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Six months. That's apparently how long it takes to buy a company, retool their product, and sell it under a new name. Garmin's new Varia Rearview Bike Radar is a rear light that scans up to 140m behind a bicycle for traffic. It then hands that data on to either a compatible Garmin Edge system or a...

July 1st 2015 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surface could be hiding a giant ocean friendly to life. The agency is going to need the right equipment if it's going to verify its theories, however, which is why it just chose nine instruments that will...

May 26th 2015 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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Apalon has released two weather apps that could make your holiday travel more predictable. Weather Live (US$1.99) features animated, customizable backgrounds that look great and a widget for quick access to your most important weather info. You can set a number of different cities, and swipe betwee...

December 24th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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There are so many weather apps out there... As a general rule, I often find that the pretty ones don't have a lot of information, and the ones with more information provided have worse user interfaces. Wthr Complete (US$1.99) breaks that rule by adding a lot of depth and a beautiful interface. It...

December 16th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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BeWeather 2 (US$1.99) is an attractive collection of weather information that can be customized both in the data presented and the look of the app. It as features similar to many other weather apps, but BeWeather's overall presentation still makes it compelling. You get detailed current conditions,...

November 19th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Even with lots of weather apps to choose from, including excellent free apps from Apple and Yahoo, I'm always interested to see something new come along in the weather category that has a unique feature set. Live Weather Forecast (US$0.99) is a graphically pleasing universal app that packs a lot o...

November 12th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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After facing a tidal wave of negative publicity and staying quiet for almost a week, counselling charity Samaritans has decided to suspend its controversial Twitter app. Radar was designed to remotely listen in on Twitter conversations and warn users when a person they follow might need some frien...

November 7th 2014 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Automakers like Subaru and Volvo have had automatic anti-collision braking for a while, but what if you're a Ford fan? You won't have to wait long. The Blue Oval has revealed that it's adding its own smart braking system (Pre-Collision Assist) as an option for new cars, starting with the 2015 Mond...

October 23rd 2014 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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Other than checking the temperature or the forecast, I often use the radar function of weather apps. I like seeing radar in motion, so I can guesstimate what's going to happen in the future. In the video below, I tried the radar experience in four apps: The Weather Channel, Weatherbug, Yahoo Weath...

February 17th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Sygic makes some very popular navigation apps, and now the company is branching out a bit with a free app called Speedometer. It uses your iOS device's GPS receiver to provide your current speed and trip mileage, as well as warn you of fixed speed and red-light camera locations. The app also provide...

February 14th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Developers, take note. Apple has launched a significant redesign to its bug reporting tool known as Radar. The new Bug Reporter tool actually went live for a few days after this year's WWDC, but was quickly pulled as it was -- ironically -- riddled with bugs. Now it's live again for all developers...

September 2nd 2013 at 1:15pm 0 Comments