Tag: google

February 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm

This Instagram Account Finds the Saddest Sounding Places on Google Maps

This Instagram Account Finds the Saddest Sounding Places on Google Maps

Finally a place that understands me

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August 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

The Jefferson Grid Shows One Square Mile of Land from Above (15 Photos)

The Jefferson Grid Shows One Square Mile of Land from Above (15 Photos)

The Jefferson Grid is a fascinating Instagram account that shows one square mile of our planet as seen on Google Earth.

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August 18, 2015 at 12:27 am

Project Sunroof Uses Google Maps to Measure Your Roof’s Solar Income Potential

Project Sunroof Uses Google Maps to Measure Your Roof's Solar Income Potential

Project Sunroof wants to map the planet’s solar potential, one rooftop at a time.

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August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

Earth View: A Curated Collection of 1500 Google Earth Wallpapers

Earth View: A Curated Collection of 1500 Google Earth Wallpapers

A curated collection of 1500 striking and enigmatic landscapes available in Google Earth as desktop and mobile wallpapers.

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July 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Google Translate App Uses Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

Google Translate App Uses Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

The Google Translate team test their new app in 27 languages as they translate Ritchie Valens’ hit song, La Bamba.

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June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

You Can Now Climb Yosemite’s Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

You Can Now Climb Yosemite's Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

Google launches the first-ever “vertical Street View”, giving you the chance to climb 3,000 ft up Yosemite’s world famous “El Capitan”.

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June 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

Google’s Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. The team adds: “Our hands are fast and precise instruments, but so far,…

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May 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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February 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

The world looks different when seen from above. During spaceflight, astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface; this is known as the “Overview Effect“. This experience inspired Benjamin Grant to launch Daily Overview, an online project that attempts to, “fully…

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August 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Instagram Unveils ‘Hyperlapse’, First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Instagram Unveils 'Hyperlapse', First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Today at 1pm EST, Instagram will release their first ever app outside of Instagram, called Hyperlapse. The standalone app uses a complex algorithm that lets users create fast-moving timelapses with their phones. iPhone users will get the first crack at the app as the Android version is still in development due to recent…

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