09/02/2013 Click


09/02/2013

Gadgets and technology news. With Valentine's Day on the way, this edition looks at how social networking and mobile phones are changing the way people find love online.


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streets or reveal a more widespread problem?

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More information on our website. Thank you for joining us. Time for

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Click. It is going to sound crazy and

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impetuous but I think I am falling in love with you. Our love with

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each other is like two long shadows kissing.

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This week, love is in the air but can mobile apps really made Cupid

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forget ILS and Android, we size of the new pretenders to the mobile

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crowd -- mobile Crown. And the latest kit for the open road. In

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Webscape, we go bargain hunting with an act that serves up all the

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deals in your area. -- application. Welcome to Click. I am not Spencer

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Kelly. I am in fact Kate Russell, taking over the helm while he has a

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well deserved break. It is that special time of year again.

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, a day when lovelorn

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singletons across the world usually feel more isolated than ever.

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Luckily, Kew but now comes in several digital incarnations,

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always on hand to help us locate a perfect partner. But is it a good

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idea for us to have our head in the clouds especially when we have no

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real idea who it is we are speaking to? We went to have a look at love.

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Date tonight. Again. Some of the predate rituals and routines may be

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strikingly familiar. But the way we are going about finding a soulmate

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is changing beyond recognition. If we are to believe the hype, one in

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five UK relationships begins on the internet. Established whether

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players are raising their game. E- Harmony claims to have developed a

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romance algorithm, if you can be bothered to answer 256 questions.

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And this cross-platform offering is enjoying huge reach with over 50

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million subscribers in over 70 countries. But it is the rise of

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social media that is creating the real buzz these days, making

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landing a catch easier than ever. Thing is - online dating is no

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longer taboo. It is now a multi- billion dollar business. Gone are

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the days when it was just about finding a flattering photograph and

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writing a decent profile. Now, you can do so much more. Turning to

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technology does not have universal appeal. Many people might not be

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very genuine and certainly would not be looking for something that

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is healthy. Meeting on the internet is like meeting in a bar. You have

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the same kind of anticipation and excitement and then the rejection

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and the unwanted advances. Yes, it is exactly the same. They put their

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best photo of a profile but when you meet them in person, will they

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look like that? I am not sure. Board of the fruitless flirtations

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online dating had brought him, one man's quest for love has prompted

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him to create an application to come to the rescue. A wasted so

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much time on dates where people did not look like their photographs,

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they came across different way. I wanted to take that and tap into

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the age-old wisdom that we have all what -- always met someone in

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common through friends and families through Facebook. We used Facebook

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to find out which of your friends' friends are single. And which can

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be recommended for you. The website has not launched yet and as an opt-

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in service, its success will depend on the willingness of Facebook

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users to sign up. That was a problem that faced American start

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of Europe. The service tapped into your Facebook result, setting you

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up with the friends of friends based on similar lights and music

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tastes. After initial interest comic plateaued and its technology

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was sold off. This website also look to fate took -- Facebook to

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get your single friends. The idea is to get a network of single

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people but it has struggled to make a dent. Many people felt it was too

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invasive. Facebook is generational in how people use it and what they

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will share. Younger people are fiercely protective of their

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privacy, believe it or not, and they want to keep their digital

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social lives separate from what they perceive to be a very private

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space in online dating. Soon, you may not need applications or dating

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sites at all as Facebook's new graph search could make meeting

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singletons with shared interests very easy. And the other platform

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we cannot forget. Twitter. Valentine's Day sees the launch of

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a system that gets you flirting with the Twitterati for a

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customised search box. It is not all about social media. For a real

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life rendezvous, location is everything. The term does not

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exactly roll off the tongue but geosocial networking has seen

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millions signing up to applications that rely on your GPS location to

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introduce you to people nearby. Heaven forbid you would actually

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introduce yourself to real living people in the same room. Grindr is

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an application targeting gay and bisexual men. It alerts you of up

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to 300 other Grindr uses in their immediate area. Over the past three

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years, it has enjoyed phenomenal success along with Blendr, its

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sister site open to everyone. Of the well-established websites like

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OKCupid are also putting geosocial family at their core. If you have

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the time, the locals feature broadcasts your availability to

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local people here by. But one question remains - how safe are

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these applications? GPS-enabled dating applications. People know

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that you are explicitly looking to hook up. All that you are

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explicitly looking to date and for some people, that can put them in a

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dangerous situation. Apply common sense and logic. You are probably

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in slightly more danger if you are not being careful. They do allow

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you to turn off your location and block those you might want to avoid

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but leaving on the tracking could in some circumstances make way for

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stalking. The risks of online dating are not confined to the

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latest geosocial applications. Last month, a woman in the US filed a

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$10 million lawsuit against Match .com, alleging that they do not do

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enough to safeguard their members after a man she met on the internet

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but it did to murder her. Match .com says the lawsuit is absurd and

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that this is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal

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record, not an entire community of men and women looking to meet each

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other. Match .com has safety advice pages, a feature to report abuses.

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Its terms and conditions page says it has no responsibility for bodily

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injury. For many solicitors, it is a happy ending. But it is a

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reminder that for better or for worse, what starts as frivolous

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online fun can have real world offline consequences. Swapping

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Tudor's bow for a browser. Time for the latest Tech News.

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The European IT commissioner has outlined a security strategy

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recommending companies in key sectors like banking and health to

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report cyber attacks. Some businesses are worried that will

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create a reputation damage at it comes in the midst of a renewed

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assault by the Anonymous hacking collective on American institutions,

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the latest being the Federal Reserve, where the stolen details

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of 4,000 bank executives were published earlier this month.

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It was first seen last month but while way has stepped back their

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ascent to smartphone to appeal to the African market. The Chinese

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handset maker already has a popular Android handset on the continent

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but this time around, his smartphone will feature a Windows

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mobile operating system, complete with an African focused Apple store.

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It is part of Microsoft's wider initiative to make inroads into the

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region. Forget Facebook credits, enter Amazon coins. The online

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retailer's a virtual currency will first be used on the Kindle Fire

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tablet to make online purchases. To help drive up take, the retail

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giant will give away millions for free ahead of the US launched in

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May. Finally, a kick-start a star eath

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star has flat up pledges of over $100,000 in just two days. The

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project was launched after the US government rejected an online

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position to build the infamous Battle station. There is still some

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way to go before the project gets under way. $30 million just for the

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plants. 850 Quadri and dollars to get it into space - give or take.

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Last week, we reported on BlackBerry's attempt to reignite

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interest in its once-popular range of smartphones. Recently, there

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have been two familiar names entering the mobile race. Five Fox

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and Ubuntu. Do these newcomers really have a chance against each

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other? All Black Broome and the two for life, Apple and Google Android?

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-- or BlackBerry? We will look at fire Fox later in the year, but it

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could face an uphill struggle against this, Ubuntu. Simply

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because of the fact that many people already know their way

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around to the well-established PC version. As you might expect from a

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new phone operation system, it comes with a new way of doing

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things. The phone has no buttons at all. Launch applications, spike

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between them -- switch between them by swiping to different sides of

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her the screen. Both fire Fox and Ubuntu are open sores and free and

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for that reason, they are both already popular in the developing

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world. The first phones for each operating system will be aimed at

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those wanting cheap, low-powered smartphones. Whereas fire foxed

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fans will and the target Viva Las - - the developing world, Ubuntu will

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also release high and phones. These might be the only computing devices

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We have a vision that your smartphone can be your thing for a

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whole set of things. If you cut your smartphone you can have and

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should have a full PC working experience. But you're also

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concentrating on the low end of the market? Exactly. When we first ship

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a product it will likely be one of these lean smartphones. That will

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be an entry-level smartphone, targeted at people using futures

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phones now and want to get into a smartphone. Or emerging markets

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where it is somebody's first bone, or even first computer in some ways.

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-- first phone. Why would that be better than a low end Android

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phone? For those consumers, who are interested in an entry-level

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smartphone, it offers a high class beautiful stunning use experience -

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- user experience on the level of phone appropriate for their budget

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for their needs. Every maker of smartphones boasts their operating

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system is the best looking and the most intuitive and the easiest to

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use. Why d'you think the Ubuntu smartphone will be any of those

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things? We have a design principle, if you can see information on a

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screen you should be able to action it right away. For example where

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you see the wifi indicator, when you pull that down from the top,

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turning it on and off is a very limited capability. Normally when

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you want to look at your wifi you're trying to pick a different

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access point or change networks. We provide the ability to do that

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right from the indicator. The messaging menu again with an

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indicator at the top, when you pull that down you can from that exact

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spot reply to messages, call people back. You don't have to go into

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another application to perform that function. It's clearly what you

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want to do. This is an advantage that will come in late to the

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market, you can see what everybody has done and you can see their

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mistakes -- that will come from coming in late. That is part of it

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and part of it is innovation from our own design and development

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teams. The technology inside as the cars

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has changed immeasurably over the last few years. -- our cars. With

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ever more powerful computing now tucked away inside the upholstery.

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We sent Ian Hardy out with MacBook and pen to hand to collect the

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latest ideas. It can't be easy constantly coming

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up with new ideas that redefine the way we interact with our vehicles.

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Past a certain point, safety laws regulations and common sense start

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to kick in. That's why driver side TV screens and texting were just

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two concepts that took us one step forward and two steps back. But

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sometimes removing tech reveals a whole new opportunity. CD players

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are slowly disappearing from the dashboard, and maybe that's why FM

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radio is writhing in popularity again. But if you have got a

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connected smartphone IndyCar broadcasters can now overlaid

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adverts from the by businesses and guide you there with GPS. You will

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never miss another special sale ever again. What the application is

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doing behind the scenes is embedding a bit of software under

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the system and then when they have the software they have access to a

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programme allowing them to in Sir adverts that interact through the

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internet, beamed to the smartphone and you get it through the radio

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system -- inserts. Mobile devices are becoming central to the

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automotive experience. So much so both Ford and GM have developed a

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website to encourage the creation of car-centric apps. The need for

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speed on portable gadgets comes with a need for juice. Wireless

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charging is nothing new, but Delphi are developing a method that will

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allow devices to be powered passively from base stations that

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are further away than current models. The idea is that the driver

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will never have to fumble around and the kids can keep their

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entertainment up and running right to the end of the trip. You manage

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how much power is totally available to the system. We can look at the

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system or the mobile device that needs the power the most, and

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switch off the ones that don't need the power and power up the ones

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that are the least charged. then of course we have started to

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see cars that are fully automated right down to the steering wheel.

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After all, how important is the driver really? There's been a lot

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of interest recently in driverless cars as you can see, there are a

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few examples of them around the world. But there's one company that

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has produced a product that can be fitted into your car long after you

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have bought it and it essentially gives the driver a helping hand, or

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should I say RAA. The gadget is a smart sensor camera that actually

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sees in black and white. -- A the unit's strength is down to its on-

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board processing power and software algorithms that can identify signs,

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traffic lights, people, pets, you name it! On the right and the Net

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you can see we are a forward looking solution. -- and the left.

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We track everything, including if you're driving in a condensed area

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with hundreds of pedestrians walking on the pavement, we take

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all of them and everybody has a target number. We know it's

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somebody runs into the road we can distinguish that. -- if somebody.

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We don't want to just provide a warning at the right time but also

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we want to provide a warning when you don't need it -- don't want to

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provide. Is crash avoidance systems and auto pilot modes become

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widespread in the future, and there's a good chance they will, it

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could lead to more screens and information being tolerated and

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displayed on doors and consoles. So it's very convenient that thanks to

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innovations in contoured surfaces and touch sensor technology like

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XSense car interiors could one day look very different. Automotive

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manufacturers are increasingly interested in putting Dutch

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solutions in the car. Not just for entertainment but navigation. It it

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does not have a touch green people think it is broken -- if it.

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Increasingly car manufacturers want to put touch technology in cars. --

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touch screen. The Access technology allows them to do this. There's the

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ability to make curved designs. course going overboard on

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technology will undoubtedly discouraged some people from

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driving at all. In which case, they might be better off with something

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a little simpler. Ian Harvey with the driving forces behind our

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future cars. -- Hardy. It's all very well having your photograph

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taken at family parties but if your folks are anything like mine you

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will never get to see the end results. I think I have the remedy

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for you next coming up in Webscape, Well actually I'm playing with

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keeps, a need social sharing tool for photos and video that should

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appeal to anyone that likes to keep things simple. Just sign up and get

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an easy to remember e-mail address that people can use to send things

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to you when they are home allowing you to organise it in two albums on

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lines. -- into albums on line. This is a no-fuss system but it still

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relies on your friend e-mailing you their pictures. Where it gets more

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powerful is if you can persuade everyone to sign up and then create

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an event around a particular occasion. The band gets its own e-

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mail address and you can share it with everyone in your neck work so

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all the pictures and footage gets e-mailed to one central been --

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network. The site is currently free to use with no limit on file size

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and there's no limit on overall storage. Although a fair use clause

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is in the terms. I spoke to the company and they have no plans to

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change this or charge in the future. Although it seems too good to last

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forever. IPhone and Android apps with a Windows Phone 8 in the

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pipeline rounds off this offering nicely. If you're a a voucher fan,

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Redeemia or is available for ioS and Apple. It filters coffers by

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category so you save time getting only the content you're interested

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in served up from one central location. -- offers. Heading back

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to the Web, this helpful app will tell you how words and short

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phrases are pronounced. Or should that be pronunced? Oh, wait... How

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do you say it? How do you say it? Pronounced. Thank you. You're

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welcome. You know, you sound kind of cute for a synthesiser. Behave

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yourself. Charming. The British accent does sound quite right,

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especially when you're saying childishly rude words to him. Come

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on, you know it's going to be the first thing you're going to do! Oh,

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just me then! If there's room in your heart for one more Valentine's

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app after Lara's won the full round-up, a free social faux code-

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sharing tool relaunched recently and is perfect for sending a quick

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message of love. Digisocial give you the option of adding a boys

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caption to your snaps and give you Instagram-style filters. Dasher

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voice. Then share in the usual ways. This weekend is the premiere of a

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documentary charting the rise and fall of notorious file sharing

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website The Pirate Bay. It debuts on line on 8th February. Released

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under the creative Commons licence -- Creative Commons license.

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Director Simon Klose aims to prove a point with this distribution

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tactic, and sharing can be a realistic business model. And it's

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With Valentine's Day on the way, this edition looks at how social networking and mobile phones are changing the way people find love online. Plus, test driving the latest in car technology gearing up for the open road.

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