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Suunto Ambit2 (HR) Review: The Smartwatch For Badasses

The Suunto Ambit2 (HR) won’t read you your email and doesn’t know Will.i.am’s phone number. But, it will tell you your precise location anywhere on earth and powerfully monitors your physical exertion. How many beers did that climb burn? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/achieving-hima…


A Decade Of Our Favourite Google Maps Screwups

Google Maps launched 10 years ago, on February 8, 2005, and it’s become the gold standard for apps that help get you from point A to point B. But it’s also the greatest prank platform ever designed. Here are some of the best deliberate (and non-deliberate) ways that Maps has been borked over the past decade.


The Bizarre, Glitchy Glory Of Wiggling 3D Map Disasters

Remember a couple of years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging screw-ups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they’re works of artespecially when they wiggle.


Google Earth's New Satellite Imagery Is So Much Better

Remember how we told you that the resolution of Google Maps’ satellite images would soon be doubled? Well, today we’re seeing the first of those images pop up, and they are indeed a noticeable improvement. New York and San Francisco are the first to get the high-res 3D treatment, but we should see this update rolling out for more cities around the world in 2015.


There Is No Such Thing As An Unbiased Map

Who knew that asking for directions to the Hollywood Sign could be such a complicated question? Well, it is. After writing recently that a group of residents have succeeded in effectively erasing the Hollywood Sign from Google Maps to lead tourists astray, I was floored by the response that came from every corner of the globe.


Why People Keep Trying To Erase The Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognisable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it’s also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of people who live near the sign are trying to hide it, even as it looms in the hills, in plain sight. By removing it from Google Maps.


Our Best Look Yet At How Material Design Will Transform Google Apps

Yesterday the overhauled Google Maps app rolled out for iOS and Android, giving us access to new features like the ability to book restaurants inside the app. But it also gives us a peek at how Material Design will transform the whole suite of Google-built products.


Google Maps Gets Suave Thanks To Material Design

The latest Google Maps update means your navigation is about to get fancy. The update uses Google’s new design language, Material Design, so when you open GoogleMaps on Android or iPhone over the next few days, it should look different.


Some Crazy Genius Hid A Cat In Google Maps

If you’ve been exploring the fine town of Auckland, New Zealand, on Google Maps lately, you might’ve spotted a strange shape just north of the Parnell Cricket Club. It’s a cat. (Or at least, it was cat.) Google’s not exactly sure how it got there.


These Two Guys Want To Turn The Entire Planet Into A Typeface

Last we checked in with Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee, the designer and geographer had just finished counting the number of pools in Los Angeles (43,123). Now the duo hope to bring their somewhat-insane methodology to a similarly perplexing challenge: How do we find all the buildings on the planet that look like letters from the air?