If you're a major car manufacturer (VW, Fiat/Chrysler, etc...) are you now wondering if you can just buy these guys out and co-opt this technology for your future product lines? I think I would be leaning that way. Sure, you can make your own copycat stuff, but it takes years for the big dogs to make those kinds of… » 6/21/13 9:59am 6/21/13 9:59am

Maybe I'm old fashioned (and I am a cartographer), but how about a printed road atlas? There's something nice about choosing a route that way on a road trip, and if you're in an unfamiliar place it may be a little unwise to rely on cell data coverage. » 6/07/13 1:35pm 6/07/13 1:35pm

I'm a geographer who does research on, among other things, the geography described in text (so that includes Tweets). One thing we've noticed is that there are official sources that attach locations to tweets that report data. For example, the USGS geotags earthquake tweet reports with the location of the actual… » 6/04/13 8:52am 6/04/13 8:52am

Amen. I'd need a good vacuum and some disinfectant to clean that S4 up though. I can't decide if I'm delighted to see that Chris Harris uses the hell out of his wagon, or if I'm horrified that an S4 that I'd give my left testicle to have available for purchase here in the US has already seen so much abuse. » 6/04/13 11:36am 6/04/13 11:36am

Yeah, I'd really like to see more stats about how common car fires are in general. I can see why these events with Lambos and Ferraris are really visible because it's already rare to see one of these cars in the wild. But part of me wonders if this isn't just like incidents with airplanes - dozens of little things… » 5/30/13 12:53pm 5/30/13 12:53pm

Well, I bought one when it was available. I drive a 2011 A4 Avant (shown here in my driveway). It was somewhat hard to find one. I had to drive several hours to a major metro area - my local Audi place would never have one available to test drive. I also never once saw any sort of advertising indicating that this car… » 1/13/13 8:09pm 1/13/13 8:09pm

I'm sure this will be sorted out immediately. I walk past a few public TVs on campus every day and I believe they switch channels per a fixed schedule all day long to provide a variety of programming. It seems possible that it switched right at 9 per some scheduled defined ages ago. » 7/12/12 12:29pm 7/12/12 12:29pm