Google Maps Ellis Island and Liberty Island for Virtual Tours


If you have ever used Google Maps, you know that the search giant has been using cars, bikes and people to carry camera systems though all sorts of landmarks so you can tour them virtually. For a while, Google has been working to get permission to map Ellis and Liberty Islands so that we can all take virtual tours of both historic landmarks.

Last week Google began that mapping project with a guy named Alberto Elias wearing a Trekker backpack with an orb atop fitted with 15 camera lenses and a laser along with GPS. That laser is able to get the precise distance from the backpack to specific objects. Google has wanted to make the virtual tour of Ellis and Liberty Islands for a long time, but both locations are operated by the National Park Service.

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Apple Beats Deal Approved By EU Regulators

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Earlier today we heard that Beats Audio were being sued by Bose over alleged patent infringement related to Bose noise cancelling technology, and now there is some good news for Beats, as the Apple Beats deal has been approved by the EU regulators.

The European Commission has approved the Apple Beats Deal and the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats electronics, the deal is worth $3 billion to Beats, you can see a statement from the EU Commission below.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 3 Rumored To Launch in September

Huawei Ascend Mate 2

Huawei is said to be working on a few new handsets which will see the light of the day in the coming months. Not too long ago, the Chinese OEM released their flagship device — the Ascend P7.

According to a new rumor, Huawei is working on another new handset dubbed as the Huawei Ascend Mate 3, which will see the light of the day in September.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Rumored To Come With 720p Resolution

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha is said to be in the pipeline of the Korean manufacturer. The handset is said to be yet another offering, bring in some decent specifications on board. While some rumors suggested its going to be a high-end version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, but that’s not the case.

We’ve heard a lot about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and what it will bring at the table. The handset is said to come with a 4.7-inch display sporting a 720p resolution. Now, another report further confirms that the display on the alleged handset will be 1280 x 720p, instead of a higher QHD or even FHD resolution.

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UK Police To Seize Smartphones After An Accident

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Driving whilst using your smartphone is dangerous, and can lead to accidents, and now the UK police have plans to seize peoples smartphones if they have been involved in an accident.

The new plans will see people involved in an accident having their smartphones checked by the police, and if they are found to have been using the device for making calls, sending texts, using social media or anything else at the time of the accident, their device will be seized.

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Moto G Successor Leaks Again, Appears To Be Thinner

Moto G

Not too long ago, some images of the purported Moto G2 made their way on to the internet, giving us a glimpse of the future of one of the best-selling budget devices available at the moment.

Recently, some images of what appears to be a bumper case for an upcoming Motorola device were leaked. It could be for the upcoming Moto G successor, or the Moto E — the former is more likely.

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Samsung Z Tizen Smartphone Delayed Once Again

samsung Z

The Samsung Z, which is the company’s first Tizen powered smartphone has been delayed again, the handset was due to launch in Russia, although Samsung has now postponed the launch of the device.

Samsung’s first Tizen smartphone was due to launch in Russia in quarter three, the company has now announced that it is delaying the launch of the device to “further enhance [the] Tizen ecosystem,”.

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