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Olympics traffic jams not as bad as feared, INRIX finds

Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

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Audi and Lexus are well into development of self-driving car technology.  While you would think that the end result would be similar, the two companies are taking completely different positions on how they want drivers to experience assisted driving. Lexus' primary goal with its self-driving cars is safety. Currently, the company's...
Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Traffic, healthcare, money, housing, corruption: Brazil's problems and how tech can help fix them

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Brazilian tech futurist Michell Zappa kickstarted the first edition of TNW Conference Latin America with a keynote on 5 infrastructure problems facing Brazil, and how technology can help solve them in a new and creative way. As you may remember, Zappa is the founder of Envisioning Technology, where he creates data visualizations...
Traffic, healthcare, money, housing, corruption: Brazil's problems and how tech can help fix them

ReadWriteWeb Recommends: Nav App for iOS

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Get behind the wheel for one last road trip before summer ends. But first check out our pick of GPS apps! If your ride still sports a clunker of a window-mount GPS unit, it's high time to switch to your smartphone. GPS apps have come a long way in the...
ReadWriteWeb Recommends: Nav App for iOS

Harman, Rinspeed partner on Dock + Go dashboard concept

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Harman is kicking off the Geneva Auto Show by unveiling its new dashboard concept for cars of the future. The Dock + Go system turns your dashboard into a "learning," Aha cloud-connected platform that'll try to eliminate traffic jams, or at least you're kept entertained in line. Your smartphone...
Harman, Rinspeed partner on Dock + Go dashboard concept

Japan's DoCoMo to use mobile data to monitor traffic jams

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will use location data from its 61.5 million subscriber devices to build a platform that monitors traffic conditions across the country....
Japan's DoCoMo to use mobile data to monitor traffic jams

12 Tips to Avoid Gridlock in the Cloud

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In Star Wars, Coruscant is an entire planet that's a city. And in the movie, traffic flows in three dimensions as everyone flies around - without any accidents. As it's science fiction, there aren't even any traffic jams....
12 Tips to Avoid Gridlock in the Cloud

This New Technology Will Save You From Getting Lost In The Mall

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Google Maps, with its turn-by-turn directions, has been a godsend to drivers without a sense of direction. But GPS-based apps can't always help you find your way around a big indoor space, like a mall or hospital. Now researchers think they've found a way to create apps that can tell...
This New Technology Will Save You From Getting Lost In The Mall
Can IBM eggheads slay Boston’s traffic woes?

Japan's DoCoMo to use mobile data to monitor traffic jams

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will use location data from its 61.5 million subscriber devices to build a platform that monitors traffic conditions across the country.DoCoMo said it will leverage its access to massive amounts of location data to build a cloud platform of traffic information on which...
Japan's DoCoMo to use mobile data to monitor traffic jams

Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data, researcher says

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Hackers can influence real-time traffic-flow-analysis systems to make people drive into traffic jams or to keep roads clear in areas where a lot of people use Google or Waze navigation systems, a German researcher demonstrated at BlackHat Europe....
Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data, researcher says

The 12 Best Free Mobile Apps for Commuters, 2012 Edition

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With Waze, NextBus, WeatherBug, and other no-cost phone apps, you can avoid traffic jams or make the most of your time on public transit....
The 12 Best Free Mobile Apps for Commuters, 2012 Edition

7 Cities Using Smart Technology In Unusual Ways

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New technologies like big data, sensors, mobile, smart grids are changing the way cities operate. Cities want to help you find parking spaces, avoid traffic jams, get instant help when emergencies happen. Some cities are really leading the charge with super cool projects that show just how wonderful city life...
7 Cities Using Smart Technology In Unusual Ways

Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”

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Bill Ford Jr., the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company used his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last night to lobby for a stronger cooperation between mobile tech companies and the auto industry to avoid "global gridlock." Given numerous predictions that we will see global...
Ford: Telecom Companies and Auto Industry Have to Work Together to Avoid “Global Gridlock”

Britain's New Self-Driving Car System Is Nothing Like Google's

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Move over into the slow lane, Google. Scientists at Oxford University have developed a self-driving car that can cope with snow, rain and other weather conditions not found in the search giant's home in California. The system can be fitted to existing cars and could one day cost just £100....
Britain's New Self-Driving Car System Is Nothing Like Google's

Nokia, Oracle team on mapping

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Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on mapping, allowing enterprises to integrate Nokia's location technology with their Oracle applications. To differentiate its smartphones from the competition, Nokia is betting big on location as well as imaging technology. Oracle is expected to add Nokia's mapping technology to its applications. Part...
Nokia, Oracle team on mapping
Google Maps adds 'typical traffic' to non-highway roads so drivers can avoid traffic jams

ASUS TAICHI 21 and VivoBook X202 go up for US pre-orders, spoil the party a bit early

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Just because ASUS has planned a grand October 23rd event to outline its US Windows 8 lineup doesn't mean we can't get an advance peek. Pre-orders have officially kicked off for at least two touchscreen PCs that also give us a very good feeling for the hardware we'll see...
ASUS TAICHI 21 and VivoBook X202 go up for US pre-orders, spoil the party a bit early

ICYMI Podcasts: ChromeDroid and how can chaos theory relieve traffic jams?

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It was a light week of podcasts at the old GigaOM ranch this past week (we were kinda busy with our Structure:Data conference). But what we lacked in quantity we more than made up for with quality. Kevin Tofel’s call-in show touched on some great subjects like a potential Samsung...
ICYMI Podcasts: ChromeDroid and how can chaos theory relieve traffic jams?
The Oddly Untapped Market: Self-Driving Cars

5 Creative Uses for Crowdsourcing

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When Jeff Howe coined the term “crowdsourcing” in a 2006 Wired article his examples were mainly “labor markets for specialized talents,” like iStockphoto, iFilm, and InnoCentive. But the business model of outsourcing to the crowd has grown (as has Howe’s article — he published a book on the topic...
5 Creative Uses for Crowdsourcing

Telenav Scout for Phones to go 3D, get crowd-sourced traffic reporting in 2013

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There are plenty of choices to meet your mobile mapping needs, from feature-rich offerings from big names like Google, Apple and Nokia to crowd-sourced services like Waze. Telenav's Scout app falls somewhere in between, and today the company announced that it'll get both 3D buildings and landmarks and crowd-sourced...
Telenav Scout for Phones to go 3D, get crowd-sourced traffic reporting in 2013

Enterprise Flash Storage: It's About More Than Just Speed

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Guest author Ed Lee is lead architect for virtualized storage vendor Tintri. Virtualization and flash memory are disrupting the staid storage industry. First embraced in slick consumer products like the iPod, flash memory is now the new darling of enterprise IT. One reason is speed.  Flash is more than 400 times...
Enterprise Flash Storage: It's About More Than Just Speed

Study: Are computer issues more stressful than traffic jams, airport security and arguing with a spouse?

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Americans really hate their computers — at least when they aren’t working properly. A new study commissioned by Crucial.com and conducted by Harris Interactive found that 52 percent of Americans are unhappy with their computers, and of those 94 percent say those problems are a source of stress. Got to...
Study: Are computer issues more stressful than traffic jams, airport security and arguing with a spouse?
Geek of the Week: Olly Downs on stats, science and racecars

Greenway Wants To Put An End To Traffic Jams

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Traffic jams are annoying, but they are also responsible for extra CO2 emissions and plenty of wasted productivity. Greenway, Germany’s entry into Microsoft’s 10th Imagine Cup student technology competition in Sydney this week, wants to do nothing less but to put an end to traffic jams. To do so, the...
Greenway Wants To Put An End To Traffic Jams

Technology Failed Many in Today’s Explosions in Moscow Subway

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As many of you already know, earlier today a terrible tragedy happened in Moscow - two explosions in the subway executed by two female suicide bombers and took lives of 38 people (with many still in intensive care of various hospitals so the number will probably increase still in the...
Technology Failed Many in Today’s Explosions in Moscow Subway

Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

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Uber‘s foray into Asia continues after the US-headquartered private car hire firm launched in ‘stealth mode’ in Taipei, Taiwan. The rollout is its second new launch in Asia this week — following its arrival in Seoul, Korea, on Tuesday — and it takes the company to three cities in the...
Uber brings its private car service to Taipei, Taiwan, its second new launch in Asia this week

Ukraine's Team QuadSquad Wins Microsoft's Imagine Cup With Its Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves

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During an awards ceremony in Sydney today, Ukraine’s team quadSquad just won this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition thanks to its gloves that can translate sign language into speech. The team beat out 75 other groups that made it to the worldwide finals in Australia where they had...
Ukraine's Team QuadSquad Wins Microsoft's Imagine Cup With Its Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves

Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs

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Passengers in London’s Hackney carriages will soon be able to make the most of their time when stuck in traffic jams or on the move. VeriFone, known for its payment systems, has announced an agreement with Sky News to broadcast bulletins in licensed cabs in the capital. Breaking news from...
Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs
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