Tag Archive: Tells


This $13 Kobra OBD-II reader tells your phone all about your car

You know when mechanics charge you $ 75 to tell you you need air in your tire? Figure it out for yourself.

Kobra’s Wi-Fi OBD-II car code reader and scanner is down to $ 13.29 with code ALUA3DVB on Amazon. This is the best price we’ve ever seen on it. The last deal we shared on it was about five months ago and that was a little over a dollar more expensive than the current deal above.

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Google Maps now tells you when to get off at your bus stop

Never miss your stop again.

Trains and buses are how a lot of people make their daily commutes each and every day, and although Google Maps has already been able to show arrival times for this way of transportation, it’s now getting a big upgrade with the new ability to tell you how much more time you have before you’re at your destination.

When you’re on a train or bus, you’ll be able to look at Google  [Read More…]

Google Maps now tells you how long a future trip will take

“If I don’t leave now, it’s only going to take longer.”

It’s hard to know the perfect time to go somewhere, because there’s no one outside mailmen and UPS drivers that really know when traffic is best in your city… except for Google Maps. With millions of users and millions more Waze users helping them graph traffic in real-time, day after day, Google Maps really can tell when the best time is  [Read More…]

Google’s Popular Time now tells you how crowded a place is in real time

Don’t you just hate having to go to a shop or a restaurant just to find out it’s teeming with people and there’s no room left for you? Google knows your pain and wants to help. Last year the search giant unveiled Popular Time, a feature meant to let users know when a particular place

Google Maps now tells you when places are busy in real time

Manage your time better with the new Google Maps update.

Google Maps has received a small update today focusing on improving time rationing at busy stores around the holiday (and beyond). In an update to Google Maps for Android and iOS, the service now tells you not only the general times when a restaurant, bar or store is busy, but, where available, a real-time summary of its popularity.

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New Samsung site tells you if your Galaxy Note 7 is safe

Online IMEI checker now available.

As promised a few days back, Samsung has launched a new online tool to let Galaxy Note 7 owners check if their phone is affected by the battery issue causing some units to catch fire or explode. The process is as simple as plugging your IMEI number into Samsung’s form and pressing a button; you’ll then be told if your Note needs to be replaced or not. The IMEI number is  [Read More…]

Nest’s new CEO tells employees it’s sticking with current plans and ‘is not for sale’

Nest’s new CEO Marwan Fawaz sent out an email to all of the employees of the connected device company, stating “Nest is not for sale”.

Fawaz took over as head of Nest, following the official departure of co-founder Tony Fadell from the company late last week. In a company email that was forwarded to The Verge, Fawaz says that Nest’s future product plans are still on track:

Many of you have asked if there’s a change  [Read More…]

Google Play Store now tells you when albums are in All Access

One of the many cool things to come from Google’s Material Design update to the Play Store app, which now features big beautiful images and colorful icons when you select just about anything, is a huge deal for All Access subscribers. After this update hits your phone or tablet, you’ll be able to check and see if an album is a part of your All Access subscription thanks to this single line toward the bottom of  [Read More…]

WhatsApp tells what’s really up with Facebook partnership, talks data and privacy

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you can rest assured that your data and privacy will not be compromised with Facebook’s recent $ 16 billion purchase of the popular cross-platform social messaging platform.

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the company’s personal blog today to set the record straight since it said that while they’ve been “truly humbled” by the attention the partnership with Facebook has garnered, there has also been a lot of inaccurate and careless information circulating about user data and  [Read More…]

Flappy Bird developer tells Rolling Stone new games are in the works

And the flying fish may return, with a warning

In one of the few good stories you’ll read about Flappy Bird — well, aside from this one, perhaps — Rolling Stone tells the tale of Dong Nguyen and the rise and fall (see what we did there?) of one the hottest (and simplest) games to hit smartphones. 

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And you’ll actually get an answer as to why Nguyen decided to burn it all down.

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