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Google Maps 5.3 released for Android

04/05/2011, Google has just launched a new version of their Maps app for the Android operating system. Bringing the version up to 5.3, Google Maps for Android packs some new features that would make any check-in fanatic happy. Google Maps now has a Google Location...

TomTom HD Traffic shows you which way not to take home

03/24/2011, Traffic jams are horrible, and (almost) nobody ever enjoys sitting through them. But thanks to modern technology, we now have solutions to bypass such problems. TomTom has just released its HD Traffic service online for free. This online map service does...

Bing receives some useful updates

03/23/2011, If there’s one thing you gotta give Microsoft props for, it’s their dedication to improving the Bing search engine service steadily over the past few months. In an announcement today, they announced two new features to the multi-purpose search...

Google Maps Navigation beta updated

03/07/2011, Google has just updated the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, bringing a welcome feature to the navigation app on Android phones. The latest version of Navigation now provides users with automatic routing based on real-time traffic conditions....

Route 66 Maps + Navigation makes use of Augmented Reality

02/18/2011, We all know how hard it is to follow another driver sometimes. Due to bad driving habits or unpredictable traffic, it’s very often that one loses sight of the other car and ends up taking the wrong turn. Well now, thanks to Route 66 Maps +...

MapQuest updated and supports an additional 8 countries now

01/19/2011, It looks like these open source map charters have been hard at work. MapQuest has just announced the launch of 8 additional maps built using open technology and OpenStreetMap data. MapQuest now supports Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand,...

Brass Wristlet Google Maps Navigator Watch

08/15/2010, It might seem a little low-tech, but since it can help you read directions from Google Maps, it seems pretty cool. Created by Simon Jansen, the Brass Wristlet Google Maps Navigator Watch looks like it has the steampunk thing going for it, and can display...

Google Buys A Microdrone Unmanned Flight Drone For Itself

08/10/2010, Folks who are concerned about their privacy might be slightly wary to get wind that Google has just purchased its own Microdrone, which is an interesting and cool looking unmanned flying drone. Speculation is that Google is planning to use such drones to...

Navteq Shows Off Enhanced 3D Models

02/14/2010, [Showstoppers at MWC] Navteq is showing its Enhanced 3D City Models, a new 3D dataset that aims to provide a better representation of the road, but without becoming a distraction for the driver. Navteq says that the 3D city view is great for drivers to...

Google Street View Camera Car Stalked In Berlin

02/07/2010, It’s rather cool that Google is busy taking pictures all around the streets for Google Street View, but there’s nothing stopping you from having a little fun at Google’s expense, right? It seems that some folks have managed to stick a...

Zoom Into Paper Maps The Old Fashioned Way

01/24/2010, We’re all so used to multi-touch zooming nowadays, it really does make you feel intrigued when you can get hold of a traditional paper map that you can zoom in. No, you won’t be pinching the map with 2 fingers; rather it can be unfolded into a...

Micello: Mobile Indoors Maps

09/22/2009, [DEMOFall 09] Micello is a database of maps of places like shopping malls, college campuses, convention centers etc… that mobile users can explore and access useful information while interacting with each other, thanks to its social networking...