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How Chrysler, Ford, GM, Others Use Auto Location Data

The government's research arm found that data-hungry in-car location services could use some improvement in the privacy and consumer notification …

Google Lens: 'Avalanche' of patent filings show Google is eyeing up smart contact lenses

It seems that Google Glass was only the beginning for wearable tech, with a series of new patent filings from Google suggesting that the internet …

Wearable Tech

Apple tech uses Wi-Fi access points for indoor navigation, 3D positioning

While most mobile devices rely on GPS for mapping and navigation, the system only works outdoors and in range of satellite timing signals. However, …

App Search Startup Xyo Scores Deal With Deutsche Telekom To Power App Discovery, Widgets And Install Ads

Berlin-based app search engine and discovery service Xyo is announcing today a significant deal which will see it powering app searches in Deutsche Telekom’s own app recommendation service, TopApps. The service, the mobile operator’s alternative to Google Play, launched to U.S. users on T-Mobile …

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Atlanta's Verizon Telematics to add 250 jobs as "connected-car" tech accelerates - Atlanta Business Chronicle

By Urvaksh Karkaria <br>– Staff Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle<p>Apr 16, 2014, 7:58am EDT<p>Verizon will add up to 250 jobs as the wireless carrier …

Your iPhone Will Be the Center Console in Volvo's New Cars

NEW YORK – Today at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo provided a live demo of how Apple’s CarPlay system – a newly developed in-car …

Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES …

Nissan Just Revolutionized The Rearview Mirror

Now, Nissan is taking the next step forward, adding the benefits of a camera to the rearview mirror.<p>The "smart rearview mirror" looks like a standard mirror, but when the driver flips a switch, a much clearer view of what's behind the car is shown, piped in from a camera in the rear windshield.<p>No …

Smart Highway by Studio Roosegaarde

<b>Design Indaba 2013:</b> glow-in-the-dark roads and responsive street lamps were among the concepts to make highways safer while saving money and energy …

Security software provider Damballa snares $13 million venture round

Damballa, an Atlanta-based security software play, raised $13 million in venture funding Monday.<p>The company describes its platforms thus:<p>Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly …

Ad retargeting firm AdRoll takes $70M to ‘double down’ on mobile

AdRoll, an ad retargeting service, just raised a $70 million round of funding led by Foundation Capital to expand its offering on mobile.<p>With clients such as Zendesk and New Relic, AdRoll claims to have surpassed 15,000 users recently with a $150+ million revenue run rate.<p>While ad retargeting …

How Smartphones Are Increasingly Driving Our Cars

Suddenly it’s not so important to own a car that’s “the ultimate driving machine,” as opposed to “the ultimate app machine.” I drive my Honda Pilot instead of my Volvo XC90 whenever I can because the Honda can connect to my smartphone over Bluetooth, plus it has a great navigation system. My Volvo …

Apple tech takes on distracted driving, blocks users from texting while behind the wheel

A new piece of technology unearthed on Tuesday shows Apple has developed iPhone technology that automatically shuts off texting capabilities when it …

Internet radio ads get voice control as XAPPmedia lands $3M

Internet radio on your mobile device is about to get a lot more interesting.<p>At least for ad agencies and listeners.<p>XAPPmedia, which provides interactive audio advertising for Internet radio stations, raised $3 million from private investors Wednesday. The Washington, DC-based startup will use the …

Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves

Facebook has acquired the motion tracking app for Android and iPhone ‘Moves,‘ the startup announced today via a blog post. The company’s founders say that the Moves crew will join Facebook’s team to “work on building and improving their products and services” and that the Moves app will continue to …

Watch The Nymi Heartbeat Identification Wristband Personalize Its Wearer’s PC

Toronto-based hardware startup Bionym gave a special public demo of its Nymi ECG authentication and identification wristband at the monthly We Are Wearables event yesterday, and talked a bit about their product in more detail, now that it’s well on its way to production. The Nymi measures a user’s …

$1,500 Google Glass Costs Just $80 to Make?

Google Glass sells for $1,500, but according to a new report it costs just $80 to make. Google says not so fast.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

The Future Of Jawbone Could Be In Wearable Identity Tech

Wearables so far have a pretty limited audience overall in terms of the global consumer market, but they could become a lot more integral to the lives of average people in the future. On stage at Disrupt NY today, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman talked about what we might see in UP bands down the road, …

Google blesses Uber with iOS, Android Maps integration

In the most recent update to its mobile Maps apps, Google brings integration for the transportation and ride-sharing service, as well as offline map-saving.<p>Google brought Uber into its mobile family Tuesday with an update to its iOS and Android Maps applications, integrating the transportation and …

5 Technologies Driving the Internet of Things in 2014

Recommended for You<p>Author: Zach Taiji<p><i>Zach is a freelance writer/photographer. He has over 5 years of writing experience in technology, marketing/PR,</i> …

Major Google Maps update adds Uber integration, better transit info and more

​Today Google announced a pretty hefty update to its Maps app, with improved navigation instructions, new search options and even the ability to jump into the Uber app to order a ride. Available for download now via Google Play and the App Store, the update includes lane guidance and easier access …

Nokia earmarks $100 million for connected vehicles

Nokia has made US$100 million available for investing in connected car technologies. The Connected Car Fund will invest in companies that are …

Samsung Gear 2 review: A smartwatch that tries to be everything - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch delivers an improved design, better notifications, a heart rate monitor, and basic fitness tracking offer a lot of extras. It's water-resistant, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Limited number of apps; poor S-Health fitness app syncing; can only be paired to Samsung phones; camera …

VC Fred Wilson: Apple won't rule tech in 2020

The venture capitalist says the top tech companies in six years will be Facebook, Google, and "one that we've never heard of."<p>NEW YORK -- Venture capitalist Fred Wilson doesn't expect Apple to be in the upper echelon of tech companies in 2020, saying the top three will be Google, Facebook, "and one …

Lyft pimps its ride, takes on Uber's 'stodgy' black car service

The peer-to-peer car service asks drivers to purchase tricked-out SUVs as part of its new Lyft Plus premium option.<p>Lyft rolled out a premium peer-to-peer car service on Thursday in a challenge to Uber's luxury black car and SUV rides -- and it's doing it in the flashiest way possible.<p>Essentially, …

Fujitsu and NTT Docomo partner on 5G trials

Fujitsu and NTT Docomo have announced that they are to work jointly on researching and running experimental trials on 5G mobile network …