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Google Where the Sun Does Shine

Sierra | Posted 09.18.2015 | Green

The upfront expense of purchasing a home system continues to bar many households from joining the clean energy movement. The cost predicted by Project Sunroof for a 300 square foot installation in San Francisco is a whopping $16,761.

How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 09.04.2015 | Technology

Google Street View can be a lifesaver when you're traveling or moving to a new place. But let's face it: Sometimes things can get a little creepy, lik...

If Iran Cheats, A Mapping Company In Northern Virginia Will Know

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Alex Cacioppo

Vricon was formed out of a partnership between Saab and DigitalGlobe, the premier mapping company with its own dedicated satellites, in order to become the go-to source for the most advanced imagery anywhere.

Google Home Service Ads: Will it Kill or Help Local Business Owners?

Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher

With the recent growth of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor, and Amazon's announcement of their own home services program, Google apparently wishes to enter this arena by promoting their own program called Home Service Ads.

Google Just Took Another Small Step Toward Replacing Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

We've known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information -- so what happens when we use online serv...

You Can Climb El Capitan Right This Minute If You Want

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology

It's the largest granite monolith in the world, and now you can climb it from your couch. On Wednesday, Google launched its first ever vertical Str...

Google Maps Update Now Helps You Avoid The Ultimate Frustration

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology

Thank you, Google!

Google Maps Offers Dragon As Public Transportation Option

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology

Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places -- regardless of whether co...

Carly Ledbetter

Google Maps Is Going Offline! | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel

Google Maps can take you anywhere. But frustrated travelers sometimes find themselves without Wi-Fi or data coverage, making it impossible to access t...

Stalking Your Friends On Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Aran Khanna

It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.

Google Maps No Longer Shows The White House When You Search For 'N---- House'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Google has corrected an issue with its Google Maps search algorithm which had led users who searched for "nigga house" to the White House. "This we...

Julia Craven

If You Type 'N---- House' Into Google Maps, It Will Take You To The White House | Julia Craven | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama is no stranger to Internet racism, but this is just ridiculous: typing “nigga house” into Google Maps can land you at 1600 ...

Take an Interactive 360° Tour of the 500px Startup's Studio Space

DL Cade | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
DL Cade

By virtue of being a startup--and one that deals in gorgeous photography at that--you'd expect our offices to be really cool... and you'd be right...

3 Secret L.A. Shortcuts You Need to Know About (Because Google Maps Doesn't)

Paul Haddad | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

I was waving my arms and jumping up and down like a game show contestant, shrieking "I'm right here!" into my cell phone. On the other end was a friend, driving up to my workplace to pick me up for lunch. He was a block away.

Edward Snowden Is In The White House, According To Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

Edward Snowden is in… the White House? He is... at least according to Google Maps. As The Verge pointed out on Tuesday, a hack of th...

You Can Play 'Pac-Man' In Google Maps Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology

Waka waka waka waka.

Cubs Pitcher Shows Up To Wrong Ball Park, Blames Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports

We've all been there.

Europe's Only Desert Is Hidden In The Corner Of Spain

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

What's the only continent without a single desert? According to the popular trivia factoid, the answer is "Europe." But that's not strictly true.

Zip-Line Through The Amazon Jungle With Google's Newest Feature

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images r...

10 Must-See Black Landmarks At Your Fingertips

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

Google Maps can do so much more than just getting you to the nearest gas station. For lovers of Black History Month, the innovative platform can a...

People With Disabilities Can Easily Find Accessible Spots With This App

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.23.2015 | Good News

Inspired by his own experiences, a filmmaker has created an app to help people with disabilities. Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with multiple scler...

8 Game-Changing Google Maps Hacks

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks. From booking a black ...

Today Is The Day You Finally Update Your Apps

Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology

The icon glares at you from your phone screen like a red badge of shame: “UPDATE YOUR APPS,” it warns. “You are a negligent phone owner....

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

Map Happy | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I wanted to give the tool a try to see how well it would serve as a guide when the Internet has betrayed me. To my surprise, OK Maps is remarkably easy to use. The only major downside I found was that saved maps are well, just maps: raw, downright simple maps.

Why Google Works

Eric Schmidt | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Eric Schmidt

Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.