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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

18 hours 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...

Bing Maps update makes it easier to travel around Japan using public transport

Bing Maps is less popular than Google Maps, but the Microsoft-owned navigation service is still being updated on a regular basis. Today, it received some notable enhancements regarding public transit options in Japan, making it easier for locals and travelers to get around town. Show More Summary

Sounds of Street View takes you on a virtual vacation

You can only experience so much of a place by poking around it in Google Maps, and that's why Amplifon, a hearing aid company from the UK (seriously), put together a little getaway-in-a-browser called Sounds of Street View. The name really says it...

Google Street View Trekker creates new virtual Melbourne experience for tourists

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Prospective tourists from all over the world will be able to experience virtual versions of Victoria?s key tourist attractions after Tourism Victoria partnered with Google to bring the latest Google Street View mapping and imaging system, the Street View Trekker, to Victoria. Show More Summary

Change the Query in Google Search Easter Eggs

This is really cool: you can take some of the Google Search Easter Eggs, change the query and they will still work. For example, you can replace "do a barrel roll" with "google maps" like this: Show More Summary

School District Bans Talking About Ferguson

6 days agoNews : Reason

Google Maps tells me that Edwardsville, Illinois, is just a 33-minute drive from Ferguson, Missouri. It seems natural that Edwardsville students might want to talk about the events drawing national attention so close to their own homes—but they best not do it at school. Show More Summary

Music Review: Siobhan - Southgate

Siobhan Southgate [Opal Tapes; 2014] by Simon Chandler Rating: Southgate may be a city in Michigan, but if you looked for Siobhan’s Southgate on Google Maps, you’d never find it. You might be lucky enough to stumble on dimmed technoShow More Summary

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy...Show More Summary

Visit the sets of this year’s Emmy Award nominees on Google Maps

Whether you’re into D.C. intrigue or Khaleesi’s conquests, chances are you’re watching the Emmy Awards on Monday. To get ready for the show, relive your favorite moments from this year’s nominees with Google Maps. Let’s take a peek at...Show More Summary

Hit and Run: Google may have killed a dog

New street view images suggest that one of the Google maps cars was in an accident

Zombie Safe Zone Maps

Do you know where to go when the zombie apocalypse arrives? The Internet will be among the first services to fail so Google is out of the question, but these handy Zombie Safe Zone Maps can guide you to safety, even without the Internet, smartphones, or electricity. If The Walking Dead has taught us anything, […]

Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-08-20

From a reader: A Google map locating angling libraries in the USA – ->

Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job. This month, it agreed to invalidate a map-related patent challenged by Apple and Google. Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

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