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Google Maps is hands-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it while driving, it's easy to miss some of its features. Whether you're new to Google Maps or a veteran, let's take a look at the best ways to get the most out of it.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you're a cyclist, there's a good chance you've thought about getting a GPS cycling computer so you can see mountains of data at a glance and you don't destroy your phone's battery every time you track your rides. The Garmin Edge 520 and Wahoo Elemnt are two of the newest, most forward-thinking options available, so let's see how they compare.

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From December 1, all provisional licence holders in NSW will be banned from using their phones in any way while driving. This includes accessing GPS applications while the phone is secured in a hands-free cradle. The state government is hoping this blanket ban will reduce fatalities among new drivers who are statistically eight times more likely to have a car accident than fully licenced drivers. Is this a win for road safety or will it just lead to even more problems?

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I trust my running app, most of the time. If I set out for a 3k, and come home with only 2.8 on the screen, I'll jog around the block to finish the job. But even a smartphone can be dumb sometimes: like when MapMyRun grabbed a data point on the other side of the river my friend was running along.

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Finding the perfect mount for your smartphone in your car can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are tons of options. Some are cheap but way too basic while others are loaded with a bunch of features you'll never need. Then there are the models that are just right. This week we're looking at five of the best, with a price to suit every budget.

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Domino's (and most of its rivals) already offer pizza tracking if you order online, showing when a pizza is being cooked and when it leaves the store. Domino's now says that during 2015, it will add GPS tracking to its delivery vehicles so you can tell exactly how far away it is.

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Navman's SmartGPS is a 5-inch Android tablet -- running quite an old version of Android -- that syncs over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with your smartphone, giving you turn-by-turn driving directions and live traffic updates, as well as extra info like the cheapest petrol nearby and any cafes and restaurants in the area. But is it still worth buying a standalone GPS in 2014?

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If you have an outdoor pet and are curious what they get up to during the day, this TinyDuino-based collar may be just the right project for you. It doesn't let you track location remotely, but it does log GPS coordinates so you can do a little pet-snooping.

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We can use GPS in our phones to track them if they're ever lost or stolen, why not do the same with your car? This DIY solution uses an Arduino Uno, a GPS module and a GSM shield to send you text messages and updates as the car is on the move.