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The never-ending quest for the perfect map

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Cross-posted on the Google Lat Long Blog For the last decade we’ve obsessed over building great maps for our users—maps that are totally comprehensive (we’re shooting for literally the whole world), ever more accurate and incredibly easy to navigate. Comprehensiveness It’s a pretty limited search engine that only draws from...
The never-ending quest for the perfect map

Had a great day on the slopes of snow valley! at Home http://loopt.us/hzvgVQ.t (PIC)

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Had a great day on the slopes of snow valley! at Home http://loopt.us/hzvgVQ.t (PIC)
Google Street View Returns To The Slopes, Now Provides Views Of More Than 90 Ski Resorts Worldwide
BigDog 'mule' robot wreaks havoc with herculean throwing arm

Hey, Bromasters, Take Your Kenu Highline On The Slopes When You Shred

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So you want to take a photo of you and your buds on the slopes or at the bar or at A&F or whatever and you know, just know you’re going drop that shnitz on the floor. So what do you need? A freakin’ Kevlar cord, Mr. Brojangles. That’s what...
Hey, Bromasters, Take Your Kenu Highline On The Slopes When You Shred

Miveu intros updated X case that turns your iPhone 5 into a rugged POV camera, we go straps-on

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We've seen rugged cases for iPhones before, even those that claim to give it action-cam credentials. Miveu rolled up to CES and revealed its latest offering that incorporates a wide-angle FOV lens (much like the Mophie) along with a chest mount strap, updated to fit the latest phone from...
Miveu intros updated X case that turns your iPhone 5 into a rugged POV camera, we go straps-on

Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: On the Slopes

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It's cold outside. Here are more apps for skiers and snowboarders....
Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: On the Slopes

Google Street View takes to the slopes of Whistler [w/video + map]

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Filed under: Etc., Videos, Canada Google Street View Snowmobile - Click above to see what it caught in the video and interactive map after the jump Google may have grounded its Street View fleet, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty to see on the search engine giant's most...
Google Street View takes to the slopes of Whistler [w/video + map]
2D platformers: a game programmer's guide

Recon updates its HUD tech, adds new view modes to MOD Live

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Heads-up MOD Live lovers: Recon's ready to update that ski slope tech with a fresher look. Available now on the company's dedicated Engage site, is a software package that enhances the goggle's current feature set with the addition of three view modes. Leveraging the unit's inbuilt GPS, the new...
Recon updates its HUD tech, adds new view modes to MOD Live

Google expands its reach on the slopes, adds ski resort routes to Maps

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If you've ever been skiing or snowboarding, you likely know all too well the annoyance of carrying around a huge map of the resort -- especially when you're trying to refold the darn thing as you quickly approach the top of the lift. Fortunately, Google -- which has been...
Google expands its reach on the slopes, adds ski resort routes to Maps

Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded in $3.6 Million Dispute Over Design Fee

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DutchNews.nl reports on articles from the Dutch media noting that Steve Jobs' yacht Venus, which launched nearly two months ago, has been impounded by authorities due to a dispute with famed French designer Philippe Starck over design fees for the ship.Baliffs boarded the brand new yacht Venus last Wednesday with...
Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded in $3.6 Million Dispute Over Design Fee

Skiing showdown: GPS-informed goggles miss the mark

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CNET reporter Jay Greene, an avid skier, hit the slopes to try three pricy goggles with heads-up displays showing his speed and distance. Glitches in both the hardware and software led him to a much cheaper, more reliable alternative. [Read more]...
Skiing showdown: GPS-informed goggles miss the mark

Meet Snowciety, the app for social slopes, launching at #TNW2012

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The Snowciety app has launched at The Next Web conference and it hopes to make ski trips even more social through mapping and real time stats. Ronald Treur, co-founder of Snowciety wants to make sure that everyone one on a ski trip can find each other, track and rate their...
Meet Snowciety, the app for social slopes, launching at #TNW2012

Oakley Crosses Over Into Consumer Electronics With 'Airwave', Smart Goggles For The Slopes [TCTV]

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It’s happening, just like Marc Andreessen said it would — more and more companies that have historically operated in the analog realm are crossing over into technology. The latest cool example of this is the eyewear company Oakley. While Oakley has always been closely associated with sports and has...
Oakley Crosses Over Into Consumer Electronics With 'Airwave', Smart Goggles For The Slopes [TCTV]

Honda is set to invade UK gardens with the Miimo robot lawn mower

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From November 1, Honda UK is coming to invade your back yard with robots. Cool right? The Honda Miimo is the company’s first commercial product for domestic use and it’s a little lawn mower. We can only guess that ASIMO turned down the opportunity to be a gardener for now....
Honda is set to invade UK gardens with the Miimo robot lawn mower

It's time to bike

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Over on the Official Google Blog, you can read a very, very exciting announcement: Google Maps now offers biking directions! As my teammate Shannon mentions in that post, we've been constantly asked when this feature will be made available. But as an engineer working on the directions team, I'd often...
It's time to bike
High-altitude traffic jams are depriving Mount Everest of its sense of adventure

Apple Sets New High with 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone Market, Android Holds Strong in Europe

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Last month, research firm Kantar Worldpanel reported that Apple had retaken the lead in U.S. smartphone sales from Android over the August-October timeframe, topping Android by a 48.1%-46.7% margin on the strength of the iPhone 5 launch. At the time, the firm suggested that Apple's share would continue to rise...
Apple Sets New High with 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone Market, Android Holds Strong in Europe

Welcome to Colorado, Where the Start-Ups -- And the Snow -- Are Plentiful

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I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but for some reason never had the occasion or opportunity to visit Colorado. I also never learned to ski. The second fact is ridiculous, because for many years I lived a short drive from one of the great skiing spots in Oregon. I...
Welcome to Colorado, Where the Start-Ups -- And the Snow -- Are Plentiful

A iPhone App Is Causing Ski Resorts To Stop Lying About How Much Snow Fell Last Night

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The days when a ski resort could fib about a powder dump are coming to an end. A study out of Dartmouth College found that ski resorts with good iPhone reception were less likely to exaggerate their snowfall. Professors Jonathan Zinman and Eric Zitzewitz attributed this to use of...
A iPhone App Is Causing Ski Resorts To Stop Lying About How Much Snow Fell Last Night
Ski On Neon provides stylized, retro-themed evolution of Tiny Wings’ gameplay

An Epic(Mix) Day on the Slopes in Colorado

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The activity of skiing goes back a long way in human history. Wikipedia tells me that there are cave drawings dating back to about 5,000 BC, depicting people on skis. And peces of wood, thought to have been used as primitive skis used for transportation and to help hunt...
An Epic(Mix) Day on the Slopes in Colorado

Startup Spotlight: Turn a day at the slopes into a memorable clip show with Highlight Hunter

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Highlight Hunter founder Noah Spitzer-Williams If you’re an outdoor adventurer who shoots video while skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, Highlight Hunter might just save you a few hours when you get back in front of your computer. And that means you can devote even more time to your favorite...
Startup Spotlight: Turn a day at the slopes into a memorable clip show with Highlight Hunter
Hands-On With The Apex HD+ Goggles: Simple Video Streaming For Snowbunnies

Recon Instruments offers Flight HUD goggles for wingsuit pilots and skydivers

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Recon Instruments has decided to take its wares off the slopes and into the air, provided enough people bite. The Flight HUD is built around the same core as its ski goggles, but has been tweaked to offer information more relevant to skydivers, base jumpers and wingsuit pilots. The...
Recon Instruments offers Flight HUD goggles for wingsuit pilots and skydivers

Haptic snowboard teaches you the slopes

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First Turns / Zach Dischner A haptic snowboarding system uses vibrations to help teach the sport to newcomers by reminding their limbs how to pull off particular moves. Sensor-equipped snowboards and suits were developed by Daniel Spelmezan of the Université Paris-Sud to provide a wearable assistant for use by...
Haptic snowboard teaches you the slopes

Buhel's G33 Speakergoggle lets you communicate on the slopes

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Up until now, staying in touch on the slopes has meant either every member of your crew carrying some kind of extra walkie talkie device, or trying your luck with your cellphone. Buhel’s taking a different approach — the intercom system in its G33 Speakergoggle uses a nasal bone...
Buhel's G33 Speakergoggle lets you communicate on the slopes

Beardski

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Get that ZZ Top look while speeding down the slopes with the Beardski ($35). Available in a variety of styles, each of these insulated ski masks features a foot-long synthetic...Visit Uncrate for the full post....
Beardski

Unlike: Facebook Stock Hits New Low

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As early investors finally have the opportunity to sell their Facebook shares, the company’s stock (NASDAQ:FB) is trading once again under the $20 price point, hitting a new 52 week low of 19.69. Even more telling, the share price is currently down around 6% on the day. Facebook warned the...
Unlike: Facebook Stock Hits New Low
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