Inside the Intriguing Ancient Underground City of Derinkuyu

Long ago, in the region surrounding Nevsehir and Kayseri, in central Turkey, an ancient people built, or rather dug, over 200 underground cities. The deepest of these, under the present day town of Derinkuyu, delves over 250 feet below the Earth’s surface, and boasts numerous tunnels, halls, meeting rooms, wells and… » 9/25/13 3:30am 9/25/13 3:30am

Google Sticking NFC Decals Across Five US Cities

Google's IRL "Places" tech—a radio-tagged sticker that you can scan with a compatible phone for venue deals and info—is spreading. And that's a great thing! The big push is hitting Austin, Portland, Las Vegas, Madison, and Charlotte, NC. » 4/13/11 1:46pm 4/13/11 1:46pm

Google Places for iPhone

Google's library of data is immense, sometimes dauntingly so. The new Google Places iPhone app is an elegant entry point into one particularly dark and disorganized fold of Google's mega-brain: their restaurant, bar, and venue listings. » 1/12/11 7:20pm 1/12/11 7:20pm

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Google Places, iPhone, Free. Once upon a time, Google tried to…

Google Wants to Kill Yelp With a Dose of NFC

What will the first official use be for the near-field communication tech found in Google's new Nexus S phone? It will provide a quick way to rate restaurants and businesses in the Portland, OR area using their new Hotpot engine. » 12/09/10 9:20pm 12/09/10 9:20pm