CNET editor at large Brian Cooley goes behind the scenes with Peter Oel, director of Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab, to show you how Silicon Valley is changing the way we drive, from the latest in infotainment systems to new 3D technologies being used for design.
The automaker wants to be the biggest in the world by 2018, and that will require great tech from an unlikely outpost in Silicon Valley. As part of CNET Conversations, Brian Cooley visits its Electronics Research Lab.
Oracle has made a mess of its Linux strategy, and may need to do something to counterbalance Red Hat's threat to account control. Ubuntu could be the answer.
Oracle isn't making much of a dent in Red Hat's Linux business, perhaps because its support and cost advantages may be overstated, according to Gartner.
Sony's new line of DSX mechless receivers includes a car stereo unit with a feature that Pandora fans toting Android and BlackBerry devices will love.
TheSentience Research Vehicle is a hybrid test car that uses existing on-board systems, mobile communications, and advanced mapping technologies to determine the most fuel efficient way to get to a destination.
Sony demonstrated a new electroluminescent display that is paper thin at the Display2008 conference in Japan.
Don't be lured by the PCD Wrangler's rugged build or cheap price. Its weak call quality and lack of trendy smartphone features give this tough flip phone a glass jaw.
The Panasonic CQ-C8305U performs the basic functions of a digital-age car stereo well with great audio-tweaking options, intuitive file and folder navigation, and a worthwhile iPod interface. The stereo's full-motion color display adds little to its usability or attractiveness and its Bluetooth is disappointing.
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By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.