Augmented reality glasses powered by Wikitude – Wikitude

  As mobile technology continues its rapid advancement according to Moore’s law, the possibilities of moving towards the sci-fi novels and films of yesteryear are becoming less and less fiction, and more reality. Augmented reality. At Wikitude, we’re working everyday on making the future potential of mobile technology a reality now. We started out in…

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Maps on smartphones: Lost

The criticism heaped on Apple shows the growing importance of cartography. … Maps are becoming important strategic terrain. They are more than an aid to getting from A to B. Apps based on location—to summon a taxi, say—need maps inside them. Digital maps can include countless layers of information, plus advertisements from which money can…

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Wrong turn: Apples buggy iOS 6 maps lead to widespread complaints

By Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson Apple has a maps problem. The major new feature of the company’s new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself — a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a…

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that’s the key to your queries but hidden from your view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway on-ramps, speed limits and traffic conditions. This is the data that you’re drawing from when you ask Google to navigate you…

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How will Google Maps change our reality?

Much of the controversy surrounding Google Maps has centered on relatively concrete concerns like privacy and data gathering. But in a piece for The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman argues that digital mapping’s long-term impacts may fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Aimless wandering, for instance, could easily become an…

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HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5? A recent report from BI Intelligence explains why we think HTML5 will win out, and…

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OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party!

The OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party is an event which took place on Saturday, 18 August 2012 to celebrate the “birthday” of the project. Partying in several locations around the world! via OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party – OpenStreetMap Wiki.

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Security researcher exposes a five-year-old SMS flaw in iOS

Security researcher and iOS hacker pod2g has detailed a “serious” security flaw affecting all iPhones that he says could facilitate hackers or thieves to access your personal information. The flaw involves a malicious party spoofing the “reply” to number, essentially forcing you to send an SMS to a different number than the one you initially…

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