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Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Thanks to iOS and Android, Apple and Google have been locked in a battle with each other for years now.

Which is why it’s all the more ironic that Google would choose to unveil its latest Street View feature by letting users scale Yosemite’s “El Capitan” — the vertical rock formation which just so happens to also be the name of Apple’s next OS X iteration.

Explore the Loch Ness in Street View. Photo: Google

Explore the Loch Ness in Street View. Photo: Google

If anyone can find the Loch Ness Monster, it’s Google; nothing can escape its sophisticated Street View cameras.

When the search giant visited the Scottish loch to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the legend of Loch Ness with the help of divers and local experts, then, it’s perhaps unsurprising that it managed to capture something mysterious in the water.

Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Own a Google Cardboard headset? You can now use it with Google Maps to make Street View your virtual reality. The “easter egg” lets you tour virtual cities from your smartphone like never before, and it could be easier to activate.


Google has updated its Google Maps apps for Android and iOS to add real-time incident reports from the Waze community. This means that when Waze users — or “Wazers” as they like to be called — report accidents, construction, road closures, and other delays, the alerts will be displayed inside Google Maps as well as Waze.


Google Earth for Android today received a new update that adds a number of new features, including Street View, improved search and directions, and an improved interface.

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