When Apple first released its own standalone Maps app, reports of wrong directions and even life-threatening situations were aplenty. But after avoiding the spotlight for some time, the sometimes flawed and inaccurate data of the app has struck again, this time in Alaska.…Read More »
Nokia is ramping up plans for some new mobile devices based on Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT, but behind the scenes, the Finnish giant is attempting to pull off something grander. GigaOm reports that Nokia wants to be a strong contender in the future of the connected car, though it is clear that Nokia is interested in pursuing a driver-less car system similar to Google.…Read More »
Hold on, I’m still trying to get over what we’re looking at right here. Phew. Okay. PornHub is the third biggest porn site in the world, and it’s also one of the most popular in the US. That means that they have tons of data about what people like to watch, where they’re watching it from and even how long they’re watching.…Read More »
Last month, Google users gained the ability to virtually explore the Burj Khalifa. This month, the company has announced that you can now explore Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Once again, the team at Google used a special Street View Trolley (it’s in the image above) to capture the 360-degree panoramic images.…Read More »
To give us the awesomeness that is Street View, Google uses a number of different gadgets to roam the world and capture images. There’s a Google Street View car, trike, trolley and even a snowmobile. But there are still many places around the world that are only accessible by foot.…Read More »
Google has just captured their first skyscraper on Street View — and they started with a big one. Using customized versions of their Street View Trekker and Trolley, a team from Google spent three days capturing high-quality 360-degree panoramic images of the Burj Khalifa.…Read More »
One of the biggest announcements to come out of Google’s I/O conference was that Google Maps is getting a big redesign. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any rumors that this was happening, save for a few minor leaks moments before the conference took place.…Read More »
Google I/O is fast approaching (next week!), and some details of what’s gonna be at the conference are now trickling out. We now have heard that there will be… skydiving in Google Maps?
Developed in collaboration with Instrument, Map Diving is an installation that will be available for I/O attendees to get their virtual skydiving on.…Read More »
Some call it fragmentation; others proclaim choice. Whatever side of the fence you stand, is it clear there a lot of Android devices out there. Exactly how many, you ask? OpenSignalMaps, an app/service that helps users find the best data and WiFi signals, conducted a study tracking how many different Android devices use their app.…Read More »
Flickr is a famous photo sharing website with quite some useful features. Until now, Flickr has been using a pretty much ‘not so detailed’ maps layout for the purpose of geo-tagging photos. (The geo-tagging feature of Flickr lets a user add information about the location of the place where the photo was taken.) In a bid to make the maps more accurate and further detailed, Flickr has decided to partner with Nokia to bring all new maps to the photo sharing service.…Read More »
As Justin reported earlier today, in a move that is expected to bring more tension to the strings between the two smartphone giants, Apple replaced Google Maps for it’s own solution in it’s latest operating system, iOS 6. The latest iteration of iOS, iOS 6 was released amidst the first day specials of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) being held at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, from June 11 to 15, 2012.…Read More »