HTD’s Tech News Snippets – July 21, 2010 (Ford, Skype, Antennagate, Facebook, Apple & Blackberry)

In Apple, Auto, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Security, Social Media, Social Networking, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Once again, scouring the web for the latest tech news that grabbed my attention. Below are some links to some posts. You can see the beginning of my commentary below. Clicking through the links gives you the rest of the commentary as well as the article that I snipped. I LOVE the NEW Ford Motors – 2011 Explorer Unveil on Facebook I love how Ford Motors has redefined itself. They loaned me a 2010 Ford Flex for 2 weeks, they invited me out to Detroit for an announcement (unfortunately I couldn’t go) and now they are unveiling the 2011 …

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The Ford Sync – a “Knight Rider” for the Rest of Us

In Audio, Auto, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Microsoft, Review, Safety, Video by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Remember way back in the 80’s there was a TV show called Knight Rider where one of the two main characters was a car that talked to you and responded to your voice commands? Of course K.I.T.T. (the name of the car which stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand), did a lot more than just answer commands, he drives “himself”, can remotely come and pick you up, dodge weaponry and a bunch of really cool other things. Sounds like the perfect school taxi to me. Anyway, the reason I bring up Knight Rider is because after spending about 10 days …

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My First Days with the 2010 Ford Flex – Beginning to Explore the Technology

In Audio, Auto, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Review, Safety by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I have not had a new car in over 10 years. And, I had always thought that American Cars were lagging behind foreign autos in so many ways: design, styling, features and especially, technology. My perspective has now flipped about 180 degrees, especially around the technology factor. Here’s why… This is an on-going series about the 2010 Ford Flex. Ford has graciously loaned me a Flex for two weeks in order for me to fully experience not only the car, but also the technology, specifically Microsoft Sync. I have now been driving the Flex for about 3-4 days and am …