Nokia Transport just received an update, adding segmented route maps and more specific directions for those crucial moments when you need to know precisely what to do. This comes in addition to a redesign that updated the interface for a more intuitive, easy-to-take-in experience. The update is for Windows Phone 7 and 8, as well
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angry tapir writes “A Web security policy mechanism that promises to make HTTPS-enabled websites more resilient to various types of attacks has been approved and released as an Internet standard — but despite support from some high-profile websites, adoption elsewhere is still low. HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) allows websites to declare themselves accessible only over HTTPS (HTTP Secure) and was designed to prevent hackers from forcing user connections over HTTP or abusing mistakes in HTTPS implementations to compromise content integrity.”
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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab envisions a future of personal air transport (video)
More fun out of MIT’s AI lab. Grad student Peng Yu happily showed off a couple of flying demos on our visit, controlling an Ar.Drone with a number of methods, including keyboard, tablet (touch), voice and gesture, each naturally presenting their own positives and negatives, in terms of ease of use and specificity. The latter was certainly the most intriguing of the bunch, executed via a Kinect hack that allowed Yu to direct the flying robot over a small model town in the middle of the lab.
Voice, meanwhile, played an important role in a computer demo that keeps in line with a vision from Boeing of a future (some 20 or 30 years out, according to its estimates) in which citizens utilize personal aircrafts capable of carrying two to four people to, say, commute to work. Speaking into the system, the user essentially negotiates with the aircraft, giving a destination, hoped for flight duration and any pitstops to be made along the way. The system in the demo adjusted for storms and let Yu know how quickly it thought it would be able to make the run.
Demos of all of the above can be found after the break.
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mask.of.sanity writes “Shoddy customised cryptography by a state rail outfit has been busted by a group of Australian researchers who were able to replicate cards to get free rides. The flaws in the decades-old custom cryptographic scheme were busted using a few hundred dollars’ worth of equipment. The unnamed transport outfit will hold its breath until a scheduled upgrade to see the holes fixed.”
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Nokia’s public transport update has now passed through beta testing and is available to download on your favorite Lumia handset now. The app refresh adds transit route options and departure times for over 100 cities and urban areas and estimated routes for another 450 places. The UI is the same classy blend of Nokia’s mapping lineage and Windows Phone Metro tang. Nokia Conversation warns that there could be a publishing delay depending on your region, but you’ll need to be looking out for version 2.1. There’s a quick tour of the new functions after the break.
Nokia’s Lumia 900 HSPA edition doesn’t break many new boundaries – we saw the LTE model at CES after all – aside from its DC-HSPA, but the new Nokia Transport app certainly promises to be useful. Another free preload in the fashion of Nokia Music and Nokia Drive, the app pulls in timetable directions for walking, trams, buses, [...]
If you’re one of the thousands of press and public heading to the Mobile World Congress 2012 event at the end of the month here in February, you may have heard of the planned Public Transport strikes that will be taking place. Today the folks at GSMA Mobile World Congress have released a statement assuring [...]
Nokia’s free turn-by turn navigation is great when you’re lost, but what if you need to negotiate an unfamiliar train or bus system? Perhaps Espoo’s new Public Transport app with its journey planning information for nearly 80 cities and urban areas (including London, Helsinki, Austin and Toronto) will see you right. What’s more, you can even save your favorite destinations to the app’s home screen to save a bit more tapping and typing. The app’s only available for those freshly updated Symbian Belle phones right now, but it’s free, and there’s a Lumia-friendly version in the works. Sound like this might take the headache out of your daily commute? Then tap the source link below for more info.
Has bicycle design reached its pinnacle? Or are electric bike manufacturers just not trying hard enough? The YikeBike begs to differ, and here joining it, is BOXX Corporation’s diminutive BOXX. Coming in at just under a meter (or 36-inch inches) long, the 120 pound aluminum “bike” has a top speed of 35 miles per hour and can even haul up to 300 pounds of heft. Yet, despite that compact footprint, the company hasn’t skimped on tech, as it boasts traction control, anti-lock brakes and yes, even LED lights. Available in one of ten colors, $ 3,995 nets you a base 40-mile range model, which can optionally be doubled to 80 by ticking the $ 599 CORE 2 box. And for those willing to spruce even further, there’s a $ 149 heated seat and $ 349 1-hour charger on offer. Ready to literally hunker down on electric mobility? Go on, peep the source links below — do it, we’ve even linked the configurator.