Google mashup with photos and wikipedia entries!
Air Travel and Web 2.0 are making a tremendous impact in India. Here is the definitive list of Travel 2.0 in India.
“Tracksticks are small GPS location recorders capable of continuously logging their own location histories for extended periods of time. These detailed recordings include time, date, location, speed, heading and altitude. Built-in flash memory and long battery life allows for the storage of months of travel information.”
Plug it in the USB drive and overlay your moves on Google maps or other supported mapping services. Perfect backpacking companion.
“It took six months for Liberation journalist Ondine Millot to get to the truth about the most sordid side of France’s housing crisis.” – BBC
Flickr images as they are uploaded. Clever mashup.
Chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of bottled water.
Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water
Today Amazon launched an electronic reader to read books, magazines, blogs etc. on the move. 3 years in production, the look and feel gives the impression that it has been in production for 30 years without any recent updates. You can buy books via Amazon’s book store from anywhere using the inbuilt wireless technology used by mobile phones. Amazon must be hoping to replicate the revolution for books as ipod did for music. I very much doubt it due to the fact that it is far from being ‘cool’ and I find it of little use to me. But then I am not an avid reader of books.
The team from Carnegie Mellon University finished first in the DARPA Urban Challenge where robotic cars were to complete a fully autonomous 60-mile journey including turns, intersections, overtaking and flat out cruising. Stanford came in second with Victor Tango in third place. MIT finished sixth. (via Scobleizer)
“India has emerged the most popular destination for British patients wanting to undergo surgery for ailments that would otherwise take months to treat in the National Health Service (NHS).”
“Several websites based in India and Britain act as a single-window facility to arrange treatment for British nationals. Many of them return home, singing praises to the quality of treatment and post-operative care they received in India.”
Think well before you travel to USA on a visa!