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  • Google Earth shows undiscovered pyramids, amateur archeologist claims

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Google Earth is prompting one arm chair archeologist to suggest that there may be two undiscovered pyramid complexes in Egypt. Both locations feature what appear to be pyramid-shaped mounds with a deliberate organizational structure, according to Angela Micol of Maiden, N.C., who runs Google Earth Anomalies. As its name suggests, the site is dedicated to discovering intriguing images from Google Earth.
  • Take that, Google Earth: this 3D map pinpoints all known galaxies and black holes

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:10 am

    When you’re looking for a place on a map, it’s quite easy to end up studying something else--an interesting landmark, a road or, in my case, finding out where the River Thames ends up inland by scrolling through Google Maps (Answer: it starts its life as a stream in Kemble). But if you simply enjoy getting lost in a map, how about a map of the entire universe?
  • Google pulls 'Atlantis' from Google Earth

    Posted February 11, 2012 - 8:18 am

    An update to the Google Earth ocean-floor-mapping algorithm eliminates what some suspected might be the mythical Atlantis
  • Atlantis disappears again!

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    The lost city of Atlantis just can't catch a break. First, as legend describes, it sinks to the bottom of ocean some 10,000 years ago. Now Google is making it disappear.
  • Google Earth announces 1 billion downloads

    Posted October 6, 2011 - 11:49 am

    On October 5, Google announced there have been more than one billion (with a b) downloads of Google Earth desktop clients, mobile apps, and plug-ins. Stories from Google Earth users are now collected at a new site, OneWorldManyStories.com
  • Google gets good grade from Canada's privacy czar

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Since agreeing to make policy changes regarding privacy, Google has made positive strides, a Canadian official says.
  • 15 Google Earth and Street View mysteries

    Posted April 15, 2011 - 11:56 am

    From unidentified flying objects to people with horse heads, there's no shortage of weird things that have appeared on Google Earth and Street View.
  • Google teams with NORAD to track Santa on Christmas Eve

    Posted December 23, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Want to know what time Santa will be touching down Christmas Eve to fill your stockings and drink the glass of milk you've left him? Google is teaming with NORAD to make it possible.
  • Google Earth Ticks off Iran, strips U.K. churches, takes crosshairs off Santa

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Sometimes it's possible to know too much
  • Google Earth adds new Street View, 3D trees

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Google Earth version 6 was released Monday giving new meaning to up close and personal. The upgrade adds integrated Street Views into Google Earth along with a new emphasis on trees. More than 50 species of trees have been added to Google Earth's 3D models of places.
  • 5 Stunning Panoramic Views in Google Earth

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    Armchair world travel just got a whole lot prettier, thanks to the new panoramic images added to Google Earth. Google recently added 360-degree panoramic photos from the users of 360cities.net that let you jump into the nightlife of London, a view overlooking Cape Town, South Africa, or under the sea off the coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific.
  • Google Street View Disasters

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Embarrassing moments, unexplained car crashes, and crazy stunts. You never know what the Google Street View team is going to capture on camera next. If only an 'Undo Button' were in play for those captured here.
  • Strangest Sights in Google Earth, Part II

    Posted September 17, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.
  • Google Earth + iPad = wow!

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Google released version 3.0 of its Google Earth for both iPhone and iPad today. It's free. And it's spectacular. Especially on iPad.
  • Google tells users: take a hike! (Or a bike ride!)

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Google announced today Google Earth 5.2, which is now optimized for the needs of outdoor athletes! Specifically, the software is ideal for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers.
  • Clever sheriff's deputy uses Google Earth to track boat dumper

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    Most law enforcement officials would simply shake their heads and arrange to have the abandoned boat taken to the dump. But not Internet-savvy Deputy Gregory Barnes.
  • Google Earth For Android: First Look

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Google's just rolling out the Android apps left and right lately. Today, the G-gang announced the arrival of Google Earth for Android, a program revealed during the Nexus One's launch but not seen until now.
  • Six high-tech ways to enjoy the 2010 Olympics

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:51 am

    You may not be a figure-skating star, but you can do a lot with your computer -- or handheld -- to play along with the games at home.
  • Thief uses Google Earth to identify lead roofs

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 12:03 pm

    Tom Berge, a 27-year old builder, used Google Earth to identify schools, museums and churches across London with lead roofs, which he later stole.
  • Five Fun Ways to Waste Time with Google Earth 5.0

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:21 am

    You can kill a lot of time with Google Earth 5.0. You can fly anywhere on Earth for free, from your neighborhood to your upcoming fishing spots. You can check out terrain and 3D buildings, plot your ideal vacation tour, explore the ocean floor and even see Mars up close. It's a rich application that can take plenty of time to fully explore-both in terms of places and functionality. Here's a small taste for what Google Earth 5.0 can do.
  • Google joins Atlantis cover-up conspiracy

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 6:15 pm

    The mer-folk of Atlantis are quite pleased to have their underwater paradise all to themselves. So imagine their dismay when Google Earth revealed the streets of their fair metropolis.
  • Google Earth 5 beta released

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 5:53 pm

    Google has released a new version of Google Earth, its geographic information software. The new release is available for free download from Google's Web site.
  • Swiss police use Google Earth to spot pot

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 9:00 am

    That ain't no ordinary cornfield!
  • Spain's Prado teams up with Google Earth

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 5:56 pm

    Spain's Prado Museum has teamed up with Google Earth for a project that allows people to zoom in on the gallery's main works -- even on details not immediately discernible to the human eye.
  • Google Earth used by terrorists in India attacks

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 10:30 am

    The terrorists that attacked various locations in south Mumbai last week used digital maps from Google Earth to learn their way around, according to officials investigating the attacks.

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