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    Ford's SYNC now in three million vehicles and counting
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    Sync first showed up in 2007, when it was offered as a $395 option in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, the Sync system has gone on to find a home in nearly all of Ford and Lincoln's vehicles. The infotainment system has helped raise the average transaction price of Ford vehicle sales, and, after ...

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    DeLorean branding coming to Microsoft, Mattel and more
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    DeLorean Motor Company recently teamed up with Nike, to bring us a limited-edition sneaker modeled after the iconic, gullwing DMC-12. The Nike Dunk 6.0 DeLorean was limited to just 1,000 pairs and they sold out as soon as stores flipped the sign from CLOSED to OPEN. If you're a fan of the DMC ...

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    Will Ford's Sync lose ground to Fiat's Blue & Me?
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    It recognizes hundreds of voice commands. It will interface with your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone. It was co-developed with Microsoft. Sounds like Ford's popular SYNC tech, right? Sure does, but it also smacks of Fiat's Blue & Me system that has been in production in Europe since 2007. The ...

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    Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Automotive 7
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    2011 Nissan Leaf interior – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All the fancy new technology buried deep inside the guts of today's latest crop of cars and trucks needs some serious software magic to function properly, and Microsoft is one of the leading suppliers of bits and bytes in ...

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    Microsoft shows off Kinect-capable version of Forza Motorsport [w/video]
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    Forza Motorsport with Kinect controls – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Electronics Entertainment Expo is underway in California, and Microsoft has kicked things off by unveiling its new Kinect peripheral for the xBox 360. Kinect (formerly "Project Natal") is an advanced ...

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    Ford adds ability to sync Google maps directions to Sync
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    Drivers of late-model Ford vehicles equipped with Sync Traffic, Directions and Information (TDI) will soon be able to plot out their routes using Google Maps on their home computer and then download turn-by-turn directions directly to the car. TDI is a recent addition that adds a GPS receiver which ...

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    Microsoft adds turn-by-turn navigation to Bing mobile app
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    Bing Maps App – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We really haven't heard too much from Bing since Microsoft cooled the jets on its advertising assault. We had thought that the supposed Google-killer had been sentenced to the same search engine purgatory as the likes of Ask Jeeves, ...

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    New York 2010: Ford and Microsoft announce Hohm electric vehicle charging partnership
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    Alongside the debut of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid at this year's New York Auto Show, Ford announced an extension of its partnership with Microsoft (see also: Sync) into the electric vehicle (EV) recharging realm. The new space that Microsoft and Ford want to take over is your garage; the method of ...

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    Video: Mulally summarizes SYNC's successes, talks about Ford's future
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    The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is underway, and Ford CEO and President Alan Mulally kicked it off with a lengthy keynote. A very lengthy keynote. For an hour-an-a-half, we were peppered with details about Ford's successes, its inspirations, and, of course, its plans for the future. We've ...

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    Video: We take Kia and Microsoft's Uvo for a test drive at CES
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    Kia's UVO system hands-on – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Tucked in between Google's hot new smartphone and a variety of other computer peripheral equipment at this year's CES show is a crossover. Not the jacked-up, tricked-out, neon-dragging customized type that we typically ...

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    MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem hands-on [w/video]
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    Hands on with MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You've read the PR, seen the press shots and probably snickered a little at the quote from Ford's Derrick Kuzak indicating that his company's latest tech "will cause people to fall in love with their ...

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    Kia and Microsoft set to debut UVO at CES, leave us wondering for now
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    When you think Microsoft car technology you think SYNC, right? Perfectly natural, since it's the only place Redmond's bits and bytes have made much of an impact on the automotive scene. But SYNC is just Ford's flavor of Microsoft's Windows Embedded Technologies -- naturally with plenty of ...

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    REPORT: Revised Sync from Ford coming to CES
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    Ford's victory with Sync isn't contestable – the connectivity system has a 70-percent uptake rate, and 32 percent of people list it as one of the reasons they bought a Ford. Over one million Sync-equipped vehicles have been sold in three years. The Blue Oval's exclusive deal with Microsoft ...

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    Microsoft teams up with automakers for Windows 7 theme packs
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    Infiniti Essence concept wallpapers for Windows 7 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Microsoft has been in the car business for years, supplying specialized infotainment systems to automakers like Ford and Fiat. But the door swings both ways as a handful of automakers have released ...

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    BREAKING: Hyundai developing competitor for OnStar, Sync... but new system needs a name
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    Hyundai Equus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As part of its product and marketing development process, Hyundai has reached out to owners and enthusiasts to create a network of consumers with which to discuss everything from future models and technologies to advertising tactics, ...

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    VIDEO: Microsoft may one-up Google Street View with virtual video drives
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    Until cars drive themselves and we absolutely can't get lost, automakers and sat nav companies are steadily enhancing the graphics of navigation systems to make it easier to find the next right turn. Navigation systems in Renaults, for instance, ...

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    VIDEO: The future of car configurators, brought to you on Microsoft Surface
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    The Neue Digital / Razorfish car configurator – Click above to watch video
    Microsoft Surface is, at its most basic, a table-sized touchscreen computer. You can play with them at rather select locations, but we haven't yet begun to see what the thing can do because there aren't enough people ...

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    SYNC You Very Much: Ford to help Microsoft promote Windows 7
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    Ford and Microsoft, sittin' in a tree... right, you know the rest. With the official October 22nd launch of Windows 7 right around the corner, the Blue Oval has reportedly pledged to support the Washington-based software company's new operating system however it can. That support will include ...

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    Microsoft CEO gets 1,000,000th Ford with SYNC
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    One Millionth SYNC: Click above to view the high-res gallery
    Ford and SYNC have combined to be the peanut butter and jelly of automotive tech combo deals. 80% of the vehicles Ford sells now has the infotainment system, helping the Blue Oval and Microsoft reach 1 million sales of the infotainment ...

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    REPORT: Bill Gates files patent for electromagnetic generator, plasma injector
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    What's this? A Mr. William H. Gates, III, (that would be Bill Gates of Microsoft fame, of course) is listed as one of the inventors on a recent patent application for an "Electromagnetic engine." What's that mean? According to the filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the contraption ...

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