Waze is partnering with Universal Pictures to roll out a celebrity voice navigation feature. The first celebrity to guide you from point A to point B is comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
Weather Underground is an app from The Weather Channel to, well, tell you what it’s like outside.
Navigating and biking at the same time can be challenging and unsafe, which is the problem Hammerhead is trying to solve. Its device mounts on your handlebars and gives you turn-by-turn directions using LED lights.
In the city, getting somewhere is only half the battle — and sometimes much less than that. Finding a parking spot can be an even bigger time-waster.
Taking on Google, Apple, or Nokia in the maps space as a small startup is a little crazy. But that isn’t stopping Citymaps, a high-reaching service that has mapped every city in the U.S. and includes a full-fledged social network that lets you share maps with friends.
Editor’s Pick “The Samsung Galaxy S4 can already collect basically all the information that our current weather stations monitor,” Nicholas, told me. “And in the next 24 months … everyone will have a very very functional weather station in their pocket.”
The United States Patent Office published an Apple filing for a patent on real-time user ratings and alerts on routes, traffic, and locations. Yes, it sounds pretty much like Waze — which Apple rival Google just bought for over a billion dollars.
But the patent goes far beyond traffic conditions.
Google officially announced this morning that yes, it has closed on the Waze acquisition, and yes, Google and Waze will be “outsmarting traffic together.”
The quality of map apps have improved a great deal in two years.
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