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Telenav announces Scout for Cars: Built In, brings together phones and in-dash systems in navigation harmony (update)

Telenav has long been a purveyor of navigation apps for phones, browsers, and cars, but today the company's revealed Scout for Cars: Built In to bring those platforms together. It's an in-dash system that provides both the form factor and UX optimized for autos and all the features of the Scout for …

TomTom refreshes GO sat nav, offers 3D maps and lifetime traffic information

In addition to some redesigned sports watches, TomTom has just launched a refreshed version of its GO GPS unit for drivers who still prefer a dedicated sat nav. The hardware comes with interactive 3D maps, a lifetime's supply of real-time traffic information and up to four free map downloads a …

Toshiba's Kirabook rocks a 2560 x 1440 display, arrives May 12th starting at $1,600

Toshiba's been holding its own at the affordable end of the laptop and PC market for a while, but that doesn't mean it can't do classy. Perhaps that's why it's just announced KIRAbook, a 13-inch Ultrabook aimed squarely at the high end. All the usual top-tier treats are here, plus an impressive …

Osom mashes up Craigslist and Instagram, lets you sell your beautiful things

Perhaps after wading through one too many bleach bypass photos of someone's scooter, a trio of Swedish developers thought an Instagram-like app would be an ideal way to sell such things. To wit, they developed Osom, an iPhone app that pays homage to the social shooter in concept as well as design …

Evernote looking to create its own hardware, first with partners then internally

Evernote may be known for its flexible suite of cloud software, but the company is apparently looking to hardware as its next evolution. CEO Phil Libin told <i>IDG</i> that his company won't create hardware internally at first, but with partners. "We won't actually do the manufacturing, but we'll do the …

Sony NEX-3N review: superior shooting on the cheap

Last year, Sony's peculiar move to beef up its entry-level NEX left us puzzled, and generally unimpressed. The NEX-F3 was a fine mirrorless camera by most accounts, but its larger footprint left us hoping for a next-gen offering more in line with its predecessor, the NEX-C3 -- a tried-and-true …

To-do app Wunderlist Pro adds collaboration function, charges $45 annual subscription

If you've been meaning to get your act together, you've likely waded through a sea of organizer apps, perhaps landing on the likes of Remember The Milk, Evernote and Wunderlist. The latter has focused on the ubiquitous to-do lists, and has just announced that it'll launch Wunderlist Pro next week …

Epic's Torq Roadster three-wheeled EV gets taken on a test drive (video)

While the Tesla Roadster did a great job of satisfying our jones for an electric vehicle with great performance and no roof, it was a bit pricey and is now out of production. Into that void steps the three-wheeled Torq Roadster from Epic EV, a team also responsible for that electric-engined …

Ridiculously thin and light laptop unveiled in Taiwan: the 10.7mm, 1.9-pound Inhon Blade 13 Carbon

Never heard of Inhon? That might change with the Taiwanese computer maker's Blade 13 Carbon laptop, which it claims is now the world's thinnest and lightest. Tipping the scale at 870g (1.9 pounds) and 10.7mm, the company says it undercuts NEC's 12.8mm Lavie X by a whopping 2mm, while nipping the …

Amazon reportedly launching in Russia, goes on Kindle-related hiring spree

Amazon is fleshing out its international empire. The company has already conquered the US, Japan, UK and Canada, and has even launched an ebook assault on the Chinese mainland. Now it looks like the online giant has settled on its next target: Russia. According to a report in the Russian edition of</i> …

HTC One available on T-Mobile's website today, arriving in stores April 24th

We've had a feeling the date was quickly and quietly approaching, but T-Mobile has finally handed out details on when (and where) the HTC One will be available. Beginning today, you'll be able to head to the network's site and order your very own, but the brick-and-mortar stores won't be receiving …

PSA: HTC One available today at AT&T and Sprint

April showers might bring May flowers, but the only precipitation we really care for around here is that of flagship handsets into stores. In that case, it's time to break out the raincoats: the HTC One is officially on sale at AT&T and Sprint as of today. Both carriers and their resellers are …

Geeksphone Keon takes Firefox OS to the FCC

Spanish e-tailer Geeksphone already made it known that its Firefox OS handsets would be available (as developer previews) starting early next week. So, it comes as no surprise to find the Keon, the lower-end of its two white-labeled devices, has just passed through the FCC's labs. From a fully …

Editor's Letter: Google glass gone wild

<i>In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.</i><p>It seems like ages since Sergey Brin staged one of the most dramatic product launches of all time at last year's Google I/O, guiding a bemused audience through a cavalcade of extreme antics that saw a …

Graphics chip designer Raja Koduri heads back to AMD after four-year stint at Apple

Well, it looks like AMD had a bit of news up its sleeve that it chose not to drop during its earnings call yesterday. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has confirmed that famed graphics chip designer Raja Koduri is heading back to the company, which he left in 2009 to take on the graphics CTO role at Apple. …

Volkswagen iBeetle integrates the iPhone through a dock, an app... and that's it

Many see Apple and Volkswagen as two peas in a pod given their similar marketing, even if previous talk of collaborations amounted to little more than speculation. That purported dream team will soon become real through the iBeetle, an adaptation of the modern VW Bug designed with a little help …

Nokia Lumia 720 review

With the shared unveiling of Nokia's Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, the company's running flush of Windows Phone 8 models was complete. All WP8 handsets we've reviewed essentially fit into two distinct tiers based on shared core specs. That begs the question: why come out with two new models now when …

Adapteva shows off production Parallella mini 'supercomputer' boards

With its ambitious Parallella computing project funded on Kickstarter since last October, Adapteva's now showing off its first mass-production boards. These Raspberry Pi-esque devices are capable of supercomputer-like parallel computing performance thanks to power-sipping Epiphany multi-core …

Sigma announces 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C zoom, breaks the elusive f/2.0 barrier

After opening a lot of eyes with its 30mm, F1.4 DC HSM lens, Sigma's just thrown another curve at the photo community with a feat that the major players haven't managed so far: a zoom lens with a fixed, sub f/2.0 aperture. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM that launched today for Canon APS-C cameras …

Yahoo Weather arrives on iPhone with Flickr integration, Mail comes to iPad and Android tablets

This morning, Yahoo brought out a pair of new mobile apps to help broaden its mobile presence and fall in line with its recent redesign campaign. First up on the list is Mail, which currently is no stranger to smartphones but is now available in all its tablet-optimized glory on Android slates and …

Skitch 2.5 for Mac and iOS lets you mark up PDFs with notes and stamps

Evernote released a substantial Skitch 2.5 update for both OS X and iOS today, which makes the four-month wait since the last Mac update seem worthwhile. The new features are primarily geared toward adding feedback and notes to PDFs, and Evernote Premium members get two of the best ones: PDF …

Firefox OS dev units coming to Geeksphone next week: Keon and Peak priced from €91

Two days ago, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs reinforced what we already knew: Firefox OS will launch in four to five countries in Europe and South America by summer. Today, a newsletter from Spanish e-retailer Geeksphone fills in a few more details. According to the email, the Keon and Peak smartphones we …