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JD Power: driver assists satisfy more than navigation

JD Power: driver assists satisfy more than navigation A new JD Power survey on technology gear finds new car owners are more satisfied with collision avoidance technologies than with factory navigation systems.Interestingly, the Power survey respondents seem to prefer warnings that beep and alert everyone in the car, over warnings only the driver senses.

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device With the purchase of Harman, Samsung is looking for a bigger role in the automotive sector.The Samsung SmartThings hub may be the de facto standard for controlling disparate protocols (Zigbgee, Z-Wave) and brands for lights, dimmers, thermostats, moisture sensors, door locks, and alarms.

This app gives every last corner of Earth an address

This app gives every last corner of Earth an address With What3Words’ algorithm, it’s possible to address so specific a place.The whole idea behind using words instead of lat-long is that it profoundly simplifies giving extremely specific locations.

How far they'll go: 'Moana' shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

How far they'll go: 'Moana' shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation Moana touches on Polynesian voyaging, showing the eponymous main character using traditional celestial techniques to navigate across the sea.The film accomplished this reasonably well, especially in respect to celestial navigation, despite the producers facing criticism for cultural appropriation and commodification.

Uber wants to wean drivers off Google Maps and on to their new system

Uber wants to wean drivers off Google Maps and on to their new system On Wednesday, Travis Kalanick's beleaguered startup officially launched a new navigation system for its drivers.Previously, the latter would have to switch out of Uber's app into Google Maps or Waze to plan their route.

Alert: You can play Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps right now

Alert: You can play Ms. Pac-Man on Google Maps right now April Fools' Day is upon us again — and for the past two years, Google has rolled out a fully playable version Pac-Man on its Maps app and web service to transform the standard street-view into an old-school gamer's playground.This year, Google is giving the first lady of gaming her due: Ms.