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Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

Google Maps updates: Uber, departure time, Stars

If you’re working with Google Maps for driving - or for being driven - this week’s update is going to change the way you do so. An update has been released - and will continue to release in increments over the next week - which allows Uber interaction for Google Maps users. This speaks volumes about how connected to Google Uber really is.

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Garmin Forerunner 15 blends VivoFit and GPS fitness watch

Garmin Forerunner 15 blends VivoFit and GPS fitness watch

Garmin's latest GPS running watch, the Forerunner 15, has broken cover, blending the best of the VivoFit and the Forerunner 10 for everyday wear. Tracking both specific running workouts as well as everyday movement - and, as of this summer, sleep too - the Forerunner 15 will also give wearers a prod when they've been sitting down for too long.

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Apple indoor navigation hire tips iOS 8 Maps

Apple indoor navigation hire tips iOS 8 Maps

When Apple makes a hire, it generally means they’re up to something big. Hiring an indoor navigation specialist like former Wifarer CEO Philip Stanger for their crew, Apple would appear to be preparing for a big change in the way they go about handling their Maps.

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Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook has added a new feature to its mobile apps, Nearby Friends, allowing users of the social network to find those on their friendslist when they're nearby, though Facebook is clearly wary of a privacy backlash. The feature, which will be rolled out to the Android and iOS apps over the coming weeks, shows your GPS position and that of your friends on a map; however, Facebook is turning it off by default, and relying on users to opt-in instead.

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For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

For autonomous cars, driving dumb is key

Self-driving cars may need to show some self-restraint when it comes to their “better than human” reflexes and abilities, the Nokia HERE team working on autonomous vehicle technologies suggests, if their flesh and blood passengers are to accept an AI taking the wheel. HERE calls it Humanized Driving, giving computer-controlled cars similar characteristics to the people they’re replacing so as to preserve a feeling of normality, even potentially becoming a virtual twin with the same style as the car’s owner.

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Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer supports live tracking and advanced segment capability

Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer supports live tracking and advanced segment capability

Garmin has announced its latest cycling computer for the bicyclists out there looking for top performance and navigation features. The cycling computer is called the Edge 1000 and it has advanced segment capabilities among other features. The segment capabilities allow the user to view start and finish point alerts, race themselves or segment leaders, and plan rides using segments.

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Garmin Zumo 590LM rugged motorcycle nav device has weather and traffic reports

Garmin Zumo 590LM rugged motorcycle nav device has weather and traffic reports

Garmin has announced a new ruggedized navigation device that is specifically made for the motorcycle riders out there. The nav device is called the Zumo 590LM and it has a 5-inch touchscreen display that can be used while wearing gloves. To keep it working well and usable for years to come, Garmin made the GPS device fuel resistant in case of a spill and sunlight readable.

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TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sports watch keeps track of your heart

Mapping and navigation company TomTom has just launched the latest in its line of GPS-enabled sports accessories. Aside from keeping tabs on your location, the Runner Cardio GPS also monitors your heart rate so that you can best adjust your training regimen.

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hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

hereO is a trendy GPS watch for kids

Mobile technology and mobile devices are so prevalent today that it totally make sense to employ those not just to make our lives easier but keep our families safer as well. hereO offers just that, injecting GPS technology into a watch that, at the same time, looks cool enough that kids will want to keep them on.

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Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan SmartGPS 5390 finds the closest gas and eateries

Magellan has announced that it has a new cloud-connected GPS device that has now launched for drivers. The GPS device is called the Magellan SmartGPS 5390 cloud connected navigation device. It will help you get from point A to point B like any other GPS device out there. It has a few other tricks up its sleeves though.

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Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Turbulence warning system proposal suggests GPS solution

Air travel is a very safe way to travel long distances in a short time, but it is often subjected to turbulence, something that can range from a minor annoyance to a terrifying experience, particularly if it causes the plane to buck and jerk. Detecting it is a science still in the works, and amongst the possibilities is one proposal suggesting the use of common GPS.

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Garmin fenix 2 multisport GPS watch with smartphone connectivity unveiled

Garmin fenix 2 multisport GPS watch with smartphone connectivity unveiled

Garmin has announced a new GPS watch called the fenix 2. The fenix2 is an update to the original fenix watch that launched back in 2012. The fenix 2 is an outdoor GPS watch that has new training options and an updated user interface that is easier.

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