Google Maps

British woman who went missing on holiday in Greece was killed and eaten by wolves

A British woman believed to have died after being mauled by feral dogs in Greece may have been attacked by wolves, a coroner has said.<p>The woman, …

Greece

11 Cool Tricks of Google Maps That You Need To Try

He is a fitness freak who has a serious fan following on almost all social media platforms. At MegeByte.com, he contributes to the social media …

Google

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us

Using code and the web, a data scientist follows two unnamed people and learns just how much our anonymous location data can say about who we are.<p>When Edward Snowden blew the lid off of the NSA’s mass surveillance program, he also revealed the extent of the government’s smartphone location tracking …

Privacy

Cemetery of Anchors

Dead weights honor the dead of Portugal's fishing industry.<p>No one knows who placed the first of the hundreds of rusted anchors along the sand dunes …

Culture

Google Maps must improve if it wants cyclists to use it

Cyclists don’t just want the fastest route they want the safest or quietest – and information on bike parking would be a bonus<p>We all have different ways to navigate when lost – whether asking a stranger for help, consulting an old-school map or simply following our nose.<p>But on a bike, the stakes …

Sport (UK)

YouTube’s new ad tech automatically personalizes ads, can now target using Google Maps, app install data

YouTube today introduced a series of new tools for marketers, one of the more notable being “Director Mix,” a technology that allows a company to create thousands of video ads tailored for different audiences all using a single creative asset. That is, the advertiser could upload a number of …

Advertising

Apple ditches Bing for Google search results in Siri

Apple has swapped Microsoft’s Bing for Google text search results inside its Siri virtual assistant, further embedding the world’s largest search …

Google

Real estate market concerned: Google Maps reveals Houston flood zones

HOUSTON - <b>... we have a problem.</b> Google Maps has outed us as a city that floods. Anyone using it on their phone can now browse our neighborhoods to …

Real Estate

YouTube's new ad tech automatically personalizes ads, can now target using Google Maps, more

AdTech

YouTube wants to make it easier for marketers to make thousands of different ads

YouTube is rolling out a new tool, called Director Mix, to make it easier for marketers to churn out hundreds, if not thousands of variations of video ads.<p>The company is on a mission to convince advertisers that more relevant ads — tailor made for a certain viewer's profile — will have a much …

Advertising

Google Maps and Lyft could soon be waaay more accurate thanks to this new GPS chip

Tired of your Lyft driver not knowing <i>exactly</i> where you are? A new extremely accurate GPS chip could help solve that problem — all while consuming …

Technology

Google Maps for Android rolling out new FAB for switching map layers, overlays

In recent months, the Google Maps interface on mobile has seen a number of changes, in particular a new bottom bar for directions and finding interesting places around you. The latest change adds a third FAB to the app’s main screen for switching between map layers.<p>In the upper-right hand corner, …

Technology (India)

12 Top Instagram and Photography Spots in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever visited. With beautiful streets and architecture, as well as incredible unique areas such …

Europe

Do you know where 'Russel Palmes MRT station' is?

The name of an MRT station in Singapore has mysteriously been changed in Google Maps.<p>At the time of publication, Toa Payoh MRT Station appears as …

Maps

Google Maps’ brilliant new feature is only available on a few devices

GETTY • GOOGLEGoogle Maps has included a slew of new features, but only for those running Android Oreo<p>Google has rolled-out picture-in-picture to its …

Google

[Update: No longer works for YT] Tutorial: How to force Picture-in-Picture mode on Oreo for YouTube, Google Maps, Duo, and others

• Update 1: 2017/09/22 8:01pm PDT It looks like a recent YouTube app update (likely either 12.36 or 12.37) has blocked this method. Now that PiP in …

iOS

Teenager spat at McDonald’s worker then threw food at other people during rampage

A teenager who spat at a McDonald’s worker, threw food at other people and scratched a policewoman during a drunken rampage has been spared …

Crime

Your State’s Biggest Stereotype, According to Google Maps

<i>PHOTO: What's your state's biggest stereotype? (image</i> <i>capture</i> <i>by Barry Kaufman)</i><p>You may not be aware, but there’s a secret hidden inside the popular …

Maps

The founders of Google Maps and Bebo have backed an Irish ecommerce startup set up by 2 Oxford robotics grads

Pointy, a Dublin startup with a device that shopkeepers can use to list their products online, has raised $6 million (£4 million) from a host of big name investors.<p>The Series A funding comes from Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, Lars Rasmussen cofounder of Google Maps, Taavet Hinrikus …

Startups

Welcome to the World of Software Defined Radio

After a long time of listening to everyone in my circles going on about how super mega awesome Software Defined Radio (SDR) is I decided I must give …

OS X

Google Maps gives an upgrade to road trips

If you are planning a road trip soon, update Google Maps on your smartphone now. With the latest update of Google Maps on Android (coming soon to …

Google

Netsil Visualizes the Performance of Microservices

Microservices architectures require rethinking of traditional application performance management approaches to provide greater visibility into …

DevOps

Google Has Finally Addressed Gmail's Most Annoying Feature

If you're a Gmail user on your smartphone, you're probably used to the following routine: A friend sends you an email with the address of the place …

Technology

Here's a thing: Google Maps plays nice now with multi-window

This flew under our radar for a while, but Google Maps was updated a while back to add some extra support for Android's multi-window. Now when you've …

Google

Man Injured In Muni Bus Assault In Excelsior

A 28-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being assaulted on a Muni bus last night, near where the Excelsior, Balboa Park and …

San Francisco

Gmail and Inbox will now convert addresses, phone numbers and contacts into interactive links

Google is adding a new feature to its Inbox and Gmail applications which will automatically turn addresses, contacts, e-mail addresses and phone …

Email

7 PropTech Companies That Are Changing The Way You Do Your Job

Tech companies are providing new ways for the real estate industry to build buildings, monitor properties and analyze financial data. With more interest from investors, startups are developing software, mobile applications and new technologies to help streamline many real estate processes.<p>In …

Business

Gmail just hyperlinked a LOT of emails

Google’s Gmail was updated to include hyperlinks for contacts, phone numbers, and addresses too. This is the first time these specific elements have …

Google

Addresses, phone numbers, and contacts will now appear as links in Gmail and Inbox

Your emails are about to get a little more actionable thanks to a new feature rolling out to Gmail and Inbox. In the coming days, emails will begin …

Google

Gmail and Inbox Will Now Convert Contact/Location Information Into Links

Gmail and Inbox Will Now Convert Addresses, Phone Numbers and Contacts Into Clickable Links<p>If you’ve ever received an email with an address, phone …

Google