Matt Helfrich

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Helplessness, despair, and Street View come together in 'GeoGuessr' Google Maps game

Google Maps is usually for helping you navigate, but a new game based on Street View is about being almost hopelessly lost. <i>GeoGuessr</i> drops you at a random Street View location across the earth, leaving you to move around the map as much as you'd like before ultimately taking a guess at where you're …

Android 4.3, Google Babel, and the Nexus 7: What’s in store for Google I/O?

Here's a peek at the rumors (and evidence) surrounding the developer conference.<p>Google’s annual developer conference is mere days away, so expect a …

Amid Standards Battle, Wireless Power Consortium Gets a New Ally

The battle over wireless charging is heating up.<p>With at least three different standards groups offering different ways to cut the cord, the early …

GeoGuessr is a Google Maps guessing game

<i>(Screenshot by CNET Australia)</i><p><b>Think you're a well-travelled person? Test your ability to recognise the rest of the world with this web-based game.</b><p>If …

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Google I/O keeps browser focus despite fancy phones, eyewear

With newer technologies such as Android and more recently Glass, the scope of Google I/O has expanded dramatically since the first show in 2008. But Google, born on the Web, is keeping the browser at the heart of the show.<p>Five years ago, Google wanted to advance what Web-based software could do. …