Weekend bonus roundup

May 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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$70 GPS for kids with built-in geocache locations – the idea is to get them off the couch and into the great outdoors. 

Google Streetview blurs the face of Colonel Sanders (KFC) but not the pedestrians walking past the sign.

Track swine flu on Google Maps

April 27, 2009 at 10:28 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Follow the link for a Google Map showing real time(?) swine flu diagnoses, deaths and false alarms.

The legend:

Pink markers are suspect
Purple markers are confirmed
Deaths lack a dot in marker
Yellow markers are negative

I’m not certain of the data source – World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control.

While panic is not the solution some knowledge goes a long way. Here’s how to reduce your chances of catching any flu.


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