Google Assistant and Alexa finally play nicely together — but only on one speaker lineup

After years of fierce brawling, Google Assistant and Alexa are finally playing nicely together. Harman today announced new additions to its JBL Authentics speaker lineup that integrate both Google Ass

Harman’s driver-monitoring system can measure your heart rate

Harman, a Samsung subsidiary that specializes in connected car technology and other IoT solutions, revealed at CES a suite of automotive features geared toward enhancing the health and safety of drive

Augmented reality finds a foothold in cars via safety features

The technology needed to electrify and automate cars is coming of age in tandem with the technology that powers augmented reality. Automakers keen on capturing the attention of their customers, and ev

LG is acquiring automotive cybersecurity startup Cybellum in a $240M deal

LG Electronics, the Korean tech giant that once was a leading player in mobile phones but is now winding down that business, is making an acquisition that points to its ambitions in another, emerging

Extend banks $40M to bring a new approach to the old game of extended warranties

Extended warranties — those offers to add an extra year or two to an existing product warranty to give you a little more peace of mind in case something goes wrong with something you’ve pu

Innoviz extends funding round to $170 million to bring its lidar tech to self-driving cars

Just a few months ago, Innoviz became one of the better capitalized lidar startups when it announced it had raised $132 million in a Series C funding round. But that wouldn’t be the end of it. T

Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132 million in a Series C funding round that includes major Chinese

Because someone had to make the first Cortana smart speaker

People often stop after Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant when rattling off the list of smart assistants. Cortana really gets no love at all. The oversight can be chalked up, in part, to the fact that

Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech

Not to be outpaced in the connected car market by other tech giants, today the world’s largest smartphone maker, Samsung, announced two major pieces of news to take its automotive strategy up a

Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

As Apple prepares to unbox its new iPhones, Samsung has teased that it's aiming to launch a smartphone with a foldable screen next year...

The 11 biggest tech acquisitions of 2016

Unlike IPOs, 2016 was pretty active for tech M&A. The year resulted in $612.9 billion in global tech deals, according to Dealogic, which made it the second best year for acquisitions. It nearly ke

Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers

Aftermarket heads-up driving accessory maker Navdy is teaming up with Harman, one of the leading suppliers of connected car systems and other components for automobiles. Harman, recently acquired by S

Samsung is buying Harman for $8B to further its connected car push

Samsung is increasing its focus on the connected car after the Korean firm announced plans to buy auto product maker Harman in an all cash deal worth $8 billion.

The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity

Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner. Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market -- and for good reason: the economic and s

Harman Buys Symphony Teleca For At Least $780M And Red Bend For $170M

Harman, one of the world’s largest audio companies with brands like JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity and many others under its wing, is now investing big in the technology and networking that g

Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP 5, But Wait…There’s More

<a href="http://www.ti.com/" target="_blank">Texas Instruments</a> announced earlier today that they are partnering with Harman and iRobot to provide OMAP 5 as the core processor for new products bein

Harman Announces Partnership With Luxoft For Next-Gen In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/harmanLogo.gif">The automotive industry is the final frontier for many consumer A/V companies and Harman -- you know, H/K, JBL, Mark Levi

Harman Kardon Outs New BDS Systems — Pricey HTIB Packages

The home theater in a box is alive and well with the latest setup coming from Harman in the form of the Harman Kardon BDS Series. The  BDS 400 and  BDS 800 pack similar equipment, with the latter sp

Harman Releases GHS-1 Gaming Headphones For Cool Gamers Only

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/GHS1BLK-1.gif" />Are you amazingly cool? Are you a gamer? Well you'd better get out $80 because the GHS 1 gaming headphones from <a HREF=

Harman And Mercedes Announce New Updatable Infotainment System

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Screen-shot-2011-03-04-at-2.58.15-PM-620x269.png" />This week at the Geneva Auto Show, Harman and Mercedes finally released their long-aw
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