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Citymapper raises $10M to help you navigate on buses and trains

Citymapper, a mapping app that specializes in navigating the complexities of public transportation in big cities, has raised a $10 million Series A …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …

Hiding GPS Inside Shoes To Keep Track Of Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

The GPS Shoe, which contains a tracking device in the right heel, is one idea. Launched two years ago, it allows carers to keep up with loved-ones, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch update brings activity tracking beta, keeps progress in plain view

If you've splurged for Qualcomm's pricey smartwatch (or may be considering it), a new update looks to expand the capabilities of the wristworn wearable. Thanks to an update to the Toq's Android app, the gadget now packs activity-tracking software in beta form. During a 24-hour time period, the …

Findery: Caterina Fake Launches New App for iOS

After more than a year as a Web app, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake is today unveiling the iOS incarnation of her latest startup – Findery.<p>Though the app has been available previously in Australia as a test-bed of sorts, this heralds the official launch of the native app internationally, and it …

Pebble Launches Android Appstore

A little over a month since it debuted on iOS, Pebble is launching its long-anticipated appstore on Android. As promised, it offers a wealth of Pebble-supported apps and watchfaces with a polished interface that should be simpler and quicker to navigate.<p>It includes the watchapp directory, which …

Bosch And Hillcrest Make A Bet On Wearable Head-Mounted Computing With New All-In-One Sensor System

Head-mounted computing probably still seems a bit far-fetched to most every day users, but component manufacturers and tech suppliers are already gearing up to provide a future supply chain with the parts it needs to build such devices affordably and easily. Bosch Sensortec and Hillcrest Labs are …

SXSW Festival using iBeacons for interactive sessions, speedy badge pickup through iOS app

On top of the many uses for iBeacons we’ve seen in retail environments, event organizers are another group that have started taking advantage of Apple’s new Bluetooth tech recently. The MLB is deploying them in stadiums to send notifications to baseball fans, CES hosted an iBeacon scavenger hunt …

HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper

GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones around schools, et cetera, and then receive alerts should the child leave or enter the area. …

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple,Motoring,iPhone,iPhone 5,iPhone 5C,iPhone 5S,Digital music and audio,Voice recognition,Smartphones,Apps,Spotify,Business,Automotive industry,Mobile phones,Technology<p>Apple’s new system uses the voice assistant Siri to connect the iPhone to a car’s audio system, giving the driver …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

Apple launches Siri-based CarPlay system for motor industry

Apple has launched a new Siri-based system that allows drivers to safely make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages hands-free<p>Apple has changed tack in its drive to push iOS into cars by placing its Siri voice-recognition feature at the centre of a new system called CarPlay.<p>Users …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

The Rise of OpenStreetMap

<b>om·ni·pres·ent</b>adjective \-zənt\: present in all places at all times<p>This definition of omnipresent sums up many facets of society. Fast food chains? Everywhere. Reality TV shows? You know the answer. And what about Google? Yup, right again.<p>What started as a simple search engine back in 1998 is now …

Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration

Automatic’s driving assistant, which combines a small hardware device with a mobile application in order to track, analyze, and even potentially improve your driving capabilities, is getting a whole lot smarter today with new support for IFTTT technology. That’s the online service where you can …

The Gear Fit is what wearables should look like

Samsung steals its own limelight with a smartly designed fitness band<p>The original Galaxy Gear was always a beta device. Samsung’s first smartwatch was testing waters the company had never waded in before, and it took a lot of well-earned criticism for its shortcomings. Less than six months later, …

Samsung’s new Galaxy Gear watches are now open to third-party support

Accompanying the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung has also hosted a “Developer Day” at Mobile World Congress for 500 app developers, to announce three new and updated SDKs for its range of wearable technology.<p>First up is a new SDK for the Galaxy …

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. In fact, many industry heavyweights and electronics giants chose the conference to make significant wearable technology product announcements.<p>We …

How Capitaine Train Is Disrupting Train Ticket Booking Through Engineering

French startup Capitaine Train wants to improve the cumbersome process of booking train tickets online and on your phone. It’s not yet another travel agency, it’s an alternative to popular European ticket booking services with an emphasis on efficiency.<p>“We want our clients to leave the site as soon …

Computers in the car: court decision on iPhone maps adds to confusion over what drivers can do

The law has spoken: you can’t use your cell phone when driving unless it’s hands-free, except in cases where you want to look at your smartphone map. …

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches - in pictures

Samsung’s new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches can measure your heart rate and track your activity, ping notifications and play music via Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Gear Fit – in pictures

Samsung’s new offerings include a slimmer version of its Gear 2 smartwatch, the Gear Fit, with a curved screen, heart-rate monitor and notifications

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 - video

Samsung’s going all in on fitness and health with a built-in heart rate sensor and fingerprint reader. By <b>Samuel Gibbs</b><p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>Samsung’s latest Android smartphone ditches gimmicky features for a fingerprint reader, heart-rate sensor and a faster camera. By <b>Samuel Gibbs</b><p>Gallery<p>Published: …

CoPilot GPS navigation app wants to improve your commute

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week, app maker ALK Technologies is showing off its most recent additions to its CoPilot GPS app, a free app with downloadable maps, turn-by-turn navigation, and directions. The company has added two new features that aim to make your commute …

Garmin's new app turns Sony's SmartWatch 2 into a tiny satnav

We like the idea of hooking our watches into our phones, so when we wander around foreign lands, we don't look like as much of a tourist. Garmin agrees, and has launched a navigation app specifically for Sony's Xperia devices that'll push real-time directions straight to the SmartWatch 2. Acting …

Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption

Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace in the near future. That's because the Cupertino company has quietly released the iBeacon …

Apple reportedly rolls out iBeacon certification program

Apple(s aapl) now has an official certification process for manufacturers that wish to use its iBeacon specification, according to Beekn.net. Under …