Tag Archives: traffic information
November 29, 2010
… ease off the gas.
While we might not like the idea of merciless robots clocking our every minor traffic infraction, dangerous drivers are a serious, well, danger, to us all.
As someone whoâ€™s driven in a few countries I think itâ€™s safe to say that no matter where you live, there are morons who treat their cars more like weapons than a means of transport. People who think blind corners are the perfect place for 100km/h overtaking maneuvers and that icy roads are a reason to double your …
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September 27, 2012
… directions to destinations, confusion over place names, plus the absence of public transport information. Not since Deep Impact have so many landmarks been found underwater. (Check the Amazing IOS6 Maps Tumblr for screenshots of some absurd results from here in Helsinki.)
Thatâ€™s possibly where we, the devoted crowds of Apple worshippers, come in. Like when Siri was released, it seems Apple Maps is Appleâ€™s version of a minimum viable product: released well before it was …
January 7, 2010
… food and sufficient shelter for your family. However, in more developed parts of Africa, the information superhighway is opening for traffic. And Africans want a better set of wheels with which to cruise it.
An Eye on the Future
Even Rwanda, synonymous with the problems that characterize many peopleâ€™s views of third world Africa (which are often based on false assumptions ), is getting on the bandwidth-wagon. It is still an extremely poor country, but it is also a very ambitious …
December 8, 2009
… For most people it is hard to think of a downside to the internet revolution. The â€śinformation superhighwayâ€ť has made business more efficient, staying in touch with friends easier, and the opportunities for our spare time more varied.
But, as with any revolution, there have been losers. Amongst those on the wrong side of change were the local second hand stores overshadowed by Ebay, the factories that once churned out now-archaic tools like fax machines and, most famously, …
November 26, 2012
… in the US capital every year. Thatâ€™s a huge number of stories, requiring an awful lot of information.
This information is partly official reports and court documents, but much of it comes from the crowd. Using social media and the help of the friends, families and neighbors of victims (and suspects), Homicide Watch puts together a lucid portrait of every homicide.
A database for the dead
Homicide Watch isnâ€™t organized like a typical newspaper. Instead, the site is more like a …
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