6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Tech Culture: Don't answer that!

About Video Transcript

Tech Culture: Don't answer that!

1:20 /

Brian Cooley shows off tech designed to keep drivers' hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Brian: Now most of us want to do the right thing but our discipline can be weak when there are calls and messaging coming in. So today you can find little hardware devices or software to put on your phone that both do the same thing, they know when the phone is in a moving car and disable it from receiving phone calls, emails and texts. >> Drive Safe dot LY, on. >> Brian: Automatically replying to the senders and callers saying, "I'm driving right now. I'll get back to you shortly." Now, on the other hand, if you feel you need to stay on top of your text and emails in some way while driving there are programs like this that are going to read the messages to you. >> Hello, Brian, when will you be here? >> Brian: And then let you reply back with simple caned responses, then when you get to your destination you can really pay attention to them and do a more detailed reply. And if you're in the market for a new car check out systems from companies like Kia and Ford that will also read texts to you. >> 2, 3. >> Brian: But also let you voice command the car stereo, the navigation system all without taking your eyes off the road and fiddling with lots of buttons. Now, of course, the safest way to be in your car with a phone is to put it down and not pay attention to it. But let's face it, we're all human. With some of these technologies I've shown you, you can at least be a safer one. For CBS News I'm Brian Cooley, CNET.com in San Francisco. ^E00:01:19

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 March 28, 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 March 28, 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video