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PUBG fans who enjoyed playing the Codename: Savage map on the Closed Experimental Server the last time it was available have another opportunity to play the new map. Savage launched again on the experimental server last night at 9 PM ET. The map will be available to play until Wednesday, April 18. Just as before you will need a beta key to access the server and try the map this time around. You can still register for beta keys here, but they are not guaranteed to be given to all who want one. If you had a beta key last time, it will still work for this round of testing. The Savage map has been changed significantly since the last round of testing. The map is now more dense than it was before,... Read more...
PUBG gamers have a new map to look forward to that is in testing right now. That new PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds map is called Codename: Savage and it is notably different in setting and size than other maps available for the game. The Savage map is much smaller than other maps measuring in at 4km x 4km compared to the 8km x 8 km size of other maps in the game. It's also set in a tropical jungle location. PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, has said that the smaller map will give gamers a "much more intense and faster paced Battle Royale experience." The test of the map is running on a server right now that requires a key to try, but PUBG has said that hundreds of thousands of more keys are... Read more...
It's tough to even remember how we operated in a world without Google Maps, as the service has rapidly evolved into a must-have tool in just a few short years since its launch. One of the ways it has expanded is by enabling the world to populate it with data, and there's probably no better case to be made for crowdsourcing than mapping. Now, the company is allowing folks around the globe to create their own Street View. If you're unfamiliar, Street View is a street-level view of popular places on Google Maps, where a camera recorded an image at a given point and allows you to view what that point looks like online. It's almost like being there, through your laptop display. Google has spent years... Read more...
Remember being captivated by the colorful countries on the map at school? I used to spin the classroom globe, mapping routes for my imaginary adventures, Indiana Jones-style. If you have similarly nostalgic memories of maps from your youth, you’re going to love TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map. TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map. Image credit: TeleGeography The Submarine Cable Map, which has been updated to reflect the explosion of projected submarine cables expected by 2014, was inspired by antique maps, according to TeleGeography. It features a timeline of important submarine cable events and a smaller map that provides latency data for major hubs. A hard copy of the map will... Read more...
Google released Google Maps 6.0 for Android. The latest version of Maps now has the ability to help you navigate inside of buildings. With the launch, Google has partnered with some of the largest retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan to provide maps. As Google says, this is just the start: The company is planning to add new indoor maps for public places throughout the world. Other new features with Google Maps 6.0 for Android include a drop-down menu to help you jump from one feature to another within the application and a new Places home screen that now includes popular searches for your current location.   Go indoors with Google Maps 6.0 for Android Tuesday, November... Read more...
Google Latitude is now available on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 3G. After waiting for months, iOS users are now able to download and enjoy an app that Google has made available already on Android, Symbian and BlackBerry. Latitude is an app that constantly pays attention to where you are, and then puts your location on a map for those approved to view. It's a good way to keep track of your friends on a map, and now that iOS supports background application processing, it's possible to use Latitude while using another app in the foreground. The Latitude app is now available in the App Store, and users have to opt-in and approve people to view their location. You can then find people and contact... Read more...
One of the biggest pains to buying a GPS system is the knowledge that your maps will be outdated within 12 months, if not sooner. TomTom knows it, and they're doing something about it. Announced this week, the company is selling select navigation models that come with Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates. For free!It's a move that was probably necessary to fight Garmin, Navigon and the slew of other nav options that are now coming to smartphones, including Google's own Maps Navigation. Better still, TomTom will allow users to download fresh maps "every few months," which include one million more miles than rival maps. The lifetime updates to traffic is also huge for those who travel a lot (and get... Read more...
Doyle Drive is the antiquated and dangerous southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. It's actually a steel-truss bridge and has been rated as the most dangerous span in California. Most in the SF Bay Area are aware of this. And although geared toward rural drivers, SafeRoadMaps.org, a project of the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) aims to help educate drivers as to the safety of their roads. CERS is itself a joint program between the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs State and Local Policy Program and the Center for Transportation Studies, and is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). The site integrates statistics from the... Read more...
Google is calling it a beta, but we're calling it a breath of fresh air (depending on where you live, of course, your air might a bit more fresh than the air we breathe here in New York City). Today, Google has added walking directions to its popular Google Maps page. Whenever you use Google Maps for directions, if the destination is within 10km (about 6.2 miles) of the originating point, walking directions will be offered as an option in addition to the traditional driving directions. Google Software Engineer, Andy Schwerin announced the feature on the Google Lat Long Blog this morning. He warns, however, while the feature is now available, it comes with some caveats:"Walking directions are... Read more...
CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE VARIETY MAP PACK AVAILABLE NOW FOR WINDOWS PCNVIDIA Offering New Maps as a Free Download through nZone.com Santa Monica, CA – June 5, 2008 – New battle zones are emerging on the Windows® PC front and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is putting out the call for new recruits starting today as Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare™ Variety Map Pack for Windows PC is now available online. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack is available for download, free of charge.  For updates about download destinations, visit: www.charlieoscardelta.com or www.nzone.com.The Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack... Read more...
What won't Google do with their maps?If you go to Google Maps, you’ll notice there is now a “”More” button right next to “Street View”" and “Traffic.” If you click on it after getting a map, you will be given the options to tick “Photos” or “Wikipedia.” Ticking the first option populates teh map with geo-tagged photos provided by Panoramio. Ticking the second gives you geo-coded Wikipedia articles. For instance, I found entries on a New York City map for the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, the New York Yacht Club, and other landmarks.Suggestion for more items Google can add to "More?"  Readers?... Read more...
As with all rumors, please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we can receive official confirmation or denial from AMD.As we've previously reported, AMD is rumored to be shipping their B3 stepping Phenoms, and it seems that we might see 2.5GHz models before April Fool's Day:“AMD is planning to launch B3 stepping quad-core Phenom 9050 series CPUs including 9850, 9750, 9650, 9550 and 9150 within the next 1-2 weeks, however the top-end 9850 will only reach a core frequency of 2.5GHz, instead of the original goal of 2.6Ghz. The company expects to be able to deliver higher core frequencies in the third quarter this year, according to sources at motherboard makers.” While a 2.5GHz... Read more...
It's Christmas Day. What the heck are you doing? Fire up Crysis and install this new Christmas present from them: an official Crysis Tournament Mappack. Thing is, Santa didn't drop it down the chimney and it's not on the Crytek site (at least, it's not easy to find).In a way that's probably good: anyone else annoyed at how you have to enter your birthdate every single time you go there?Of course we have prepared a little Christmas present for you as well. Within the past few months and weeks we haven't been working on patches, SDK and Linux Server only, but also our Level Designers have been very active. Thus we are happy to announce you the release of the official "Crysis Tournament Mappack".Some... Read more...
From the wild rumor and speculation department comes a tale of two future AMD platforms aimed at corporate customers.  Like any great love triangle, there's a(n alleged) problem: lack of resources to properly develop both at once.In this case, we're talking about AMD's upcoming Bulldozer architecture, which will follow likely follow the trend of being a server chip first, then a desktop chip second, and the laptop Fusion platform dubbed Swift.  Both parts of the enterprise market are extremely lucrative and very valuable to AMD, and thus it appears that there was a lot of heated debate about which platform to focus on:“As long ago as last summer, word was floating that AMD was getting... Read more...
Interesting week for the mapping folks at Google. First they release Terrain View for Google Maps, and now they have released a location service for cell phone users, and you don't even need GPS on your phone.The new tracking feature introduced Wednesday is being touted as an added convenience because it will enable people on the go to skip the task of typing a starting address on a mobile handset's small keys when they turn to Google's maps for guidance.Using the technology, dubbed "My Location," simply requires pressing zero on a mobile handset equipped with the new software. The sender's location shows up as a blue dot on Google's mobile maps.The tracking system isn't set up to collect a user's... Read more...
Norwegian phone giant Nokia announced its intention to purchase Chicago-based navigation software maker Navteq for around 8 billion dollars.  Nokia, already the world's largest maker of mobile phones, seeks to expand the mobile services it offers to go along with the hardware.Nokia's President and Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said "location-based services are one of the cornerstones of Nokia's Internet services strategy. The acquisition of Navteq is another step toward Nokia becoming a leading player in this space." Helsinki-based Nokia has made several acquisitions to expand Internet services. The company announced last month that it would buy Enpocket, a U.S.-based mobile advertising... Read more...
As a follow-up to our coverage of AMD's new triple-core announcement from last night, we have some additional details for you regarding the product's high-level architecutre as well as forward-looking product roadmap information. AMD Triple-Core Phenom Architecture Since the time of our initial coverage yesterday, officials at AMD have confirmed that indeed the new triple-core Phenom is based on an identical die, that is employed in quad-core... Read more...
The third installment in the Bourne Trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum," will open in theaters on August 3rd.  Part of the appeal of the character is his casual, savvy use of technology as he breezes through far-flung exotic locations.  He'll reconfigure your phone after he punches you with it, while driving like a madman.  Universal decided to hype the film with an online game, " The Ultimate Search for Bourne with Google," that allows fans to search for Jason Bourne using clues scattered on Google tools like Search Map, Images and YouTube. Universal worked with Web design and marketing firm Big Spaceship to build the "Bourne" game, which is part of a promotional partnership with Google... Read more...
A Chinese-American high school student from Fort Bend Indiana developed a CS level based on his local high school, and what did he get for his trouble?   An A+ in his computer science class?  Nah.  How about a contract from Valve to make levels for their upcoming games?  Nope.  He got picked up by the local police after a few parents caught wind of it. "Members of the area Chinese community have rallied behind a Clements High School senior who was removed from the campus and sent to M.R.  Wood Alternative Education Center after parents complained he'd created a computer game map of Clements. About 70 people attended the Fort Bend Independent School District's April 23 meeting to show support... Read more...
The foreign website Tweakers.net has posted a supposedly leaked roadmap of AMD's "4x4" platform for your viewing pleasure. Although you'll need to arm yourself with your favorite online translator to grasp the content, the chart outlining the various pending products is universal. It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of performance we can expect from future products like the 3GHz FX-74. One thing which does seem a bit odd here though is the reference of that CPU being made with a 90u process as AMD will have already been manufacturing some cores at 65u. Per usual, time will tell what AMD's "official" plans regarding these processors... Read more...
All the goodness that is Google maps can now be accessed from your cell phone. Location searches, maps, satellite imagery, all of it's there, and there's also the new feature of real-time traffic information. Click here for the details. "Combining directions, maps, and satellite imagery, Google Maps is a free download that lets you find local hangouts and businesses across town or across the country - right from your phone."... Read more...
PC Watch has managed to get their hands on a new roadmap from AMD which outlines the company's strategy for desktop, mobile, and server platforms up through 2008. Unfortunately, the article itself is not English so you'll have to arm yourself with your favorite online translator. However, the roadmaps are a universal language and certainly contain some interesting tidbits of information. Mention of things such as DDR3, HypertTransport 3, and a wealth of new sockets should be more than enough reason to go take a peek at this roadmap.  ... Read more...
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