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“Life was better before Google Maps” and other fallacies of anti-tech nostalgia

It’s been said that we are always sceptical about things invented after we are 35. That contrasts with things invented when we are 15-35 which we embrace and sometimes make a career out of, and things invented before we are 15 which are so normal so as to be unremarkable. So the internet feels [...]

Classic Authors' American Houses on Google Maps

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Mark Twain351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut It's often said that writers' desks are important, in that they reflect their approach and routine. Thus, the homes of famous writers have always been of interest to people, particularly those immersed in the literary world, because they are an extension of that space. Show More Summary

The Great Grape Salad Debate

The New York Times created an interactive, state-by-state map of the most Googled Thanksgiving recipes. Good idea, until residents started to chime in. Key lime cake in Georgia? Who ever heard of such a thing? Here were some more response...Show More Summary

A Map of the Most Googled ‘Distinct’ Thanksgiving Recipes Broken Down by State

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The New York Times has a map of the United States detailing the most “distinct” Thanksgiving recipes Googled by each state. The results were compiled by Google, tossing out obvious choices like turkey and stuffing, instead focusing on unique foodstuffs, such as “frog eye salad” in the Rocky Mountain States and the “pig pickin cake” […]

Apple is getting ready to ditch Google as search engine for iOS and OS X

Apple has spent a great deal of time distancing itself from Google ever since its erstwhile partner launched Android back in 2008. Google Maps and YouTube haven’t been bundled as default apps on iPhones or iPads for years, and rumors … Read more ›

Map: Every State's Most Distinct Thanksgiving Recipe

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

Consider this your family small talk cheat sheet for this Thanksgiving. The Upshot has a useful new post that presents what it claims are the most distinct recipes in every state, according to some wrangling of Google analytics. Read more...

What a single Google Map of popular Thanksgiving recipes reveals about the U.S.

Google data is all sorts of fascinating. The New York Times had Google’s science team pull data on all the most unique Thanksgiving recipes from each state (above). On it’s own, the map of recipes is fun to peruse. Frog eye salad is apparently super popular in Colorado and Wyoming. Pretzel salad is all the rage […]

Google Maps Offers Developer Access To Street View

Google's Street View and Photo Sphere viewing tools offer users a pretty cool way to get as up close and personal with a place as is digitally possible. Having a 360-degree perspective of a specific location means they can really have a good look around. Show More Summary

Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

For decades, visitors to Los Angeles have tried their best to go see the famous Hollywood sign up close. It’s not easy to get to, involves quite a bit of walking, and the view isn’t great when you get there. But they keep coming, and the people who live there keep trying to stop them. Show More Summary

Yahoo and Microsoft Court Apple as Google's Safari Search Engine Deal Expires in 2015

Apple renewed its maps and search partnership with Google in 2010, but with that contract reportedly set to end in 2015, both Yahoo and Microsoft are actively vying to be the next default search provider for Apple's Safari products,Show More Summary

Google Maps and the Relative Importance of Native American Reservations

As we live our lives increasingly in the digital realm, the sights, sounds, and moving images of the internet impact our conception of the world around us. Take, for example, the many online mapping services.  What began as simple tools to find driving directions have evolved into advanced applications that map multiple layers of data. […]

“Shoot The Gays” Game App Pulled By Google After Public Outcry

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It’s only Monday and already Google is having a pretty crappy week. In addition to a lesbian couple discovering their address was listed as “Faggots Live Here” on Google Maps, a game which encourages users to violently murder gay men was uploaded to the Google Play app store over the weekend. Google has removed the controversial […]

Google’s big data help to avoid traffic for Thanksgiving Day

Google wants to help people get safely home for Thanksgiving by avoiding traffic jams and congestion with its new Google Maps traffic information in-map information. In some countries, Thanksgiving is a family-oriented holiday, and since many people live further part, … Continue reading ?

Lesbian Couple Shocked To Discover Their Address Changed To “Faggots Live Here” On Google Maps

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

We don’t know where we’d be without Google maps, and we don’t mean figuratively. We’d still be lost out in the Mojave desert, gas tank creeping perilously low. And while nearly everyone has a similar experience of being saved by the all-powerful combination of Google and GPS, one North Carolina lesbian couple is understandably outraged […]

Is your goose cooked on Turkey Day? Never fear, Google Maps is here!

Thanksgiving dinner is the meal we look forward to all year. And chances are...all of your family and friends agree! So if you’re hosting and and not exactly a whiz in the kitchen, making the meal can be daunting. Good news: if you burn that Thanksgiving turkey, all is not lost. Show More Summary

Lesbian couple’s driveway identified on Google Maps with homophobic slur

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A North Carolina lesbian couple says their son found a homophobic slur on a Google Map of their street. “My son was on Google Maps at school when he (searched) ‘street view’ for our address and it said, ‘Fagits live here,’” said Jennifer Mann, whose partner moved...

How To Embed A Google Street View Map

Want to incorporate some Google Street View imagery into a site? It’s now no further than a click away. More »      

Google Maps Updates The Android App Small But Useful Additions

Google Maps has long been the map app of choice. Remember the furor that arose when Apple dropped Google maps? Well Google has just been making the app better and better. The latest update might not rival some of the bigger overhauls...Show More Summary

?Lesbian Mothers' Home Address Labeled with Slur on Google Maps

A lesbian couple in North Carolina were the victims of what they believe is a hate crime after finding out their home address on Google Maps had been renamed "Fagits Live Here." Yeah, sounds pretty fucking hateful to me. Read more.....

Lesbian Couple's North Carolina Home Labeled with Anti-gay Slur on Google Maps: VIDEO

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

North Carolina Teen Google Maps His House and Finds Anti-Gay Slur on Home Address: VIDEO A 17-year-old teen found a nasty surprised when he Google mapped his Canton, North Carolina home reports The Advocate. Dakota Bonham, son of Jennifer Mann...

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