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Nokia Drive 3.0 Now Available

One of my most used apps for the Nokia Lumia 900 is the Nokia Drive app, which brings free [in addition to the built in Bing [tap for] turn-by-turn GPS navigation enabled in the Mango update] turn-by-turn voice guided navigation experience to the phone in an easy to use and intuitive interface.

Nokia recently mentioned that Nokia Drive will be offered to all Windows Phone 8 partners for built-in GPS and mapping software and I am happy that this update to Nokia Drive brings some of the Windows Phone 8 features to their existing [albeit somewhat paltry in numbers] users.

Make your commute smoother

Nokia Drive 3.0 Commute Feature

 

As shown in the video above, Nokia Drive with My Commute learns your driving preferences and uses information about the latest traffic conditions to help you choose between the different routes you usually take to get to the places you travel most. It even remembers when you usually leave, providing traffic updates along your route so you’ll know in advance whether there are delays or if you have time to stop by that new café on your way home.

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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Computing, Fun, Gadgets, Mobile Phones, Technology

 

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Browse the Complete Popular Science Archive Now

Some of Popular Science’ favorite covers.

Popular Science has partnered with Google to offer its entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements.

As you will soon see, it’s an amazing resource. Aside from bringing back memories for longtime readers, as a whole the archive beautifully encapsulates over a century of PopSci’s fascination with the future, and science and technology’s incredible potential to improve our lives. Tracing our dreams and visions of the future back through time, you’ll see that not a lot has changed. Some things we projected with startling accuracy, and others remain today what they were then–dreams. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

In the future, they will be adding more advanced features for searching and browsing, so stay tuned.

Search the archives here.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2010 in Fun, Science News

 

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Quotes: There is a Theory…

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“There is a theory which states that people who respond to Pollock are subconsciously drawn to the fractal complexity hidden in his paintings color contrast. But then there is also a theory which states that fractal analysis of a rhino’s droppings discloses an amazing measure of self-similarity of its components. You may draw your own inferences.” ~ Christopher

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2010 in Arts, Fun, Humor, I'm Just Sayin', Quotes

 

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Mandelbrot Gazing Upon a Fractal Sky

From my ever growing collection of fractal art: Mandelbrot Gazing Upon a Fractal Sky

Fractal Art (21)

Generated with Ultra Fractal 5

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2010 in Arts, Fun, Mathematics

 

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How Breakable Is Your Password And What Does It Say About You?

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Posted by on February 13, 2010 in Computing, Digital Security, Fun

 

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Slate V Tiger Woods Google Ad (with apologies)

As Tiger Woods recovers from a car accident and contends with reports of philandering, Slate V imagines what the golfing great might be typing into that familiar white search bar (with apologies to Google’s new ad campaign).

Ouch!

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Fun, Humor

 

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Parisian Love – GOOGLE Superbowl ad

OMG. Google has an add? Indeed it does and Google took the bold step of running the Super Bowl ad in the third quarter of the game on Sunday, marking its first major push into TV advertising and a new frontier of marketing for the company that has triumphed in online ads above all else.

According to Mashable:

CEO Eric Schmidt’s Tweet hinted at the ad yesterday, reading: “Can’t wait to watch the Superbowl tomorrow. Be sure to watch the ads in the 3rd quarter (someone said ‘Hell has indeed frozen over.’)”

And I like it!

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2010 in Fun

 

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