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Google announced that it has added new satellite imagery to Google Maps and Google Earth in order to provide clearer images and remove some artifacts. Using NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite and Google Earth Engine technology, Google says it has developed a “seamless, globally-consistent image of the entire planet with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel”. The full image of the earth is 800,000 megapixels. Grand Canyon, before and after new imagery Google also pledged to update its images further, thanks to the launch of Landsat 8 earlier this year. Chicago In the meantime, Google has... Read more...
I doubt it needs to be said, but curing cancer is far from easy. Today, gathering required data isn't so much the problem, but rather having enough people to analyze it is. Wouldn't it be great, then, if there were a way for ordinary people to chip in? It might seem a little outlandish, given we're not all scientists, but Cancer Research UK would like to correct our way of thinking. In conjunction with Facebook, Amazon and Google, a mobile game is being developed that will allow regular citizens to solve important puzzles, that when combined en masse, will give researchers the data they need to... Read more...
When it comes to Apple’s advertising, the bar is high and always climbing. Whether you think the new ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’ hit the mark is a matter of taste, but if the more than 150,000 YouTube views is any indication, the ads are certainly getting some attention. The spots show some exciting ways to use iPad and iPad mini and tout the Apple App Store’s more than 300,000 iPad-specific apps. And of course, because the mini natively supports all iPad apps, that number applies to the mini, too. Apple may be planning to redesign the iPad, but for now, it's heavily... Read more...
If you build a fiber-optic network, the startups will come. That’s what Google has found, after building a high-speed pipe to Kansas City. Google Fiber, which is a trial project, is wooing Kansas City tech companies with gigabit Internet connection speeds.   Google is bringing gigabit Internet connectivity to startups in Kansas City. Image credit: VisitKC.com So, what’s the going rate for gigabit Internet? Startups are paying Google $70 a month for the pipe in Kansas City. (The service is being tested on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the city.) Consumers are paying the... Read more...
We speak often of the “patent wars”, but underpinning those battles is something else: the “patent race”, as it were, which is how quickly and comprehensively companies can patent their technologies and designs. Without copious patents in hand, the Apples, Microsofts, Samsungs, and Googles of the world couldn’t sue and counter-sue each other into oblivion. According to numbers compiled by IFI Claims Patent Services, most of the usual suspects populate the list of top 50 U.S. patent assignees. It may surprise some that topping the list is IBM, which was granted a whopping... Read more...
Your HotHardware Public Service Announcement (PSA) of the day is that there's a new version of Google's Chrome browser available to download, Chrome 24. The latest build is heavy on security updates and short on feature enhancements, though it does add support for MathML (with a shout out to WebKit volunteer Dave Barton). Also included is an update to Flash (11.5.31.137) that's baked into the browser, and of course general improvements to speed and stability. Here's a look at the daunting list of security fixes, several of which were rated "High" and three that were worth $1,000-$4,000 to the person... Read more...