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Google Street View heads to the exotic Battleship Island

Google Maps and their Street View has been in the news a bit lately, and today we're getting a look at one more exotic location. From the Galapagos Islands and beyond, now they're going to remote locations unavailable to the general public. Hashima Island, commonly called Gunkanjima, which was also the setting in James Bond's Skyfall is in the Google Street View Trekker's eye this week.

Google Maps adds over 1000 new Street View locations

Google Maps has revitalized the way we travel in so many ways, including the ability to (for all intents and purposes) void every other aftermarket GPS device on long trips. One of Google Maps' achievements is its ability to go down to street level and see an area face to face, something which a satellite from any other competitors simply cannot do. So with an add on of over 1000 new Street View locations around the world, finding that getaway spot may just get a whole lot easier.

Waze likely headed to Google through a 1.3B dollar takeover

Google has apparently just purchased Waze, the Israeli maps application organized via crowd-sourced data with the emphasis on social networking through location detection. With previous reports of serious mergers between Waze and other stronghold software conglomerates, the purchase of Waze through Google comes as a surprise to no one. The biggest question however is, "What will they do with it?"

Google adds historic Central Park and 9/11 Memorial to Street View

Google Street View just keeps getting better and better. While we already know the first-person look with Street View has already walked nearly every street of New York City, today they published a few new areas that are historic to everyone. Not only that, but these iconic locations show the heart, spirit, and strength of our nation and the greatest city in New York.

Google adds the beautiful Galapagos Islands to Street View

Have you ever wanted to explore the beautiful Galapagos Islands and see the world's largest tortoises, clear-blue waters, and stunning landscape? Well soon you'll be able to with Google Street View. A single click will take you from that computer chair to one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world.

Google Maps for mobile update brings improved search and ratings system

Google I/O 2013 also included some updates in terms of maps. In this case our focus will be on the mobile side, in which these updates will be coming for Android as well as iOS users. The big line here was how they will be going "beyond direction and navigation." Pretty much, new features will be coming to Google Maps for mobile devices.

Google Street View reaches 50 countries

Having launched in 2007 with only five US cities being shown, Google Street View is now touting availability in 50 countries. The 50 country milestone arrives as Google takes Street View into Hungary and Lesotho. This latest update however includes coverage for more than just those two named areas. In fact, Google has this update listed as being the largest single update ever for Street View.

April Fools 2013: Round-Up from Android and the web

Google kicked off their usual array of April Fools jokes early on Saturday just for kicks, and now everyone else has joined in. It has officially begun today and we have a round-up of some of the best ones we've seen yet. For the next two days we won't believe anything we see or read, all while enjoying the pranks, gags, and rick-rolls. Check out the many that are already floating around this afternoon in our spoiler round-up.
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