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Playing the "What if?" game with Destiny and Google Maps.

Bungie turns its Destiny game worlds into Google Street View maps

If you can’t wait for Bungie’s highly-anticipated Destiny game to come out next week, the studio has some new content for you. Built using Google Street View technology, the new Destiny Planet View website lets you peruse the game environments on Mars, Venus and the Moon. Show More Summary

Google Maps teams up with Bungie to launch Destiny Planet View

Game developer Bungie is teaming up with Google Maps for a new way to promote its upcoming sci-fi first person shooter Destiny. Today sees the launch of Destiny Planet View, which presents a fictional version of Google's mapping tech set hundreds of years in the future.

Google's Self-Driving Cars Won't Work In Heavy Rain Or On Most Roads (GOOG)

It seems that Google may be facing a bumpier ride with self-driving cars than initially expected. An MIT Technology Review report released last week said that the cars rely so much on maps and detailed data that they can't drive themselves around 99% of the USA. Show More Summary

Why Google Wants to Map Your Body With Its Baseline Study

Google recently announced that it will collect genetic information from thousands of people to “map out” the healthy human body. Here’s what you need to know about the Google Baseline Study.

Samsung Is Getting Nokia's Here For Navigation

However good Google Maps might be, Samsung has decided that it can offer better. Teaming up with Nokia, a beta version of Here for Android is being made available exclusively for Samsung. More »      

Sorry, Google – Samsung’s Galaxy phones really need to see other maps

A new episode in the complex Google-Samsung love affair was written on Friday, as Nokia announced that its Here maps service will be available free of charge (via a licensing agreement) to Samsung Galaxy handset owners. Samsung inked...Show More Summary

The Man Who Created Google Maps And Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button Is Building A Google Docs and Microsoft Word-Killer

Building new things comes naturally for Bret Taylor, CEO and co-founder of Quip, the mobile-friendly collaborative word processor. Taylor was responsible for the creation of Google Maps in his first job at Google. He also built the ‘Like’ button at Friendfeed, the social network he built after leaving Google in 2007. Show More Summary

Nokia's HERE Maps is coming to Android as a Samsung exclusive

Relations between Google and Samsung are already a little tense, but the Korean smartphone maker may just have elevated those frustrations a little further. Extending its existing deal to provide mapping data on Samsung's Tizen wearables, Nokia (the...

Google’s secret same-day delivery drone program is not so secret anymore

Search, mail, maps, Android, glasses, Internet balloons, self-driving cars, robots, satellites and drones are just a few of the many products Google has to offer, or has started working on, with the latter being the company’s latest revelation. Show More Summary

Samsung Is Ditching Google Maps for Nokia's Here

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

However good Google Maps might be, Samsung has decided that it can do better. Teaming up with Nokia, a beta version of Here for Android is being made available exclusively for Samsung. Read more...

WARNING: Google Maps secretly tracks every single step you take and stores your locations - here's how to stop it!

Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes atShow More Summary

Look at These Images From the First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth. Read more...

Police Called On Game Creator Over Nuclear War Diagrams

A game called Global Thermonuclear War that uses Google Maps to simulate devastating conflicts between nations? Oh boy. But nobody could ever believe plans for a video game were a roadmap to actual, factual nuclear warfare, right? Yeaaaah, about that. Read more...

Tokyo's Shibuya gets a big-screen Google voice search terminal

Arguably, the whole convenience of Google's search and map skills (and by association, the voice-guided version) is the fact it's on your smartphone -- which is right in your pocket. However, In a bid to explain to Tokyo-ites that there's more to the...

Today in APIs: Amplifon uses Web Audio API to Add Sound to Google Maps

Amplifon enhances Google Street Maps with sound. Hackcess to Justice winners put their apps to work. Plus: the importance of putting API design first and Homeland Security holds a hackathon (with FEMA). Google Maps Gets Sound Enhancement...Show More Summary

Alongways Finds Interesting and Useful Stops Along Your Road Trip

Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for gas, bathrooms, food, or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you plug in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from "pizza" to "dog parks" and everything in-between. Read more...

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