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Google rewards April Fools Pokémon Masters

Google will send a physical prize to Pokémon Masters that managed to catch 'em all in the company's April Fools Google Maps prank.


Now Google Street View lets you rewind time to the good old days (of 2007)

Google has added time travel to Street View. Well, virtually, that is. You can now look at past images for a particular location, as far back as 2007. The feature is available in the desktop version of Google Maps.


Google cracks CAPTCHA with an algorithm that’s 99.8 percent accurate

Google has created an algorithm that can break through CAPTCHA with 99.8 percent accuracy. You can learn more here.


Google Maps for Android gets new ‘events listing’ feature

Google recently rolled out a new feature for its Android Maps app that adds information on forthcoming events for venues around town, making it easier than ever to plan a night, or day, out.

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Google Street View takes Colorado River rafting trip through Grand Canyon

The Colorado River has just landed on Street View, offering sofa-based rafters the chance to explore 286 miles of the iconic waterway, with plenty of stunning views of the Grand Canyon included along the way.


Retrace Jack Kerouac’s steps from ‘On The Road’ with Google Maps

Author Gregor Weichbrodt combed through Kerouac's most famous novel and entered all the locations into Google Maps, resulting in a 55-page set of directions that you can easily follow yourself.

Cool Tech

Google’s Maps Gallery maps out everything from minefields to congressional districts

Maps can be a great way to present and digest data. Apparently, Google agrees, and so they've put together something called Google Maps Gallery, a collection of maps that contain and present a wide variety of fascinating data sets.


Google Maps update coming to desktops ‘over the coming weeks’

A significant Google Maps update will grace the desktops of many a user very soon, and comes with a new set of features. Read on to learn more about the stuff coming in Google's Maps desktop refresh.


Angry Birds creator claims no Internet devices may be safe from NSA

A new batch of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency and GCHQ, its counterpart in the UK, have been working to develop ways to access a wealth of personal data through so-called “leaky” apps.


Google adds airports, more to Google Street View

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek at the inside of the airport you'll need to sprint through when trying to catch your flights this holiday season? Google Street View just added a bunch of airports, a prominent train station and more.


Google to pull pics of slain 14-year-old boy from Maps

Look hard enough and you'll find some weird stuff on Google Maps. Unfortunately, that also includes images of murdered children, like Kevin Barrera, which Google pledges to take down soon.


Mending Maps: iOS users turning increasingly to Apple Maps over Google’s offering

Apple Maps was so rotten when it launched last year that there was really only one direction it could go in. With the company's ongoing improvement project making some headway, it seems iPhone owners are warming to the app in increasing numbers.


Google Maps gets big update, adding Earth Tours, Waze, and more

Google is gradually building up the features on its all-new Maps tool for desktop, on Wednesday rolling out a sizable update featuring Earth Tours, Waze data, step-by-step street-level route previews, and the return of Pegman.


Don’t laugh! Microsoft has Google beat on maps, but you would never know it

Despite what you've heard, Bing is better than Google – at least when it comes to maps. The images are better, and the directions are less glitchy. But if Microsoft wants to take advantage of its superior product, it needs to make mobile a priority.


Google seeks to attract small businesses with Maps Engine Pro tool

Google announced Maps Engine Pro on Monday, a tool aimed at small businesses that enables map-based visualization of company-related data "to help make decisions, organize information, and plan operations using Google Maps.”