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The Weekly Roundup | February 20th - February 26th, 2017

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Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to.


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It's official, Austinites. I-35 is the worst. Seriously, a new study says that our love-to-hate I-35 is the 6th most congested road in the country. Culture Map has all the details.

It's 2017. Could it be possible that buying a high quality dash cam is still that difficult to do? We made it our mission to find out.

Think the #DeleteUber trend is last week's news? A tech insider thinks that this is only the beginning. Head to GOOD for the story.

Shoutout to Christine Ro at Matador Network for her piece, How to Make Public Transportation Safer for Women. It's wonderful, well-written, and important. Take some time to read it today.

This week, Bryan Clark at The Next Web TNW had some honest feedback about VAVA's $199 dashcam. TL;DR: Apparently it won't stay on your windshield. Check out the full review on TNW.

Scott Kramer reveiwed the Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM GPS Navigation (w/Traffic) + Single Lense Dashcam for Forbes this week. While we don't necessarily agree with all of the cons that he brings up (except for hands-free voice commands... that makes a lot of sense for safe driving), it's still good to be aware of his complaints about this dash cam before you buy. Read his review on Forbes.

A new app, Nexar, turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam. Would you download it? Head to Mashable to learn more.

Scam artist throws themself in front of a car and asks the driver for money. It's a scam as old as time, and apparently it's a big problem in China. The New York Times has more on how this scamming goes down with some entertaining dashcam videos.

A new app, Nexar, turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam. Would you download it? Head to Mashable to learn more.

Starting to plan your spring break? Want to get some hiking in? Matador Network has 28+ epic hiking trails in Calfornia to fuel your spring break wanderlust.

Do you picture yourself buying a home in or near a National Park? Well, Westword has compiled a list of 8 great homes that are for sale that you should definitely check out.



Must-Watch

Heavy rains brought some impressive lightning in Austin on Monday, and we caught it on dashcam.

So unfortunate. Hapless minibus driver crashes twice in just five seconds in ‘comedy’ dashcam footage.

Dashcam footage of scary chase with NC robbery suspects.

Car crash caught on dash cam.

Watch This Russian Hoverbike Go for a Gloriously Scary Ride.



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It's 2017. Is It Still Difficult to Buy a High Quality Dash Cam in the U.S.?

Back in April 2013, Jason Torchinsky over at Jalopnik wrote Why Is It So Hard To Buy a Decent Dash Cam? Jason brings up some excellent points about the challenges of how to find reputable dash cams in America. Now that over three and a half years have gone by since this article was first [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | February 13th - February 19th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read Despite advances in technology and funding for nation-wide safe driving campaigns, more Americans are dying on our roads than in years, and this sudden sharp increase is alarming safety advocates. The New York Times has the full story and [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | February 6th - February 12th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read We hate to brag... but we're super excited that our city of Austin was ranked the No. 1 best place to live by U.S. News! Culture Map has more. What do you think about the dride dash cam? Check out [...]

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4 Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Oh, Valentine's Day. Some love it, some loathe it. We can understand the loathing: trying to make Valentine's Day dinner reservations is a nightmare, it's easy to stress out over finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for him or for her, and the whole day can feel a bit commercialized and insincere. But Valentine's Day [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | January 30th - February 5th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read Does your city have car2go? Our hometown of Austin does, and we were excited to learn on Culture Map that car2go is rolling out a Mercedes-Benz fleet by the end of 2017! Pretty awesome. Get ready for [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | January 23rd - January 29th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read We've spotted the ultimate tree house in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. It's in an isolated evergreen pine forest in Lapland, Sweden, near the Arctic Circle, which means views of the Northern Lights. Head to [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | January 16th - January 22nd, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read We want to make the process of researching and buying the right dashcam for your needs easier. That's why we've updated our Dashcam Buyer's Guide. Check it out and let us know what you think! A natural gas pipeline [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | January 9th - January 15th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read When you play back your dashcam video and audio, are you surprised by how weird your own voice sounds? We definitely do. Well, a physics professor at MSU and a researcher at Harvard have a scientific explanation for [...]

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The Weekly Roundup | January 2nd - January 8th, 2017

Keeping tabs on the best of tech, cars, and dashcams this week... so you don’t have to. Must-Read Do you have some new year wanderlust? So does Marina Piro. She was born in Italy, lives in the UK, but is currently road tripping around Europe with her dog in a old 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo. Head to [...]

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