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Hey, No Messaging While Driving, Unless It’s Your Car Doing It – Ford Safety Technology Preview

Last week, Robert Scoble (Scobleizer.com), Mark Hachman (PCMag.com) Xavier Lanier (Notebooks.com & GottaBeMobile.com ) and I squished into a Ford Explorer to get a preview of some new safety technology that Ford and other auto manufacturers are starting to...

Sony, Ford and NYC Auto Show Videos from the Cast of Dads Roadtrip

A few weeks ago, Ford and Sony invited the Cast of Dads on a really cool experience – a road trip from Boston driving a 2011 Ford Explorer down to New York International Auto Show. Unfortunately both Max and...

Ford & Sony Bring “Cast of Dads” Members Together (Almost) – “Family Road Trips”

I'm encouraged that big brands out there are starting to listen. There is a difference between simply pushing your product traditionally, and using real voices, people and opinions to create stories around these products and brands. The first is...

10 Days in a Lincoln MKX – A Crossover SUV with an Almost Perfect Blend of Technology and Luxury

It seems that I have started sort of an annual tradition every Spring Break. For the past two years, Ford Motors has graciously lent me a car to enjoy with my family during our vacation. Each year thus far,...

Ford Truly Deserves to be at CES: Ford Sync AppLink & 2012 Ford Focus EV Pave the Way!

For many, many years, I never thought much of Ford . I had been unimpressed with their cars (with a few exceptions like the Mustang) and especially with their styling and technology. In the 80's and 90's, to me,...

No Longer a “CES virgin” – Thoughts After 2 Days at CES 2011: Tablets, TVs & Other Tech

In many ways, 2 days at CES 2011 (International Consumer Electronics Show) is not enough time to really absorb the show. I was only able to essentially pay only a few vendors any quality time, others were quick, short...

HighTechDad’s 2010 Gadget Roundup & Gift Guide

Better late than never I guess! Over the past year, I have tested out and reviewed a variety of gadgets and consumer electronic devices. Most of these were hand-picked for review purposes in that they are devices that, to...

How Car Window Tinting Is Done – A Great After-Market Upgrade

Getting a new car is always fun. I personally love that new car smell that comes with your purchase. And making your car more "yours" is always important. Many people will cover their cars with bumper stickers or other...

Ok, I Bought A New Car, Now What? But First, A Little More About The Buying Process

A few weeks ago our 2001 Honda Odyssey died. The transmission on our 10 year old family shuttle that had "only" 130,000 miles conked out, for the second time. It had served us really well until the last year...

An Interview with Ford: Understanding Safety Advances in Ford Vehicles & the Ford Focus 2012

Recently, I have been very focused on the car industry lately as I have been shopping for a new car. One of the primary items that made me want to consider a new (or newer) car as opposed to...

Cougars, Cars, Dirty Diapers, Fighting & Shooting Pool with a Rope – Cast of Dads Podcast #33

You gotta love unscripted recordings. And how we are all at the beck & call of technology. During our live podcast, Skype decided to act like a misbehaving child and refused to let us talk. But we worked through...

“Safety, Security and Splash?” – Hot Topics from Cast of Dads Podcast #32

We are definitely back into the swing of things with the latest episode of the Cast of Dads Podcast. And personally, I believe that the topics we covered in Episode #32 should be one that is of interest to...
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