Skip to content

Motorola trying to patent smart ads in navigation apps — Engadget

Motorola trying to patent smart ads in navigation apps — Engadget.

Advertisements

Google Street View Explores Remote Canadian Arctic | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

You may have never heard of Cambridge Bay, a hamlet in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut that sits far beyond the Arctic Circle.Located in the Canadian Arctic, the area is surrounded by a web of tundra, waterways, and glaciers. It’s one of the most remote places on earth – only accessible by plane or boat. But you’ll soon be able to visit the region with Google Maps Street View.

via Google Street View Explores Remote Canadian Arctic | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

Amateur archaeologist finds possible pyramids using Google Earth — Engadget

Amateur archaeologist finds possible pyramids using Google Earth — Engadget.

While most Google Earth hobbyists are satisfied with a bit of snapping and geotagging, some have far loftier ambitions. Satellite archaeologist Angela Micol thinks she’s discovered the locations of some of Egypt’s lost pyramids, buried for centuries under the earth, including a three-in-a-line arrangement similar to those on the Giza Plateau. Egyptologists have already confirmed that the secret locations are undiscovered, so now it’s down to scientists in the field to determine if it’s worth calling the diggers in.

Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks – Engadget

Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks – Engadget.

Google only launched detailed 3D maps in Google Earth for a handful of cities, but it’s branching out to provide that extra dimension to a wider swath of the public. Today, it’s Denver and Seattle: Android and iOS app users can immediately see the dense, textured 3D City View in their respective western cities. The updates probably won’t let Seattle residents spot their hometown coffee brand without going into Street View, but it will let them thread the eye of the Space Needle while their friends in Denver spin past the State Capitol. We can’t help but think that Google also enjoys offering some Microsoft staffers a little taste of what they’re missing.

Embracing geotagging: how to journal your trips (and contribute to Google Earth) with snapshots — Engadget

Embracing geotagging: how to journal your trips (and contribute to Google Earth) with snapshots

via Embracing geotagging: how to journal your trips (and contribute to Google Earth) with snapshots — Engadget.

Google Street View Lands at Kennedy Space Center | PCWorld

You can use Street View to check out exterior views of the decommissioned Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour, take a peek at Launchpad 39A, tour Launch Firing Room #4, and even view classic space vehicles such as the Apollo 14 Command Module. Google has also outfitted the “Street View man” with a spacesuit when you check out parts of the Kennedy Center.

via Google Street View Lands at Kennedy Space Center | PCWorld.

In 360-degree vistas, Google Street View delivers road trips through 5 Calif. national parks – The Washington Post

In 360-degree vistas, Google Street View delivers road trips through 5 Calif. national parks – The Washington Post.