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SuperTooth Crystal Bluetooth speakerphone hands-on

SuperTooth Crystal Bluetooth speakerphone hands-on

Announced back at CES earlier this year, today the popular Bluetooth and audio company SuperTooth have just released their brand new Bluetooth in-car speakerphone. This zero installation and easy to use speaker is finally available starting today and we have a few hands-on pictures and video live here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans.

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Clarion Next Gate iPhone dashboard controller hands-on

Clarion Next Gate iPhone dashboard controller hands-on

Clarion aims to take on your in-car entertainment needs with their new Next Gate iPhone controller. Announced earlier today, We got a quick hands-on with the new system here at CTIA 2012 and have all the details and a few pictures below of the 7" touch and voice-enabled iPhone companion.

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Indoor Positioning Systems could solve GPS woes

Indoor Positioning Systems could solve GPS woes

All the technology crammed into our small phones is truly remarkable, but sometimes it can all go completely wrong. GPS is one such example, working perfectly when you have a clear view of the sky, and slowly dropping off once you delve further into the modern concrete jungles. Trying to get a signal indoors is especially bad, so how do we get around the problem? The advent of the Indoor Positioning System may just be what’s needed.

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TomTom releases fix for leap year GPS bug

TomTom releases fix for leap year GPS bug

TomTom has released a software update for its sat-nav units, fixing a leap year GPS bug that users began experiencing over the weekend. The glitch caused many TomTom sat-nav units, including the Go Live, to fail in determining a GPS location, displaying a grey screen or a poor signal message instead.

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Google Maps gets real-time traffic

Google Maps gets real-time traffic

Google Maps has now been updated to give you more accurate estimates of travel duration by using real-time traffic datas. Now when you use Google Maps to get directions, it will provide you with two estimated durations, one without traffic and one based on the current traffic conditions.

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Ban moving maps to protect idiots says NHTSA

Ban moving maps to protect idiots says NHTSA

You really can't fix stupid. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced new voluntary distracted driving guidelines for automakers and others. The new recommendations call for the elimination of moving maps inside a vehicle. Apparently, some idiots behind the wheel are simply too stupid to have a moving map and drive at the same time without staring at the map instead of the road.

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Telenav Scout GPS in-car display integration hands-on

Telenav Scout GPS in-car display integration hands-on

At Pepcom during CES 2012 we got the opportunity to hop into a vehicle containing a 7-inch display that would, when connected with Telenav's technology, be able to run all the navigation and service-finding awesomeness we've come to expect from the GPS navigation group. What we got to see what just that, an Android device not only mirroring itself to the display, but displaying a whole different interface made specifically for the 7-inch form factor, it showing maps, favorite places, traffic information, information about the current status of your car, and more. Have a peek as the demonstration speeds its way through downtown Las Vegas.

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Garmin nuvi 3590LMT GPS navigation, hands-on

Garmin nuvi 3590LMT GPS navigation, hands-on

The Garmin nuvi 3590LMT has essentially everything available on their previous models, but adds a few much welcomed features and the thinnest 5" screen to date. The first of which is voice-activated navigation. It works as it should, and unlike Google services, voice control doesn't require internet access. This makes it much more responsive, an almost essential quality while on the road.

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Google Maps app adds more floorplans; Google+ geo-game previewed

Google Maps app adds more floorplans; Google+ geo-game previewed

Google has pushed out its second update for Google Maps for Android in a week, with more new indoor floorplans along with various battery and location fix improvements, while previewing a new map-based Google+ game. The update follows the earlier addition of CES floorplan mapping to the app, and sees data collected using Google's Floor Plans tool pushed out into the Android software.

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Parrot Asteroid in-car Nav & Entertainment systems revealed

Parrot Asteroid in-car Nav & Entertainment systems revealed

Parrot has unveiled a trio of new Asteroid in-car hands-free and navigation systems, the Asteroid CK, Asteroid Nav and Asteroid 2DIN, each offering voice control and more. The Asteroid CK is Android powered, running 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a 3.2-inch TFT display and supporting iPod/iPhone input, three USB ports, SD/SDHC media and line-in, and allows drivers to access apps, web radio - streamed through Bluetooth or USB tethering - and voice-controlled album search.

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Google Maps brings indoor mapping to CES

Google Maps brings indoor mapping to CES

For those that might remember Google recently announced and released a new feature for Google Maps called indoor maps. Mapping indoors for big city shops and mainly malls, Home Depot, and other large traffic areas at first -- we can happily say it works amazing in Vegas, and even more so for CES.

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Beidou satnav system promises free SMS messaging and location data worldwide by 2020

Beidou satnav system promises free SMS messaging and location data worldwide by 2020

You read that right, folks, the representatives speaking for the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said this week that their Beidou satellite navigation system is currently operational and will have free, global coverage in place by the year 2020. This system Beidou, otherwise known as Big Dipper, will be providing both location data and SMS messaging to any device that can utilize it for free. Beidu is working right this minute mainly in China and the group says that global coverage is in the works for full working operation inside 8 years.

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