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Gaming With GPS On Your Smartphone 43

Posted by Soulskill
from the getting-lost-despite-two-meter-precision dept.
Barence writes "If your handset doesn't get you out and about, tramping through mud, climbing around and hunting for hidden treasure, then something needs an upgrade. The iPhone, Blackberry's Storm and Bold lines, and many Symbian and Android handsets, now sport GPS, which makes your smartphone the ticket to join a global movement of outdoor games. These are outbound challenges that pit teams and solo players against themselves and each other in the search for hidden treasure, undiscovered landmarks, and hidden spots all over the world. This article delves into several of the best smartphone-friendly real-world games, each of which is a bridge between the online and offline worlds."

Comment: And what? (Score 1) 569

by zebrilo (#29719139) Attached to: BSA Says 41% of Software On Personal Computers Is Pirated
But nobody cares. In Russia there is far more than 41% pirated software, and some software companies do not care on piracy at all. What about correlation between subj and "the spread of malware" due to pirated software is not updated? Crackers are not stupid people, they make the software cracked and updateable.
Earth

+ - New Type of Cloud Discovered-> 3

Submitted by phantomfive
phantomfive (622387) writes "In Iowa and Scotland there are reports of a type of cloud not yet recognized by the World Meteorological Foundation. It seems the cloud does not match any of the clouds in the International Cloud Atlas, and thus there is a campaign underway to have it included. Some have said the clouds look like armageddon has arrived. For me, writing clouds all these times makes me want to eat cotton candy."
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