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Toyota reveals 9 acres of talking road as smarter cars get safer

Toyota reveals 9 acres of talking road as smarter cars get safer

Toyota has revealed its latest plans to get the cars of tomorrow talking to the road, each other, and smoothing out driver-error for safer transportation, with the launch of the Intelligent Transport System test site. A near nine acres of replica roadways in Japan, the ITS Proving Ground is equipped with a road-to-vehicle communications system that alerts compatible cars to nearby pedestrians, other cars, traffic signals, and more. As well as increasing safety, the wireless tech could also be used to maximize fuel efficiency.

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US Navy helps develop scary PlaceRaider smartphone malware

US Navy helps develop scary PlaceRaider smartphone malware

As society begins to rely more and more on the smartphones and mobile devices in our everyday lives, there are many who aren't thinking about the security risks that come along with having a constantly connected computer in your pocket. The Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana and a group of scientists at Indiana University just reminded us that security should be a major concern, however, in developing a particularly nasty bit of malware for phones running Android 2.3 and later.

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TomTom launches new hands-free car kit for smartphones

TomTom launches new hands-free car kit for smartphones

TomTom has announced the launch of its new hands-free car kit for smartphones. The new hands-free car kit comes in two versions, and they are designed to work with the iPhone or other smartphones that use a micro USB charger such as Android phones. The new car kit has advanced noise and echo cancellation systems to reduce background noise for the caller and remove ambient noise for the driver.

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Vauxhall ADAM city car offers smartphone hub and LED star ceiling

Vauxhall ADAM city car offers smartphone hub and LED star ceiling

GM's Vauxhall has revealed its latest urban car, the Vauxhall ADAM, complete with cutesy looks and a bagful of technology to suit the smartphone-addicted. Set to hit roads in January 2013, the ADAM will be offered as a three-door, five-seater with a distinctive "floating roof" design and what Vauxhall claims are "almost unlimited visual combinations" outside and in. That even includes an LED "starlight" roof lining.

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Toyota and Samsung to team on smartphone connected car solution

Toyota and Samsung to team on smartphone connected car solution

Car companies are teaming more and more with technology companies to bring new features and more tech inside the vehicles they produce. This is a good or bad thing depending on which side of the distracted driving debate you fall. Some think more tech in cars is an opportunity for more distraction, and more accidents. Others think that more tech inside a car can help reduce distracted driving. Samsung and Toyota have announced at Mobile World Congress that they are teaming up to create a smartphone connected car solution.

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Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable smart tags could link carrots to the internet of things

Printable plastic labels could actively monitor food freshness, track vaccine efficacy and eventually warn you when your brakes need replacing, packing low-power intelligence into disposable computers. The culmination of several decades of R&D by ThinFilm Electronics, with some help from Xerox PARC's printed transistors, the multilayer tags combine a year's worth of battery power, sensors and a small display, and will initially be used to show a temperature record of perishable food and medications.

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Find My Car Smart for iPhone hits Kickstarter

Find My Car Smart for iPhone hits Kickstarter

The latest version of Bluetooth is 4.0 or Bluetooth Low Energy. This allows Bluetooth connectivity with a lot less power drain. The first app to take advantage of BT 4.0 is up on Kickstarter seeking the money for the hardware component to launch. The app and hardware is a kit called Find my Car Smart. The app is already on the App Store for 99 cents reports MacRumors.

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Developer reveals hidden Carrier IQ smartphone app logging everything you do

Developer reveals hidden Carrier IQ smartphone app logging everything you do

What you're about to see may send you into a fireball of fury, but before you have a triple heart attack, know this: though this app you might never have heard of is likely currently logging every keystroke you make, they're almost certainly not using your information for anything ill-willed. Of course that's no consolation for the idea that a number of HTC, Samsung, Nokia, and RIM (BlackBerry) phones have this software embedded in them, this perhaps proving the late Steve Jobs right when he said Android keeps track of everything you do -- and what is the response on the part of the Carrier IQ crew? They've tried to sue the fellow who exposed how their application works.

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Verizon Brings Intuit GoPayment Smartphone Credit Card Reader Hardware to the Masses

Verizon Brings Intuit GoPayment Smartphone Credit Card Reader Hardware to the Masses

Now this certainly isn't the first time we've seen a credit card reader on a smartphone, that's for sure, anyone whose been in an Apple store in the past year or so will tell you how odd (yet awesome) it feels to have the sales counter literally be every Apple rep in the store, but what Verizon is providing here is a wholly new vision of the concept. What this "free" credit card hardware represents is an inexpensive way for everyone with a smartphone or tablet to get their hands on the ability to accept payments anywhere and at any time. Have the folks at Verizon lost their mind, giving this solution away for free, or have they hit the nail on the head?

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