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How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View

Google’s done more than almost any other company to bring virtual reality to the masses, from making cheap Cardboard headsets to giving the public easy ways to create and share 360-degree photos. Now the company is giving VR fans another way to dive in with a new tool called Tour Creator.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides

For the past three years, Google has been trading Maps reviews and content for small perks through its Local Guides program. Rate enough restaurants or upload enough photos from local hotspots and you can earn rewards ranging from discounted digital movie rentals to three free months of Google Play Music.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Google Maps Visual Update Makes Public Transportation Easier to Find

Google is rolling out an update to its Maps app, giving it a refreshed visual style, more easily recognizable markers, and context-aware information. If you’re prone to getting disoriented using public transit, or get frustrated searching for a gas station during a road trip, the update makes it easier to know where…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic by Checking Last Year’s Travel Trends

In theory, Thanksgiving should be one of the chillest days of the year; all you do is stuff your face and watch tiny men run across a big green field on the TV. Sadly, that’s just the part of Thanksgiving we fantasize about while forgetting the reality of the bumper-to-bumper, family-tension-filled car ride to…Read more… […]

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Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances “As the Crow Flies”

It’s easy to use Google Maps to see how far your office is from your favorite restaurant, or how long it’ll take to drive from Los Angeles to New York. Estimating the distance between two locations without relying on winding roads messing up your estimate, however, is a bit more complicated. Sure, you could try […]

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Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities

You (and everyone else) probably use Google Maps for getting around, hailing ride share services, and figuring out where to go for lunch. An update to the maps app for Android now adds the option to search for parking, making it even easier to get around certain cities.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Today’s Solar Eclipse Left a Path of Nightmarish Traffic in Its Wake

For months, even years, amateur astronomers, photographers, and anyone wanting the best possible view of today’s solar eclipse have been planning trips into the phenomenon’s path of totality. Now that it’s over, all that’s left are millions of grainy Instagram photos—and a traffic nightmare that traces the same path…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar

Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method of transport. But if you’re on Chrome, you can build three shortcuts to get directions right from the address bar, without a single click.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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