The busy holiday travel season is now upon us and with that comes extreme weather… you know it always happens that way! And so, road warriors need to be prepared and need to be able to get notifications of weather related incidents in order to plan accordingly. The following are some of the more popular and useful weather notification apps to consider:
Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
HP Inc. today has unveiled five new HP DesignJet technical printers, including the flagship HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer (MFP) and the HP DesignJet T730 Printer – these new devices make large-format printing faster and easier. Of interest to you mobile fanatics, the new HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote is a free mobile application that enables easy, convenient printing and scanning to HP web-enabled printers and MFPs whenever or wherever(8) from both Apple® and Android™ devices.
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A cool update via Brady Forrest @brady this week end as he’s shared details of the new state of Ignite. Recall, Ignite has evolved into a series of events that take place around the World. The Ignite lightning talks have been a favorite of geeks everywhere, enabling them, often for the very first time, to take to the stage for 5 minute to share, inspire and enlighten about their passions. Well, Ignite has now evolved and Brady has shared details in this blog post – check it out, find an event near you, speak at an event or organize an event. You can do so at Ignitetalks.io
So sad that we have to be watching yet another cowardly and senseless attack on freedom and on innocent people – thoughts are wish all the fine people of Paris! You may be curious as to the geospatial extent of the cowards so we share this map of locations of what has been confirmed (as of Sat Nov 14). See more on CityLab
Today at a special event in New York, HP (yes, part of the new HP Inc.) introduced the next generation of the popular Z family of mobile workstations, including the new, ZBook Studio which turned my head! From HP… “The ZBook Studio represents the expertise developed over the past 30 years of HP workstation engineering excellence, HP Z DNA, and the extensive testing that went into the development of the system.”
“As the world’s first quad core workstation Ultrabook, the ZBook Studio is a perfect combination of brains and beauty with the engineering toughness of a HP Z Workstation,”said Jim Zafarana (above, left), vice president and general manager, HP Workstations and Thin Clients [Read more…]
If you use google services then you likely have a location history stored by Google – don’t worry though, only you can see it! By accessing your history you can view all the places you’ve been (while location sharing was enabled on your device).
A very cool UAV LiDAR scanning story tip thanks to LiDAR Magazine – This is a proof of concept video for the Phoenix AL2 UAV LiDAR octocopter. Watch as the device does a fly-over of Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers – Note: LiDAR accuracy is within 3 – 5cm. For more details, go to www.phoenix-aerial.com
I’m a big fan of social sharing, however, I’m also a huge fan of having access to my data, in particular, data shared along with location information. Most social sharing services support location tagging, however, they don’t really make it easy for you to access or even download your location history. That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible though! I’ve done a little digging into the popular services and have managed to find a number of hacks and tricks for accessing some of these data. One handy trick is enabled by using the very awesome IFTTT tool.