In December, TechCrunch reported that Microsoft had met its earlier promise to bring rich 3D imaging of several cities to Windows 8.1 through a new Bing Maps Preview application. Today, Microsoft extended that work to include 15 new cities.
Why the gap between release and new content? The company had to go out and, well, collect the information contained therein. You can snag the app here, if you are a Windows 8.1 user.
What cities are among the newly added? Here’s the full list: Duisburg, Dresden, Spain, Marbella, Murcia Montgomery (AL), Bakersfield (CA), Sacramento (CA), San Francisco (CA), Gainesville (FL), Tallahassee (FL), Columbus (GA), Baton Rouge (LA), Shreveport (LA), Gulport (MS), Seattle (WA).
Why should you care? The update signals continued investment by Microsoft not only in its set of Bing-powered applications for Windows 8.1, but also that Bing itself has the budget to spend on — presumably —…
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Fitbit is recalling its Fitbit Force smart fitness wristband following skin irritation reports from various users, after initially offering replacement devices or refunds to those people affected by the unexpected skin rashes. The company will reimburse buyers, and plans to release a new Force model that will hopefully not cause similar side effects from sustained wear, TechCrunch reports.
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One of the less enjoyable parts of living in a city comes when you go to your car and see a brightly colored parking ticket envelope slapped onto your windshield. Sure you can always contest your parking tickets but doing so means you’ll have to waste a lot of time filling out paperwork or going into traffic court. This is one reason why a lot of parking tickets simply go unchallenged.
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Facebook on Friday announced a new privacy change that will affect the accounts of users who pass away. Instead of only letting deceased users’ friends access their accounts as it did before, Facebook will now keep those accounts’ default privacy settings unchanged. In other words, a dead person who had a public profile will have their profile stay public even after death, Facebook revealed.
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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation on phone unlocking (H.R. 1123). In January 2013, a decision by the Librarian of Congress made it a crime to unlock your phone, with either civil or criminal penalties. Since that time, the resale market has been significantly impacted and websites have shut down that offer unlocking services. In the following month over 114,000 Americans signed a White House petition demanding that this decision be reversed and supported our mass campaign, one of the largest…
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