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Lesbian Couple Worries Antigay Slur on Google Maps is a Hate Crime

The major search engine's mapping program had changed their street name to something much more homophobic. That has the couple and their kids worried. read more

Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand...

Through the Google lens: search trends November 14-20

Devastating snowstorms, bizarre interviews and addictive podcasts? It was an unusual week on the search charts this time around. A frosty receptionIf you looked on Maps for Buffalo, you wouldn’t find it. OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the city is buried underneath six feet of snow… literally. Show More Summary

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

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. Show More Summary

Super Joystiq Podcast 122: Far Cry 4, GTA V, Assassin's Creed Rogue, WWE 15

This week's Super Joystiq Podcast is having trouble finding Kyrat on Google Maps Mapquest. Another week in November means another week of big releases. Ubisoft is back seeking reception with another open-world game with Far Cry 4-thankfully, this...

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case...Show More Summary

New UI in Google Maps for Mobile Browsers

The new interface from the Google Maps mobile apps is now also available in the mobile browser. Just go to in your favorite mobile browser for Android and iOS and you should see an interface that closely resembles the UI from the native mobile apps. Show More Summary

Google Maps shows goose trying to swim in Boise State's blue turf

An enterprising Reddit user was taking a virtual walk around Albertsons Stadium when he noticed a goose hanging out on Boise State's field. We can't say for sure that this goose is trying to swim in the turf, but we definitely want to believe in the urban legend. Show More Summary

Guantanamo Bay is 'permanently closed' on Google Maps

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp is "permanently closed," at least according to Google Maps.

Here's Everything Google Knows About You

If you rely on Google search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, or any of Google's other zillion free products, the company stores a bunch of data about you. Google is extremely open about what data it stores and makes it very easy to delete that...Show More Summary

Lesbian couple found homophobic slur on Google map

Someone took the liberty to rename a North Carolina road on Google Maps to reflect that a lesbian couple lived there.

Learning to love the new Google Maps

For several years I’ve asked students in my digital journalism classes to do a group project involving Google Maps. It’s a pretty simple assignment. They go out and write reviews for their blogs about coffee shops near Northeastern, or pizza restaurants, or whatever we’ve all agreed to. Then they plot the location on a map and […]

Embed Street View and Photosphere Images

You can now embed Street View imagery and photospheres in the new Google Maps. Find the Google Maps imagery you want to embed, click the gear button at the bottom of the page, pick "share and embed image" and copy the code generated by Google. Show More Summary

Morning Brew – “Pitch Perfect 2? trailer is perfect

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Google's setting Photo Spheres and Street View images free from Maps

It looks like soon enough we'll be seeing Street View pictures and those spiffy Photo Spheres making their way from Google Maps and onto our favorite websites. How's that, pray tell? An update to Mountain View's Maps Embed API (targeted at web...

Google sets Photo Sphere, Street View on Google Maps free so you can embed them on your website

Google is now allowing developers to embed Photo Sphere in addition to Street View images in Google Maps on their own websites. The capabilities are now part of the Google Maps Embed API. Previously, web developers were able to embed a Photo Sphere that they had captured, but not public ones. Show More Summary

Google Maps now lets you embed Street View and Photo Sphere panoramas directly into websites

Google’s Street View and Photo Sphere tools are pretty nifty ways of sharing the ‘feel’ of a place, giving you a 360-degree perspective of the location. Unfortunately, sharing them generally involves navigating away to a dedicated page...Show More Summary

Here’s an awesome new Google Maps trick everyone should know

Google Maps is one of the most popular mapping applications out there, whether it’s on desktop computers or mobile devices, and Google is constantly improving it. In addition to all the cool features the company has added over the years,...Show More Summary

Google Maps Smart Search

One of the coolest Google Maps features is the integration with Google's Knowledge Graph. Besides providing useful information about different places, Knowledge Graph makes the search feature smarter.You can search for [Canada capital],...Show More Summary

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