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Australian police also warn of safety concerns with Google Maps

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Apple's iOS 6 Maps aren't alone in giving users poor directions in Australia: Authorities have also warned that Google Maps can recommend potentially dangerous routes....
Australian police also warn of safety concerns with Google Maps
Boulder Ionic's 'Iolyte' could usurp the lithium-ion battery
Will Instagram's New Advertising Policy Yield an Exodus of Celebs?

CitiBike

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I walked out of a meeting at 33rd and Park yesterday at 5:05pm. I had to be on a call in my home office at 5:30pm. Getting a cab is a bitch that time of day. The subway required a switch from the Lex to the L at Union Square...
CitiBike

Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

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Ingress, the Alternate/Augmented Reality (AR) game from Google's Niantic Labs, is a major evolution of mobile gaming. Apparently, it's also a good way to get arrested. According to a post on Reddit (I know, I know - but stay with me on this), an Ingress player in Ohio was detained by...
Augmented Reality Game Gets Player Arrested: The First Of Many?

The Bootstrapped Rally Charges Forward, Moves Out of Mexico

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Remember the Bootstrapped Rally? The crazy, multi-day race through the deserts of Mexico, starring a bunch of venture capitalists and startups founders blasting around in pieced-together clunkers? Turns out, people want to race. Just…maybe not through Mexico. As about half of the comments in that first post pointed out,...
The Bootstrapped Rally Charges Forward, Moves Out of Mexico
Uber rape charge highlights safety concerns for car-hire startups

TSA removes X-ray body scanners from major airports

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TSA The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer. The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints...
TSA removes X-ray body scanners from major airports

Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

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Simple steps from e-safety expert Alan Mackenzie on how to improve the safety and security of social networking in schools• Read more on using social media in schools hereIt is clear that one of the major obstacles to adopting social networking is that of e-safety. This issue of safeguarding is...
Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

Controversial H5N1 bird flu papers published, fuels fears of airborne mutations

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Shutterstock After months of anticipation, the second of two controversial experiments to increase the virulence of H5N1 avian influenza has been published. Many scientific questions are raised by the findings, and the same safety concerns remain that provoked massive public outcry and a temporary halt to the research. But...
Controversial H5N1 bird flu papers published, fuels fears of airborne mutations

Frightened Former LulzSec Leader Skips Court Date

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(foxnews.com) Well, there’s one thing former LulzSec ringleader Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu, doesn’t have to worry about any more. The AP reports a judge has agreed to dismiss his impersonation case, contingent on six months of good behavior. The impersonation charge is only indirectly related to Mr. Monsegur’s hacking....
Frightened Former LulzSec Leader Skips Court Date

Australian Police Tell iPhone Users Not To Rely On Apple Maps

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This is a bit of bad PR: Macrumors reports that Australian police have warned iPhone owners in that country not to rely upon Apple Maps due to “safety concerns.” According to a local police statement: Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system... Please visit Search...
Australian Police Tell iPhone Users Not To Rely On Apple Maps

Trampoline bridge could let you bounce across the Seine

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Parisian architects propose an inflatable doughnut structure over the river to rival London's wobbly bridgeWhen London had a wobbly bridge, we did everything in our power to tame it.The mildly thrilling sensation of the Millennium Bridge's metallic deck undulating beneath our feet was apparently too much to bear - it...
Trampoline bridge could let you bounce across the Seine

ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Taking care of home repairs is a hassle, particularly if you have a busy schedule. ClubLocal continued its national roll out today, bringing the convenience of booking home services from a mobile device to people in the Bay Area....
ClubLocal launches 'Uber for home services' to take hassle out of repairs

F.A.A. Gives Boeing The Go-Ahead For Dreamliner Test Flight

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The airline manufacturer will be able to check the in-air battery performance a month after the grounding of all 787s worldwide. Boeing has been given the thumbs-up by the F.A.A. to start in-flight testing of its Li-Ion batteries on its 787 aircraft. The news is a fillip for the...
F.A.A. Gives Boeing The Go-Ahead For Dreamliner Test Flight
To curb crime and fraud, Airbnb will require all users to prove their identity

U.S. police agencies to begin using drones within 90 days

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Legislation signed by President Obama directs the Federal Aviation Administration to allow remotely controlled drones to be used by law enforcement agencies, DGR News Service reported. Within 90 days, police and first responders will have the authority to fly unmanned drones weighing less than 4.4 pounds at altitudes under...
U.S. police agencies to begin using drones within 90 days

Olympics workers cross-checked against unlawful blacklist

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Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna calls for action over blacklisting databaseTwelve staff seeking work on Olympic projects for construction firm Balfour Beatty were cross-checked against an unlawful blacklist which over two decades barred thousands of people working on British building projects.The workers were subsequently employed by the firm who built...
Olympics workers cross-checked against unlawful blacklist

Satnav Manufacturer Seeks Weak Point In Open Source Competitors By Citing Safety Concerns

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Recently, Techdirt wrote about the increasing number of Web sites that were dumping Google Maps and turning to OpenStreetMap (OSM) instead. But that's only one aspect of the increasingly important digital mapping sector: another is for use with in-car satnav systems. So an obvious question is: how is OpenStreetMap doing...
Satnav Manufacturer Seeks Weak Point In Open Source Competitors By Citing Safety Concerns

Airbnb could get banned from Amsterdam: Local authorities are now hunting for illegal hotels

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Following legal issues across the US, Airbnb is facing serious conflicts with the local government in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Airbnb’s issues in Amsterdam aren’t new; in fact, an investigation into the service was ordered by authorities back in November, led by Alderman Freek Ossel. So far, 200 “suspicious” homes have already been researched, and Parool...
Airbnb could get banned from Amsterdam: Local authorities are now hunting for illegal hotels

Smack Attack Makes Sweet Music By Connecting Your Car's Steering Wheel And Your iPhone

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My car’s steering wheel has taken a beating because of the all the lousy drum fills I’ve banged out on it over the years, and at least one entrepreneur thinks that experience could use a little bit of improvement. Gregor Hanuschak (who, in a previously life worked for NASA) has...
Smack Attack Makes Sweet Music By Connecting Your Car's Steering Wheel And Your iPhone
FAA may approve Boeing 787 Dreamliner test flights as early as this week
Ford Launches Open Developer Program To Let Mobile Apps Interface With Its Cars
Chinese meetup app Momo says hello to $40M
The potential of plug-n-play solar

Google aims for self-driving cars on sale within five years

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Google's experimentation with driverless cars could become a commercial product within the next three to five years. Despite the optimism, the company faces stiff opposition from regulators and insurance companies before it can be put into production, with safety concerns and other legalities being the main stumbling points.......
Google aims for self-driving cars on sale within five years
GM plans to relaunch marketing for electric Volt in a month or so

North Korean State Airline Launches Website, Online Booking

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Air Koryo, North Korea's national carrier, has entered the Internet age. But online travel bookers beware: They still can't accept credit cards. North Korean state airline Air Koryo has joined the digital age: The one-star carrier launched a website in late October that offers online booking. Air Koryo, the...
North Korean State Airline Launches Website, Online Booking

Majority of teens own smartphones: Nielsen survey

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The majority of American teens own a smartphone, a big jump from just one year ago and a trend that has raised privacy and safety concerns by regulators and public interest groups. Teens between age 13 and 17 are among the fastest adopters of smartphones, according to a survey released...
Majority of teens own smartphones: Nielsen survey

Nuclear renaissance? More like nuclear standstill

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A power-hungry world needs clean, reliable energy sources, but the cost of nuclear, and heightened safety concerns from Fukushima, have stalled nuclear's expansion. [Read more]...
Nuclear renaissance? More like nuclear standstill
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