Google is asking users to choose between the Light and Dark Sides of the Force to awaken Star Wars-themed features across a variety of their apps and services. Users can unlock things like special Gmail backgrounds, Maps icons, and YouTube timelines that differ depending on which side of the Force they choose. Google also shows […]
Are you missing the zoom controls from the old Google Maps interface for the desktop? Mouse over the "-" or "+" button at the bottom of the Google Maps page and click "show slider". You'll get the old zoom slider which allows you to quickly control the zoom level of the map. Show More Summary
I don't know about you, but my Google Maps for Android has just enabled the new offline features. Even if you have the latest version of the app, you still need to wait until these features are enabled because they're gradually rolled out.My first disappointment is that the new features are still limited. Show More Summary
(Please consult Google maps if you’re unfamiliar with Manhattan). Now Trump is claiming that on September 11 he watched people jumping from the burning towers from his apartment. This would not be a fantastical claim, but his apartment is on the east side, between 56th and 57th, four miles or more from the Trade Center. […]
Google has a new site for Star Wars fans. You can join the dark side or the light side and transform your Google experience across Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Waze, Google Translate, YouTube, and other Google services. "We reached...Show More Summary
Google is rolling out a set of tools designed to help millions of travelers figure out where to go, when to go and how to get there.
Google's Street View goes to Jordan, cataloging 30 historic sites with the help of Queen Rania.
Google has been systematically capturing images of some of the world's most beautiful and historic sites on its Street View for years, from the tallest mountains to the sea floor. On Monday, the company announced that it's adding more than 30 historic sites, from Jordan to this catalog including the ancient city of Petra — the […]
Because there was not already an over saturation of Star Wars crap for you to buy in stores, Google has launched Star Wars themes for your apps, just in case you needed more Force in your life. If you have a Google account, and use it...Show More Summary
A residential tower is planned for 30 Van Ness Ave., currently home to a number of city offices; photo via Google Maps. It's like a game of commercial development musical chairs: According to several media outlets, the city of...
Disney and Lucasfilm have joined forces with Google to create a Star Wars theme for Google apps including maps, Gmail and YouTube.
Starting today you can explore more than 30 historical sites throughout Jordan in Google Street View. To tell you more, read today’s guest blog post, by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. -Ed. What a great day for JordanShow More Summary
Google is running a new promotion in the run up to the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will allow you to choose your favorite side of the Force. Once you've selected either Light or Dark, Google apps like Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Chrome and others will reflect said choice....
How did motorists ever get anywhere before GPS units and Google Maps on every smartphone? It certainly wasn’t because they all knew where they were going, as we can see from MotorPunk’s collection of vintage navigation devices, which range in sophistication from the handmade (above, actually used for a slightly different purpose, but with similar […]
Researchers in Amsterdam have pinpointed the long-debated location depicted in Vermeer's painting "The Little Street" using sources from 17th-century records to Google Maps, the Rijksmuseum has announced.
Google added map downloads, offline navigation and other capabilities to the most recent version of its maps software Google Maps. I'm still looking for a travel app for my trip to Asia next January that allows me to download maps to the device in advance so that I can use the mapping app even if […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
Google Maps is beautiful in your Web browser, but that beauty may have a performance cost. To avoid this, try out the Lite mode.
Here are some excellent comparisons, by tonymyre311, of all the ship models (and other objects) from EVE Online, dropped onto Google Earth landscapes and edited so they look like they’re part of the map. Read more...
Today there are all kinds of $198 round trip fares popping up on Google Maps from San Francisco on Frontier Airlines during the first part of December. Here are more than a dozen cities from SFO Airport you can fly Frotnier Airlines to or from for $97 or $99 each way in December. Show More Summary