‘Efteling vehicles’ to become the public transport method of the future

Sustainability is the key issue for public transport companies. In Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom, a neat solution has been invented to achieve this: unmanned futuristic vehicles that run on electricity. These ‘Ultra Pods’ have been developed by Ultra Global PRT and operate like a metro line. A major difference, however, is that you […]

Google helps entrepreneurs visualize their data on a map

Google has well-documented expertise in searching, and has been a major player in the field of cartography for the longest time. With Google Maps Engine Pro, the Big G wants to take things in the latter field to the next level with a new service that allows entrepreneurs to quickly visualize data on a map. […]

Buienradar gets a sister site: introducing Zomerradar

For many Dutch people, the app and web service Buienradar (‘rain showers radar’) has become a virtually indispensable tool. Whether you are going to a music festival, organizing a barbecue or setting out for a walk for to the train station from work or school, if it’s cloudy, you can check beforehand whether rain is […]

Stadtbilder: there is art to your Foursquare check-ins

We often present you with cool tools that allow you to create magic from your Foursquare check-ins. In many cases these are web applications, but how about a classic offline experience? The hotspots of your favorite city as an art object on your wall — Stadtbilder makes it possible. The person responsible for Stadtbilder’s creative […]

A navigation system around your arm: TomTom also launches a smartwatch

Lately, a growing number of electronics manufacturers have launched a smartwatch, so the wait was for one by navigation giant TomTom. Last January, the company already announced the introduction of its Runner and Multi-Sport watches, and today they finally go to market in the United States. The Runner is a smartwatch that is also suitable […]

Automatically plan your activities according to the weather

Schoes, check. Activity tracker, check. Spotify, check. Off for a run. Darn, the rain is bucketing down. As it has been the entire weekend. Oh well, back to the couch. Netflix, check… We are still unable to change the weather. However, being the technologically emancipated Homo sapiens that we are, we can fortunately use apps […]

Yelp takes on Foursquare and launches a new discovery feature

As the New York-based Foursquare is attempting to leave the days of gamification, mayorships and badges behind it and gradually transform itself into your go-to location, its competitor Yelp is striking back with new designs and a brand new discovery feature that is suspiciously similar to Foursquare’s ‘Explore’. Yelp’s new updates for iOS has quite […]

Rumors confirmed: Google acquires Israeli navigation service Waze

For months on end, rumors have persisted that Apple would buy Waze. Then the last four weeks suddenly saw Facebook touted as Waze’s suitor. However, hardly a day after the first rumors surfaced about Big G as potential buyer , Google snapped up the Israel-based navigation service. Over the last few months, we have exhaustively […]

BBC launches weather app for iOS and Android

There is nothing more unpredictable than the weather, as this cold spring once again proves. And the weather is as least as fickle in the United Kingdom. This proved occasion for the BBC to launch its own Weather app. Just before the start of various major British events, such as Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Silverstone […]

‘Google snatches up Waze from under Facebook’s nose for $1.3 billion’

A new month with new rumors has arrived. The buzz surrounding the popular navigation service Waze continues. After Apple and Facebook it is now the turn of Google to be touted as the company that is buying the Israeli service for $1.3 billion in cash. With that kind of money being bandied about, the company’s […]