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Streetline Inks Deal With IBM To Ease America's Parking Woes

Start-ups aren't just judged by the sums of cash they've collected; they're also judged by the names and reputations of those investors. In the case of Streetline, the company recently upped its profile by landing a major deal with IBM, which could result in big improvements on the parking front... read more

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Taps For TomTom: The Standalone GPS Unit Is Dead

The lightbulb killed the gas lamp. The DVD killed the VHS tape. And now, the world is preparing for the death of another invention past its prime: the standalone GPS device... read more August 22, 2011 by

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Use A Mobile Device? Google Street View May Know Where It Is

UPDATED: See below. If you use a mobile device -- a laptop, a cell phone -- you know how great it can be to stay connected on the go. But as we've seen with the Apple iPhone... read more July 26, 2011 by

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Vacation Planner: Toyota Has A Road Trip App Just For Kids

At a time when most major manufacturers are scaling back and focusing on core products, Toyota has added a brand -- and along with it, a new toy to keep kids occupied on road... read more July 21, 2011 by

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Planning A European Road Trip? Google Maps Has Traffic Info

For many of us, the thought of motoring through the backroads and byways of Europe sounds like a dream vacation, but such trips come with their share of challenges -- namely... read more July 15, 2011 by

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GMC Brings Its Showroom To The Smartphone

According to Nielsen, Americans are finally shifting to smartphones: 38% of mobile users already have one, and the majority of those shopping for new handsets are planning to... read more July 1, 2011 by

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Al Franken's New Bill Guards Your Privacy On The Mobile Web

Privacy has long been a serious issue on the web. Now, a new bill authored by Senator Al Franken wants to address some of those concerns -- and from where we sit, it's... read more June 20, 2011 by

Volvo On Call app for iPhone

Volvo Launches Beefed-Up 'Volvo On Call' App For iPhone, Android In Europe

Volvo was one of several auto brands cast off from its parent company during the recent recession. The majority of those marques were shuttered (e.g. HUMMER, Pontiac... read more June 6, 2011 by

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iOnRoad App Brings Collision-Avoidance To Your Smartphone: Video

If you're in the market for a new vehicle, you might be tempted to go for something with high-tech safety features, like a collision-avoidance system. At the moment, though... read more June 2, 2011 by

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Memorial Day: 6 Apps For Your 3-Day Weekend

If you're one of our U.S. readers, you're probably (well, hopefully) preparing for a three-day weekend. And although gas prices are sky high, chances are good that many of... read more May 26, 2011 by

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The eBay Motors App Arrives At Last, But Can It Save The Day?

We expected the eBay Motors app to arrive in March, but it missed that deadline by a couple of months. Now that it's finally arrived, can the app redeem itself by preserving... read more May 17, 2011 by

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Senators Push Apple, Google To Nix DUI Apps -- But Does It Matter?

In March, we told you that four U.S. Senators had pushed Apple, Google, and Research In Motion (creators of the Blackberry) to remove apps that revealed the location of DUI... read more May 12, 2011 by

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson Squeezes Into TomTom's App For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Given the vast number of free navigation apps available for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows handsets, we've been more than a little skeptical about the future of... read more May 4, 2011 by

State Farm Driver Feedback app for iPhone

Uh-Oh: State Farm Is Watching (And Rating) Your Driving, Too

Remember Progressive's Snapshot program? Sign up, and the agency sends you a device that plugs into your car's onboard diagnostic port and lets Progressive know how safely... read more May 2, 2011 by

Li Chao, Executive Deputy General Manager of Shanghai OnStar Telematics

OnStar Is China's First Automotive App

General Motors has made huge inroads in China, and now, those inroads have grown a bit wider: yesterday at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, GM launched its smartphone app for... read more April 20, 2011 by

BMW EVolve app

New 'EVolve' App From BMW Decides Whether You're Ready For An EV

Electric vehicles and other alt-fuel rides are big news these days. Tech fans and green enthusiasts can't wait to get their hands on 'em, while others think that hybrids and... read more April 19, 2011 by


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