A Carpooling App Could Help Stop Traffic Jams In Ski Country (Cool Weird Awesome 695)

Traffic jams are becoming more and more common on the roads heading to ski country. A new app called Treadshare could help people carpool to and from the mountains.

By |2022-01-14T06:45:23-05:00January 14, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Your Phone Can Tell You If That’s A Dangerous Spider Or Just The Regular Kind (Cool Weird Awesome 353)

There are parts of the world where some of the local spiders are very dangerous to humans. A new app called Critterpedia can scan your spider photos and tell you which spider is which. Plus: on National Root Beer Float Day, a root beer maker in Wisconsin is trying to set a world record for biggest root beer float drive-thru.

By |2020-08-06T08:00:56-04:00August 6, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

How To Find Where You Are In Just Three Words (Cool Weird Awesome 109)

The app what3words breaks down all the spaces on earth into 3 meter by 3 meter squares and assigns each of those squares a unique set of three words. Anyone who knows the three words for a square can pinpoint it with GPS - just ask the group of lost hikers in a UK forest who got help in about a minute thanks to the system.

By |2021-08-19T09:16:04-04:00August 20, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |
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