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Dash app makes your dumb car smart by analyzing driving behavior

Dash app makes your dumb car smart by analyzing driving behavior

Some drivers don’t realize that they can get a wealth of information about their car from the OBDII port that is hidden under the steering wheel on most modern cars. One of the challenges is to get that information about your vehicle and driving in an easy to understand way that helps you drive greener and more efficiently. Drivers can also get information on problems with their car that might require a mechanic from the OBDII port.

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Automatic smartphone car link gets IFTTT channel

Automatic smartphone car link gets IFTTT channel

Automatic, the iPhone-connected car telemetry dongle, has announced a new IFTTT channel that can integrate a vehicle into the Internet-of-Things, including automatically logging journeys, sending notifications when you're about to get to work, or even controlling a smart home. The new "If This Then That" channel can be sparked by several different triggers, including ignition status and location, and then used to fire off other IFTTT-integrated services like Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, SmartThings, and more.

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FiftyThree’s Pencil is a smart, carpenter-style stylus for iOS Paper

FiftyThree’s Pencil is a smart, carpenter-style stylus for iOS Paper

FiftyThree, the company behind iOS apps Paper and Book, has created a carpenter-style stylus for use with Paper. Aptly and simply dubbed "Pencil," the stylus lets you erase with the top end just as you would with a normal pencil. It also lets you blend marks on your iPad with your finger, and it can tell your iPad the difference between your palm resting on the display and the Pencil itself.

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HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

So you say you're a store clerk who was shot with a low-caliber pistol, but you didn't die because and HTC smartphone blocked the bullet? Lucky you, HTC is all about taking care of those that miraculously have their lives saved by an EVO. This week's incident happened in Florida where a Hess gas station clerk in Winter Garden, Florida, was assailed when he and his co-worker were unable to open a safe for a gun-wielding fellow who soon after fled the scene.

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Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Smart devices that better understand context and might even be divorced from the traditional carrier deals are the future of mobile, Google Ventures' Rich Miner has predicted, teasing that the search giant's finance arm is almost ready to announce an investment that might help deliver some of the carrier-cutting intended with the initial Nexus project. Asked during the Mobilize conference today whether Google was considering rebooting its goal to push unsubsidized smartphones and relegate the networks to dumb pipes, Miner argued that the average consumer "still prefers a subsidized device" right now, but that Google Ventures is hoping to change that. "We've made an investment in one company that we're not going to make public right now" Miner revealed, "that is going to affect that space."

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AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

While the Pebble smartwatch is not a machine that needs any kind of mobile data coverage as such, the folks at AT&T have decided to get onboard with carrying the device as an exclusive across the USA. This device was part of a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and found itself the subject of a Pebble Smartwatch Review on SlashGear as well. Now the device is headed to AT&T - and no other mobile carrier - with the same $150 price tag it's always been delivered with.

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