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    It's a rare situation, reviewing an app which almost instantly becomes a service we use every day. The developers behind the Dash driving app are on a mission to help people become safer drivers, and to save those people money by being better drivers. This free app connects to your car's computer (through the use of some kind of wireless adapter), and collects detailed information on driving habits and engine data. When combine with your phone's GPS, users can can save extremely detailed mileage logs on every trip they take, get instant notifications on "undesirable" driving behavior, find ...

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    Nope, it's necessarily about bringing back the HERE Maps app to Windows Phone. But where is it going to go from there? Well, nowhere, not unless Microsoft helps it along. Or Amazon. Or both. Both Amazon and Microsoft have been working on cloud server agreements with HERE, formerly Nokia-run, now in the hands of a German automaker conglomerate of BMW, Audi and Mercedes. The three plan on producing vehicles with intelligent mapping sensors to relay data about driving speeds, traffic and other bits of road information. Self-driving cars will heavily rely on this data to plan routes and ...

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    Forget self-driving cars. If you own a car within the last two decades, you've probably been wondering about how you might better check up on your car. Automatic has a dongle that divulges troves of information about how you can treat your car of this problem or that route. But add LTE and Tizen OS and you get Samsung's Connect Auto dongle. It, too, plugs into that OBD II diagnostics port that cars have (usually under the dashboard or steering wheel) and connects users to their car securely (using Samsung KNOX protection) through LTE — acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot as needed, too. Data ...

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    At Pocketnow, we encourage responsible driving habits despite our overwhelming passion for mobile technology. Indeed, Motorola has found ways to help out those who are at the wheel stay connected and on the right path. But other owners of phones without even a "Car Mode" or those who just don't bother, they do put themselves at risk with their eyes on their palms and not on the road. But can we really pinpoint a recent spike in traffic-related deaths in the United States to smartphones? The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinks so, despite not having firm ...

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    Driverless cars are here and you could be buying them soon. How soon that will be, we don't know. So until then, enjoy the ride while you still can. And while you're on the road with a foot to the pedal, keep your hands on the wheel and not your phone. It always helps to get a smartwatch, though. Google has applied for a patent (US009037125) that the Patent and Trademark Office just published that signals a heavy reliance on a so-called "wearable computing device" that can tell if you're in a moving vehicle and, if so, if your wrist and arm movements constitute enough shiftiness to ...

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    Like it or not, you've got to admit that Android has come a long way, and is finally proving to be a formidable contender against entrenched devices running iOS. Android has smartphones, phablets, tablets, and even TV set-top boxes. Google has its ChromeBook and ChromeCast to push devices into the home as well as the office. Google even has Glass, a wearable companion to help put commonly used information as well as activities (snapping pictures, recording memos, looking stuff up, and even shooting videos) on your head. What about your car? Google has been working on a self-driving car for ...

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    A couple states have passed (or are working on) legislation to "license" cars that can drive all by themselves. No, really! Google is at the forefront of this technology, but it's still going to be some time before it lands in your garage. Google, learning from its Street View project, is taking things to the next level: self-driving cars. Self-driving cars use a variety of sensors to identify where they are and what's surrounding them. You can't go down to the dealership and have one of these car drive you off the lot -- not yet anyway. You can, however, get a taste of what this ...

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