My new favorite subreddit is Accidental Maps, specializing in a pareidolia of places.
Coming soon to Google Maps — a new way to navigate cities in the form of highly detailed digital models that look like 3D movies. Here's how "Immersive View" is described on the Google Blog: Thanks to advances in computer vision and AI that allow us to fuse together billions of Street View and aerial… READ THE REST
Abandoned Rails maps thousands of miles of abandoned routes, complete with photos and articles about the history of America's railroads. For example, check out the West End Branch, abandoned only a few years ago, one of the many rusting lines across the country which always strike me as potential elements of passenger light rail services… READ THE REST
Back of Your Hand is a fun browser game that tests how well you know the streets of a particular city or area. Apparently for me, the answer is not very well. I blame it on Google Maps and Waze. READ THE REST
Remember the last time you juiced up your iPhone using that short little charging cable it came with? The phone probably rang mid-charge, and it was a call you absolutely had to take. Of course, if you were at full charge, you could've taken the call from the comfort of your armchair. But if that… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Let's face it. Getting what you need from a store shouldn't be insanely inconvenient. But, often, that can be precisely the case, and sometimes prices can make the experience even worse. So, with no… READ THE REST
There's a lot of reasons to buy a new smoking piece. Maybe you dropped your old one and that cool glass octopus build doesn't work so well when it's in a million pieces. Perhaps you're making the switch from rolling your own to something a little less cumbersome. Or maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever… READ THE REST