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Automatic: A Bluetooth Gadget and App to Connect Your Car to Your Smartphone

Cars have been fairly quiet on the smartphone scene so Automatic’s making a very loud entry with its Bluetooth enabled app – a device smart enough to call 911 when you are involved in a crash.

Automatic is revolutionary because it takes your car’s standard, data connector to record and feed data to your smartphone via a small Bluetooth antennae. Are you a driver that applies the brake too fast? Automatic will make an audible signal and record your habit to help you improve your gas mileage. The driving app can help you determine what ails your engine. When you have a ‘check your engine’ light on, the app gives you a push notification. It knows what each engine error code means and can tell you how to fix it or show you the nearest mechanic. Read more

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ScoreCleaner App Notates What You Play Into Your iPhone

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If you’ve ever wished that you could not only record, but also automatically notate your song ideas, that technology is here. After 20 years of research on music cognition, folk musician Sven Ahlbäck, who teaches at the The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and bass player Sven Emtell, who studied computer science at The Royal Academy of Technology, have built a practical application for songwriting on the go. To see how it worked, SocialTimes writer Megan O’Neill played a short exercise on her cello.

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