Items tagged with POIs

Google never stops working on Google Maps, and a months-long overhaul has brought about many changes. One feature that went away temporarily--the ability to add multiple destinations in directions, by adding stops to your route or dropping and arranging pins on POIs--is coming back. Google brought along some new features, as well, including the ability to search for your flight, hotel, and even restaurant reservations from within Maps. When you map out your travel itinerary, Google will automatically show what plans you’ve made so you can more intelligently organize your routes. Of course,... Read more...
Intel, DIRECTV Poised to Connect PCs and TVs in U.S. INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 - Intel Corporation and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today unveiled details around the world's first digital set-top box with integrated digital media adapter (DMA) functionality verified to work with Intel(R) ViivTM technology. Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital set-top box will allow customers to access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.  READ MORE...  ... Read more...
Citing a study by ABI Research, Eric from Ars Technica postulates that Media Center PCs may be about ready for prime time. Personally, a true Media Center PC is high on my priority list once the wife and I are completely settled in the new home, but the relative complexity and annoying DRM measures taken by the content providers may be a big turn off to less tech-savvy consumers. "Before getting our first TiVo a couple of years ago, we were faced with a choice: either the world's best-known DVR or a media center PC. A home theater PC was... Read more...