Tag Archives: Google

Be careful Scoble…

Google’s new My Location feature apparently saved Scoble in London and now he’s counting on it in France while at LeWeb3.

One tip: Don’t use it indoors. Or at least if you do; don’t count on the results to save your life.

In my experience it works perfectly outside but the moment you get behind a window it starts putting you in the wrong place.

Woman found canoeist photo via Google

Woman found canoeist photo via Google | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
What a fantastic advert for Google and the internet. The best part is that you can do the search yourself.

Searching the internet is going to become a job description sooner or later.

New Terrain Layer in Google Maps; new interface required.

They’ve added an extra layer to Google Maps…

New Terrain Layer in Google Maps

Very nice! However, they need to look at the interface again. By the time you’ve buttons for three views, traffic, navigation etc. the usability starts to suffer.

We don’t need no GPS…

Google Mobile Maps PinPoints Your Location Without GPS

This is a great technology; in fact, so great I’ve been using it for the last three or four years.

In France, Orange offers this to all their subscribers with real-time traffic information.  Of course, nobody uses it (or at least I seem to be the only user) because they advertize it so badly and have hidden it half way down the menu screen and behind a three page ULA.