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2011-10-29 07:28:52

Google has launched a "pilot project" that will allow users of its Street View service to take a peek inside shops and other businesses from the comfort of their own homes, various media outlets reported on Friday. The Menlo Park, California-based company told BBC News that participation in the new service was voluntary, and that only select locations, including London, Paris, and cities in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S., were eligible to take part in the test marketing....

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2011-10-03 05:26:38

Over this past weekend, Google Maps rolled out a new, 3D bird's-eye view which allows users of the navigation service to explore as if they were traveling in a virtual helicopter, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, "The new feature gives you a moving aerial perspective of your route when you enter start and end destinations in Google Maps“¦ The journey is automatically followed, although you can pause it anywhere in the 3D...

2011-09-19 13:20:00

The highly rated Plane Finder App for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone has launched as a new free web app for desktop users. Special features designed for the new web app include - historical playback of flight patterns and âœFly Meâ using Google Earth. The live plane tracking data is real time and obtained via a network of receivers across the globe. Hampshire, UK (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 Plane Finder apps have been a firm favourite with...

Google Offers Opt-out For Wireless Router Owners
2011-09-14 10:17:49

  In an effort to calm European privacy regulators, Internet search giant Google announced Tuesday that it would allow people around the world that use home wireless routers the option of removing their devices from a registry the company uses to locate cellphone users, reports The Associated Press. The consideration will give wireless (Wi-Fi) networks the right to forbid Google from listing them in a vast database that the company has been building for the past few years. European...

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2011-08-20 15:29:35

Google has begun the process of mapping the Amazon rainforest for its Street View service, according to various media reports on Thursday and Friday. According to Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor for the Telegraph, the Menlo Park, California-based tech company has partnered with the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS) to secure footage of the endangered rainforest. "The team deployed to map the area by the technology giant have been traveling by boat and bike, armed with...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

CyberCity 3D, Inc.â“ž¢ is now featuring its models on the new Google Mapsâ“ž¢ for mobile with 3D buildings. Currently published cities contributed by CyberCity 3D include Paris, France and Pasadena, CA -- with more coming. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 CyberCity 3D, Inc.â“ž¢, one of the largest 3D building partner contributors to Google Earthâ“ž¢, is now featuring...

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2011-07-29 10:10:00

Congress has questions, so it will do what everyone else does, it will look to Google for answers and go straight to the top for them. Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman and former longtime CEO, will testify before Congress on September 21 about the company's business practices, setting up what will likely be one of the most crucial Capitol Hill showdowns in Google's history, CNET is reporting. The global leader in search engine advertising is in the midst of an antitrust probe by the US...

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2011-07-12 10:10:00

This technology allows travel through the virtual world in real time! When it comes to mapping the real world on computers, University of Southern California computer scientist Cyrus Shahabi takes his work to a whole new dimension. Upon first glance, his maps contain the typical landmarks we've become accustomed to seeing on Yahoo or Google Maps. If you look a little closer, you'll see the maps are also pulsing with images of moving cars and scenes of bustling people, all in real time. It is...

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2011-07-11 19:18:35

This technology allows travel through the virtual world in real time!When it comes to mapping the real world on computers, University of Southern California computer scientist Cyrus Shahabi takes his work to a whole new dimension.Upon first glance, his maps contain the typical landmarks we've become accustomed to seeing on Yahoo or Google Maps. If you look a little closer, you'll see the maps are also pulsing with images of moving cars and scenes of bustling people, all in real time. It is...

2011-06-02 08:15:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Edward Enterprises is announcing their updated iPhone application, DashCam. DashCam combines the rear-facing camera of the iPhone, Google Maps, and GPS to allow the user to record his/her driving, track the route along which s/he is traveling on Google Maps, and display the speed, average speed, and distance. The user has the ability to share the video via YouTube, Facebook, Email, AirPlay enabled devices, or just save the video on the...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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