, trumped all other news here on Gear Live in 2015!

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Bleeding Edge TV 548: Apple CarPlay review

Apple hopes to fix the issue of distracted driving with CarPlay, Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use the features of your smartphone while you're in the car, giving you access to things like Apple Music, phone calls, text messages and iMessages, podcasts, Maps, audiobooks, and more. Once you plug your iPhone into a CarPlay equipped vehicle, you see the interface appear right on the dashboard. In this case, I am using the 2016 CHevy Colorado Z71 pickup truck, which ships with Apple CarPlay.

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, or touchscreen. And the apps you want to use in the car have been reimagined, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong.

You can get the Apple iPad mini 4 now!

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Tesla introduces Model S 70D as its new entry level vehicle

Tesla Model S 70D

Tesla has removed the underperforming (sales-wise) Model S 60 entry level vehicle from its lineup, and has replaced it with a new, more powerful base model that it’s called the Model S 70D. The new Tesla Model S 70D bring with it a dual-motor all wheel drive feature that packs a 329 horsepower punch, as compared to 302hp offered by the departing Model S 60. The allows the Model S 70D to go from 0-to-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. Access to the Tesla Supercharger network is now included, a perk that Model S 60 customer had to pay extra for. Same goes for a bunch of the features that were previously included in the technology package.

Tesla begins shipping the Model S 70D shortly, and you can order one at a base price of $75,000, or lease one starting at $818 per month.

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2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition details

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Transportation

2016 Nissan GTR Gold anniversary

This is the 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition. No, when looking at the Premium model, the Anniversary edition isn't any faster, but like the gold Apple Watch Edition, it's much more exclusive than the standard offering. In fact, Nissan will produce just 30 of these for the US. The color is a special hue that they're calling "Silica Brass," and other details include a color-matched VIN plate, and a plaque inside the vehicle that commemorates this edition. Aside from that, you'll find all the goodness here that you find in the rest of the 2016 GT-R lineup, including all-wheel drive, build-in driving recorder, 3.8-liter 550 horsepower twin turbo V6 engine, and 11-speaker Bose audio system with noise cancellation. For for pricing, but you can be sure it'll cost $1,000 more than the $101,770 Premium edition, plus a $1,595 destination charge.


Bleeding Edge TV 525: Toyota on the Future of Car Multimedia

Ever wonder about what the cars of the near future will offer in terms of entertainment? There's a balance between entertainment and safety, and in this episode Andru Edwards chats with Toyota's Ken Parkman about new features coming soon to the Entune App Suite, a feature of Entune Premium Audio that allows you to access some of the most popular smartphone apps right from the car dashboard.

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Bleeding Edge TV 524: Toyota Entune App Suite review

The Toyota Entune App Suite allows you to access your favorite smartphone apps right in your vehicle, hands-free. Compatible apps include Pandora, iHeartRadio, Bing, Facebook Places, Yelp, OpenTable, MovieTickets.com, and more. Andru Edwards brings you a demo of the Entune App Suite from a 2014 Toyota Highlander in this episode!

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Bleeding Edge TV 523: Toyota Entune Premium Audio review

In this episode, Andru Edwards brings you a look at Toyota Entune Premium Audio, and the features that it offers to make your driving experience safer and more convenient. Coming to you from Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, California, here's a rundown of what's covered in this Entune Premium Audio & Entune App Suite demo, using a 2014 Toyota Highlander:

Entune Premium Audio includes:

  • 6.1" - 8" Touchscreen
  • AM/FM/CD
  • iPod/USB2.0/AUX
  • Bluetooth Streaming
  • Phonebook
  • Advanced Voice Recognition
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • HD Radio
  • HD Traffic
  • Weather
  • AM/FM Radio Cache
  • Navigation
  • Entune App Suite

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Bleeding Edge TV 522: Toyota Entune Multimedia Overview & Demo

We visit Toyota Headquarters to bring you a look at Entune, Toyota's in-car multimedia system. Andru Edwards brings you a look and demo of Entune in a few different vehicles. Check out what you get with the different trim levels of Entune:

  • Entune Audio: 6.1" - 8" Touchscreen, AM/FM/CD, iPod/USB2.0/AUX, Bluetooth Streaming, Phonebook, Advanced Voice Recognition
  • Entune Audio Plus adds: SXM Radio, HD Radio, HD Traffic, Weather
  • Entune Premium Audio adds: AM/FM Radio Cache, Navigation, Entune App Suite
  • Entune Premium JBL Audio adds JBL speakers and amp for high-quality sound

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Apple CarPlay, Power Programmers and Making Your Ride Zombie Proof

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Transportation

Apple CarPlay zombies

The following article is a sponsored post by AutoAnything.

When the undead rise up and take to the streets, it will already be too late for you to upgrade your vehicle’s power and efficiency. So, while the zombies are still safely nestled in their graves, it’s time to think about how to prepare your vehicle for escape.

Ask yourself: can your car tell you where you need to go and get you there in the fastest and most efficient way possible? Can you control your in-cabin features without taking your hands off the wheel? Chances are you answered no. Fear not, fellow future zombie heroes! We have technology on our side, and with the brains of Apple CarPlay and the brawn of a power programmer, our vehicles can be completely zombie-proof in no time.

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