Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

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Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that …

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Alexa’s Auto Mode turns your phone into a ‘driver-friendly’ display

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Amazon wants to make it safer and easier to use your phone while you’re in the car. Today, it’s introducing Auto Mode in the Alexa App. The feature turns your phone into a “driver-friendly” display with large touch targets and easy-to-read vis…

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Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook

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How ICE picks its targets in the surveillance age
McKenzie Funk,
The New York Times

Through the lens of officers operating in the Pacific Northwest, The New York Times explains how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collects informat…

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Chevy’s safety feature won’t let teens drive without seat belts

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Because a chiming dashboard alert isn’t enough to get teens to buckle up, Chevrolet introduced a new feature that prohibits drivers from shifting out of park until their seat belt is fastened. The “Buckle to Drive” system includes visible and audible…

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Waze adds Siri Shortcuts to its iOS app

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Waze is playing even more nicely with Apple after it enabled CarPlay support back in September. The latest version of its iOS app lets you use Siri Shortcuts to find your way to a destination. You’ll be able to set up shortcuts for things like your m…

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Proterra wants to build autonomous vehicles for public transit

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The company that built an electric bus capable of driving 350 miles before needing a recharge wants to take public transit to the next level: autonomous driving. Working with the University of Nevada, Proterra has launched an autonomous drivin…

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 33: Losing My Edge

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Managing editor Dana Wollman and host Terrence O’Brien are joined by a new face on this week’s episode: social media manager Evan Rodgers. They’ll talk about Engadget’s Adult Week — a collection of articles about growing up in the digital age. Sure,…

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