Street View

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Cool Tech

Google uses its Street View cars to sniff out gas leaks in US cities

Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect…

Stay-at-home sailors invited to tour world’s largest cruise ship via Street View

Royal Caribbean International has teamed up with Google's Street View team to bring you an on-board view of the Allure of the Seas, which happens to be the world's largest cruise ship.

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.