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By placing 99 working phones in one spot, this man tricked Google Maps into thinking the street is jammed and as a result to divert traffic to different routes. Only several dozens of phones are standing between you and never having to sit in traffic again (just kidding, please don't try this at home).
Check out this video of Chinese villages self-quarantining against Coronavirus.
When Reddit a user posted a video showing a 200 foot long object that had skidded in the snow for over 3000 feet, it wasn't long before believers in aliens confirmed that it is a UFO crash site. Although experts say that the supposed UFO is actually a chunk of ice that fell from an avalanche, it's impossible to know what the truth really is. You'll have to make your own decision about it.
Despite the many road signs warning drivers that Venice, Italy is a carfree city, two tourists drive were driving their rented car along the Grand Canal before they were stopped by angry locals.
Their excuse? Google Maps made them do it. Really?!
(Photo: Screengrab/La Nuova Venezia)
A Texas woman was surprised to find that her duplex had been demolished without her knowledge or consent. She was in the process of trying to fix up the structure after being hit by a tornado around Christmas time but now it looks like they'll have to rebuild instead.
The demolition crew says that an error in Google maps made them think this was the right home, even though it was clearly the same house number on the wrong street.
The CEO of the demolition company refused to go on camera but according to WFAA 8, he told a reporter that the mistake was "no big deal".
It can be fun to play around on Google Maps and see what crazy things they caught on street view. These photos are not as fun, they're actually kind of scary. Let's hope they're all just mistakes and not actual things that are lurking somewhere out there. You know what? No more street view.
Google is making the first major update to the company's logo in 16 years. But the reason is pretty simple.
"Today we're introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens," Google says in a blog post announcing the change.
The company says the original logo and branding were created for a single desktop browser page, and as we all know, mobile is the #future.
The logo will also be interactive.
"For example, new elements like a colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you're talking, tapping or typing. Meanwhile, we're bidding adieu to the little blue "g" icon and replacing it with a four-color "G" that matches the logo."
Sound good, Google. Now what is that song that goes "dun, dun, dun dun dun?"
Google wants to use its extensive data to expand the use of renewable resources.
The giant multi-faceted company launched Project Sunroof Aug. 18, which is a tool letting users put in their address and, through Google Maps, is able to calculate how much a homeowner could save if they installed solar panels.
The maps detail the regular amount of sunshine to the area, compared to the electricity costs. Its meant as a way to help those wondering whether investing in solar power would be the right move.
Here, let Google explain it to you:
As the price of installing solar has gotten less expensive, more homeowners are turning to it as a possible option for decreasing their energy bill. We want to make installing solar panels easy and understandable for anyone.
Project Sunroof puts Google's expansive data in mapping and computing resources to use, helping calculate the best solar plan for you.
When you enter your address, Project Sunroof looks up your home in Google Maps and combines that information with other databases to create your personalized roof analysis.
Don't worry: Project Sunroof doesn't give the address to anybody else unless you ask it to.
It's neat to see Google using its massive, some would say insidiously-invasive, data collection in an environmentally sound way.
Here's a video, because everyone loves videos.
Something strange is happening in Pakistan.
Team Android has discovered a bizarre Easter egg in Google Maps that shows the Android logo peeing on the Apple logo.
To check it out yourself, just go to these coordinates, and you will be sent to Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Another piece of Google Maps graffiti was later found in the Takht Pari Forest, which you can see below.
It is believed to be the result of someone abusing Google’s Map Maker tool, and the company issued a statement to The Daily Mail.
“We’ve terminated the Android involved in this incident, and he’ll be disappearing from Google Maps shortly,” said a Google rep.
And Pascal Hartig, a Twitter engineer, also pointed out that it was a random user.
So yes, it would appear that Google Maps review process could use a little work.
Head on over to Pakistan and soak it up now before it’s gone.
Well, she can check that one off her bucket list.
Karen Davis of Port Pirie, Australia has exposed her breasts to the entire world via Google Street View, and she is ecstatic.
"I look at Google Maps a lot and I wanted to be on there and I thought this is the way to do it," she said.
She recently chased down the mapping car and flipped up her shirt just in time for the image to be immortalized online. Although Google seems to have since blurred out her entire body.
News sites all over the world have reported on her little stunt, which she says was mostly for fun. But there was also a message behind it.
"I want my kids to be proud of their body and proud of who they are no matter what they look like," she told The Project.
She was later reported to the police for disorderly behavior, because someone doesn't have a sense of humor.
And she recently turned herself in to the authorities.
"I thought I would save them the petrol," she told The Recorder.
Google is celebrating April Fool’s Day a little early.
A new option on Google Maps lets you turn the world into a playable game of Pac-Man.
From the support page:
Welcome, Player 1! You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around for a little while.
You can plan anywhere with enough streets by clicking the icon in the bottom left corner of the screen, but Google also offers some clues to the best locations where a special Pac-Man marker has already been place.
You can expect the entire Internet to be flooded with April Fool’s Day pranks like this on Wednesday.
It says the game will only be available for a limited time, but hopefully they decide to keep the Pac-Man hack as a permanent option.
It’s like the new movie “Pixels,” only in real life.
In honor of International Polar Bear Day, Google Maps has launched the ability to virtually visit wild polar bear country via Google Street View. The featured location is in the stunning tundra landscape of Cape Churchill and Wapusk National Park in Northern Manitoba.
"You have the opportunity to see polar bears in their natural habitat. There's imagery of sparring bears – this behavior that we see with male bears where they stand up on their hind legs and kind of play fight. There's images of a mom nursing a cub," said Krista Wright, executive director of the conservation group Polar Bears International, which partnered with Google on the project.
If you could have full access to one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world for a day, where would you start exploring? If you paid any attention in biology class, your best bet is probably the Galapagos Islands, correct? Well, you can now take a virtual tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the shoes of Charles Darwin straight from your desk, thanks to Google Maps' latest addition to its expansive Street View database. To celebrate this update, Google has launched the website Darwin for a Day where people can collaborate to investigate and document the islands' vast range of native plant and animal life, the findings from which will be passed on to iNaturalist and the Charles Darwin Foundation for further research.