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Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

automatic-pro The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port used for diagnostics on any car made after 1996, now includes 3G data connectivity, with unlimited usage for the first five years in the price of the hardware. Automatic… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 17th

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Mobile

Your Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Can Be Hacked to Gain Control of Your PC

The wireless link between your mouse and dongle might not be as useful as you think. A new hack shows that the links are often unencrypted and can be used to gain control of your computer.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 24th

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The Greatest iPhone Dongle Ever Made

Well, OK, it’s not the kind of dongle you’d expect. The paperback sticky note is a pad of paper that sticks to the back of your iPhone 6, allowing you to (gasp) use your phone as an actual, real notepad as well as a computer.

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Annalee Newitz

November 18th

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Intel’s $150 Stick That Turns a TV Into a Windows Desktop Is Now on Sale

The Intel Compute Stick, a snazzy $150 dongle that can turn anything with an HDMI port into a full-fledged Windows computer, made a bit of a splash when it touched down at CES 2015. And now it's landing for real, preorders have started at Amazon and Newegg.

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Eric Limer

April 6th

Windows

Walmart’s Chromecast Knockoff: Vudu-Only, Somehow Not Just a Bad Dream

Walmart's Chromecast Knockoff: Vudu-Only, Somehow Not Just a Bad Dream

There's too much year left to name Vudu Spark the worst gadget of 2015. But it will without question go down as the most cynical.

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Brian Barrett

January 24th

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​Progressive Insurance’s Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

​Progressive Insurance's Driver Tracking Tool Is Ridiculously Insecure

Progressive Insurance offers customers the option to plug a device into their cars' OBDII ports to track their driving and lower their insurance rates. Unsurprisingly, it's about as secure as a Tiffany necklace left on a sidewalk. But that doesn't mean the dongle will turn your car into a killer robot.

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Damon Lavrinc

January 20th

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Intel’s $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Got an HDMI port handy? Sure, you could plug in a Chromecast , Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick to get your Netflix fix. Or you could pay $150 to get a full Windows 8.1 PC in the same form factor.

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Sean Hollister

January 9th

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Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen

Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen

Everyone knows of Google's successful Chromecast dongle, and the amount of imitators and competitors for USB-powered streaming supremacy are steadily climbing. Roku revealed its own Streaming Stick earlier this year and now Microsoft will be releasing its Wireless Display Adapter in late October.

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Darren Orf

September 23rd

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Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen

Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter Makes Your TV a Second Screen

Everyone knows of Google's successful Chromecast dongle, and the amount of imitators and competitors for USB-powered streaming supremacy are steadily climbing. Roku revealed its own Streaming Stick earlier this year and now Microsoft will be releasing its Wireless Display Adapter in late October.

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Darren Orf

September 23rd

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Google Chromecast continues to improve piece by piece; the streaming dongle added Pandora today to i

Google Chromecast continues to improve piece by piece; the streaming dongle added Pandora today to its small but scrappy stable of apps.

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Brian Barrett

October 31st

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