Daniel Martinez

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Car Salesman Confidential: HIdden Profits, Hidden Expenses

Almost Every Manufacturer Incentive Is Counter-Weighted By The Costs Of Doing Business.<p>A woman came into our dealership recently to look at a small SUV. After the test drive, we went inside to “work some numbers” and see if we could come up with a price that was acceptable. When we sat down to …

Car Salesman Confidential: What To Leave In, Out

It’s The Situation Salespeople Face Daily<p>When I was interviewing for my first job in car sales, I remember saying to the interviewer that there was one thing I’d never do: lie to a customer. I said if anyone ever asked me to I’d quit. That man, who became my first sales manager, was named Neal …

2015 Nissan Versa Sedan Freshens Up, Starts at $12,800

The 2015 Nissan Versa sedan is ready for its close-up at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, showing off a facelift and extra goodies inside the cabin. At the same time it makes its appearance in the Big Apple, the subcompact will also be arriving at dealers with a sticker price of $12,800 …

First 2015 Corvette Z06 sells for $1,000,000

Rick Hendrick is the buyer, and the proceeds go to charity.<p>Rick Hendrick is accustomed to winning, and he's accustomed to dropping seven figures at Barrett-Jackson. As a result, the stock-car racing mogul will add the first production 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe to his collection after posting a …

How fashion designers will change the future of Infiniti design

A new way of thinking about design. But will it catch on?<p>Infiniti faces a unique challenge as a luxury automotive brand—they're not Mercedes or BMW. They're not first-to-mind for most luxury car buyers, and<br>they suffer from the perception that just because they're not German somehow means they're …

Take The 2015 Ford Mustang For A Spin In 'Need For Speed Rivals' Video Game

Those eager to try out the 2015 Ford Mustang can take it for a virtual spin now.<p>A free download allows players of the popular video game “Need for Speed Rivals” to add the newly redesigned Mustang.<p>Ford and Electronic Arts released the digital version of the vehicle for the game today. The all-new …

Odometer fraud costs car shoppers millions

That used car might be more used than you think.<p>A new report sheds new light on an old problem: odometer fraud.<p>Odometer fraud, also known as rollback, is when a vehicle’s odometer is rolled back from its actual mileage to a much more sellable number.<p>There are more than 190,000 cases per year of …

LG and Google tweak Nexus 5 production to fix speaker and loose buttons

Owners of brand new Nexus 5 handsets are starting to notice a few subtle differences compared to the version that sold at launch. The mono speaker grille holes are slightly larger, for a start, which could potentially offer a decibel or so of extra volume and prevent buyers from having to go all …

Amazon tipped to launch online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014

While Amazon has no shortage of rivals, it's now reportedly gearing up to take on big players in the warehouse store business, like Costco. According to <i>USA Today's</i> anonymous sources, Amazon is prepping the launch of an online service called Pantry that'll initially carry around 2,000 common grocery …

Samsung promises 'differentiated' smartphones based on its camera expertise

Samsung has instigated a small corporate reshuffle that could potentially have big implications for its future smartphones. The company has shunted its digital imaging unit sideways so that it sits under the giant umbrella of the mobile division, in the hope of combining "technical know-how" in …

The Future Of The iPhone, If Unbound By The Requirements Of Reality

Apple has taught us to dream.<p>When the company launched game-changing products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple made us feel like the future we picture in our minds will one day be a reality. And here we are, with Elon Musk working on flying cars while Pebble and friends put your smartphone on …

“Bored” With Traditional Releases, Beyoncé Puts Out A New Album In Secret

Surprise! In the early hours of Friday morning, Beyoncé unexpectedly released a new self-titled album full of 14 songs and 17 music videos. The “visual album,” currently exclusive to iTunes, temporarily shut down the service as people rushed to download it.<p>In a statement, Beyoncé said she is …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Australian Universities

New BT net subscribers will choose whether to block adult content during setup

The UK government's been pushing ISPs to make a bigger deal of adult content filters for quite some time, and today BT has fulfilled its commitments, joining other major providers like TalkTalk and Sky. A new tool from the telecoms outfit, cleverly named "BT Parental Controls," blocks unwelcome …

Hey, Where's The Google Glass App For The iPhone?

The biggest hurdle in the way of potential mainstream adoption of Google Glass isn’t that it makes humans look like a crazy future cyborg race. It’s that Glass, try as it might, can’t do squat on an iPhone.<p>Earlier this year, I made the decision to switch back to the iPhone from Android (for this …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has …

Android News

Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply

Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Linux, SteamOS is a platform purpose built for playing PC games on the TV. Cutting out the cruft of …

Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2014

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i> While a potential deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected to put in its bid in the first half of 2014 and could pay more than $20 billion for its …