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Samsung Smart Tango Corner Clean robotic vacuum hits Flickr ahead of CES launch

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There's no doubt that Samsung's holding its juiciest bits for the stage in Vegas, but the company has been letting a few items slip on by, with an update to its robotic vacuum line representing the latest pre-CES tease. The Smart Tango Corner Clean maintains a traditional circular design,...
Samsung Smart Tango Corner Clean robotic vacuum hits Flickr ahead of CES launch
Skitch comes to Windows with new Desktop and Windows 8 apps
Apple Maps' bad directions called out as public safety issue in Australia

Reading - System monitors southern U.S. #forests: Risks highlighted on new online #mapping system http://bit.ly/cQKSX7

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Reading - System monitors southern U.S. #forests: Risks highlighted on new online #mapping system http://bit.ly/cQKSX7
Turn-by-turn navigation added to Maps in iOS 6

Apple still pushing to improve iOS Maps Flyover with new hires

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Recent job postings from Apple indicate that the tech giant is still looking to expand its team to address quality issues that sprung up when it switched from Google's mapping system to its own in-house Maps app....
Apple still pushing to improve iOS Maps Flyover with new hires

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?

Apple's iPhone 5 is brilliant - but not best in class | Dan Gilmour

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Loyalists will love the iPhone 5 - and add $100bn to Apple's worth. But consumers have a choice of still smarter smartphonesWith its first iPhone, Apple let us take the web everywhere. It combined earlier technologies with some innovative extras, and once the company allowed third-party developers to create native...
Apple's iPhone 5 is brilliant - but not best in class | Dan Gilmour
Wifarer Brings Indoor Navigation To The Royal BC Museum

Google Maps iPhone app goes straight to the top of Apple's most-downloaded

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Hailed as 'free, fast and fantastic' standalone app brings to an end the agony of users forced to use Apple's own versionThe new Google Maps application for the iPhone became the most downloaded free item in Apple's App Store on Thursday, just hours after its launch.The long-awaited app launched in...
Google Maps iPhone app goes straight to the top of Apple's most-downloaded

Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track

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Biggest online mapping system finds its way back on to iPhone after Apple admitted its in-house system was flawedGoogle Maps have found their way back on to the iPhone in a humiliating development for the maker, Apple.The world's most popular online mapping system returned late on Wednesday with the release...
Google Maps launches iPhone app after Apple veered off track
MIT researchers equip real-time mapping system with Kinect sensor
Amazon moves further from Google with its own Maps tool for Kindle Fire developers

Risks to southern U.S. #forests highlighted on new online #mapping system (via @mattartz) #gis http://bit.ly/cNvbdV

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Risks to southern U.S. #forests highlighted on new online #mapping system (via @mattartz) #gis http://bit.ly/cNvbdV

Let's Not Forget The Worst Part About Apple Eliminating Google From The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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Apple confirmed today that it's killing the native YouTube app on the iPhone and iPad when iOS 6 launches this fall. Big deal.  For one, the YouTube app on the iPhone and iPad is a joke. It's nowhere near as robust as Google's official YouTube app on Android. Plus, you...
Let's Not Forget The Worst Part About Apple Eliminating Google From The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)
Data in the driver's seat

MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

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We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processing capabilities have some more safety-minded applications as well. The fine minds at MIT combined the Kinect with a laser range finder and a laptop to create a real-time mapping rig for...
MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers

Toyota turns to Nintendo DS as in-car GPS remote, won't guide you to Princess Peach

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Let's say you liked adding GPS to your Nintendo DS. How about adding a Nintendo DS to your GPS? Toyota is trying just that through a new Smart Navi GPS unit in its Estima Hybrid minivan that will let passengers control the mapping system. Load up the Bluetooth-equipped Kuruma...
Toyota turns to Nintendo DS as in-car GPS remote, won't guide you to Princess Peach

Alibaba reportedly buys 20-30% majority stake in Germany's Autonavi, China's top mapping system

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This week’s confirmation of Baidu’s much-speculated $370 million acquisition of PPS Video shows that there is very often no smoke without fire in China’s tech world. The latest speculation of a major deal is that e-commerce giant Alibaba has acquired a majority share (of up to 30 percent) in Germany-based auto navigation firm AutoNavi,...
Alibaba reportedly buys 20-30% majority stake in Germany's Autonavi, China's top mapping system

Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

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Google's eponymous mapping system has received plenty of good press recently, but the company knows it can't take some time out to enjoy its position. As such, Mountain View's pushing out what it calls the biggest update to Street View it has ever undertaken, refreshing 250,000 miles of road...
Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads

Apple Maps 'Life Threatening' Say Australian Police

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In the photo above, purple pin is Mildura’s actual location. The red pin is where the application claims it to be.Add “potentially life-threatening” to the list of shortcomings accumulating around Apple’s new iOS mapping application. Police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning Monday discouraging travellers from relying of Apple’s new...
Apple Maps 'Life Threatening' Say Australian Police

Australia Police Warn Apple Maps Pose Danger

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Apple Inc.'s decision to use its own much-maligned mapping system on its latest iPhone is looking more misguided than ever....
Australia Police Warn Apple Maps Pose Danger

Nokia will make Android SDK available to developers who wish to use its new Here maps in their apps

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Nokia has announced that it will make a full software SDK available to Android developers who wish to integrate its new Here mapping system into their apps. Here is a rebranding of Nokia Maps that includes 3D imagery and street-view data gathered by recently acquired company Earthmine. Google currently offers an SDK...
Nokia will make Android SDK available to developers who wish to use its new Here maps in their apps
Military-backed surveillance prototype can read people's actions on video

Google's Peter Birch: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms

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There was a Google event today, but you'd hardly know it based on the Q&A session. Question and question was hurled at Peter Birch, Product Manager for Google Earth desktop, mobile, and API, surrounding Apple. With discussion around Apple's desire to introduce a mapping system of its own in...
Google's Peter Birch: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms

New Recce 3D map app offers location-based services and games, Sim City possibilities abound

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The mapping scene has seen plenty of activity lately -- what with Apple ditching Google to launch its own service while the latter continues to layer on improvements such as better walking directions and more Street View coverage for its maps. Now a new app called "Recce" is trying...
New Recce 3D map app offers location-based services and games, Sim City possibilities abound

The End of the Map

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It’s not often that maps make headlines, but they’ve been doing so with some regularity lately. Last week, tens of millions of iPhone users found that they could suddenly leave their homes again without getting either lost or cross. This was because Google finally released an app containing its own...
The End of the Map

Still Mad About Apple Maps? Nokia Has A Solution And It's Actually Good (AAPL, NOK, GOOG)

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People are still in a tizzy about Apple's Maps. And we don't blame them, Apple's solution sucks and the company is aware. With no relief in sight for frustrated users, here is a new solution.  Use Nokia Map's web app. We know you're thinking, what, Nokia? But yes! Nokia. The...
Still Mad About Apple Maps? Nokia Has A Solution And It's Actually Good (AAPL, NOK, GOOG)

Finally: Indoor GPS System Uses Your Smartphone and Earth's Magnetic Field

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Finnish researchers develop a indoor GPS and mapping system that uses the Earth's magnetic field and your smartphone....
Finally: Indoor GPS System Uses Your Smartphone and Earth's Magnetic Field

iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million

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Home (and military) robot maker iRobot has just acquired Evolution Robotics, the makers of the Mint floor cleaning robot with an R&D shop focused on navigational tools. The Mint cleaner will join iRobot’s Roomba line. In a press release that touts the move as an expansion of iRobot’s “position as...
iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Makers Of The Mint Robot Vacuum, For $74 Million
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