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Google Street View documents Fukushima’s abandoned cities
Google Street View documents more abandoned cities in Fukushima, Japan which are still suffering from the aftermath of the March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami
That’s not a UFO! It’s just a Japanese satellite flashing a Morse code message from space
Earth is about to receive its first visible communication from space – after the Japanese launched their Niwaka satellite which will flash Morse code messages back to Earth next month.
Arthur’s Day 2012 stats in mini-graphics
September 27 sees the now annual Arthur’s Day celebrations kick off but just how big are they? Well have a look at these infographics and stats from Guinness to find out.
Just in time for the Presidential election, Twitter launches state-specific targeting
Promoted to 2012 Presidential campaign managers, Twitter launches more accurate geo-location ad/promoted tweet targeting. But will it impact the election?
How do website speeds fare up around the world?
Page speed is important to website owners. Not only does a fast website mean better user experience and engagement, it also ranks higher in search. Google takes a look at website speeds around the world.
Researchers create animated model of Japanese tsunami debris field
A little over a year since the devastating Japanese Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, evidence of the catastrophe litters the Pacific Ocean.
Miniature camera lets you frame scenes with your fingers
This miniature camera, currently being developed by a research group at IAMAS, Japan, allows you to frame scenes using your fingers – just as you would form a rectangle with your hands to help decide the composition of a particular shot.
Apple’s Siri gets lost in translation on Japanese release
iPhone users in Japan report that Siri is having trouble understanding Japanese – Apple says it’ll become better as more people use it.
Google Earth update gives hope for Japan’s long post-tsunami recovery
Google released further updates to its Google Earth & Google Maps services, showing the reconstruction in post-earthquake/tsunami Japan.
Google Media Tools looks back at Japan’s 2011 earthquake & tsunami
Google Media Tools shows the devastation in Japan a year after the earthquake and tsunami.
AddThis reveals the trends we discussed in 2011 and how we shared them
We’ve seen end of year lists from Twitter, Google, and YouTube so far and now AddThis has added its data to the collection. And they reveal a little bit more than the others.
Explore tsunami-affected Japan with Google Street View
The Street View team announced in July of this year plans to digitally archive the areas most affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th. Today, they’ve published over 44,000 kilometres of 360-degree panoramic imagery, available to explore in Google Street View or through a specially dedicated website known as “Building the Memory”.
NASA promises Saturday’s Lunar eclipse will be super-sized and colorful
When the Lunar eclipse takes place on Saturday the Moon will appear super-sized and blood red, according to NASA. But you will have to get up early to see it in the US.
2011 in tweets: Apple, Sports, Sci-Fi, but mostly the Arab Spring
The Arab Spring was one of the most tweeted events of 2011, according to Twitter’s list of 2011 hot topics, released today. But the list is interesting for what it doesn’t mention than for as much as it does.
New PlayStation update prepares system for launch of PS Vita next month
Sony are preparing for the launch of PlayStation Vita in Japan next month by releasing a new PlayStation 3 system software update (v4.0) later this week. The update will allow for sharing of digital content between PS Vita and PS3.
Take a digital walk in the park with Google Street View
The Street View team over at Google have been busy over the past year recording imagery in hundreds of parks across 22 countries. Now, starting today, armchair explorers can tour some of the world’s “most beautiful and unique parks” using Google’s dedicated Maps gallery.