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ExtraHop adds 3D mapping for visualizing network-based threats

Another networking provider is climbing into the security market. ExtraHop Networks Inc., maker of an appliance-based analytics platform for monitoring networks, is rolling out version 7.0 today. It features what it calls “Live Activity Maps,” which are three-dimensional representations of interactions within networks. Show More Summary

Metro Map Maker Helps You Build The WMATA Of Your Dreams

If you use public transportation in D.C. (or anywhere, really) you've probably fantasized about how to improve its layout. [ more › ]

SF-Based App Maker Creates Hurricane Harvey Relief Aid

It's powered by social media, and includes a map for victims to alert authorities to the need for rescue using Twitter. [ more › ]

NC: “Redistricting criteria call for partisan maps, no consideration of race”

WRAL: Map makers can use election data to achieve political goals as they redraw North Carolina’s legislative districts, but they’re forbidden from considering voters’ race under criteria approved Thursday by the House and Senate committees overseeing the process. These rules … Continue reading ?

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-07-30

Mens Agitat Molem – Futility Closet In 2010 Jeremy Wood walked around the campus of the University of Warwick with a GPS device to “draw” a map at 1:1 scale. Altogether he covered 238 miles in 17 days. Web Maker – A blazing fast & offline...Show More Summary

Roomba CEO Swears That He Will Never Sell Maps Of Users' Homes

iRobot, the maker of Roomba, made big news this week when an interview with its CEO mentioned plans to sell the map data of customers' homes to third parties. Today, the company launched damage control measures and the CEO is spreading assurances that this is all just a big misunderstanding. More »      

Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload, share or sell your home data from HomePod

With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

iRobot, the company behind Roomba, is convinced that the future lies in data collection and partnerships with corporations like Amazon and Google, as opposed to cleaning your floors or vacuuming the carpet. The post Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon appeared first on ExtremeTech.

iRobot wants to sell Roomba-generated maps of your home - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Cute robovacs map your homes and now their maker wants to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers.

Roomba maker iRobot wants to sell your home map data to Apple, Google

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : ZDNet Apple

iRobot's chief executive said mapping data from its Roomba could be sold to Apple, Amazon, or Google in the coming years.

Your Roomba’s digital map of your house could be for sale

Robotic vacuums like the Roomba have made it easy for even the laziest people to keep their floors clean. Now, Roomba maker iRobot Corp. has found another use for the little robots: building maps for your smart home devices. Some ofShow More Summary

iRobot, the company behind Roomba, wants to collect home mapping data & sell it to companies like Apple

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

A new report from Reuters outlines the push from Roombo vacuum maker iRobot to expand further into smart home territory. According to the report, iRobot is looking to start collecting mapping information and sell it to tech companies such as Apple to help improve their smart home information. more…

Roomba vacuum maker iRobot could sell spatial mapping data to smart home companies

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. That data is of the spatial variety: the dimensions of a room as well as distances between sofas, tables, lamps and other home furnishings. To a tech industry eager to push […]

TECHNOLOGISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS: China’s Grip on Maps Hinders Self-Driving Car Makers. …

TECHNOLOGISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS: China’s Grip on Maps Hinders Self-Driving Car Makers. Self-driving cars need detailed maps to help them discern their exact location, navigate tricky intersections and avoid fixed objects like buildings. Show More Summary

Off the Map: The Rough Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars in China

As auto makers such as GM and tech companies like Google and Apple rush to develop self-driving cars or their software, the world’s largest vehicle market—China—is creating roadblocks by limiting who can map its highways.

Snapchat reportedly paid over $250 million for an app that lets you track your friends (SNAP)

Snap recently snapped up mapping app maker Zenly in what was likely one of its largest acquisitions ever, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. And it looks like Snapchat's parent company is already using Zenly's technology. Snap Inc., bought Zenly for somewhere between $250 million to $350 million, according to TechCrunch. Show More Summary

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting some new modes with 'Operation Hydra'

Every year, Valve holds a special event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that allows community map makers to get some recognition. These take the form of "Operation" X and have seen major alterations to the core Counter-Strike gameplay along with a plethora of new maps. Show More Summary

BMW scores better than expected results

Berlin - BMW became the third German car maker to report better-than-expected quarterly results ahead of schedule on Thursday, benefiting from strong demand in China and a revaluation of its stake in map maker Here. Pretax profit jumped...Show More Summary

Apple Maps now lists UK EV chargers and public bikes

As Apple turns to laser-mounted minivans and even drones to improve the accuracy of its Maps app, the company also regularly introduces useful points of interest for iOS users. As Bloomberg reports, the iPhone maker has added new data points that will help UK electric vehicle owners find nearby charging stations and hook Londoners up with a bike. Source: Bloomberg

Google Map Maker is now dead

Google announced late last year that it would shut down Map Maker, its older, online tool that allowed anyone to contribute updates to Google Maps. The service, which had been around since 2008, let users correct or fill in missing map content – like place details, roads, business information and more. Show More Summary

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