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Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company's search engine is riddled with Easter eggs, and if you know where to look, they're not hard to find. Here are our favorites.
Google Earth 3D Maps has spilled the beans on Taiwan's deepest secrets. The locations available in full three-dimensional detail include a facility which houses Patriot missiles and the country's National Security Bureau.
Google Maps will now start showing speed limits and speed camera locations, so that drivers will not be flagged for speeding tickets. The new features arrive to the app years after they were introduced in Waze.
A malware researcher found that 19 free Android navigation apps on the Google Play Store were nothing more than Google Maps, but with ads. One of the apps asked for a payment to remove the ads, while some of them presented security risks.
Higher-quality imagery is coming to Street View thanks to a new design for Google's Trekker backpack. The kit, which enables Street View to capture imagery from more places, has improved camera sensors and is lighter than before.
In its latest grab from the world of social media, Google Maps now supports hashtags in reviews for businesses. The feature currently works for Android only, though the hashtags can be added to old reviews as well as new ones.
Google Maps is testing a feature that lets drivers report crashes and speed traps so the app can plan efficient routes for others in the area, or warn of upcoming hazards. Waze, which Google owns, already offers such a feature.
Google Maps for Android now lets you follow your favorite store, restaurant, or other business so you can hear about special offers, events, or other updates that it thinks you might like to hear about.
It's been available on Android for a while now, and now Google Maps has brought its real-time journey-tracking feature to iOS. It lets you choose who to share a journey with, and tracking ends automatically when you arrive.
Google Maps is attempting to make your commute easier with new features to help navigate disruptions to your route. Whether it's tracking public transit in real time to built-in music controls, the update brings a few useful tools.
Dealing with a group of people can be hard work. Google's adding a new feature that should make it easier to decide where to chow down. Google Maps for iOS and Android will now feature group polling tools.
Google is tracking your location -- even when you tell it not to. According to an investigation by the Associated Press, Google services store location data, regardless of whether privacy settings claim otherwise.