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Monday, August 3, 2015


​This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips

1 hour 11 minutes ago - Joystiq
People love road trips. Some like 'em more than others. And some like them perhaps a little bit too much. This interactive map from Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez crams the locations mentioned in twelve road-tripping books including Mark Twain by Mat Smith

The German car industry is buying Nokia's Here maps

1 hour 52 minutes ago - Joystiq
Nokia is selling its Here maps service to a group of German car makers for €2.8 billion (roughly $3.07 billion). The consortium is comprised of Mercedes' owner Daimler, BMW, and Audi. As the latter is a VW subsidiary, the buyers essentially re by Aaron Souppouris

Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button

2 hours 8 minutes ago - Joystiq
Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap battery life) or staying within reach of your computer. If so, Sate by Jon Fingas

AT&T's first DirecTV plans include a $200 phone-and-TV combo

4 hours 32 minutes ago - Joystiq
AT&T isn't waiting long to take advantage of its DirecTV acquisition. The telecom giant is introducing its first plans that incorporate the satellite TV provider, including a promo plan that could save you money if you need to get both cellpho by Jon Fingas

Empire State Building projection shines a light on endangered animals

Yesterday - Joystiq
If you were hanging around midtown Manhattan this weekend, you may have noticed some exotic animals projected on to the side of the Empire State Building. What was that all about? As it turns out, that was one of the more ambitious examples of te by Jon Fingas

Comcast's X1 box automatically records extra-long events

Yesterday - Joystiq
There are few things worse for DVR-toting sports fans than to realize that a game is going into extra time that they can't record -- just ask Red Sox and Yankees fans, who may have missed 10 innings this April. Thankfully, Comcast might save you fr by Jon Fingas

BMW wants you to know when traffic lights change

Yesterday - Joystiq
Traffic lights are supposed to help keep driving orderly, but they often create more tension than they resolve. How do you know that the green light won't turn yellow before it's too late to slow down? BMW thinks it can help. It's the first auto by Jon Fingas

GS News Update: PlayStation Introducing Free PS Plus Game Voting!

Yesterday - Gamespot
PlayStation Plus members will soon have the ability to vote on one of several PlayStation 4 games for the upcoming month’s Instant Game Collection

Groupon's food delivery service brings discounts with every order

Yesterday - Joystiq
You're about to get a fresh alternative to internet-based restaurant delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless. Groupon has just launched the simply-titled Groupon To Go, an order-in service that focuses on (what else?) discounts for your food by Jon Fingas

GS News Update: Xbox One Aiming For Fewer Third-Party Exclusives

Yesterday - Gamespot
Xbox boss Phil Spencer says "Paying for many third-party exclusives isn't our long-term strategy", aiming on more first-party games in future

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