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The App That Turns You Into a Human GPS

New technology will guide you where you need to go by zapping your legs.

The line between “creepy technology advancing us towards our dystopian future” and “cool new app that will make my life easier” is already so thin, and it gets thinner every time we outsource yet another one of our mental functions to our fancy gadgetry. Exhibit Z: this “cruise control app for pedestrians” some scientists in Germany are developing.

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OnTheBus Brings the Usefulness of GPS to the Visually Impaired

GPS isn't that helpful if you can't see it. OnTheBus is trying to change that.

There's an app for everything, it seems—but the penetration of mobile technology into more and more realms of life isn't all that useful if you can't see the screen. A new Android app called OnTheBus is a guide for people who need to get around big cities with public transportation, but unlike other GPS programs, the app uses gesture and voice recognition to be especially helpful for people with "visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments."

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GOOD Design Daily: OK Go's Interactive Urban Romp

OK Go marched 8.5 miles through Los Angeles for a new video, and they're hoping you'll do the same in your city.



In the quest to lure more eardrums to their music, bands will try anything to drive sympathetic eyeballs to their music videos. Lately it's bands like Atomic Tom, who claimed their instruments were stolen so they performed using iPhones on a subway car rocketing through New York City. Some bands skip the videos and go straight to the stunts: Recently, the L.A. band Imperial Stars blocked off the 101 freeway to perform a song on the roof of their tour bus. Its members were just charged with felonies. Now that's how you sell records!

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