Google Maps gets real time Waze reports on Android and iOS

Google Maps for iOS and Android gets real time Waze reports

I mean, we knew this was coming sooner or later. Still, it’s nice to see a major teamup come out of that Google / Waze marriage that happened back in June (who doesn’t love a summer wedding?). Google Maps mobile users in the US, UK and a slew of other countries are getting Waze-submitted real time accident, construction, road closure and other reports on Android and iOS. It’s a two-way street here, of course, meaning that Waze users on the aforementioned mobile operating systems will be getting Google Search, Street View and satellite images baked directly into their app. More information on the partnerships can be found in the source link below.

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What Do You Use Your Cloud Storage For?

What Do You Use Your Cloud Storage For?

We’re constantly looking for ways to get free space on Dropbox and other cloud storage services, and we know you are too. Our question is: What do you use all that space for?

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TiVo Roamio: more shows, more space, more search, more streaming

TiVo this morning took the wraps off its new fifth-generation DVR boxes, collectively known as the TiVo Roamio family. As the prominent “roam” in the name implies, TiVo’s emphasis with the new line is on mobility. Customers will be able to view their recorded TV shows away from the TiVo boxes doing the recording—and not just in their homes, either.

Roamio brings a number of changes from previous-generation TiVo boxes, but the one TiVo is making the most noise about is the new platform’s built-in ability to transcode recordings and stream them to iOS devices. At launch, streaming only works within your LAN, but before the end of the year TiVo will push an update to the Roamio boxes which will enable them to push recordings over the Internet to your connected (iOS) devices. The Internet streaming is adaptive, pacing itself to the available upload bandwidth of your home connection. It can throttle as low as 180kbps all the way up to 2Mbps.

The Roamio line also includes more tuners and more recording time. The top-end Roamio Pro can record six shows simultaneously while storing up to 450 hours of HD programming on its 3TB of storage. The mid-range Roamio Plus records six simultaneous shows and can store 150 hours; the entry-level Roamio can record four shows and keep 75 hours.

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M83 – ‘Midnight City’

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

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Notch explains decision to axe 0x10c, concentrate on ‘smaller’ games

Minecraft creator definitively kills '0x10c' spaceship game

When Marcus “Notch” Persson cancelled 0x10c, he laid the blame at the feet of a “weird creative block” that hampered his game development. In his blog, however, he has revealed that it was the sheer weight of fan expectation that killed the highly-anticipated space-sim. The Minecraft creator was so concerned about becoming “another under-delivering visionary game designer” that he’d rather ice the project than do a George Lucas. Instead, he’s going to concentrate on producing smaller games away from the public eye, adding that he’s looking forward to playing Project Trillek, 0x10c’s spiritual successor, when it’s done.

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CyanogenMod Unveils New User Accounts for Remote Find and Wipe

CyanogenMod Unveils New User Accounts for Remote Find and Wipe

The team behind CyanogenMod, one of the most popular Android ROMs available, took the wraps off of their new CyanogenMod Accounts feature last night, where users can update, sign up, and access new features like the ability to remotely track, find, and wipe their device if it’s lost or stolen.

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This Mass to Volume Cheat Sheet Makes Measuring Ingredients Easy

This Mass to Volume Cheat Sheet Makes Measuring Ingredients Easy

If you do any cooking or baking, sometimes you’ll need to know how many cups of flour are in a pound, or how many sticks of butter will get you a cup. This simple mass-to-volume conversion chart can tell you, and not just for flour or butter, but for almonds, sugar, cornstarch, and other common ingredients, too.

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Microsoft shows off key features in Project Spark, launching in October (video)

Xbox reveals Project Spark personalized voice and motion capture

Microsoft has just flaunted some of Project Spark‘s gaming powers at GDC 2013 in Cologne: motion and voice capture. If you’ll recall, the platform enables gamers to create their own digital spaces for games using the Xbox One’s integrated Kinect sensor and the upcoming SmartGlass. Microsoft’s Team Dakota group showed how to use facial capture, body motion capture and voice and sound to create animations, dialogue, cut scenes and more. You’ll be able to try it yourself on Windows 8 at the end of October 2013, or by January 2014 for the Xbox One. Check the video after the jump to see the fruits of their labor, but maybe turn the volume down a hair. Just sayin’.

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Nixeus VUE 30: 30″ 2560×1600 IPS Monitor Review

Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been happy to watch as the price of 27” 1440p monitors has steadily fallen. With cheaper import panels becoming available, the cost of moving up to a high resolution panel has fallen considerably. I reviewed the Nixeus VUE 27 last year as it was the cheapest way at the time to get a 1440p panel while still getting a US warranty. Now Nixeus is back with a 30” monitor, the Nixeus VUE 30. With the 16:10 aspect ratio that commenters continually ask for and an IPS panel, will this mark the shift of a downward trend for 30” monitor prices as well?

Nixeus VUE 30: 30″ 2560×1600 IPS Monitor Review

Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been happy to watch as the price of 27” 1440p monitors has steadily fallen. With cheaper import panels becoming available, the cost of moving up to a high resolution panel has fallen considerably. I reviewed the Nixeus VUE 27 last year as it was the cheapest way at the time to get a 1440p panel while still getting a US warranty. Now Nixeus is back with a 30” monitor, the Nixeus VUE 30. With the 16:10 aspect ratio that commenters continually ask for and an IPS panel, will this mark the shift of a downward trend for 30” monitor prices as well?