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

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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.

Lesbian Mom's Son Makes Surprising Anti-Gay Discovery When He Searches For His Home On Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina lesbian couple is crying foul after their home was reportedly labeled with an anti-gay slur on Google Maps. Canton residents Jenn...

U.S. Marshals and Their "Dirtbox" Declare the 4th Amendment Dead

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Using "Dirtboxes" that act like fake cellphone towers, the Marshals are flying planes around areas that cover "most of the US population." These boxes trick our phones into reporting in - essentially telling the box who we are and where we are. And they've been doing this since 2007. Whoa.

The Characters in Black Friday Sales

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Thanksgiving Thursday is a day to appreciate all the wonderful things we are blessed with. Be it health, family, shelter, a great career or seven unwatched episodes of The A-Team in your Netflix Instant Queue.

What Is a Digital Ocean Country?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Samantha_Harris

Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?

Google Maps For Very Young Children

Raquel D'Apice | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Raquel D'Apice

Distance Covered: 0.5 Miles. Estimated Time: 9 hours, 20 minutes.

These Vibrating Smart Shoes Tell You Where To Turn

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Technology

To be honest, we already thought shoes were pretty smart. They protect your feet from the elements, they keep you from stepping on sharp and disturbin...

an't Remember Anything? Blame Google and Your Map App

Nan Silver | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Nan Silver

Before satellites dotted the sky, accurate directions often required consulting more than one paper map and gathering pertinent details from other humans like, "there will be a cemetery on the left." Once you acquired such critical information, you really didn't want to forget it.

Why Would Google Leave A Fake Town On Its Maps?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel

The town of Argleton, England doesn't exist... except on Google Maps. The fake village caused a media blizzard back in 2009, when conspiracy theori...

How To Remove Your House From Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology

Stars like Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page are asking Google to blur out their houses on Street View, but that's not a feature exclusive to celebrities....

Thanks To Google Maps, You Can Be At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off Thursday, and if you're having a little bit of FOMO because you're not in Brazil, Google Maps has your back. Go...

Google Maps Gets Even Better (Especially For City Dwellers)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Google unveiled a big update to its Google Maps app Tuesday, with features that will now let you book a Uber car right from the app, check public tran...

Now Google Has Its Own 'Time Machine'

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesda...

Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone

Amber Jackson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

In an effort to capture the hearts and minds of people, a group of reef mappers with the Catlin Seaview Survey have set out to visually document coral reefs, before they're gone.

Google's First April Fools' Prank Is Preeeeetty Good

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Technology

Google is starting April Fools' Day a bit early this year. The company's maps division announced in a video published on Monday, Mar. 31, that it...

Forget About Google Maps. Introducing, Google Naps.

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

Do you ever find yourself strolling around when you suddenly stop and wonder if there's a nearby place that's good for a snooze? Then boy do we have t...

Facebook Dominates in Mobile Apps

Michael R. Levin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Measured By Use Frequency, Facebook Is Over Three Times More Popular Google App Portfolio Also Has Significant Numbers of Users Consumer Intelligenc...

Google's So Helpful It Tells You Where To Buy Drugs

Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

A block in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., was identified as the borough's "drug section" by Google Maps, the Village Voice reported T...