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Will there be an Apple mapping device

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There is apparently references in the new version of iPhoto (6.0.5) suggets potential integration into Google Maps. An Apple patent went in previously for a device that could include GPS, force sensing (roll, pitch, yaw) and other sensors that would make a very nice LBS device at least hardware-wise. iPhoto 6.0.5 Google Maps Integration And […]

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GIS and multi-core computers

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I saw the posts by Rob and James a couple of weeks ago about multicore and 64 bit but was too sick to kick in at the time. Now that the coughing has stopped, I want in. Before I left my day job to go back to try to finish that school thing, I had […]

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Weblo.com – What is the point

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When Sue first mentioned Weblo to me last week it seemed kind of cool. Weblo is a site that lets you buy virtual property, but unlike most games, Weblo is selling properties that exist in the real-world (and real-world celebrities, which I find creepy). The problem for me is that there isn’t a user interface […]

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Loki updates and new features

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While I await the royalties from the Chumby LBS based on Loki’s WiFi location capabilities I wanted to point out, belated as it may be, that there is a new version of Loki available that has some interesting new features, my favorite of which may be the automatic time zone changer for when you travel. […]

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Location Based Chumby

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Please don’t let this way cool gadget/alarm clock be ‘vapor-ware’. The Chumby is a small computer that appears to be infinitely customizable through Flash widgets and some good old fashion hacking. Toss in a GPS chip and some code you could have an always on cuddly LBS system. If Loki isn’t giving away a few […]

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Ubiquitous advertising

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Even ads are ubiquitous these days as an article from BBC News points out. The article looks at how different technologies are being used to better market to buyers. The article suggests a few reasons why Minortiy Report-like LBS advertising isn’t currently one of the trends. BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Technology lets […]

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Spy Plane on the cheap

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Saw this one on HGTV’s I Want That: Tech Toys. The XB-39 Eagleye is a R/C plane with a built in digital camera allowing you to capture those high resolution obliques all on your own. Actually, I am just guessing it captures obliques based on the picture I saw…you may be able to capture nadir […]