Microsoft has released Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) 5.5 for IT professionals to streamline their IT infrastructure planning for future migration to Microsoft’s latest products and technologies.
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Google has released Google Maps 5 for Android devices with some major updates like new vectorized maps, and 3D view of land scape for some specific cities.
Google Maps 5 for Android allows users to rotate the map with two fingers and tilt the whole view with another finger.
Google Maps 5 app works for Android 1.6 or higher devices but its 3D and offline features are only compatible with Android 2.0+.
You can download Google Maps 5 for Android through following QR code or search it in Android Market as its available free for all.
In a paper published earlier this week, IBM researchers made huge strides in mapping the architecture of the brain, charting three times as many connections as any previous study. Where does such a map lead? The future of cognitive computing.
Specifically, the study traced long-distance connections in the brain of a Macaque monkey, the “interstate highways” which transmit information between distant areas of the brain. Said one of the researchers:
We can now gain unprecedented insight into how information travels and is processed across the brain…a stepping stone to both [...]
With our dynamic political map you can see the state of play in UK politics at a single glance, track the Government’s performance and follow the 2010 British General Election. Each hexagon marks a single constituency and clicks through to information on candidates, health, crime and education.
Sat-navs are a fascinating offshoot of both the US military’s desire to equip its units with the facility to find out their position and the ability to display maps on a computer screen.
But though the devices are extremely popular, the algorithms that they use in order to provide the shortest distance route to your destination are less well known.
There are two major algorithms that come into play with sat-navs. The first is perhaps the simplest: the ability of the unit to use the GPS (global positioning system) satellites to work out where in the world the unit is situated.
The second [...]
A mind map is a graphical way of making notes, and MindManager 8 is a piece of software to help you with this process.
By visually organising your information, you can collect your thoughts and ideas around a central theme. Individual elements can be mapped as separate branches within your overall plan, further leading into minor details and specifics.
Information is readily accessible without becoming overwhelming, the relationship between individual concepts is clear and you can pay attention to the minutiae without losing track of the big picture. Progress can be recorded too, with milestones [...]
Any Windows user who is serious about photography has one good option for software that will let him or her manage their collections and edit photos: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. On the Mac, though, we also have a solid competitor and it’s from Apple itself: Aperture 3.
The timing of the release of Aperture 3 is awkward. The next version of Lightroom is in public beta, but we think it’s unfair to compare a beta release to a shipping product, so throughout this review, we’ll be referring to the currently shipping version, Lightroom 2. (Lightroom 3 promises, among other features, [...]
Microsoft has added a bit of social spit and polish to its Bing search engine. In a bid to keep gaining on its main rival Google, the site has added a number of social-networking related features which are meant to enhance searching.
To go alongside its Twitter integration – which happened last October – Bing now has additional real-time features, taken from popular web-links.
“This week, we will test new experiences for real-time results,” explains the Bing blog.
“For example, when you search for a publication such as the New York Times, Bing not only gives you quick access [...]
Programming Luddites may have less to fear in the future.
A new MIT project called Sikuli allows people to program using screenshots in lieu of written code. Basically, it lets you reference user interface elements like a Microsoft Word icon, Trash Can or search bar with pictures of the button or icon instead of script. (If you look at the picture to the right, you’ll see functions referencing icons and screenshots of buttons instead of text. It’s best explained in the video below.)
The idea is to make it dead-simple for casual computer users to write their own programs without having [...]
If you go to the Silverlight version of Bing Maps, at the bottom is an application gallery which adds different features and layers to the maps. Two new Silverlight apps added today are for Events and Destination Maps.
The Events app brings up nearby events and places them as pins on the map. The name of the events appear in the left-hand column, where you can scroll through them and sort by popularity or date. You can also filter by specific times (today, tomorrow, this weekend, this week, next week, or a specific date range). The app also lets you narrow the search down by categories such [...]