One word: Fuel. If Toyota wants its hydrogen cars to succeed, it needs more hydrogen filling stations. Giving away patents will encourage more cars and therefore more stations.
How does free fuel sound to you? Toyota's Mirai needs every early adopter it can get, so the company's sweetening the pot with perks like that, plus it's giving away a passel of patents.
Most dash cams just record stuff, but the X500 also watches the road and alerts you if you stray from your lane or get too close to cars ahead of you. Not bad for a $250 product.
Maintenance alerts. Coupon offers. Even Priceline room reservations. Using connectivity to help drivers find services is a big part of GM's plans for its OnStar program and its growing fleet of 4G-LTE-enabled cars.
“This. I want to see more of this,” Hayden Dingman wrote, after seeing a full-motion video VR demo earlier this year. Well, now it's here, for Gear VR users anyway--one tantalizing step closer to real-life experience.
The battery-swap service will take about three minutes and cost about as much as a full tank of premium fuel, but it'll be much faster than using Tesla's free Supercharging stations.
The latest generation includes carbon-fiber chassis designs, SSDs, versatile displays, and tantalizing hints of future Intel CPUs.
Windows needs to win back the hearts and minds of regular folk. According to The Verge, we'll see how it plans to do that at an early-2015 event.
HP says dual fans and a huge bottom vent let the Omen go full-bore with its core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX GPU. But will it make Razer or Alienware fans think twice?
With powerful imaging tech above, and a touch-enabled work surface below, HP's new $1900 computer is extremely, vividly, palpably hands-on.
Could the 3D scanner on top of HP's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 be the roots of the fabled Sprout PC? Perhaps we'll find out soon.
Chromebooks are moving beyond basic browsing. Samsung's $250, aluminum-reinforced Chromebook 2 is designed to take a school's worth of rough handling, and it'll appeal to consumers as well.
With MirrorLink, this device will be able to plug-and-play with compatible cars and apps, making driving with a phone much safer. Android Auto? Same deal, but it’s not here yet (ahem).