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When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic...

2009-08-25

 crowdsourcing traffic traffic jam GPS privacy mobile phone Google
When you use Google Maps Navigation, your phone automatically gets the most up-to-date maps -- and live traffic data, street view, satellite view, etc!

2009-10-28

 GPS Google cartography navigation mobile phone
It may not be enough room for Shakespearean verse, or Harry Potter's magic, but one bitesize novel is reaching a new audience. Teenagers in South Africa have been downloading an m-novel - a specially-created story written just for mobile phones...

2009-10-28

 book mobile phone reading
Technology should be used to jam mobile phone signals in prisons, an inspector at Britain's largest jail has said...
 prison toread mobile phone
Millions of Indian mobile phones with no valid unique identification code have been blocked for security reasons.
 toread India mobile phone
The "crowd-sourced" data that comes from victims of natural disasters and conflicts is now a crucial part in disaster management, says a new report...

2009-12-11

 humanitarian aid mobile phone crowdsourcing
Smartphones with GPS and talking map applications are increasingly competing with sat-nav devices, experts say. In response Garmin and TomTom, two major players in the sat-nav industry, have joined the smartphone market.

2010-01-01

 GPS navigation mobile phone maps
There has been no substantial change in the number of adult brain tumours since mobile phone usage sharply increased in the mid-1990s, Danish scientists say.

2009-12-04

 mobile phone cancer health toread

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