Knowledge is the key to survival when nature turns hostile, whether because we're living on trembling ground, building homes along vulnerable coasts, or navigating through dangerous water. That's why scientists study nature's greatest acts of destruction — by recreating them. Show More Summary
Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.
Waze is mostly meant to help you avoid traffic snarls and speed traps, but it's now performing a valuable public service. Effective immediately, the navigation app will notify you about AMBER Alerts for abducted children wherever you're driving. Stop...
By Ryan Morgan, Director of Marketing & Digital Ok, we could say what every company says when they launch a new or updated website: "cleaner design", "more engaging", "enhanced search and navigation" - and we believe all of those are true - but here are the real details: On Tuesday, we rolled out our new website and we think it's amazingly cool. Show More Summary
Welcome to This Broad's Life, a new Jezebel video series in which Hillary Crosley Coker trails interesting and kick-ass women as they navigate this thing called life. Read more...
Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.
Its not just quantum computers that make use of entangled particles these days, everything from atomic clocks and unbreakable codes to the magnetic navigation abilities of birds can all exploit these effects. The latest application uses correlations between entangled microwave and optical beams to detect objects of low reflectivity, creating in effect, a quantum radar.
In 2012, writer Christina Crook gave up the Internet for 31 days. She disabled data on her smartphone and turned off email. She documented her “Internet fast” by writing a letter a day (by hand or using a typewriter) and mailing it to a friend. Her friend would then scan it and post it to […]
Waze, the free crowdsourced navigation and traffic app, is to get AMBER alerts in the U.S., helping users look out for missing and abducted children. You’ll only see alerts for children in your local area, and for safety reasons details will only appear once your vehicle has been stationary for at least ten seconds. AMBER alerts […]
Top Digital Platforms for Your Healthcare Marketing March 04, 2015 Engaging in digital marketing has become a necessity. If you think you’re in over your head, take a step back. We’re here to help you navigate the digital waters. Today, we’ll discuss the top digital platforms for your healthcare marketing and the different channels you can utilize in each one.
For the last fifteen Wednesdays I’ve been posting links to technical notes. This is the end of the series. You can find most of the links from previous Wednesday posts on one page by going to technical notes from the navigation menu at the top of the site.
UPS says that it expects its On-Road Integrated Optimization Navigation (ORION) routing system to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation to complete all planned US routes in 2016. The deployment will result in a 100,000 metric ton reduction […]
Last weekend I started the design process for the first Abduzeedo Android app following Google's Material Design spec. If you follow the post you will remember that I ended with a big question mark: how to create a simple yet discoverable...Show More Summary
Introduction Still using images for icons!! Now in every other web site/web pages, we find intensive use of icons to help user navigate and understand easily the whole purpose. Making the icons simple and understandable from user point of view is what the motive stands here. But using images for ico
Uber Inc. has acquired San Jose, CA based mapping company deCarta Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1996, deCarta provides geospatial software platforms that power Internet, mobile, personal navigation and location-based service applications, or if that doesn’t make sense, translated … Continue reading ?
Uber bought mapping company deCarta today, as first reported by Mashable and confirmed by the on-demand ride company. The San Jose-based startup provides technology for turn-by-turn navigation and local search with its…
Fast-growing alternative cab service Uber is acquiring deCarta, a startup with geospatial data and a cloud-based navigation system. Uber today confirmed the news to VentureBeat after word of the deal surfaced on Mashable. This isn’t Uber’s first acquisition, an Uber spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We have made a very small number of other acquisitions,” the spokesperson […]
Apple was issued a patent on Tuesday for vehicle navigation technology that can take wireless signal strength into account for planning a route. Apple first filed for the patent in August 2012,…
We've seen a spate of "smart" helmets that incorporate tiny screens to show everything from navigation to rearview camera feeds, but none of them pull data from the motorcycle's onboard computer. A couple of Intel engineers decided to change that with a new chipset and a smartphone app that answers to "Hello Jarvis." Read more...
Markets on Tuesday were bleak and slow moving, not unlike the parka-wearing toilers navigating slushy Manhattan streets. Asian stocks were first to feel inflammation in overnight trading. Pessimism spread to Europe, then the U.S. Defensive shares of U.S. utilities rebounded while growth-sensitive corners of the market fell. The Treasury bond market appeared to be squeezed [...]