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Garmin Gemini navigation core brings realistic 3D graphics to in-dash nav systems

Garmin Gemini navigation core brings realistic 3D graphics to in-dash nav systems

Garmin has announced a new navigation core aimed directly at automotive manufactures. The new navigation core is called Gemini and is designed to allow for more realistic 3D graphics on in-dash navigation systems offered by auto manufacturers. Garmin says that Gemini will bring a more intuitive and feature-rich in-dash navigation experience to drivers than previously available.

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Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

This week the folks at Google and Niantic have released their cages from the "closed beta" edition of Ingress to allow this augmented reality game to all. The game remains in "beta" mode, though we're essentially seeing the entirety of this environment's gameplay live right this minute. This game will be available to iOS users in the future, but for the time being - it's all about Android.

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Trax GPS tracker locates kids and kitties

Trax GPS tracker locates kids and kitties

It doesn't matter if you're a parent or a pet owner, one of the things that both groups want to do is keep track of their kids and their pet. A company called Wonder Technology Solutions has launched a new product called the Trax: GPS Tracker for Children & Pets. The smart device works in conjunction with an app on your smartphone or tablet allowing you to locate your kid or your pet anytime from anywhere.

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Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google Glass XE10 adds Transit directions but no native apps

Google has updated its Glass wearable with public transit directions, with firmware XE10 turning the headset into a city navigator, though the much-anticipated local app support is still missing. The new Glass OS works with the Android MyGlass app to push transit information about buses, street cars, subways, and other public transportation options to the eyepiece, with not only timetables but guidance on where to change trains, the distance to the nearest bus stop, and overall ETA. It's not the only new feature to arrive in XE10, too.

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Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Memoto lifelogger renamed Narrative Clip ahead of Nov 1st release

Lifelogging camera and Kickstarter success Memoto has rebranded to Narrative, with its freshly-named Narrative Clip wearable set to begin shipping from November 1st. The startup was forced to change its name after being notified it "conflicts with a similar name in the market", opting for Narrative instead as the camera silently records life stories. Meanwhile, any disappointment at the last-minute switch is likely eased with news of a $3m funding round led by True Ventures, which previously backed MakerBot and Fitbit.

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Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

Nokia HERE offline maps given incremental updates for tiny changes

With incremental updates for HERE maps on Nokia devices, the company takes away the pain of downloading the entire massive bulk of an offline map and makes it tiny. An update to Nokia's offline maps system this week makes updating an offline map to your phone as simple as updating any normal app. Just as you'd update Angry Birds to get a few new levels, so too can you update your maps for offline use in just a tiny, incrementally updated file.

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