Google introduces new redesigned Google bar

On November 30, 2011, in Latest News, by Mike Jefferson

Over the past few months, Google has introduced several visual changes to its popular services, and you have probably noticed new and revamped Gmail, and now, Google is preparing another major visual change.

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PR2 robot can find and bring sandwiches to you

On October 15, 2011, in Robotics, by Mike Jefferson

We already know that PR2 robots can do all sorts of things, and if you’re a fan of PR2 robot, you’ll be pleased to hear that this robot can now find and fetch sandwiches for you.

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Like turn by turn navigation, Google’s latest offer – Transit Navigation (in beta) brings GPS guided stop-by-stop directions to over 400 cities around the globe. Using your location along the route, Transit Navigation will alert you when its time to get off at your destination or to make a transfer.

Transit Navigation does require your Android device to be 2.1+, make sure you hit update to get your Google Maps for mobile up to the latest version before trying it out.

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If you’re an AT&T customer, the AT&T Navigator v1.7i is the newest updated version of the TeleNav-powered app, and it’s now the first iPhone GPS navigation application to boast direct speech recognition for the iPhone. While some cars with in-car sat navs have had this feature for some time, this is a first for iPhone GPS apps.

To use this function, all you need to do is tap an icon, speak your destination, and the app should display the appropriate destination addresses. Tap one of the addresses, and navigation begins.

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Finally, a car dock for the Google Nexus One. Users knew it would not be long enough before the Nexus One gets a stylish dock. The large screen of Nexus One is perfect for navigation and placing it on a dock provides an easy viewing of maps and directions.

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If you can recall, Nokia first launched their free turn by turn Ovi Maps application to all of their users earlier in the year, however, one problem was that it didn’t extend its support to all potentially compatible phones. But now the good news has dropped for Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 users: you can now install the latest and free version of Ovi Maps on your phone!

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If you haven’t read enough about free turn by turn navigation so far, here’s more. First it was Google and now, Nokia has unveiled its new free turn by turn Ovi Maps service for all compatible Nokia smartphones. This service is said to be available to all users globally. The emphasis by Nokia is “Free Navigation on your Nokia. For Free. For Ever.”

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