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Astropad

While there are plenty of apps out there that attempt to turn your mobile device into a graphics tablet, most are buggy, slow, are a pain to setup, …

Apps

Where the World Runs

In New York joggers love Central Park and the southern tip of Manhattan. In Chicago the lake shore is very popular and in San Francisco the Golden …

DNA Sequences Can Trace Your Ancestors to Within 30 Miles

DNA sequencing can already tell us a lot about our ancestors—but now, a new technique developed by an international team of scientists allows them to …

Creating Maps From Drone Imagery – Points of interest

On a beautiful day in Berkeley, the Mapbox team met up with 3D Robotics to fly an Aero fixed-wing drone. Here’s what we did when we landed, and how …

Drones

Hyperlocal apps help residents fight crime

Early this year, a crime spree hit the usually quiet residential neighborhood of Grandview, northeast of downtown Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Over a period of three months, there were 25 home burglaries in the neighborhood, often carried out while residents were out for just a few hours. When police work …

Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Google has quietly added elevation data to bike routes in its Maps service, providing better intel for intrepid cyclists.<p>The feature, which launched Friday, seems to work for much of the U.S. and Canada. Google says Maps already factored in elevation when determining routes for cyclists, but until …