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Why car-to-car communication will make road rage a thing of the past

It’s always when you’re in a hurry, isn’t it? Every traffic light goes red as you drive towards it. Every. Single. One. It’s unbelievable.

But here’s something you can believe. In future, your car will tell you how fast to drive in order to reach every single traffic light when it’s green. It’ll also tell you when you’re about about to hit a traffic jam (hopefully in time for the satnav to recalculate), when there’s an ambulance coming up behind you and when you’re about to hit a patch of black ice.

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TomTom Runner GPS sports watch now available, Multi-Sport to launch later this month

TomTom unveiled two watches earlier this year for the sports-inclined, called Runner and Multi-Sport, and now the GPS-maker has made both available for purchase.

The $169.99 (£111) TomTom Runner has an 11.5-mm slim design, 10-hour battery life, heart rate monitor and a GPS locator. Other attributes include a scratch- and impact-resistant display and weatherproof and waterproof casing. The watch also offers desktop syncing compatibility so users can share stats with the TomTom MySports website, MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and TrainingPeaks.

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Huawei’s Emotion UI eliminates Android “inconsistencies”

The Huawei Ascend P6 was revealed as the world’s thinnest smartphone at a global launch in London last week. At the launch, caught up with lead UI designer Dennis Poon to chat phones, features and the future…

Last week saw the reveal of the Huawei Ascend P6 which, at 6.18mm in thickness, became the world’s thinnest smartphone to date. How long the P6 can keep that title remains to be seen, but it wasn’t just the hardware that Huawei was keen to talk about.

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State of play: Android devices double, tablet sales soar, and PCs tumble

The latest report from industry analysts Gartner has revealed a number of distinct trends in the worldwide devices market (combining sales of mobiles, tablets, and PCs). Whilst there has been an overall growth in devices sold boosted by increased tablet sales, the popularity of traditional PCs continue to fall.

The report also measures the growth of operating systems, with Android seeing the largest improvements, followed by smaller growth from iOS/MacOS and Windows, with the latter still retaining a slight edge in numbers over Apple, whilst falling behind in rates of growth.

The total number of devices sold worldwide is project to reach just under 2.35 billion units by 2013, a total rise of 5.9 per cent. Traditional PC sales (desk-based and notebooks) will fall by 10.6 per cent from 2012 with growth in the sector supplied by tablets (up 67.9 per cent), mobiles (growing 4.3 per cent) and ultramobiles (an increase of 107 per cent).

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