Impressions on the Social Age

Google Maps in 3D!

Posted in Web Discovery by Trace on January 19, 2011

Sure. It’s in 3D, but what about in IMAX?

Browsing the web today, like you do, I cam across a feature in Google Maps while accidentally right-clicking. 3D View. That’s right, Google Maps’ StreetView is available in 3D. Get yourself a pair of old Cyan and Red 3D glasses pull up your town in Google Maps a level of realism unparalleled in virtual reality – and similar to real reality.

The feature seems to work whenever there is StreetView available, both domestically and abroad. Just right-click and enjoy the three-dimensional, color-altered goodness.

How did you miss this cool feature?? Find out…

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Don’t Buy the Verizon iPhone: A Plea for Sanity – UPDATE

Posted in Mobile by Trace on January 16, 2011

Do not buy a Verizon iPhone. It is a waste of your money. Mashable created a funny infographic regarding the differences and similarities of the new phones, but really the issue is CDMA. It’s all about CDMA #fail.

It’s not jealousy, nor is it anger. We all knew these bright-red invites were for something important. I knew the AT&T exclusivity was expiring. This was the event everyone was waiting for and we all knew it. The excitement was palpable. I was at work so instead of watching the live streams I got text messages and followed the live blogs on Engadget, MacRumors and Gizmodo (I wanted the critical perspective too).

The problem is, it’s a rip off. The Verizon iPhone is a rip off.

Find out why after the jump … (more…)