Perhaps you never thought of a sandbox as a piece of technology or a learning tool, but with a little work it can be both. Developer Oliver Kreylos and her team at UC Davis utilised the Microsoft Kinect to turn a sandbox into an auto-updating topographical map. And you can build one, too.
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As the name implies, My Burrito Finder, well, finds you a burrito. Visit the site, let it pull your location (or type in a postcode yourself) and let the site do its job. You'll get pins on a Google Map that indicate how far your future lunch is from you, along with a sidebar packed with reviews and more information.
iOS: Waze has updated its iPhone app with a new feature that estimates what traffic will be like on any given day at any given time, which helps you plan your day accordingly.
iOS: Keeping track of your favourite places in a city or of locations you want to check out is a bit of chore. Sure, you can save favourites in Google Maps, or bookmark places in Yelp, but neither of those work particularly well. Placeboard is an app made specifically to help you organise those places.
Android: Waze, one of our favourite mapping apps, released a new version version for Android today. Waze 4.0 comes with a brand new interface and smart reminders based on your calendar events.
It's no secret that our US neighbours have a bit of a gun problem. But some parts of the country have experienced far more gun-related deaths and injuries than others. If you're planning a trip to the US or are considering moving there for work, it might be a good idea to know the number of deaths in the area as well as where government representatives stand on the issue.
Waze has long been one of our favourite navigation apps, and even though Google purchased Waze way back in 2013, both still exist side-by-side. Google Maps is great, but with the right tweaks, Waze can be awesome — especially in cities with lots of traffic.