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Google's Covered A Whopping 10 Million Miles in Street View Imagery

Google's Covered A Whopping 10 Million Miles in Street View Imagery

Google and its armada of camera-rigged Steet View cars and other devices have been photographing the globe piece by piece for well over a decade now, and all that footage adds up to some pretty
Google's Covered A Whopping 10 Million Miles in Street View Imagery

Google's Covered A Whopping 10 Million Miles in Street View Imagery

Google and its armada of camera-rigged Steet View cars and other devices have been photographing the globe piece by piece for well over a decade now, and all that footage adds up to some pretty
Waze adds unplowed roads and ice to hazard reporting, helping to keep you driving safe this winter

Waze adds unplowed roads and ice to hazard reporting, helping to keep you driving safe this winter

Winter can be brutal for commutes. Between the snow, ice, wind, and rain you're almost guaranteed to run into unfavorable road conditions while you're out and about. Waze seems to have noticed this,
Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze, the navigation app owned by Google, is popular due in part to its report functionality, which enables drivers to submit reports that help other drivers avoid various issues on the road. The
Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze, the navigation app owned by Google, is popular due in part to its report functionality, which enables drivers to submit reports that help other drivers avoid various issues on the road. The

Waze can warn you about unplowed roads during winter

Winter is full of driving challenges, particularly unplowed roads -- they're slogs at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Waze might help you steer clear, though. It just updated its Android and

Google Maps for iOS gets Incognito Mode

You no longer need an Android phone if you want to keep your Google Maps activity (mostly) private. Google is rolling out Incognito Mode to iOS users as of today, giving you the same ability to search

Apple will take a 'deeper look' at disputed borders in Maps

Apple might just rethink its approach to disputed borders following its change to Crimea for Russian users. A spokeswoman told the BBC in a statement that Apple would have a "deeper look" at how it
Google Maps to show Local Guides recommendations in 'For You' tab

Google Maps to show Local Guides recommendations in 'For You' tab

Maps has gradually evolved from being a simple navigation app to a Yelp competitor. Thanks to the ability for users to share photos and ratings, Google's service has turned into a social platform.

Google Maps can pronounce place names in local languages

Navigation apps can be helpful for getting around an unfamiliar country... up until you need to ask someone for directions and can't say a place name. Google thinks it can help. It's rolling out an
Make Cookie Monster Your Navigation Voice With Waze

Make Cookie Monster Your Navigation Voice With Waze

Earlier this year Waze made Cookie Monster one of its navigation voices. It was fun, but it was also a limited engagement, which means if you had Cookie directing you around he eventually disappeared
The Thirty Meter Telescope Can Show Us the Universe. But at What Cost?

The Thirty Meter Telescope Can Show Us the Universe. But at What Cost?

Locating a telescope on a sacred mountain is one more injustice against Native Hawaiian culture.

MIT and Ford help delivery robots navigate to your doorstep

In order for delivery robots to drop your takeout, package or meal-kit at the door, they'll need to be able to find the door. In most cases, that requires mapping a location in advance so that the
[Update: Wider rollout] Google Maps keeps you safe by alerting you if your taxi goes off-route

[Update: Wider rollout] Google Maps keeps you safe by alerting you if your taxi goes off-route

Update 1: 2019/06/26 3:20am PDT Google has officially announced this feature and said it's aimed toward users in India. It also explained what you can do when your taxi deviates from its route,
[Update: Rolling out] Google Maps expands Waze-like crowdsourcing with new incident types

[Update: Rolling out] Google Maps expands Waze-like crowdsourcing with new incident types

Update 1: 2019/10/20 12:49am PDT These new incident types have started showing up for Maps users. Thanks, blakjakdavy. Ever since Google purchased fellow map maker Waze in 2013, crowdsourced
One of Google Maps' Best New Features Is Finally Available on iOS

One of Google Maps' Best New Features Is Finally Available on iOS

iOS users who prefer Google Maps over Apple’s Maps app or even Waze will finally have access to one of the best features from the Android version: the ability to submit live traffic reports.
Google Maps now lets iPhone-owning drivers help their fellow road users

Google Maps now lets iPhone-owning drivers help their fellow road users

It has been available for Google Maps on Android for some time but now drivers with an iPhone can also report crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns when they're on the road.
Google Maps expands Waze-like crowdsourcing with new incident types

Google Maps expands Waze-like crowdsourcing with new incident types

Ever since Google purchased fellow map maker Waze in 2013, crowdsourced contribution features have slowly made their way to Maps. We've been seeing this support grow with the ability for users to
Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps keeps borrowing features from Waze, and latest to be bundling into the navigation software is an easy way to report road hazards and other events directly from the iPhone app. The new
Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps keeps borrowing features from Waze, and latest to be bundling into the navigation software is an easy way to report road hazards and other events directly from the iPhone app. The new