Find the nearest awesomeness

GPS = cool
Google = useful
GPS + Google = amazing

One of the coolest things about my new droid phone is the GPS and mapping capability. The marriage of GPS with real-time access to google’s massively indexed search info is just an absolutely beautiful thing.

When you can speak into your phone (android’s speech recognition is also amazing) something like “find the nearest pizza” and it instantly pops up a map with markers for pizza joints overlaid…well, that’s just downright cool. But it blows my mind when I can touch on any of those markers and it brings up the address (with an offer to navigate there), and the phone number (with an offer to call automatically), and reviews, and the web address, and a ‘street view’ of what the place and its surroundings look like…you have to see it to believe it.

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