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Mapping startups hope they can chart a new course to success

Alphabet, Apple and Uber may be spending billions on exhaustive new mapping technologies to power the self-driving car revolution, but there’s a new generation of companies betting that a combination of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence will enable them to navigate their way to success in the wild world of international geographics. Some companies are choosing to go deep into the haphazard images they’re collecting from crowd-sourced contributors, while others are …

Soon, you’ll be able to lock your BMW’s doors with your Amazon Echo

BMW is working on an Alexa skill for its new BMW Connected app, which will arrive later this year and let car owners do things like check their remaining fuel levels and lock their car doors via voice commands to their Echo speaker. The new BMW Connected app arrived in the North American App Store in April, and will roll out in the UK.  It’s able …

Gabby Giffords rides an airhead

Gabby Giffords rides an airhead / Boing Boing Former U.S. congressperson Gabrielle Giffords pictured with her lovely /5 toaster. report this ad Peter Egan has written a wonderful tribute to my favorite motorcycle of all time, the legendary BMW R90s. The R90s was a hail mary play by BMW. Having realized that their stoic, stolid, black-mit-white motorcycles were boring the shit out of …