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You could be about to see lots and lots of ads on Google Maps

Ads. That's what Google's all about. So don't be surprised if you start seeing lots of "promoted pins" on Google Maps soon. The web giant is about to start testing the feature, which'll see many of those familiar red pins replaced by…

Philly cops disguised a surveillance vehicle as a Google Street View car

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but whoever decided to use a Google Maps decal in a bid to disguise one of Philadelphia police's license plate surveillance cars has been found out – hardly surprising considering the…

Google lets you explore Rio Olympic venues with ‘enhanced’ maps

Whether you're heading to the Rio Olympics in person or just curious to find out more about the event, Google Maps is now offering enhanced maps for 25 of the indoor venues and 12 outdoor venues in and around Rio de Janeiro.

10 Google Maps tips and tricks to get you from point A to B, or even add a C

Google Maps can do a lot more than get you from Point A to Point B. Here are 10 of our favorite tips and tricks, from adding pit stops to road trips, to the one-handed nav trick you won't believe you didn't know.
Movies & TV

Google Maps gives you a virtual tour of Bruce Wayne’s mansion (and Batcave)

Whether you’ve seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet or not, you can take a virtual tour through Bruce Wayne’s mansion and (mild spoiler alert) Batcave, thanks to Google Maps.

Mapstr finally adds directions to its app

Mapstr is the bookmarking app that helps expand your mind by outsourcing your memory. And now, the app has gotten even better, as it has finally added directions (or really, a map) to its functionality.

Oops! Google Maps error leads to wrong house being demolished

Google Maps has been blamed by a Texas-based demolition firm for directing it to the wrong building for a recent job. But here's the worst part – it was only after the home had been torn down that the mistake was discovered.

Google Maps gets more ride-sharing options, though it depends where you are

Google Maps for iOS now includes the same ride-sharing tab that landed for Android users last week. It means riders in the UK, for example, can now quickly compare estimated fares for several services, including Uber, Gett, and Hailo.

Google Maps lets you change your home and work icons

The latest Google Maps update lets you change your home and work images into various different icons, from a dragon or a castle, to a windmill or a crane. The update should be available on Android now.

Street View offers sofa-based safari through South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Going on a safari sounds great but the cost of international travel to far corners of the globe can be prohibitive for many. So how about diving into Street View, which has just posted new panoramic imagery snapped inside South Africa's…

3D Touch and convenient live detour feature added to Google Maps on the iPhone

Google has updated the iOS version of Google Maps, adding the convenient detour feature launched on Android last year, along with support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the latest iPhone models.

Artist’s collection of bizarre Street View glitches might actually spook you out

A guy without a head taking a selfie. A man with an arm coming out of his face. A two-headed dog. These are just a few of the eerie images found on Street View by artist Kyle Williams, who noticed how image-stitching software sometimes…