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Google's Live Cases for your phone integrate with your Pixel's wallpaper

Enjoying your new Pixel smartphone? If you still haven't gotten a case for it, Google has two new Live Cases -- one for Earth and one for Trends -- and they go a little further than just protecting your phone.
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Google Earth VR lets you cruise the globe like Superman

Google Earth VR has been announced on Steam for the HTC Vive, to allow users to explore the entire planet in virtual reality with guided tours, highlighted destinations, and much more.

Take to the virtual skies with these free flight simulators

You don't have to spend the entirety of your paycheck to become a virtual ace, at least when it comes to flight simulation. Our list of the best free flight simulators will let you unleash your inner Maverick without ever putting on your…

Google Earth Pro used to cost $400 a year — here’s how to get it for free

Google used to charge $400 a year for Google Earth Pro, but these days, it's free. Here's how to install and use this advanced, 3D-mapping software. You'll be exporting HD video and zooming all over the planet in no time!
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Irony much? Airbnb sues California over law it helped create

Airbnb, already under fire from hoteliers and local governments, has sued the state of California over a law it help create and pass.

Google Earth just got a whole lot sharper thanks to the Landsat 8 satellite

Google has updated Google Earth with sharper and brighter images from the Landsat 8 satellite. The new images will also show in the satellite view of Maps, and over time will replace all of the older images in Earth.

Enthusiast blog unearths China’s bizarre ‘street offset’ system

When does mapping turn into snooping? As it turns out, Google has had to find a solution that allows for accurate street mapping within the limits of Chinese legislation.

New satellite images shed light on the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake

Scientists are now analyzing radar images to better understand the impact site of the Nepal earthquake. A downloadable KMZ file also now allows the public to view the Nepal earthquake region via Google Earth.

Google Earth is fun on its own, but here’s how to make it even better

Love the idea of flying around Google Earth, but aren't sure where to start? Our handy how-to will help you learn all the ins and outs of the virtual globe, and even teach you a few tricks you haven't heard of before.

Google Earth Pro is now free for anyone to use

If you've always wanted to take advantage of the enhanced features in Google Earth Pro but never had a spare $400, now's your chance — Google is making the software upgrade free for everyone.

Google applies new 3D imagery to NYC, San Francisco maps

Using new cameras and algorithms, Google has rebuilt 3D images of buildings and landmarks in New York City and San Francisco, making them look more realistic. The enhanced rendering effects are coming to other cities in 2015.