Web to car

Cars: Mercedes Introduces ‘Send to Car’ Maps For Google and Yahoo
“This way, you can plan directions before you head out (instead of spending 10 minutes punching it in while your car’s running in a garage like some kind of failed suicide attempt). Plus, once you do have directions programmed into Google and Yahoo maps, you can just press the “i” button and it’ll auto-fetch them. The best feature is probably having other people send you maps and directions while driving.”
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Finding a frequency

Fm: DLO’s OpenFM Helps Pick Clear FM Frequencies
“One of the big pains in the ass with having an FM transmitter to get music from your iPod/Zune to your car radio is finding a clear radio station. A frequency may be fine where you live, but drive 20 miles in any direction and it could be totally packed. DLO’s OpenFM tool lets you search by city or zip code and gives you the best (most open) frequencies in the area to tune your FM transmitter to”
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RFID to find out who you are

Elder-tracking: RFID Microchips Implanted into Alzheimer’s Patients
“The chips are designed to hold their personal information, so if they end up wandering off looking for a gumdrop mansion or to go see the new Greta Garbo movie, the authorities can find out who they are. It seems like the start of a slippery slope to start implanting chips in the old and infirm, but then again, it seems like it serves a useful purpose.”
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Embeddable 3D environments

3D City – Embed an ActiveX City and Build a Community
“Your member comes to the site, logs in as usual and then see a new menu item, you can call it 3D City or Virtual World, does not matter. He clicks the link and another browser window opens. At the same time the browser loads the player and the environment itself. After the virtual world has been downloaded the user comes to the 3D City, without having to log in. He will have his actual login info working in the 3D environment also”
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Environmental monitoring

Networking the Hudson River
“Their plan is to turn all 315 miles of the river into a distributed network of sensors that will collect biological, physical, and chemical information and transmit it to a central location, where it will be analyzed by IBM’s new data acquisition and analysis system. According to John Cronin, CEO of the Beacon Institute, the project is now in its “design phase,” which should be complete within a year and a half to two years.”
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