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Google Maps Pokémon Challenge: Gotta Fool ‘Em All

Google Maps Pokémon Challenge: Gotta Fool ‘Em All

This April Fools’ Day, the elite leaders of Google Maps are looking for the very best, like no one ever was. They need your help to catch Pokémon scattered all over the world. The winner gets…

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CERN Google Street View LEGO Scavenger Hunt: for DisCERNing Virtual Tourists

CERN Google Street View LEGO Scavenger Hunt: for DisCERNing Virtual Tourists

A few months ago Google rolled out its Street View of some of the facilities at the world famous physics mecca, the European Organization for Nuclear Research aka CERN. The organization decided to have a bit…

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Explore the Lamborghini Museum Using Google Maps

Explore the Lamborghini Museum Using Google Maps

Google Maps has been adding an ever-increasing amount of Street View imagery to its service allowing you to actually see the streets you’ll be driving, biking and walking on when you’re going somewhere. I think most…

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Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone

Google Street View Lets You Visit CERN without Colliding with Anyone

The European Organization for Nuclear Research aka CERN reached the attention of the masses when they finished the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Physicists and other scientists all over…

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Google Maps Takes You Inside the TARDIS

Google Maps Takes You Inside the TARDIS

Google maps has a special treat for Doctor Who fans. And I’m not talking about “Bad Wolf” showing up in various locations either. If you go to the Police Box on Earls Court Road in London…

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Google Maps Icons IRL Are Really Birdhouses

Google Maps Icons IRL Are Really Birdhouses

If you live in the area where Taiwanese artist Shu-Chun Hsiao set up his latest project, then you might be wondering why various locations have real and physical Google’s Maps icons plastered prominently on their walls…

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Google Maps Rolls out Store Floor Plans to Web Version

Google Maps Rolls out Store Floor Plans to Web Version

With Black Friday here if you’re planning on going out and doing a lot of shopping today, you may want to plan your route using a new service available on Google Maps. Google has added indoor…

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Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update

Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update

It never ceases to irk me that I can check out parks and streets around the world from me, yet I can’t see my own neighborhood on Google Street View. The Google Street View car rolled…

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Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views

Google Maps Goes Captain Nemo with Underwater Views

Google has been significantly expanding its Maps offerings for a long time. When the service first started one of the only things you could do was get directions to places you wanted to go. Over time,…

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Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

While we’re reasonably certain that the pranksters at Google have jumped the gun with one of their big April Fools pranks, we’re still the slightest bit hopeful that Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System is…

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Google Shoot View: The World is Your FPS

Google Shoot View: The World is Your FPS

The events in modern military FPS video games often take place in real world locations. An enterprising ad agency crossed the line and used Google Street View to create a passive first-person shooter.…

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Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs

Artist Turns Google Maps into Throw Rugs

I have never understood the need for rugs in a home; it’s like carpet for your carpet. Since hard floors are cold and never clean if you have pets or kids, I get why you might…

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Japanese Dudes Invent Skydiving for Those Afraid of Heights

Japanese Dudes Invent Skydiving for Those Afraid of Heights

I always thought that skydiving would be cool, then I remember that being on the roof of the house is about as high off the ground as I care to go without actually piloting the aircraft…

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Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

If anything ever proved holding a high rank in any military the world over doesn’t mean you aren’t a dumb ass this does. Apparently, an error with a border on Google Maps has led to a…

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8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel…

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Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail

Map Envelope Adds a Bit of Google Magic to Snail Mail

I can’t remember the last time I sent analog mail. Hell, I can’t remember the first time I sent one. Map Envelope makes me want to send one now. It lets you add a Google Maps…

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