Google at the gas pump

From Ars Technica: Google at the gas pump translates to happy motorists, retailers.
So getting lost will be less common, since maps will be more available. Whether these will be printable was unclear. Of course there are about 180,000 gas stations in the United States, so this is at best an experimental, first stage deployment, but it might be deployed more quickly than GPS with mapping software in every vehicle.

Causes of Death Are Linked to a Person’s Weight

From the NYT: Causes of Death Are Linked to a Person’s Weight
“Linking, for the first time, causes of death to specific weights, they report that overweight people have a lower death rate because they are much less likely to die from a grab bag of diseases that includes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, infections and lung disease. And that lower risk is not counteracted by increased risks of dying from any other disease, including cancer, diabetes or heart disease.”
So if suburbs cause obesity, and obesity reduces the death rate overall, then suburbs are good and cities bad for public health.

Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars

From The Onion, via DK: Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars

Mean Automakers Dash Nation’s Hope For Flying Cars