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Iain Sproat
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Project Manager, Structural Engineer. Data Hacker. Open source contributor.
Project Manager, Structural Engineer. Data Hacker. Open source contributor.

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1000 new smartphones are now shipped every 21.8 seconds http://econ.st/1BQZJ8e
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2014 set a new record for the fewest number of commercial aviation accidents since the start of the airline age.

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Most popular YouTube video of the year run down: number one. Our most viewed video on YouTube this year explains why London is the most expensive city to build in. Read our related article via: http://econ.st/1AvJto0

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Finally - Streetview in Dubai!
It's going to have to be one busy set of Streetview cars to keep up with the construction and roadworks.
Now You Can Virtually Wander the Streets of Dubai | TIME

'Google added ‘Street View’ to its map of Dubai on Monday, marking the feature’s first foray into an Arab country.'

http://time.com/3625024/google-street-view-dubai/

Google Lat Long

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Dubai is home to the world’s tallest tower, largest mall and the planet’s only seven-star hotel. With all these modern wonders, it’s no surprise that Dubai hosted 10 million global visitors last year—and aims to hit a record-breaking 20 million visitors in 2020. Starting today, it can add virtual visitors to that list, as Dubai becomes the first city in an Arab country to be added to Street View in Google Maps.

Start your tour with a drive on Sheikh Zayed Road, the longest road in the Emirates that runs in parallel to the coastline. Peer up at the city’s iconic skyscrapers and high-rise towers that, in some cases, reach more than 1,000 feet into the clouds. On one side, you can see the city’s elevated and driverless metro system.
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http://google-latlong.blogspot.nl/

https://goo.gl/maps/KXlNq

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Wander around the eerie ruins of England's abandoned country mansions: http://bbc.in/1vxyB80
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Archaeologists have unearthed a "perfectly preserved" 2,000-year-old toilet seat during a dig at Hadrian's Wall: http://bbc.in/1tYZmAb
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All the stuff soldiers have carried into battle, from the 11th century to today http://wrd.cm/1oWMaHm
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