Your Google Maps is About to Get an AR-Directions Upgrade – Here’s What to Expect

GPS has done wonders for the directionally challenged, but there’s still a few quirks. Every time I emerge from the stinky depths of the New York City subway, for instance, my phone’s compass takes forever to figure out which direction I’m pointed in. Half the time I end up walking a few blocks in the wrong direction, especially if it’s in a neighbourhood or city I’m not familiar with. But today, Google announced its finally rolling out its Live View augmented reality walking directions in Google Maps. Read More >>

Here’s Your Reminder That Google Has Always Been Evil

After nearly a decade in court, Google has agreed to pay $13 million in a class-action lawsuit alleging its Street View program collected people’s private data over WiFi from 2007 to 2010. In addition to the moolah, the settlement – filed Friday in San Francisco – also calls for Google to destroy all the collected data and teach people how to encrypt their wife networks. Read More >>

Google Unveils Digital Catalogue of Lost Artefacts From Brazil’s Fire-Ravaged National Museum

Following a catastrophic fire in September that destroyed millions of priceless items at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Google has unveiled a project that preserved some of those precious artefacts and can now be explored through Google Street View. Read More >>

Google Street View Now Lets You Pretend to Wander Around Disneyland

If you want to go to one of Disney's many theme parks you need to conjure up some money. Money for travel, tickets, hotels, and more. Even if you're just going to Paris that can get expensive very quickly. Thankfully you don't even need to get out of bed anymore, thanks to Google Street View. Read More >>

Take a Ride Through Any Place on Earth With This Street View Animator

Street View has always been a useful Google tool, letting you spy on holiday destinations, historical landmarks, and your own driveway from the comfort of a web-connected computer. What it lacks is a way to take a seamless ride through a Street View-powered world, but now there’s a site that can stitch together images directly from your route. Read More >>

How to Shoot 360-Degree Photos With Your Smartphone

Flat, two-dimensional photos are old news. The future is 360-degree photos that let you look around in any direction from a single standing position. You can share 360-degree photos everywhere from Facebook to Street View, and unlike 360 video, they can be easily snapped using the phone you’ve already got. Here’s how to get started. Read More >>

Google Street View Car Catches Itself Speeding in Glasgow

One of Google's Street View cars managed to capture photographic evidence of the tech giant's local driver hammering it down an urban street in Glasgow while breaking the law, with a digital roadside display tracking the vehicle at 37mph in a 30mph zone. Read More >>

21 Must-See Google Street View Locations That Aren’t Streets

You don’t have to spend all your time on Google Street View time looking up the addresses of your friends: Google has added all kinds of landmarks, buildings, remote trails, underwater worlds, aeroplanes and even fictional alleyways to its database of sights you can see from your laptop or smartphone. We’ve picked a few of our favourites but there are plenty more to explore. Read More >>

Climb Europe’s Highest Mountain From Your Bed With Google Street View

Google’s all-seeing cameras have seen a lot more than just the streets: scary mountains, underwater gardens and Venetian canals have all been visited before, and with the help of an elite team of mountaineers, Google can take you all around Mont Blanc, the 4,180-metre-high European mega mountain. Read More >>

Google Used Tiny Cameras to Street View the World’s Largest Model Railway

Brace yourself for perhaps the cutest views ever to appear on Street View. Google has scaled down its hardware to capture Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland — the world’s largest model railway. Read More >>

Google Street View Volunteers Have Conquered Snowden (on Expenses)

Fancy going up a mountain but without the stresses of worrying about if the locals and proper outdoor enthusiasts will laugh at your choice of footwear? Google has you covered. Read More >>

New Zealand’s Amazing Trails are Now on Google Street View

As the nights draw in, your plans for adventure are probably headed in the direction of a new show on Netflix rather than a hike through the wild. But if you want to see something rugged, Google has now added a series of amazing New Zealand trails to Street view. Read More >>

This Glitch Art Building Looks Like an Apple Maps Fail on a Sucky Internet Connection

Do not refresh your browser. This is an architectural optical illusion that makes an entire building look like a bad Street View capture reloading over dialup. Read More >>

Android is Finally Getting a Standalone Street View App

Street View has always been a separate file on your Android device (it even gets its own Play Store listing) but up until now, you got to it through the Maps app. Read More >>

Ever Wondered What It’s Like To Be a Google Mapper?

It seems like every week, Google drags its Street View cameras up another mountain (or across another monster-infested lake). The key to recording those inaccessible places? The Trekker, a custom-built 360-degree camera mated to a backpack, which turns mere humans into living, breathing Google data-capture machines. Read More >>