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17 Nov, 2010

John Day My iPod doesn’t seem to hold a charge like it used to. I seem to recall reading that it’s good for about 400 charges. I haven’t been counting, so I don’t know how many are left, and my inclination is to charge it the night before I plan to use it. Maybe it will last another year and then I can justify replacing it in order to gain some newer technology. Some day batteries may be so advanced that we … Read More

nickel-metal hydride batteries, gasoline direct injection, Hyundai, dual continuously variable valve timing, iPod, lithium-ion polymer batteries, Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Sonata

18 Sep, 2010

John Day Last week Harman International acquired Aha Mobile, a two-year-old firm that converts Web-based (“cloud”) content – including social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter – to streaming mobile radio. “Delivering safe and convenient Internet access to mobile users is one of the biggest challenges facing the infotainment industry,” said Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal. “In particular, the rapid growth … Read More

Facebook, Harman International, Aha Mobile, Satellite Radio, Twitter, iPod

13 Jan, 2010

John Day You have to hand it to Apple. They not only spun a significant product line from a single iPod but also turned on a torrent of recurring revenue by creating the iTunes store. Wouldn’t the leading suppliers of portable navigation devices (PNDs) love to do something similar? Garmin’s nüLink! service offers one possibility. The firm’s $499.00 nüvi 1690 PND includes a two-year subscription to nüLink!, … Read More

Portable Navigation Device (PND), OnStar, Richard Robinson, Detroit Auto Show, Garmin nuLink!, Apple Computer, iSuppli Corporation, iTunes, Garmin nuvi 1690, iPod

29 Sep, 2009

John Day Does anyone still listen to CDs in their car or have we all migrated to iPods and other personal storage devices, and/or to HD or satellite radio? With so many more infotainment choices available now, and digital music downloads on the rise while CD sales continue to decline, can automakers just do away with CD changers? Someday they will follow 8-track and cassette players to the technology afterlife, … Read More

Infotainment, IMS Research, iPod, Bluetooth, Cassette Player, 8-Track Player, iSuppli, Satellite Radio, HD Radio, CD Player, SBD, Clarion Corporation of America

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