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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display

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Why your next smartphone will probably have a Quad HD display

Smartphone display resolutions are going up, and up, and away, whether you like it or not.

on greenbot.com

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Big Google Maps update adds Uber integration, offline maps, navigation tweaks

Users with the Uber app installed will now see the option to catch a ride in the Maps app.

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New Google Street View feature lets you time-travel to images past

Remember when? Google's Street View cars traverse the world, sometimes taking new pictures of places they've been before. Now you can see what they saw the last time they visited.

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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

on techhive.com

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Nokia Here Maps is heading to Windows 8.1 to fill in Bing's mapping gaps

Recent enhancements include high-resolution satellite views.

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Online clues located North Korea's missile-launcher factories

A few seconds of video, literature, a couple of memoirs and Google Earth helped locate a secret North Korean military plant.

Google loses another appeal in Street View privacy case

Appeals court rejects company's petition for another hearing about its data-collection from neighborhood Wi-Fi networks while building Street View.

There's no Here there: Nokia pulls map app off iOS

Nokia says iOS 7 has harmed the user experience of its mapping app, but the company has show little appetite for keeping Here Maps up to date since its iOS debut more than a year ago.

on techhive.com

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Spiked with LIDAR sensors, Ford research car tracks objects and creates 3D maps

Ford tricked out its Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle with enough sensors to see more than a driver ever could—so the car can help the human drive better.

on techhive.com