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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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From mile-high Wi-Fi to mobile boarding passes, which airline has the best tech?

From Wi-Fi to streaming entertainment and mobile apps, U.S. airlines are aggressively incorporating customer-facing technology into its operations. We find out who’s doing it right, and who needs to step it up.

Here Maps comes to Galaxy Android phones, thanks to exclusive Samsung deal (Updated)

Nokia-owned Here Maps has signed an exclusive deal with Samsung, seeing its navigation app come to Android for the first time. However, it'll only be compatible with certain Galaxy smartphones, and the new Gear S smartwatch.

Create custom, shareable Google Maps with new My Maps tool

Did you plan the most awesome vacation ever with Google Maps? Share it to the Google Maps Gallery with a newly enhanced feature, My Maps. The service also lets you explore other custom maps created by others.

Google recruits users to photograph what Street View cannot by expanding Views

No time to shoot panoramas? No problem. Google wants you to dig out those dusty digital snaps and pin them to a map for the world to discover with a new function for Views.

Check out the incredible hi-res imagery coming to Google Maps

Get ready for a whole new level of detail from satellite imagery — DigitalGlobe has been showing off high-resolution pictures from its new WorldView-3 satellite, launched this month.