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Google Now updated to include gas stations while you're driving

Google Now continues to get more powerful, with the Mountain View-based search giant adding in a way to find gas stations for that possibly long drive of yours.

 

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Many drivers have noticed that Google Now is now showing "gas stations on your route" as a Now card, which pinpoints gas stations that are near you. Not that you'd be using this feature while driving, but Google Glass users could find this super useful. Better yet, if it found its way onto an Android Wear-powered smartwatch, it could be a really good feature going into the future.

Technology destined to make you feel good, really good

"Miss On the Go lets you tone your pelvic muscles at all times. Fantasies come alive with our app!" is what the Kickstarter headline reads, instantly jumping out at you.

 

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So what exactly does this product intend to do? The answer is "combine utility & pleasure with technology to rev up your day!" The 'Ladies, Miss On the Go' claims to tone your pelvic muscles while delivering a vibrant experience -all controlled by a mobile application. If you're still not sure exactly what's going on, you can dig deeper.

 

Setting Canadian's back $95 CAD and the rest of the world $105 CAD for the first batch, it will be priced at $169 CAD once it's available for retail.

 

This product is water resistant, will last 3 hours on one charge and is reportedly whisper quiet. We certainly haven't seen anything like it before on Kickstater before.

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Spotify has gone full stalker mode - here's the songs you have sex to

Gone are the days of Barry White and Marvin Gaye's sexual healing - Spotify has gone completely stalker mode and compiled 2.5 million user playlists together with "sex" in the title.

 

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Low and behold, this is apparently the music we're listening to while 'bumping uglies' - how many of these songs ring true for you?

 

Move over Diana Ross, Hozier is number one now - apparently.

 

Take a look at the compiled list within the full story.

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Uber Australia claim to be creating 20,000 jobs in 2015

In an email sent a few hours ago, Uber's Queensland team stated that they will be "committed to creating 20,000 new jobs in Australia in 2015."

 

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This release went on to ensure customers that all patrons will be safe, claiming that "each of these new jobs will be filled by people who have passed rigorous criminal and driving history background checks, who are fully insured, and who are seeking to earn a flexible income to support their families," as there have been some major concerns in the past as to how safe Uber drivers really are.

 

20,000 jobs in any industry is certainly not a small task. Especially when you consider that there are only approximately 23,000 Taxi drivers employed as a whole in Australia's most populated state - New South Wales.

WhatsApp rolls out voice calling to certain users

WhatsApp is now providing a select number of its 700 million strong users with a new voice calling function inside of its Android app. It was first spotted on Reddit, with a user based in India posting a screenshot of the new voice calling function icon.

 

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Others began noticing the same thing, where basic functions like speakerphone, mute and other call options were found within WhatsApp for Android. This will be a small test for now, before it is rolled out into a bigger update for WhatsApp in the near future. It is being suggested that it wasn't intended for the new voice calling function to reach WhatsApp, as it is still very buggy and not ready for the public.

 

If you've received the voice calling function for WhatsApp, let us know!

theScore release an exciting new eSports app for Android

theScore just released a new app that centers around the world of eSports, dubbed "theScore eSports" that will provide users with everything happening in the world of eSports, in the palm of their hand.

 

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There will be more games added to theScore eSports app, but for now it includes League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, StarCraft II and Hearthstone. Major tournaments can be followed with real-time scores, standings, ladders and curated links to the live streams of the events as they're happening.

 

theScore says that they are "the first major sports media company to launch a dedicated mobile app for eSports" which is huge, as eSports just isn't slowing down. If you want to grab theScore eSports for Android, check it out on the Google Play Store.

Kim Kardashian game developers are working on a game for Katy Perry

Kim Kardashian is enjoying her millions of dollars earned from her game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, but it looks like it will soon be Katy Perry's turn to make money from a game.

 

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Glu Mobile, the company that worked on Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, has announced it's working on an untitled game for Katy Perry. Glu Mobile said: "Katy is arguably the most recognized musician in America following her Super Bowl XLIX Halftime performance this past Sunday. She is a cultural icon and we expect to translate key elements of her success into an innovative, highly entertaining mobile experience. We anticipate that Katy's significant global audience, including more than 170 million fans on social media, will make her a strong gaming partner for Glu".

 

The game will launch later this year on both iOS and Android, featuring Perry's voice, likeness, and much more.

Hipster Whale is an example of Indie developing done well

Not quite the next Angry Birds, but Indie developers Hipster Whale have burst into the app scene with a big bang - seeing over 30 million global downloads and topping $1 million in profit since launching their game Crossy Road late last year.

 

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Seeing them officially form only four months ago, Hipster Whale are certainly an indie success story - with ten million of their total downloads occurring in the last fortnight alone, seeing this free game draw in massive profits through in-app purchases and advertising. It's reported that users will pay between $1.29 AU and $3.99 AU to purchase new characters for use alone, alongside the various advertising avenues taking place.

 

Co-founder Matt Hall said to reporters that "we wanted a game that was influenced by popular culture and crazy. We put a lot of effort into a game that people want to share," further mentioning that they didn't heavily promote or advertise Crossy Road - simply relying on social media networks, user reviews and recommendations to push their product to the masses.

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Microsoft earning praise for Outlook app on Google Android, iOS

Microsoft has released a native Outlook app for Apple iOS and a preview mode for Google Android, as the company continues to embrace change. The successful launch was courtesy of Microsoft's previous acquisition of Acompli, with both sides integrating the teams while continuing to develop the Outlook app.

 

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The Outlook iOS version requires iOS 8.0 or newer, and is a 22.5MB download.

 

"Microsoft is absolutely doing the right thing putting these important and popular applications on Android and iOS," said Al Hilwa, analyst at IDC, in a statement to PCWorld. "An increasing number of users of these products already use multiple devices, and it is valuable for them to be able to move across platforms with the same tools."

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Delaware looks to become first state to adopt digital driver's license

Iowa isn't the only state interested in utilizing a digital driver's license for state drivers, as Delaware also wants to roll out digital license technology. Recently, the Delaware House of Representatives passed a resolution for the DMV to consider adopting the technology, which has drawn security and privacy concerns.

 

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The MorphoTrust vendor is developing a pilot program that could be used by multiple states, giving smartphone owners the opportunity of using a secure app to show their license. The digital license would not replace physical plastic hard copies - and would join the ability for drivers to already show an electronic proof of insurance.

 

"We anticipated this shift a couple years ago, and are pleased that this process has reached a stage today where we are talking with many of the 42 states that we supply with physical licenses about piloting the concept," said Jenny Openshaw, VP of MorphoTrust, in an interview with SecurityDocumentWorld. "Of course, Iowa is the state that is furthest down that road."

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