Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches

Garmin On the heels of announcing thoughtful updates to its Vivoactive 3 device, Garmin is bringing some of the same, new wearable features to the Fenix line. The new Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus, and Fenix 5X Plus devices finally have Garmin Pay and music storage now, and they include advanced biometric and routing features […]

How much to mine bitcoin? Mapping the world’s most affordable countries

The number of cryptocurrencies in the world has risen above 2,000 to date, with new ones appearing almost every week. However, bitcoin is still the leader when it comes to price and popularity.   In the midst of the recent bitcoin fever, many have been tempted to take their savings from under the mattress and […]

Bosch joins Intel, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes, buys stake in mapping company Here

Enlarge On Thursday morning, Bosch announced that it is buying a five percent stake in the mapping and location services company Here. In doing so, it joins other shareholders Audi, BMW, Daimler-Benz, and Intel—the automakers having bought the company for $ 2.7 billion from Nokia in 2015, with Intel then buying a 15 percent stake […]

The Political Scientist and Lawyer Mapping Activism in Latin America

In late March, Beatriz Pedreira, a 31-year-old Brazilian political scientist, posted a video to her online travelogue: “I’m in front of the Paraguayan Parliament,” she reports, and “the Senate just abolished presidential term limits behind closed doors.” In the background, protesters chant, confronted by police deploying tear gas and stun grenades. Pedreira and Brazilian lawyer […]

Mapping firm HERE looks beyond driverless cars to drones, robots

FRANKFURT, Germany — HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany’s premium carmakers, aims to expand its business beyond navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek said. “We are expanding our strategy not just in autonomous driving but also in autonomous things,” Overbeek said in an interview Thursday […]

Nuke-free zone? UK estate agent causes Twitter fury for mapping ‘radiation impact’ on property

Published time: 12 Aug, 2017 05:41 Edited time: 12 Aug, 2017 05:42 A UK estate agent has been blasted on Twitter for its apparent attempt to make a joke out of the North Korea crisis by publishing a map of property options “outside of a nuclear impact zone.” The map accompanied a press release from […]

Moovit wants to use its crowdsourced mapping data to transform public transportation

Since launching five years ago, Moovit has quietly developed a powerful mapping tool for public transportation that is used by millions globally. Now the company is preparing to take its next big step by leveraging the community of mappers who helped build its service. To do that, Moovit has opened its treasure trove of data […]

GM eyes HD mapping to boost self-driving car development

Last year, GM bought Cruise Automation, a startup focused on self-driving car technology, and now it appears the automotive giant is getting serious about creating HD maps. Cruise Automation has just announced that it’s recruiting a Head of Mapping, who will “own the strategy, planning, and execution of our specialized HD maps,” according to the […]