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Similar to bus driver announcements, Google Maps introduced detailed voice guidance

Similar to bus driver announcements but for pedestrians/for the streets, Google Maps introduced detailed voice guidance earlier this month. Video below. While its focus is on people with visual impairments, anyone can use it. This feature is currently available only in English in the United States and Japanese in Japan, but additional languages and countries are on the way:

More map innovation:

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FAT news — From Around Twitter — 2019, week 13



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True Fit Launches “Shop for Others” Feature

True Fit, a personalization company focusing on clothes and shoes added something new they’re calling “Shop for Others”. The new feature allows every True Fit user to now create profiles for friends and family. Users can  toggle between fit, size, and style recommendations for themselves and/or for family and friends.

Despite fashion being a trillion-dollar industry, this type of tech is not exactly commonplace. Clothes and shoes are notoriously difficult for gifting. For example, ill-fitting clothes are a bummer and it’s the top reason people avoid buying online.  Romney Evans, co-founder of True Fit said he’s excited to finally have an easy way to buy the right-sized clothes for his wife.

True Fit mapped the first-ever Genome™ for footwear and apparel, which helps retailers and brands unlock digital growth.

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Hey Calvin Klein fans: Some collaboration news…

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Chief Creative Officer at Calvin Klein Raf Simons collaborated with indie musicians The xx and photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan on the creative concept and direction for the music video for The xx’s latest song “I Dare You”. It includes several faces from the CK world like Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, and Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.

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Planet Of The Apps debuted yesterday on Apple Music

June 8, 2017

You can “draw” electrical wires with this cheap conductive paint.⬇️⬇️⬇️

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Modern Meadow and Bolt Threads are making new fabrics – You won’t believe how


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The ReachCase: Does it do the job? Hear Matt’s verdict


Review by: Matt Rappaport

Is your iPhone’s data signal as strong as you’d like it to be?

To watch Matt’s review of the ReachCase iPhone case, click here, or click on the image below to watch it via Facebook

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Click on the above image to watch the review on Facebook, or click here to watch the replay on YouTube

Come on! Who doesn’t want a stronger data signal?

Your phone’s RSRP reading can indicate a stronger signal with the R79X ReachCase

Remember to interpret correctly, for example:

“-70 dBm” is stronger and therefore better than “-76 dBm”. The lower the better


If you don’t see an immediate jump in “bars” after you do the attach, you can try the steps below to toggle between RSRP and bars indicators. If you have questions, tweet the company @ReachCase


Step 1: Put your phone into field test mode and convert your bars to RSRP in dBm. To do this, follow the steps below:
Dial *3001#12345#* to enter field test mode
To return to home screen and maintain numerical RSRP:
Hold down the power button until you see the “slide the power off” bar.
Release the power button and do not power off your device
Press and hold the home button until you return to your home screen

Step 2: Your RSRP reading updates infrequently. Now refresh your signal:
Turn Airplane Mode ON
Wait 5 seconds
Turn Airplane Mode OFF
Wait 5 seconds for RSRP reading to stabilize
Note RSRP value when you hold bare phone in your hand
Tap the numerical value to show number of bars
Tap the bars to return to numerical RSRP
Stay put – your signal can vary significantly if you change location or direction

Step 3: Put R79X case on with the antenna extended and hold in same hand
Turn Airplane Mode ON
Wait 5 seconds
Turn Airplane Mode OFF
Wait 5 seconds for RSRP reading to stabilize
Note RSRP value when you hold the phone in your hand with the Reach Case antenna extended
Tap the numerical value to show number of bars
Tap the bars to return to numerical RSRP


The 3 steps above were provided by the brand’s agency.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was provided by the brand or its agency. See disclosures page. Thanks.




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LinkNYC’s “Link” kiosks offer fast and free WiFi to countless New Yorkers and visitors, as well as USB charging


Oh goodness: UPDATE:
MARCH 6, 2020:

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