Nothing against FourSquare or Color, but at this point in our smartphone-powered lives, the phrase "location aware" usually makes me want to run screaming. But the latest album from Bluebrain, a musical duo based on Washington D.C., does seem intriguing: they're releasing it as a smartphone app that uses GPS to track listeners' proximity to landmarks in and around the National Mall, subtly changing the sound of the music in the process. They're calling the app, naturally titled "The National Mall," "the first location-aware album."
You're waking up to an Internet a-Buzz with talk about Google's new social sharing experiment. Opinions are mixed, but mainly concern the current version of Buzz. So here's our thought experiment about its future. It's scary.
I got all excited about Twitter's geotagging feature before, and now it's getting a new spin that wraps in another neat technology: Augmented reality. Enter Twitter 360, an AR iPhone App that puts Tweets in a global navigational context.