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Audi A8 will have Google Earth and Wikipedia
Audi's new A8 D4 luxury car will have built-in access to Wikipedia, CNET reported this week. The car will be able to download and display live content from Wikipedia as the driver encounters points of interest.
The A8's Multi Media Interface can also display maps directly from 3D mapping service Google Earth. The car connects to the internet by either tethering the drivers' mobile phone connection, or inserting a SIM card into the internal GPRS/EDGE modem.
A professional editor writes a Good Article
On his personal blog, Brendan Wolfe (English Wikipedia user Margo&Gladys), who has previously contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle and now edits Encyclopedia Virginia, an online encyclopedia with entries about the American state of Virginia, explains how he improved the article on Bix Beiderbecke to Good Article status.
Can Wikipedia fuel growth of vernacular content?
India's The Hindu reports on the Tamil Wikipedia, and how editors hope that increasing the amount of freely available content will increase the growth of vernacular content online. In the article, Balasundararaman, an editor on the Tamil Wikipedia, says that the greatest barriers to the growth of the Tamil Wikipedia are a lack of online references, which he hopes developments in search engines will cause to improve.
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