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The Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device | The BBC "Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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Google Maps to get an “Explore” button

Google Maps is great for getting you from A to B, but what if you're looking for C, D and E? The company is adding a new "explore" button to the app which should help journeys get a little bit more serendipitous. Now when you're browsing a map, all you'll have to do is hit…

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James O'MalleyGoogle Maps to get an “Explore” button
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Google launches 3D map of London

Google has added a 3D map of London to Google Maps... prepare to lose your afternoon to scrolling around. Remember when Google Earth launched and a handful of buildings would pop up in 3D? Astonishingly, Google has somehow now managed to render the entire city - or the central bit anyway - and it is now…

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James O'MalleyGoogle launches 3D map of London
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Google bring Ingress augmented reality game to iPhone and iPad

Google has released a version of its augmented reality game, Ingress, on the iOS app store. That's right: Google make games too, apparently. Ingress is an augmented reality game where you must travel on foot around physical space in order to 'capture' different neighbourhoods and gather resources. The game takes places globally too - with…

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James O'MalleyGoogle bring Ingress augmented reality game to iPhone and iPad
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The mystery of the disappearing Tube roundels on Google Maps

(Pic by Naparazzi) If you’ve tried to get anywhere unfamiliar in London lately then you’ve probably noticed something strange. On Google Maps, the Tube’s famous ‘Roundel’ logo has mysteriously been replaced by a more European style “M” logo. Whilst this might make things more consistent with similar metro systems around the world, it’s certainly a…

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James O'MalleyThe mystery of the disappearing Tube roundels on Google Maps

Google to map UK canals for Street View: Rosie and Jim rejoice

The UK's canal system, the waterways of choice for riverboaters and creepy kids' TV puppet shows alike, are to be mapped for Google's Street View service. Initiated by the UK Canal and Rivers Trust, Google have offered up one of…

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Gerald LynchGoogle to map UK canals for Street View: Rosie and Jim rejoice