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Google Maps is sending tourists to the wrong town in Norway

A bug in Google Maps is causing tourists to end up in a random town in Norway. Villagers are laughing. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.        

How to use 3D Touch in Maps to see the weather anywhere

14 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Like most of Apple's built-in apps, Maps is even better when used with 3-D Touch. By pressing on everything from the app icon to the tiny weather can on the corner, you can access shortcuts and extra info. Let's take a look. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

East Hollywood: New apartments and developments map

Hundreds of new apartments are under construction in the neighborhood Hollywood is awash in construction, but East Hollywood, its eclectic, transit-friendly neighbor, is getting in on the action, too. A mini boom of development is bringing...Show More Summary

Scientists Have Figured Out How Floating Islands Work

There are islands in the ocean that don't show up on any map and that no one will also ever set foot on. Known as pumice rafts, these "islands" are made of volcanic rocks, and instead of being anchored to the seafloor they float wherever the currents take them. Show More Summary

How Much Should You Tip on Vacation? Check This Map

18 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

While 15 to 20 percent might be standard in the U.S., in other places, tipping customs can vary widely.

AZGS mine files spurs silver exploration in Arizona’s Plomosa Mountains

Ramsey Mine ca. 1987 Imagine a room crowded with file cabinets whose drawers are stuffed with 100,000s of pages of unpublished mine reports, correspondence, geologic maps, mine maps, drill hole data, rock chemistry, and assay results for more than 20,000 mines in Arizona. Show More Summary

Republicans Worry Texas Map May Be Blown Up

Several congressional Republicans told the Texas Tribune they want Gov. Greg Abbott (R) “to call a special session to redraw the Congressional lines. They believe such a maneuver would put their allies in the state legislature in the driver’s seat, circumventing Republicans’ worst [...]

Google Earth relaunches with Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry architecture tours

Pick a point, any point, and get exploring. Google Earth, the software program that allows users to virtually explore our planet through topographic maps, satellite imagery, and more, relaunched last month with a suite of new features...Show More Summary

This guy survives in the wild with nothing but a bunch of everyday tech gadgets

We all use tech to get through the day. Whether its replying to messages on Slack or email for work, or using map apps to get us from place to place, our gadgets are often our lifeline to the world. But imagine having to use your gadgets...Show More Summary

Far Cry 5 is coming in February, watch the full trailer here

Far Cry is an interesting franchise, in that it's probably the most "Ubisoft" of all with its multitude of radio towers and map screen dots, but it also excites people more than a lot of their other work. This trailer for Far Cry 5 is...Show More Summary

The Logic of the Landscape: How to Become an Expert Navigator

A compass is one of the 10 essentials and while many hikers and backpackers carry one, many don’t know how to use it to navigate in the backcountry. This is something I hear often when I teach map and compass skills courses and describes my experience as well: I carried a compass for years but …

Overwatch gets free weekend event as GOTY and standard editions go on sale

If you didn't hear the news, Overwatch turned one this week, and with that, a barrage of promotions are accompanying its various new skins and maps. Starting on Friday, May 26 at 11am Pacific and running through Monday, May 29 until just before midnight, you'll be able to try Overwatch for free on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Show More Summary

How Google Street View Became An Art Form

A zoom-in on the strange and sublime art of Street View, which turns ten years old this week. On May 25, Google Street View celebrates its 10th birthday. A feature of Google Maps, it lets users explore cities and towns around the world—and even peer inside businesses and government institutions (including the White House). Show More Summary

Republican TX Congressional Delegation Afraid of Map to Be Drawn by Court in Redistricting Litigation

Texas Tribune: There are few things that strike more fear into the heart of a member of Congress than the word “redistricting.” That proved particularly true this week among Texas Republicans in Washington, thanks to a recent court ruling that came … Continue reading ?

How to Survive and Escape Jason in Friday the 13th: The Game

Playing as a counselor in Friday the 13th, your sole objective is to survive. There are various ways you can go about escaping the map and avoiding the murderous clutches of Jason. This article will dive into those different methodsShow More Summary

Tip of the Day: Checking the Weather in the Maps app in iOS 10.3

If you’re a frequent Apple Maps user, you might appreciate a new little trick that Apple snuck into iOS 10.3. The iOS 10 Maps app redesign added a small indicator showing the current weather, but now in iOS 10.3 if you have a 3D Touch capable device you can view a weather forecast simply by pressing down firmly on the weather icon. Show More Summary

Motorsports: Ron Hornaday Jr. becomes first from Southern California in NASCAR Hall of Fame

It took nine elections, but Southern California is finally represented in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Ron Hornaday Jr., who put Palmdale on the racing map, was among the five newest members announced Wednesday. In addition to Hornaday, the newest Hall of Fame members include Cup engine builder and owner Robert Yates, three-time Cup championship […]

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