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Explore the other 70 percent of the Earth’s surface with Google Ocean Street View

Don't have the time to take a real vacation? Take a virtual one instead. With Google Ocean Street View, users can now explore under the sea, including the Great Barrier Reef and other hidden gems.

Web

Google sets photo spheres free with new Street View app and Google Maps support

All those cool photo spheres Android and iPhone users have been uploading to the Google View community will soon become a part of Google Maps. The photo spheres will be visible in the new Street View app.

Mobile

Google adds live transit tracking to six locations on Google Maps

If you're wondering when your bus is going to arrive, you can check Google Maps. Google is rolling out live transit information in six locations: Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, the UK, the Netherlands, and Budapest.

Android Army

Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.

Mobile

Google executive vows to do better after racists results appear in Google Maps

Following the PR nightmare of the racist Google Maps search for "n---- house" that landed users at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Google has issued an official apology by vice president of Engineering and Product Management Jen Fitzpatrick.

Web

Google beefs up navigation to help you avoid Memorial Day jams

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Google's adding more detailed alternate routes and real-time traffic information. The goal is to provide a better explanation for its automated detours.

Mobile

Google Maps in trouble over racist search that points to the White House

On Tuesday, a number of Google Maps users were alarmed by the the very disturbing discovery that searching the racial slur "n---- king" directed them to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, better known as the White House.

Mobile

Full-on Google Maps is (almost) working on Android Wear

It appears Google is in the final stages of testing out a full Google Maps experience for Android Wear smartwatches. The right combination of the latest software sees a new Maps app show up on a smartwatch, but it's still not quite ready for everyday use.

Wearables

Brick Street View turns Google Maps into Lego

Here's an impressive hack to explore over the weekend. Put together by Swedish designer Einar Öberg, Brick Street View turns Google's Street View imagery into something much more blocky.

Cool Tech

We know who put an Android peeing on an Apple in Google Maps

Some enterprising soul decided to put an Android on Google Maps in Pakistan, peeing on an Apple logo. It's unknown who added the defiant Android, but it's yet to be removed from the map.

Mobile

Google offers views of festive store window displays in NY City and beyond

Holiday window shopping just got a whole lot more comfortable after Google's Business View service rolled out images of festive displays at some of the world's most famous department stores, Macy's and Bloomingdale's among them.

Web

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.

Computing

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.

Photography

Once impenetrable, Google Maps scales walls of NYC’s Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is a private park in New York City that is only open to a select few. But thanks to technology and good fortune, one man was able to capture a 360-degree panorama and share it via Google Maps.

Photography

Google intros new-look Maps for mobile, plus Uber and OpenTable integration

Google has unveiled a new look for Maps on mobile, while at the same adding deeper Uber and OpenTable integration. The changes will roll out for Android and iOS users in the next few days.

Mobile