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SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft's Kinect (video)

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The tools available to therapists tasked with helping children with motor skills impairments improve their range of motion are definitely helpful. But the Human-Automation Systems Lab at Georgia Tech is looking to make said tools even better (specifically for those with cerebral palsy) with the SuperPop Project. With the...
SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft's Kinect (video)

Facebook and Location: Here is What We Know

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AdAge is reporting that we will very soon see some sort of McDonald’s app on Facebook mobile that allows people to check in – or at least associate their status updates – to McDonalds locations (see our analysis here). For this to happen, Facebook will need to be able to...
Facebook and Location: Here is What We Know
'Mass Effect 3' copies to be launched into space, land before release date

It’s Time For An Open Database Of Places

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With last week’s declaration by Twitter that it intends to start identifying places based on the coordinates of geo-coded Tweets, the location land rush is in full swing. A long list of companies including Twitter, Google, Foursquare, Gowalla, SimpleGeo, Loopt, and Citysearch are far along in creating separate databases...
It’s Time For An Open Database Of Places

Google+ification: G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap

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As the lines between Google and Google+ grow blurrier, so do privacy norms. Today we’re posed with whether we want our location made abundantly clear to anyone we share G+ posts with. Now when you post to G+ from mobile and you enable automatic location sharing or geo-tag, yourself a local...
Google+ification: G+ Posts Show Your Exact Location On A GMap

Revolve Robotics' KUBI spins your tablet around for teleconferences, we go hands-on

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We've been covering telepresence robots for years, but those that have materialized aren't exactly within most people's budget. However, if all you need is some way to rotate your view on the other end of the line, then you may consider Revolve Robotics' KUBI. With six days left and...
Revolve Robotics' KUBI spins your tablet around for teleconferences, we go hands-on

New shear touch technology lets you skip a double-tap, push your device around (video)

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Most every touchscreen in the market today can only register your finger input as coordinates; that's fine for most uses, but it leads to a lot of double-taps and occasionally convoluted gestures. A pair of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Chris Harrison and Scott Hudson, have suggested that shear...
New shear touch technology lets you skip a double-tap, push your device around (video)

Check.in Is A Potentially Brilliant Remedy For Check-In Fatigue

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Last week, I wrote about check-in fatigue. While there is a lot of excitement right now surrounding location-based apps, and particularly the ones where you “check-in” places, trying to use all of them can be exhausting, as I found out at SXSW. So what’s the solution? Do you just pick...
Check.in Is A Potentially Brilliant Remedy For Check-In Fatigue

iCensorship: Apple deletes iCloud emails with the phrase 'barely legal teen'

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Apple is deleting emails sent from iCloud accounts containing the phrase “barely legal teen,” a sign that the company is still strictly distancing itself from pornography and adult material. The deleted...
iCensorship: Apple deletes iCloud emails with the phrase 'barely legal teen'

Apple fixes data bug stranding Aussies, but what about the rest of us?

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Less than a day after Australian police issued a warning that drivers should avoid using iOS 6's new Maps app, Apple has fixed the error that stranded drivers in a national park. According to a report in The Register, the data error was reportedly due to a confusing entry...
Apple fixes data bug stranding Aussies, but what about the rest of us?

Typode: An interactive, experimental font that's built with simple coordinates

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Surfaced by Creative Applications, Typode is an incredible experiment in typography which merges letterforms with interactivity. Creator Santiago Ortiz explains that Typode is a “simple font described with coordinates so it can be freely reshaped, distorted, or mapped. [He] created it to be used in certain information visualization contexts, in which text...
Typode: An interactive, experimental font that's built with simple coordinates

Facebook SoLoMo-fies The Platform, Lets Apps Tag Friends and Places

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Get ready for another wave of social location-based mobile apps. Facebook has just opened new APIs that allow apps on its platform to tag posts with friends and Places, read the location of your old posts, and search for specific posts by coordinates and distance parameters. For example, Facebook explains...
Facebook SoLoMo-fies The Platform, Lets Apps Tag Friends and Places
Guardly First In Mobile Safety To Offer Indoor Positioning System To Aid In Emergency Response

Google Maps API Gets Elevation

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We've seen the feature before on services like MapMyRide and surely many other maps, but as of yesterday, we will probably begin seeing it pop up all around the web - elevation on maps. Google announced yesterday that it would be bringing elevation to its Maps API, ensuring a whole...
Google Maps API Gets Elevation

Geocaching Has Merit

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Image via flickr user cachemania; CC Attribution License To say that geocaching is relatively new would be grossly incorrect. With over a million caches worldwide, people have been using GPS devices to participate in the treasure-hunt-of-sorts for years. Whether hiking out in the woods or exploring little known places in...
Geocaching Has Merit

Not a lie: Valve updates Portal with secret SSTV images

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This afternoon's best mystery from the new reigning champs of brilliant viral updates: a seemingly innocuous new update to the PC version of Valve's cult hit puzzle game Portal has turned out to be far more than anyone expected, and could be the first instance of using a three...
Not a lie: Valve updates Portal with secret SSTV images
How the military defends against GPS jamming

India-based restaurant guide Zomato plates up in London, its first location in Europe

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Zomato, the India-based restaurant and nightlife guide, has launched in London, it’s first location in Europe, as it continues the ambitious international expansion that it kicked off in 2012. Initially invite-only, the site will open its doors to all in the UK’s capital on January 26 with details of more...
India-based restaurant guide Zomato plates up in London, its first location in Europe

Let's Cut Through the Bitcoin Hype

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Let's Cut Through the Bitcoin Hype: Dan Kaminsky: The internet's proven to be a pretty big deal for global society, and Bitcoin could basically be thought of as the Internet, applied to Money. There's an old comment that the internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. Sure, we've...
Let's Cut Through the Bitcoin Hype

Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

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(Photo: MNN) Worrying about having your email hacked is so 2012. Instead, the newest hacking trend researchers are examining is less about your online life than it is about your physical body: soon, blackhat badasses and government spies could hack into your brain. (Dun dun dun.) Wired reports that brain-computer...
Soon Even Your Brain Could Be Hacked, Turning You Into a Killing Machine

Update: In Time For SXSW, Twitter Officially Turns On Geolocation

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A few days ago, we spotted Twitter’s initial roll out of a geolocation feature on its Website. It appeared that Twitter was testing the feature because it quickly turned it off. Last night, the feature went back on, and Twitter co-founder and CEO Biz Stone officially announced it. While...
Update: In Time For SXSW, Twitter Officially Turns On Geolocation
Twitter-driven search leads to the rescue of a carjacking victim

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Finding Coordinates on Google Maps

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Unveil the coordinates of a location on a Google Map with a right-click of the mouse....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Finding Coordinates on Google Maps

Social, Spatial, & Temporal: The Coordinates of Community in the Cloud | The Intelligent Enterprise Blog

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Social, Spatial, & Temporal: The Coordinates of Community in the Cloud | The Intelligent Enterprise Blog

Wikimedia launches 'Nearby' to surface Wikipedia articles based on location, and it wants your photos too

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Wikimedia Foundation, the charitable organization behind Wikipedia and other online collaborative projects, has introduced a new Nearby page as it looks to surface articles based on a user’s location. Back in January, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a new GeoData extension for MediaWiki, which promised to provide a “structured way to...
Wikimedia launches 'Nearby' to surface Wikipedia articles based on location, and it wants your photos too
Permission loophole gives developers access to iOS photo library and location history
A futuristic gesture: PointGrab aims to bring remote motion control to iOS devices

BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)

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Yesterday, we told you about StickNFind, a nifty electronic sticker that lets you locate anything you tack it to, and MeterPlug, the smartphone-compatible power monitor with cost estimates and realtime consumption readouts. Now, the folks that brought you those Bluetooth-enabled tools have a new connected toy to share. It's...
BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)
Booting Up: Talent Agents Come to Silicon Valley to Say Show Me the Money

iPad thief: Find My iPad vigilante illegally trespassed

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An alleged iPad thief is attempting to rely on a unique defense, claiming a victim illegally trespassed on his property after utilizing the Find My iPad security service. The iPad's rightful owner used GPS coordinates to locate the device on the property of Canberra, Australia resident Alden Harder, who has...
iPad thief: Find My iPad vigilante illegally trespassed
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