A start-up has released a map for mobile phones that does impressive stuff without connecting to cloud-computing services. More important than its flashy augmented reality is a new kind of database it uses. Read full story
Think of Emojinate as a mashup of Tumblr and Twitter that relies on emoji. New users log in with Twitter and the site generates a random string of five emoji. It’s then up to users to “translate” the emoji into a phrase or story that can be as long or as as short as they want.
The results are predictably hilarious and nonsensical. The site also uses an upvoting system so others can vote on their favorite “translations.” Read more…
Dr. Barbara Sampson was officially named New York’s Chief Medical Examiner late last year, the first woman to head the agency, but she does so as the office is seeking to right itself after high-profile mistakes.