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Google Maps will have alerts for all rail crossings in the U.S. Photo: Flickr/Mike Brown (CC)

Google Maps will have alerts for all rail crossings in the U.S. Photo: Flickr/Mike Brown (CC)

Google has teamed up with the Federal Railroad Administration to bring rail crossing warnings to Google Maps. Every crossing in the U.S. will be added, and drivers will receive alerts while using turn-by-turn directions in the Maps app.

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Google has rolled out a nifty new Maps update for mobile that brings better traffic alerts that will be issued while you drive, and the ability to find alternate routes. The update comes just in time for Memorial Day, which is one of the busiest driving days of the year.

Google isn't happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google isn’t happy about this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Android lovers couldn’t have been more excited to see the Android bot peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps last month, but Google was far from pleased with the coverage. The company has now suspended the Map Maker service that allowed pranksters to create the image — and more more like it.

Enjoy it now before it's gone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Enjoy it now before it’s gone. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google is behind some of the best Easter eggs in tech, and its latest is sure to be popular among hard-core Android fans. Spotted in Google Maps near Rawalpindi, Pakistan, it’s an image of the Android bot urinating on an Apple logo.

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

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