The combination of information and entertainment. For example, in an automobile, infotainment can now be ordered as an option on your dashboard. The console includes many options: a way to download e-mail and have it read to you; an AM/FM radio that mutes for e-mail readings and driving directions; a CD-ROM drive that plays music CDs and loads map CD-ROMs and software updates; an infrared port that beams address book and e-mail info to and from a handheld computer or other PDA; a navigation system that shows full-screen color maps or turn-by-turn directions; a voice memo recorder that stores dictation in a system memory; and a voice recognition function that allows all of these features to be controlled by voice commands. Whew, what about driving?

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