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Galaxy Gear and BMW i3_1

CoA-CES-2014The Galaxy Gear has by no means reached its full potential yet, and there are plenty of exciting developments to come for the Android-powered smartwatch. One of those will be the ability to control various features inside your car remotely from your wrist.

Samsung has teamed up with BMW to debut the technology inside BMW’s new all-electric i3, and it has been showing it off at CES in Las Vegas this week.

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image courtesy of Parrot

In keeping with their promise to make more apps available for their Android-based line of Asteroid car audio head units, Parrot has added four new apps to the Asteroid’s library: Three navigation apps — including a TomTom app — and a Facebook app.

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Glympse is a clever — and potentially lifesaving — feature that we’d love to see in more smartphone-connected cars.

It started out as a free app that can broadcast the user’s location to selected contacts, Facebook friends or Twitter followers. But it’s become a valuable tool for drivers of smartphone-connected Fords and Merecedes-Benzes, allowing them to broadcast their location without taking their hands off the steering wheel.

Now BMW and Mini have partnered with Glympse, raising the marque total to four.

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mwc2013bug-coaBARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a company called Paragon is showing off an awesome new tablet dock called the cTablet Docking Station. It lets you mount your device within your car’s dashboard, providing you with a cutting-edge in-car entertainment system that’s already full of all your media, your navigation apps, and lots more.

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You know about Magnetyze, right? It’s a system that lets you charge an iPhone 4/S or Galaxy S3 without the need for a cord. Pop your iPhone into the provided case, then drop the case on the magnetic charging base and your iPhone will charge (and sync) — it works kind of like the MagSafe power adapter on a MacBook. It’s really cool on the S3, because the Magnetyze case replaces the S3′s original back, so there’s almost zero extra bulk. Neat.

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