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Music From NYC Subway Lines Using HTML5

nyc-subway-map-guitarIt was back in 1994 when people didn't know what internet is and how it would change people's lives in the future. But now that everyone knows what's the internet, you will see all kinds of amazing usages of Internet.

Google Engineer Alexander Chen created a nice musical website using MTA's NYC Subway Maps API and HTML5. Check out this amazing video. At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop.


Google Transit Now In Pune - Driving Directions too

google-transit-puneThose of you who are living in Pune can now find your transportation needs from within Google Maps India. If you haven't visited Google Maps India today, you may want to check it now. Google India has announced the launch of Google Transit for Pune.

Google Transit, a service provided by Google to find public transportation information on a google map. Google Transit is already available for cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad. You can find Indian metro timings on Google maps too. The latest addition to the Google India Transit is Pune.


Google Instant Search Goes Live

google-instant-searchFinally, the big change in the Google Search is live. Since last couple of days, Google is trying different HTML5 stuff on its logos, just to indicate that something big is coming its way. Well, that big thing is Google Instant Search.

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. According to the Google Study, people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.


Google Street View In India With Photos?

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google-street-viewGoogle Street View is a very powerful add-on feature for Google maps that gives you a real life view of any location. Google Street View is currently available for countries like USA, UK, Canada and many other. India is not so lucky. But looks like that is changing.

I was playing around with Google Maps today and noticed that now you can see the "Street View Yellow Person" Icon on top of the zoom tool.


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