star Stories March 11, 2014

The Malaysian Star (via the Huffington Post) reports that it has had calls from readers who have been looking for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 … on Google Maps. Spotting static images of aircraft in flight, they have been reporting them as downed aircraft.

With the search entering its fourth day on Tuesday, several concerned citizens called The Star, believing that they have discovered the missing airplane after scrolling through the Google Maps satellite images.

While Google Maps images are of course typically months to years old, surprisingly it is possible for Internet users to help search for the plane in contemporary satellite images …  expand full story

star Stories January 15, 2014

Gmail now lets you star Google Contacts that sync w/ Android Favorites

Google just announced a nice new feature for Gmail users that will make it easier to keep track of contacts across devices. The same way Gmail allows users to add emails to a “starred” list for easy access, you can now do the same for Google Contacts from with in Gmail on the desktop or mobile devices. Android users also get the added benefit of having starred contacts sync with the Favorites section for contacts on their Android device.

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