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Best Google Easter eggs

Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company has also hidden Easter eggs throughout the web and if you know where to look, you can find them.

15 useful Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know about

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master with this guide.

The new Google Maps shows you how to calibrate your phone's compass

An update rolling out to Google Maps on mobile adds a visual indicator of compass accuracy. If your smartphone's compass needs calibration, the app will provide step-by-step instructions.

The future of the smart assistant is in Maps, according to Google

Google is working hard on its next-gen assistant, and it turns out that assistant could prove better than the rest. Why? Because of Google's Maps expertise, which will be a big part of the assistant.

Google may bring a fancy new bottom menu bar to its Maps interface

It looks like Maps may be getting a face lift in the near future. Google is testing a new menu bar for the app that will give users quick access to information like transit times, driving distance, and more.
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This tracker could save the lives of lost hikers, missing children

Tapping into cellular data to provide real-time positioning on mapping software, the Remora tracker is a new tracking device that will alert friends and family if you get lost or possibly injured.

Google Maps has now memorialized one employee’s bad day at work

There's nothing quite like memorializing a bad day on the internet, and it only gets better when that place on the internet is Google Maps. You know, the app used by more than a billion people.

The latest Google Maps beta finally adds Lists to organize your favorite places

Google has added a new feature to Maps -- lists. The new feature means you can finally create lists of the places you visit, something that should help make things a little more organized, especially for heavy Maps users.

How Google's Street View saved this man from an unfair $230 speeding ticket

A Canadian man used images from Google's Street View to fight a speeding ticket in court. The judge dropped the ticket, but the police maintains that the driver was going nearly 20 kilometers an hour over the limit in a school zone.

Speed demons, be warned: Google Maps could soon alert you to posted limits

Code in the newest version of app points to upcoming new features like speed limit notifications and improved integration with food delivery apps. No word yet on when they'll launch, unfortunately, but it might not be long.

Google unveils a series of new updates to improve Google Street View

Google has unveiled a myriad of updates on its Developers Blog, all with the goal of making Street View, you know, less bad. These updates allow for a much more realistic sense of your surroundings when you explore a new destination.

Google Maps expands ridesharing options to Southeast Asia

The Google Maps app can now show users ridesharing options with Go-Jek and Grab in several cities throughout Southeast Asia. Of course, Uber is still at the top of the list of choices.