Apple Enlisting Drone Army In War On Google Maps

December 01, 2016 1 min read


It’s been a long time since a subpar Apple Maps experience led someone into the middle of nowhere, but Google still rules the mapping games. Apple’s not about to give up, and they’re […]

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Canadian teen discovers lost Mayan city with a little help from Google Earth

May 11, 2016 1 min read


You probably mostly use Google’s satellite imagery for exploring destinations before you travel there. Sometimes you might use it to find hilarious images or unsuspecting rooftop sunbathers. Apparently it’s also a handy way […]

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The Legend of Zelda helps you navigate on Google Maps today

March 04, 2016 1 min read

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Pegman, the unofficial mascot of Google Maps, is getting a much-deserved vacation today. In his place is an iconic video game character who knows a bit about maps himself. Link is now in […]

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Google Maps’ Driving Mode will intelligently guess your destination

January 13, 2016 1 min read


Here’s a creepy-cool new feature Google Maps is rolling out: predictive driving. Based on your navigation history Google will try to accurately guess where you’re planning to go. The purpose is provide users […]

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Android mascot urinates on Apple in Google Maps Easter Egg

April 24, 2015 1 min read


It’s a well-documented fact that Google loves Easter Eggs. However, this one hiding out in Google Maps is a spiteful little jab at Apple. Yes, there really is an Android mascot going all […]

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Play Pac-Man in your neighborhood on Google Maps right now

March 31, 2015 1 min read

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The massive conglomerate that is most likely to become Skynet is helping you forget your woes by programming browser-based fun into its Google Maps web app.

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Not quite Devil’s Night: Cheetos is using Street View to digitally TP houses

September 10, 2014 1 min read


Google Maps is one of those services that works as a quick glance app or a huge service to plot out entire vacations and daily plans in. Whether you’re using it for something […]

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Landlord calls cops on game developer for planning global thermonuclear war

August 28, 2014 1 min read


A British game developer was visited by police following a report that his walls were covered with maps planning global thermonuclear war.

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Photographing manholes from space: WorldView-3 satellite launches tomorrow

August 12, 2014 1 min read


The images captured from satellites and used in services including Google Maps and Bing Maps have until now been limited to 50cm resolution. That means anything smaller than 50cm wasn’t clearly visible. However, […]

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Fake axe murder on Google Street View triggers real police investigation

June 04, 2014 1 min read

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The Google Street View car has captured all manner of unusual sights on its travels, some real and others staged by clever (sometimes impulsive) individuals. A recent prank in Edinburgh probably falls more […]

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Google’s Project Tango is the brains behind this autonomous quadrotor

May 23, 2014 1 min read


You probably already knew that Google’s crazy Project Tango smartphone was more of a pocket-sized 3D mapping machine than a phone. Now, researchers have combined Tango with a quadrotor to create an autonomous […]

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How to Uber from Google Maps

May 07, 2014 1 min read


Yesterday Google Maps received a significant update. One of the cooler features built into the mapping system is a new option that allows you to select Uber as a mode of transportation. It’s […]

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