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Internet Explorer 9, GPU-accelerated (video demo)

03/31/2010, NVIDIA has posted a video of Internet Explorer 9 which is built to fully support graphics processors (GPUs). Obviously, the NVIDIA shows that life is indeed better with a GPU (here it’s an Ion Netbook, versus a non-Ion netbook. Ion is NVIDIA’s...

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 Maps For Windows Mobile Now Supports Buzz

02/09/2010, It seems that the newly announced Google Buzz has made it into the Windows Mobile client of Google Maps as well. With the latest Google Maps 4.0 for Windows Mobile, you’ll be able to see buzz’s near you or anywhere on the map. You’ll...

Motorola Droid Gets Google Maps 3.4 And Multi-touch

02/07/2010, It seems that Motorola Droid users won’t have to keep staring at Nexus One users in jealousy over the recent multi-touch update. That’s because Google has released and update for its Maps application, bringing the version to 3.4.0, and more...

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...

Google Maps Mobile Version 3.3

12/03/2009, Google Maps for Mobile has hit version 3.3, and the main feature of 3.3 is that you’ll be able to keep the starred items on your phone in sync with those on your computer. It’s certainly a handy feature, as you can read of a practical scenario...

Bing Maps expanded by Microsoft

12/02/2009, Microsoft clearly has Google within its crosshairs with the latest expansion of Bing’s search features, especially where maps are involved. A beta of Silverlight version of Bing Maps will now come with a more comprehensive Streetside view that is...

Apple Looking To Improve iPhone Maps?

11/29/2009, It seems like Apple is looking to give the iPhone’s built-in Maps application a boost, as a job listing posted by Apple is seeking an iPhone Software Engineer to join the iPhone and iPod Touch Maps team, and to take the app to the next level. With...

Map Hole guidance tool concept

11/13/2009, The humble manhole is literally spat upon during its daily existence, but things could change in the future as folks pay more respect to it, assuming it comes in the form of the Map Hole concept. This concept is a road guidance tool that was specially...

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...