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Will Apple patent see car keys replaced by your iPhone? [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Smartphone, Technology Apple has filed for a patent to let your smartphone also act as a car key. While some automakers have apps that already do that, this solution lets users selectively share the functionality with other devices. Continue reading Will Apple patent see car keys replaced by [...]

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Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video]

Filed under: Aftermarket, Government/Legal, Driving, United States, Emerging Technologies, Smartphone, Police/Emergency Police officers in one major U.S. city are fighting back against Waze, a popular mobile app that reveals their locations to motorists. Continue reading Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video] Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber

Filed under: Green, Videos, Smartphone, Technology In the first of several signs of a deepening rift between the once closely allied companies, Google is reportedly developing its own ride-sharing app that would take direct aim at Uber. Continue reading Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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Amazon might crawl into RadioShack’s bankrupt shell to expand its physical presence

Companies will be rushing to purchase RadioShack’s stores when the moribund retailer files for bankruptcy. Sprint is said to be planning to acquire half of the retail locations, and now Bloomberg reports Amazon has considered buying some of the brick-and-mortar stores, too. Amazon’s interest in the retail locations is said to stem from its desire to offer [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Justice Department settles with woman whose images were used to create a fake Facebook page

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a woman whose personal images were used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to create a Facebook profile made with “hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.” DEA officials gained access to the woman’s photos, some of which featured her wearing nothing more than her [...]

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Google’s Lego-like smartphone platform hits Puerto Rico later this year

Consumers will finally be able to get their hands on Google’s modular smartphone — as long as they live in Puerto Rico, which will host Project Ara’s pilot testing later this year. Project Ara is meant to provide consumers with a smartphone that can be upgraded instead of thrown out when better processors, camera lenses, [...]

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VW previews huge screens, gesture control with Golf R Touch Concept at CES

Filed under: Technology, CES, Volkswagen, Apple, Google, Infotainment, Smartphone, Hatchback, Electric Volkswagen is going all out at CES 2015 to show off the future of automotive technology. The company thinks in the future that electric cars might be able to find charging stations by themselves and that gesture controls might be the next step in [...]

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