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35This is what Microsoft's latest Windows In The Car looks like

Following Apple's unveiling of CarPlay at this year's Geneva Motor Show, Microsoft used its recent Build developer conference to reveal how it plans to allow the integration of its smartphones with automobiles. Instead of automakers using Microsoft programming to create their own infotainment interfaces, this would port your mobile phone's screen onto the car's touchscreen but with the look of the Windows "Metro" UI.

3Not All Car Windows Protect Against UV Rays

Protection can vary by vehicle, and even by window within a vehicle

Car windows are designed to protect you in an accident. But they won't necessarily protect you from the sun.

28Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Automotive 7

2011 Nissan Leaf interior – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Automotive 7, powers Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf interior – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Ford's cloud-computing future starts with students [w/video]

Ford's American Journey 2.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery

27SYNC You Very Much: Ford to help Microsoft promote Windows 7

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.

30New laws to make cars more kid-friendly set to pass

My son asked what would happen if his finger were in the path of the electric window when it closed. I suggested we stick a piece of Red Vine licorice in the window to find out. The results weren't pretty, though to this day I'm still finding tiny bits of red licorice stuck in the channels of the window frame. Boys...

35Mythbusters' mistakes in AC vs windows down episode

Recently, I wrote an article on the debate; do you get better mileage with AC on and windows up or AC off and windows down? A comment in the article said a Mythbusters episode found you could get better mileage with AC off and windows down. The way Mythbusters tackled the myth in that episode was just horrible. The myth was revisited in another episode, which I ordered and will review soon. So, what did they do?

12PC on the go: FordLink mobile office goes on sale

Ford unveiled its concept of a mobile office last year at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and as of today the system, dubbed FordLink, is available for the 2007 F-150 and Super Duty models at all U.S. dealerships. The dealer-installed accessory features a ruggedized touchscreen tablet computer running Windows XP Professional with wireless broadband, and workers on the go can purchase additional accessories like GPS navigation, a printer, digital camera and credit card scanner for taking payments on

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