Another 5 Things on Friday and time to share 5 cool things found this week by wandering aimlessly around the Internet. This weeks gems include some Mario mapping, super bowl fun, an awesome trip planning tool, an effort to stop bullying, and some funny videos from a cool, rugged device
DrCOG And Way To Go Unveil First Of Its Kind Trip Planning tool
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Way to Go program debuts the one-stop shop that allows commuters to easily and comprehensively compare their trip options and make informed choices. Users can simply enter their trip information to quickly see their commute options and compare travel time, distance, cost, and health benefits, including calories burned and CO2 generated.
“Market research indicates that one of the key barriers for people even considering other options is the difficulty in finding good information. Visiting multiple websites to explore options, calculate costs and incorporate other variables makes it more work than people think it’s worth,” said Schaufele. “We’re removing that barrier.”
Famous Subway maps reimagined
A fun look at vintage maps reconstructed in traditional Mario Cart style resulting in some pretty darned cool graphics! Enjoy Mario Bart, Mario Portland TriMet, Marta and others… loads of fun!
How do you increase awareness about the important topic of Bullying… you create a heat map naturally! Indeed, that’s exactly what one savvy youngster from Virgina has been doing via a project know ass BullyVention. About the effort… Viraj Puri, a 13 year old student from Fairfax County, Virginia, wants to create the only known live Social Media ‘Heatmap’ scanning daily instances of social media activity related to bullying.
See everything you need to know about the NFL’s big game through a series of interactive maps. Explore everything from live temperature feeds and transportation infrastructure in the New York/New Jersey region to the 10 coldest Super Bowls of all time. You can discover also which teams have won the most Super Bowls and find out where beer consumption will be highest on Sunday.
Toshiba Field Test Video Series
How tough is the Toshiba Portege Ultrabook – darned tough… even tough enough to withstand the drooling pooch test!! Enjoy… Toshiba has come up with a new, fun ad campaign to hype their toughbooks and they’ve gone to some extreme legths to prove the point and to get you to laugh – fun stuff!