• Location-Based Voice-Messaging App Startup Talkbits Raises $2 Million From Early Stage VC Firm Runa Capital

    Location-Based Voice-Messaging App Startup Talkbits Raises $2 Million From Early Stage VC Firm Runa Capital

    Talkbits, a Russian startup making a social-discovery voice-based mobile messaging app tied to where you’re using it, has attracted $2 million in funding from Russia’s Runa Capital early stage VC firm. The app, which is currently in closed alpha, allows users to leave geotagged voice messages for others to discover, or ask questions that others in the area might be able to answer. Read More

  • Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging

    Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging

    While for an ordinary civilian the automatic geotagging of your photos or check-ins might be convenient, in the military it can be a lethal mistake. In 2007, geotagged photos of a new fleet of helicopters allowed enemy forces to mortar the base and destroy several of them; it could just as easily have been a field hospital or barracks. The Army has therefore published an article calling… Read More

  • Applied Geotagging: Where Locals And Tourists Shoot Pictures

    These maps, by Eric Fisher, are the result of interpreting geotagging data for Flickr photos taken in popular cities. Red dots mean tourist photos, blue dots mean locals. Personally I don’t see a lot of utility in geotagging, at least for myself, but hot damn does it make for some interesting (and beautiful) data. Above you see London; there are dozens more in the set. Check it… Read More

  • JOBO announces updated two new photoGPS models

    Geotagging is pretty popular these days, but for the most part you have to buy an additional hardware. JOBO makes one such device, the photoGPS, that’s been around for a while. They just announced two new versions, photoGPS 2 and the photoGPS 4. The new models offer improved reception, battery life, and storage. All in all a worthy successor to their original product. Read More

  • SXSWi 2010: Stickybits. Real world bookmarking.

    It’s funny how and where you will see an innovation. While attending a super-fun event hosted by The Barbarian Group here at SXSW, I ran into a guy named Matt Paul who is the lead developer of an app/service called Stickybits. TechCrunch covered this story back in March, but it was interesting to hear the description of the service first hand from someone behind the scenes. It was also… Read More

  • Eye-Fi and Apple, sittin' in a tree, u-p-l-o-a-d-ing

    I took some photos yesterday afternoon, and didn’t get around to trying to move them from the camera to my laptop until later in the evening. What should have been a simple process — connect cable to camera, connect cable to laptop, import photos — was stymied by my complete inability to find the cable I needed! It’s not like I use a USB A-to-Mini-B cable every day. If… Read More

  • Foolography Nikon add-ons geotag with ease

    If you’re one of the unlucky ones who happens to not have an embedded GPS unit in your Nikon DSLR, these little gadgets may be for you. Foolography’s simple accessories add GPS positioning to your photos with what appears to be a minimum of fuss. Read More

  • Geotate, DXG boast world's first geotagging camcorder

    That up there is a photo of the world’s first—a modest claim—camcorder that has built-in geotagging. It’s the result of collaboration between Geotate and DXG, the former a geotagging specialist and the latter a video camera manufacturer. And geotagging, if you’re unfamiliar, is a process by which photos or video are automatically tagged with the location of… Read More

  • Nokia Photos 1.5 beta released, now with geotagging

    A beta version of Nokia’s mobile media management software, Nokia Photos 1.5, has been released, complete with a visual overhaul and a handful of new features.

    The New Features:
    Picture/Video management support for any S60 device, digital camera, memory stick, or local hard drive Automatically converts and compresses media for playback on your handset for the sake of optimal storage… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0 to use GPS data for geotagging

    AppleInsider has found some screens of the new iPhone firmware asking for permission to use location data in Camera and Maps. The interface looks kind of kludgy right now — the language doesn’t sound Apple-y (“‘Camera’ would like to use your current location”) but it looks like a legit feature. Read More

  • Leopard to support geotagging

    Overlooked in all the interface and launch hype swirling around Leopard is the fact that it has integrated geotagging. If your camera or camera phone supports geotagging (like Helio’s Ocean), then you can easily map-out where your photos were taken on Google maps, and from there you can prove to your wife that you were at the corporate picnic and not a strip club. You’re not sure… Read More