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New York auto show mixes the mild and the wild

This year's New York auto show saw a slew of everyday, practical cars, but also featured a streak of passion.

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

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At the 2014 Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated how Apple CarPlay works. With an iPhone 5 connected to the car's USB port, this icon-based interface was available on the car's center LCD. In the Mercedes-Benz, the driver would use a jog dial on the console to select functions and menu items.

Apple confirms CarPlay support for aftermarket systems

Apple's Web site now lists support for Alpine and Pioneer car audio and video systems as coming soon.

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Take a tour of the New York auto show (pictures)

The show floor is crowded with cars at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and we've seen debuts from Toyota, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and BMW.

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A car for the graduate

A working Alfa Romeo Spider might be hard to come by these days, so take a look at our suggestions for a new, practical car to get that new graduate on the road to success.

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Ford builds Mustang 1,000 feet up on the Empire State Building

To celebrate the Mustang's 50th anniversary, Ford recreates a challenging publicity stunt from 1965 by building a Mustang on the Empire State Building's observation deck.

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Interview: To become more nimble, GE reaches out to the crowd

GE tells us about its plans for FirstBuild, its Local Motors-inspired large appliance micro-factory.

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Smarter driver: Understanding automotive recalls

Recalls have made big news in recent years whether it's Ford and Firestone, Toyota or GM's recent troubles. But what are behind recalls and what do they really mean? CNET's Brian Cooley explains.

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In the age of Prius and Tesla, can the Chevy Volt succeed? We ask GM.

After a little more than three years on the market, the plug-in hybrid Volt is approaching 60,000 units sold. Is that enough momentum to compete with the mind share of the Prius and Tesla? We ask General Motors.

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Peter Mayhew back as Chewbacca in 'Star Wars,' sources say

Anonymous sources feed the rumor that Peter Mayhew is once again donning the fur suit to play Chewbacca for the new "Star Wars" movie.

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10 must-see videos of the week

Amazon's FireTV debuts; Apple Byte breaks down the latest iPhone 6 rumors; and look out Siri, Cortana's the new kid in town.

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Honda Accord Plug-in is a high-tech hot mess (pictures)

With its modern but bland design, the Accord Plug-in attempts a high-tech coup, but merely catches up with previous efforts from Toyota and Ford.

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