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Street View’s attempt to capture tomato-throwing festival squashed by revelers

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Google ended up having to pulp its plan to capture Street View imagery at Spain's famous tomato-throwing festival after its car and camera were damaged by exuberant revelers.

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Husband who said he’d quit smoking outed by Street View

Typical. You're outside your house enjoying a sneaky smoke – against doctor's orders – and what drives by but a Street View car. A while later, your wife starts suspecting you're still on the ciggies, checks your home on Street View, and there you are…

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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.

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Apple Maps cars hit the road to capture Street View-style images in the U.S. and the UK

Apple's project to knock its much-maligned Maps app into shape is a massive one, but bit by bit it's getting there. Following the addition of transit directions to iOS 9, it's now sending out a fleet of Apple Maps cars to capture Street View-style images.

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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.

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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.

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You can now hunt for the Loch Ness monster with Google Street View

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Google's Street View team taking to Loch Ness is that it didn't do it sooner. The imagery is up now, though, allowing you to plunge to the icy depths of the murky lake in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Forget cars and trikes, Google’s now using ziplines for Street View

Apparently not content with sticking its Street View camera on cars, trikes, boats, and backpacks, the team behind the panoramic-imagery service has now attached one to a zipline for canopy-to-ground photos of the Amazon rainforest.

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Street View highlights Greenland’s natural beauty and ancient ruins

Greenland's just been given the Street View treatment. New panoramic imagery posted Wednesday shows off some of the island's natural scenery and ancient sites, offering armchair travelers easy access to the remote region.

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Google brings Dubai to Street View

Google's Street View team has just posted imagery for its first Middle East city – Dubai. The panoramic photos take you close to not only the famous skyscrapers and glitzy malls for which the city is famous, but its historical parts, too.

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Digital Trends Podcast – Episode 4

This week we discuss offensive costumes, boobs on Street View, cheating with a math app and Elon Musk's comments about 'demonic' artificial intelligence.

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Google coughs up $2,250 for showing a woman’s cleavage in Street View

Earlier this month, Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View on Google Maps. The lawsuit was initially filed back in 2011.

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Street View straps a camera onto a camel for a trip through the Arabian desert

Realizing its Street View cars probably weren't up to the job of taking on the 40-meter-high sand dunes of the Arabian desert, Google's mapping team decided to strap one of its Trekker cameras onto a camel instead.

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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.

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Street View rolls out virtual tours of more universities around the world

With a new academic year just around the corner, Google's addition of Street View imagery for 36 more universities – Georgetown University in DC, the University of Miami among them – could be of interest to incoming students.

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