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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.


Must-Read

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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