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Yahoo develop Maps software that gives the “most beautiful” route

Bored of your commute? Looking for a slightly more interesting journey? Yahoo might soon be able to help. Researchers at the company have come up with an algorithm that will plot you a route based on the “most beautiful” journey between A and B. Its pretty clever how it works. According to Technology Review, Yahoo scraped data from Google Streetview …

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James O'MalleyYahoo develop Maps software that gives the “most beautiful” route

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

Amazon snap up 3D mapping software for next-gen Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon have bought 3D mapping specialist start-up UpNext, suggesting that the next generation of their Kindle Fire tablet could have a native mapping and navigation app. UpNext specialise in fully 3D maps, letting users check topography and landmarks, checking out…

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Gerald LynchAmazon snap up 3D mapping software for next-gen Kindle Fire tablet

REVIEW: Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)

Gears of War is back for a final tour of duty in the conclusion to the blockbusting trilogy. Can Epic Games raise the bar for cover shooters once more, or should this sequel be thrown down one of the series' own deadly emergence holes? Read on to find out.

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Gerald LynchREVIEW: Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)

TomTom iPhone app gets live traffic updates

The TomTom app for iPhone has been updated to version 1.3, bringing live traffic information, an improved interface and optimised routing to its satellite navigation system. Traffic updates hit the users iPhone every three minutes, notifying drivers of any incidents,…

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Gerald LynchTomTom iPhone app gets live traffic updates

1.4 million grab Nokia's free Ovi Maps

It's been less than two weeks since Nokia announced that its Ovi Maps Naviagtion app was available for free, but it's already been downloaded 1.4 million times, breaking the million mark by the end of last week. The app…

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Gerald Lynch1.4 million grab Nokia's free Ovi Maps