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I’m A Google Maps Editor

When users report a problem with Google Maps — a missing roundabout, a road closure, a one-way street that’s marked incorrectly — it’s Nick Volmar who hears them. Volmar is a program director on Google’s Ground Truth team, which has been an essential part of Google’s efforts to create a comprehensive, detailed and accurate map…

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Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Evidently, sleeping on the road is an everyday thing for asses in Botswana. Google says that one of its Street View cars did not kill a donkey in Botswana, despite what images taken by that Street View car seem to imply. As CNET notes, the images appeared to have gained steam earlier this week after they were shared on the…

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Interpretive Snow Sculpture

“I LOVE YOU” in sign language. Or is it a family member of the late great Ronnie James Dio erecting a tribute in the middle of suburbia? Either way, we think is such a unique display that anyone can enjoy, especially since most people who don’t know sign language can at least recognize the hand…

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Parking Panda

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an ever-increasing shortage of parking spaces nationwide. By compiling a network of unused parking spaces, Parking Panda provides drivers with a list of available spots, allowing them to…

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Secrets of the Super Productive

We all are given the same 24 hours in a day. Then how is it some people can’t seem to get anything done, while others appear superhuman? It’s about choices that allow people to make the most of every day, and still feel happy and relaxed. Try these tips and see if they work for…

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Better Battery Life for Your ‘Droid

Brain drain, I mean Android battery drain gotcha down? Android smartphones run the gamut in terms of battery quality, from the incredible longevity of Motorola’s Droid RAZR MAXX to the quick-draining mediocrity of certain other handsets that will remain nameless. So if you’ve got an Android that could use some extra battery juice — or if you frequently…

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Grandma’s Tattoos

She looks her disease in the face. Scoffs. And conquers. Ann McDonald, 60, proves that you don’t need hair to look great. The Scotland grandmother suffers from alopecia and, as a result, has been completely bald for the past three years, the Daily Mail reported. Three tattoo shops turned McDonald away, she said, but she ultimately ended up…

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Save Funeral Costs, Donate Your Flesh

If you’ve been a financial burden to your family (or not), consider this parting gift. Donating your body to science is FREE, and it would put your loved ones at ease at a time when they are mourning your loss and trying to figure out how to pay for your funeral. Each year, an estimated…

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