The Week Everything Went INSTANT

Google Instant went live last week. http://www.google.com By the time I got in the office on Monday people had made all these: 1- YouTube Instant http://ytinstant.com/ 2- iTunes Instant http://labs.stephenou.com/itunes 3- Google Maps Instant http://hartlabs.net/instant_maps/ 4- Google Instant Images http://cdn.michaelhart.me/mh/instant_images/ But is it good for us: Google Instant is trying to Kill Me, by CharlieContinue reading “The Week Everything Went INSTANT”

Google Maps Trike View

You’re all familiar with Google Street View and the camera-topped Google Car – but what about all of the interesting places inaccessible to cars? Enter the Google Trike, which started as a project by Daniel Ratner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer on the Street View team: “I began thinking about building a bicycle-based Street View systemContinue reading “Google Maps Trike View”

Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs

An alcohol brand launches an app aimed at providing a useful service rather than a pub diversion. Beck’s release Gig Finder, a mash-up between Google Maps and Last.fm which lets you search for gigs in the area. YouTube link. I like that fact they’ve just combined a couple APIs to create a shiny new service.Continue reading “Becks iPhone App – Helps You Find Gigs”

Mapping your digital life online.

There’s an interesting debate developing about how we manage our digital self. With the increase in social sites; think Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Last.FM, Delicious, etc… your social map is probably growing faster than you think. It raises interesting questions about privacy and who owns your data. Do you really want all your data aggregated byContinue reading “Mapping your digital life online.”

Want GPS on non-GPS phones? Check out the new Google Maps beta.

Google can now tap into information broadcast from mobile towers to approximate your devices current location on the map. “It’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close..” Google explains on its website. I’ve installed this and tried it in New York. It’s amazingly accurate, and on my N95 you can activate true GPS too. VeryContinue reading “Want GPS on non-GPS phones? Check out the new Google Maps beta.”