Traffic is, apparently, a hot button issue. First IBM came out with its Commuter Pain Index, a look at the cities with the world’s most painful commutes, and now Audi has released its Road Frustration Index, a real-time site that quantifies driver frustration in different parts of the U.S.
Updated. Facebook now has a solution for dealing with friends who post too often, or are constantly adding games or apps that fill up your news feed, besides just hiding all their posts. The social network will announce subscriptions Wednesday, which are designed to let users decide what they want to see more and less of in their news feed. Subscriptions build on the idea of more control for users, which we also saw Tuesday with the introduction of Smart Lists, and with changes that emphasized privacy introduced last month.
Facebook made some pretty huge privacy changes last month, which included introducing tag approval and better controls over how information is shared with specific groups. This month, the social network is revealing even more tools to help users automatically categorize their friends, control who views the content they post, and allow users to decide whose status updates and photos they see the most and least.
The company says it will be rolling out a one-stop shop for merchants, both online and local businesses, to manage payments from customers. Details are sparse but PayPal says that new features will include location-based offers, making payments accessible from any device and offering more payments flexibility to customers after they’ve checked out.
The collection of new concepts from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto show spans from an urban commuter to a beach buggy.