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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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Google Maps “search nearby” feature re-added

Google Maps “search nearby” feature re-added

Google has returned the much-missed "Search nearby" feature to Google Maps, restoring the ability to search for nearby points-of-interest and businesses around a location on the map. Quietly added back and announced earlier today - though overshadowed by Google's Pokemon hunt on Google Maps for April Fools' Day - the feature is again available from the drop-down search result menu.

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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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Waze attack fools app into reporting fake traffic jams

Waze attack fools app into reporting fake traffic jams

Waze is a smartphone navigation app that uses crowd sourced information to report traffic jams and suggest routes. Last year the app announced that it was adding celebrity voices so you can get navigation prompts from your favorite stars. A group of students from Technion have created an attack against the app that users won’t appreciate.

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iOS 8 Apple Maps revamp tipped

iOS 8 Apple Maps revamp tipped

Apple will significantly refresh Apple Maps in iOS 8, insiders claim, adding features like public transit navigation and even augmented reality for nearby points-of-interest. The significant update, which could arrive as soon as this year potentially alongside the much-anticipated iPhone 6, would address some of the lingering weaknesses in Apple's home-grown mapping app compared to rivals like Google Maps and Nokia's HERE platform.

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Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo Maps gets indoor mapping from Nokia HERE

Yahoo! Maps has added indoor venue mapping, raising its challenge to Google Maps by including internal navigation for more than 75,000 buildings worldwide. The new feature, provided by Nokia's HERE platform, takes mapping indoors in places like shopping centers, even across multiple levels.

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Glass Traffic app throws wearables back into driver safety discussion

Glass Traffic app throws wearables back into driver safety discussion

A new traffic app for Google Glass is likely to throw the safety aspects of wearables back into question, as new hands-free technology butts heads with more traditional dashboard displays like Apple's new CarPlay. Traffic, the handiwork of Glass developer GlassVuz, fills in one of the gaps in the Google headset's navigation system, bringing real-time traffic data to the head-up display.

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Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Consumer Reports has published its 2014 automotive top picks, and the top ten is riddled with well-known models spanning multiple auto makers and automotive types. Standing at the top of them all, however, is Tesla Motors' Model S, which has earned the title of "Best Overall" in the latest Top Picks listing.

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Garmin Xperia Edition app descends on Sony Xperia smartphones and SmartWatch 2

Garmin Xperia Edition app descends on Sony Xperia smartphones and SmartWatch 2

Navigation experts Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH has just announced the fruits of their partnership with Sony. The Garmin Xperia Edition collects all the navigation features you'll ever need to be come a one-stop shop, at least for owners of Sony's mobile devices.

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Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 and RT released

Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 and RT released

Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 has arrived for download in the Windows Store, bringing the mapping and navigation app to any Windows tablet, notebook, or PC running Microsoft's latest OS version. The software, the broad arrival of which had been heralded late last week, includes 3D city guidance, offline maps support, and public transportation details.

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Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 release imminent

Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 release imminent

Nokia HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 will soon be available for all Windows 8.1 devices, the Finnish firm has confirmed, having previously been an exclusive for Nokia's own Lumia 2520 tablet. The app - which will be supported across desktop, notebook, and tablet form-factors - will be a free download, and support 3D mapping, turn-by-turn navigation, and downloads of maps for offline use.

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