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Offline Navigation Added to Google Maps

That frustrating moment as you’re about to depart, when for some reason your phone decides to drop it’s network connection. Suddenly you better hope you know where you’re going, because Google Maps will leave you high…

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Google Maps For Android Showing Pit Stops En Route

Getting from A to B has always been an everyday thing, from the front door of your home to school or work and sometimes it goes a little further, say across the country? For those times,…

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First Detailed Public Map of the U.S. Internet Infrastructure Released

The location of major cables has always been a secret, but now researchers hope that the knowledge of it will spark thoughts on how to keep it safe. The Internet is a major part of people’s…

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Eating an Epic Meal? Google Wants to Share your Experience

Google wants to know anything and everything about our lives, from knowing where we live by accidentally searching more than 3 times to your home address or predicting the calories in your food. Well, now the…

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Parts Of The UK Recreated In Minecraft By Geologists

For many years computer games have been viewed as mindless entertainment and have not received the recognition they have deserved, then games companies hit the mainstream with success stories which catapulted the genre and allowed increased…

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German Car Manufacturers Nokia Maps Bid Reaches Stalemate

Nokia’s “HERE” mapping technology is an attractive proposition for car makers looking to enhance the GPS functionality in future models. A number of Germany’s leading vehicle manufacturers have shown a keen interest and joined forces to…

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Uber Accquires Bing Mapping Assets and 100 Engineers from Microsoft

Car-hailing firm Uber is making big strides into the mapping market, acquiring mapping data as well as about 100 image-collection engineers from Microsoft. Uber has been looking to making their mobile app better, mainly in the…

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Apple Reveals Purpose of Camera Vans in California

Have you seen those mysterious Apple vans cruising around the California area? The camera-equipped vans have been the focus of speculation for a while now. Are they for mapping, self-driving cars, or perhaps something else altogether?…

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Apple Announces iOS 9

Apple has just announced their next version of iOS called iOS 9 (what a surprise!). With the latest version of the smartphone OS; Apple are focusing on making it a more clever operating system, starting  off…

Google Maps now fully available offline

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Traffic Alerts and Alternate Routes Now Available in Google Maps

If you are planning to take a trip in the near future or are already on the road, you might consider taking a look at what Google Maps has to offer. The search giant has just…

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Apple Might Add Transit Maps in iOS 9

Since Google was dropped as the official provider of map data, Apple hasn’t been able to provide users with any Transit data. Word is that the Transit system should have been added in iOS 8 last…

Here Maps

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Uber Bids $3 Billion for Nokia’s ‘Here Maps’

As Nokia is planning to sell its Here Maps, many companies are eager to get ahold of it for themselves. Uber has bid $3 Billion for Here, which is much less than the $8.1 Billion that Nokia…

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The Moto 360 Is Now $165 on Google Store

The Moto 360 has just dropped to $165 on Google’s store, it is the lowest that the watch has been so far. The next version of the watch is in the works so Motorola is most…

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Will Microsoft Finally Buy HERE Maps?

Windows Phone users will understand the difficulty of choosing between Microsoft’s Bing Maps and Nokia’s HERE Maps when they need to use a good GPS app. While HERE Maps is a great app on its own,…

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GTA V’s Los Santos Meticulously Recreated in Cities: Skylines

Despite urban planning simulation Cities: Skylines being available for little more than five days, a keen city designer has already used it to create an accurately detailed facsimile of Grand Theft Auto V’s sprawling metropolis, Los…

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Evolve To Get Two New Maps for Free

2K Games has recently announced that Evolve will get two new maps for free. The Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry will be available to users later on, featuring the Hunt, Nest and Rescue modes.…

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Google Maps is 10 Years Old

Google Maps has just become 10 years old. It’s hard to believe that it’s as old as that, but it’s also hard to imagine a world without it 10 years ago.The quintessential mapping web app was initially…

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You Can Now Embed Google Street View on the Web

Google has finally made it possible to embed Street View images and Photo Sphere panoramas into webpages. Previously you could only embed maps into websites, but now you can view Street View in all its glory…

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Apple Unveil Their New Smart Watch

Apple’s live event is over and we’ve been presented with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and they look great. The live event-stream had some trouble with blackouts and the wrong audio, but the…

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Google Street Car Crashes Going Backwards on One-Way Street

The Google Street View Car has been involved in an accident after it was travelling the wrong way down a one-way street, which is kind of ironic given that this car is supposed to be helping…

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Mapping Cities Using Smartphone Motion Sensors

Any decent smartphone has a motion sensor built into it, these are great for improving fitness applications, games, or your navigation apps as it lets the phone calculate if you’re walking, running, driving or even riding…

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Skybox To Enable Real Time Google Maps, Let the Spying Begin?

A few weeks ago Google made a quiet acquisition of a start-up called Skybox. As with many of Google’s purchases it went without much fanfare as the company likes to shop around for new toys quite…

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World Under Water Google Maps Hack Is Both Cool And Frightening

The US Government launched their National Climate Assessment Report this week, it showed that all regions of the country are experiencing the affects of climate change. Following on from this, the team at Carbon Story have…

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Nokia Announces HERE Maps Availability To All Windows 8.1 Devices

Nokia HERE maps for tablets has been available only for the Lumia 2520 in the past, but things are about to change when the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 gets released this April. Nokia has announced that…

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Google Street View Takes You On A Trip To The Taj Mahal

Google have long proven their ability to take Street View off of the highway and into some of the more unique parts of the world, from Easter Island to the insides of a sweetie shop. Now…

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Nokia’s HERE Maps Removed From iOS AppStore, iOS 7 To Be Blamed

Nokia has removed its popular HERE Maps app from the iOS App Store. The Finnish company blamed its decision on iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, for being a user experience killer.…

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National Geographic To Bring Custom Cartography With The Help Of Google Maps

National Geographic introduced a way to share over 500 of its historical map overlays with the help of Google’s Map Engine. Users can now make use of these maps via Google’s platform. National Geographic Society, founded…