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Google Earth Enterprise 3.2 Released

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The crew over on the Google Earth Enterprise have a new version to announce – 3.2.  The fellows over at Google have had a pretty busy week, what with the big OS announcement, not to mention the offical launch of much of their product line, so it’d be easy to miss this in the diluge of […]

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Google City Tours

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Google labs has launched a neat new feature called City Tours.  The idea is similar to other sites (like Microsoft’s BING!) in that you can enter in a destination and the site will give you a bunch of things to do there.  What’s nice is you get it all laid out on Google Maps, with […]

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Broadband Penetration by Country

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As many long-time listeners will know, I exceptionally intersted in broadband adoption world-wide.  The US has long been behind the ball on broadband adoption and this latest report does nothing to reverse that trend.  The US is ranked 20th, behind even places like Singapore, Denmark, and even Estonia, all places I’m sure most Americans wouldn’t […]

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Autodesk’s Project Dragonfly

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Autodesk has a pretty cool new toy – Dragonfly!  The program is an online CAD like tool that allows you to map interior spaces.  You can use it to get an idea of how a room decoraction is going to go, or possiblly what can be done with a remodel.  Perhaps best of all, you […]

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Teleatlas’s Advanced City Models

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Engadget has a pretty cool article on Teleatla’s new “Advanced City Models”.  This is a direct result of all the consolidation happening in the imagery market.  A bit from TomTom, a bit from Navteq, mix liberally and you get these new 3D maps for end users to use in navigation and terrorism.  Check out the […]

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GPS Starts Failing in 2010?

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Switched online is reporting an article in the UK’s The Guardian that GPS satellites could begin to fail as early as 2010.  They note that the Air Force maintains the satellite network and was supposed to launch the first replacement in 2007… which it promtly didn’t do.  The satellites have been up there for up […]

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Is the iPod touch and the iPhone a dream for the US Military?

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The idea of a networked, connected, location aware solider capable of providing a multitude of rolls depending on the situation has long been the dream of the US military.  Newsweek is reporting that Apple’s iPod touch and iPhone might be making that dream a reality.  The multifunctional nature of the device and the fact that […]