Tag: Maps

Maps Don’t Lie

I’m still stuck on Sharpie-gate. Sorry. But, so is Donald Trump. On Sunday, Sept. 1, as Hurricane Dorian approached, Trump tweeted: “In addition to Florida — South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” He repeated the erroneous assertion during a FEMA briefing that day, saying: “And, […]

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Google Maps now lets you pair transit directions with biking and ride-sharing

It just became a whole lot easier to route plan with Google Maps, Google’s eponymous mapping service for mobile and the web. The Mountain View tech giant today announced that Maps will gain a feature that’ll let you string public transit directions together with biking and ride-sharing options. It’ll start rolling out in the coming […]

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A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

PAOLI, Pa. — Gabriel Weinberg is taking aim at Google from a small building 20 miles west of Philadelphia that looks like a fake castle. An optometrist has an office downstairs. Mr. Weinberg’s company, DuckDuckGo, has become one of the feistiest adversaries of Google. Started over a decade ago, DuckDuckGo offers a privacy-focused alternative to […]

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The Apps You Need for Smarter Travel in Asia

While WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, three other mobile apps have come to dominate in Asia, thanks to the additional features they provide users. WeChat in China, Line in Thailand and KakaoTalk in South Korea combine messaging functionality like text and video with the features of Uber, Google Maps and […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Taking Your Smartphone Abroad for Cheap

Don’t even think about leaving your smartphone at home this summer if you are traveling to a foreign country. As much as we despise our attachment to our phones, we can’t deny it is an indispensable travel companion that solves many problems, from showing us maps when we get lost to displaying restaurant recommendations when […]

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Connected city and transport demands are fueling smarter maps

Google and Apple loom so large over the field of digital mapping that it’s understandable why it may seem they represent the beginning and the end of this market. But the demands of a wide range of services such autonomous vehicles and smart cities are giving rise to a new generation of mapping competitors who […]

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Apple Maps hands-on: Look Around and folders bring depth to iOS and iPadOS 13

Apple’s Maps application has come a long way since its inauspicious 2012 launch, which blackened the company’s eye and cost it a key executive. Over the next six years, Apple refined the app with new 2D and 3D maps, much-improved driving directions, and tools to navigate transit systems, all in the name of improving its […]

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To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater

Coral reefs comprise just 1 percent of the ocean floor yet they are home to 25 percent of the world’s marine fish, a growing source of protein for people. But reefs are imperiled by a range of threats including warming waters, acidifying seas, destructive fishing methods, and agricultural and other runoff. Moreover, scientists have only […]

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Google Assistant launches in Waze on Android in the U.S.

For the roughly 110 million people who use Waze to navigate cities and countrysides globally, there’s good news: The Google Assistant tie-in teased at Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference is officially live. The Mountain View company today announced that U.S.-based Android users will start to see Google Assistant in Waze (in English) this week, with […]

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Outside the U.S., It’s All About WhatsApp

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Adam Satariano, a technology correspondent based in London, discussed the tech he’s using. You reported from the United States before moving to London. How has your tech setup changed?  I moved to London three years ago, and the biggest […]

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Scientists Map the Geometry of a Single Electron for the First Time

Quantum dot containers emitting multi-spectrum light. Image: Antipoff Scientists have created the first geometric map of a single electron, according to a study published Wednesday in the Physical Review Letters. The authors, led by University of Basel physicist Dominik Zumbühl, outline a new technique that can shed light on this bizarre subatomic particle and improve […]

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