Windows 10 Maps app update brings guided nav improvements

Windows 10 Maps app update brings guided nav improvements

Microsoft has announced that the latest update to the Windows 10 Maps app has landed. The update is available now for all Windows 10 customers. Updates to the guided navigation feature have been made with turn-by-turn instructions optimized for glanceability including tweaks for landscape mode orientation. Changes were made to make using windows Maps on the phone with one hand easier by moving the navigation to the bottom of the screen.

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Yahoo Radar app wants you to chat with a virtual travel guide

Yahoo Radar app wants you to chat with a virtual travel guide

Given its financial and corporate woes, you might think that Yahoo is done doing mobile app experiments that end up getting swept under the rug. Ever the contrarian, the former Internet giant has launched a new app, for now iOS only, with a bent towards helping users plan for their next big trip. Curiously called "Radar", the app is advertised to harness Yahoo's "expertise in search, communications and content" to help you pack the right things and visit the right sights, all in a style that would make you feel like talking to a chatbot.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT takes on a Trio of V6 Muscle Cars

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT takes on a Trio of V6 Muscle Cars

Garish horsepower numbers have become de rigueur in the world of muscle cars, where supercharged and big displacement V8 engines dominate drag strips and fuel fantasies of aerosolized rubber. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT bucks that trend by proving that humble six-cylinder power is more than enough for the vast majority of drivers - and certainly easier on your bank account when it comes time to fill up at the fuel pump.

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Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Sweden's Hasselblad, the makers of some of the most high-end, professional-level cameras on the market, has an event coming up, and a few leaked images have given us an idea of what we can expect to be announced. Along with the Moto Mod for Motorola's Moto Z smartphone that was teased a few days ago, it also looks like the company is about to debut the X1D-50c, said to be the world's first medium format mirrorless camera.

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Samsung Creators launches to bring everyday storytellers to VR

Samsung Creators launches to bring everyday storytellers to VR

Samsung has announced a new initiative called Samsung Creators; according to the company, it aims to take everyday ordinary creators and “empower” them to create content for VR, namely Samsung VR (formerly known as Samsung Milk VR). As well, the company has announced that Samsung VR now supports user-generated content, allowing anyone to upload a 360-degree video to Samsung’s virtual reality platform for those with a Gear VR to watch.

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BMW i battery storage system uses old BMW i3 batteries to power homes

BMW i battery storage system uses old BMW i3 batteries to power homes

One of the big concerns for makers of EVs around the world is what to do with the batteries inside the EV when they are no longer fit for vehicular use. Batteries that have lost too much of their performance to be used in an electric vehicle can still provide plenty of performance for other, less demanding uses. BMW has announced BMW i at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29.

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Microsoft Band 2 tipped to have tougher variants in some lots

Microsoft Band 2 tipped to have tougher variants in some lots

When you put out a wearable device that also targets health buffs, athletes, and people with active lifestyles, you better make sure the band is strong enough to withstand the punishment of the weather as well as wear and tear. It seems, however, that Microsoft didn't take that rule into account with its second gen Band 2. Consumers were apparently swapping torn bands left and right, prompting Microsoft to silently put out a sturdier band. Silently because no one has come forward willingly to confirm that bands with lot numbers starting with "16" are indeed sturdier or thicker, at least long enough to be used without going in for a replacement.

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OnePlus 3 durability test tortures the device

OnePlus 3 durability test tortures the device

We know everything we really need to know about the new OnePlus 3 smartphone that launched not too long ago. After a long spat of rumors taunted us with details the smartphone finally launched. If you are considering the purchase of the OnePlus 3, you likely want to know how durable the smartphone is and how long it will last when pitted against the rigors of daily life in your pocket. The OnePlus 3 is going through a torture test to see how easy it is to bend and scratch in the video below.

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Basslet puts a subwoofer on your wrist

Basslet puts a subwoofer on your wrist

A new portable audio device has turned up that aims to let you feel the bass in addition to hearing it. The Basslet and is described as the world's first wearable subwoofer. It's more of a transducer to generate felt bass to your body rather than bass that you and others around you can hear. Similar devices have been around for a long time now that connect to chairs to allow gamers to hear the bass via speakers or headphones and feel the bass via vibrations.

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NASA TV launches on Apple TV

NASA TV launches on Apple TV

NASA has announced that it has launched its app on a new platform, this time it works on the latest generation of the Apple TV. The app was previously offered on Android, iPad, iPhone, and Fire OS devices. Prior to being rolled out for the Apple TV, the app was downloaded over 17 million times across all available device platforms.

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US Supreme Court ruling puts patent trolls on notice

US Supreme Court ruling puts patent trolls on notice

Software and tech companies might have just scored a victory in their almost never ending battle against patent trolls and their often frivolous patent claims. The US Supreme Court has just handed down a ruling that upheld a new government process that allowed challenges to the validity of patents to be held before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) instead of a federal court, significantly cutting down on trial costs. The process has been largely hailed by companies like Google and Apple in aiding them in fending off patent trolls.

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Mobcrush game livestreaming fully launches for mobile

Mobcrush game livestreaming fully launches for mobile

Livestreaming games has become the hottest trend, not to mention lucrative business, in the gaming industry. But mostly due to hardware and platform limitations, that activity has mostly been limited to PCs and consoles. Mobile gaming, however, has started to also become serious, and again lucrative, business. So it only stands that it, too, should start having livestreaming services and hubs. Answering that call, Mobcrush has finally released its mobile, desktop, and browser apps in an quest to create what could be Twitch.tv for mobile gaming.

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