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Google patents a system for cars that maps potholes

Google has patented a system for cars capable of automatically detecting potholes in roads. It relies on a combination of GPS and motion detectors to pinpoint damaged cement.

Google Maps now detects and prompts you to share photos of food

A new feature of Google Maps automatically detects pictures of food and prompts users to share, upload, and tag them. It's part of Google's effort to fill gaps in its database of local businesses.

Google Project Sunroof shows how much solar juice is on your roof, no math needed 1:30

Enter in your address, and Google's Project Sunroof will calculate how much usable solar energy your house could generate if it were equipped with X number of solar panels.

Google Maps’ new night mode for iOS means no more blinding light

Android users have been able to take advantage of Google Maps' night mode for a long time, and now it's finally come to iOS. The new feature cranks up automatically and offers darker graphics whenever you're using the app to navigate after…

Google Maps update could help you avoid a long wait for coffee in the morning

Think waiting in line is unbearable? Google Maps agrees and it's helping you avoid the lines with a recent update that shows expected wait times at restaurants and coffee shops. Just don't tell your boss or you won't have an excuse for…

New Google Maps feature shows you exactly where you’ve been

If you're a big user of Google Now notifications and love Google Maps, here's something else you're likely to go for – Your Timeline. The new Maps feature, for Android and desktop users, lets you rediscover old journeys and resurface…

New York City to Google: Reduce the number of left turns in Maps navigation directions

Members of the New York City Council have written a letter to Google requesting the company reduce the number of left turns suggested to drivers using Google Maps. The appeal aims to reduce the number of left-turn-related deaths in the…

X marks the spot: Google Maps for iOS adds location sharing for Facebook and Messenger

Sharing you location from Google Maps just got a lot easier. Version 4.8.0 of Google Maps for iOS lets you share your location to friends on Facebook or anyone you're chatting with via Messenger.
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Mapping the Earth is the next tech battlefield: DT Daily 1:35

Apple and google are furiously trying to map the planet, and it's not just so you don't get lost. Plus, there a new VR camera from Jaunt aimed at producing pro-level content.

Newest Google Maps addition: Every grade-level railroad crossing in the U.S.

Although injuries from grade-level railroad crossing accidents decreased last year, the number of accidents and deaths increased. In an effort to curb these incidents, Google will now include every U.S. grade-level railroad crossing in…

Afraid of heights? Explore Yosemite’s El Capitan from your couch with Street View

Google's latest mapping project involves a lot of verticality. A team shot images from Yosemite's El Capitan rock face. It's yet another impressive addition to the service's vast library of images.

Google Maps now alerts you if your destination is about to close

Arriving at a cafe, store or some such place only to find it closed is always annoying. In a bid to help, Google Maps has introduced a new feature that alerts you if the place you're navigating to will be closed when you get there.