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Gotta catch 'em all: Google's 2014 April Fools pranks begin with the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge

Gotta catch 'em all: Google's 2014 April Fools pranks begin with the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge

Derek Kessler 69

And so it begins. Google's always loved April Fools' Day and has used the opportunity for more than a few well-produced jokes. And, just like Black Friday deals and CES announcements, the new April Fools' Day is the day before April Fools' Day. And so Google's kicking things off with the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge. Says the YouTube description announcing the Pokémon challenge:...

You can now see the inside of select airports and train stations with Google Street View

You can now see the inside of select airports and train stations with Google Street View

Jerry Hildenbrand 18

Over 60 new indoor locations added to the Street View project bring your travel destination to your screen Traveling to visit loved ones this holiday season? If so, Google may have something you'll be interested in as a slew of airports, train, subway and even a cable car station have been added to Street View. No longer will you have to hit the nice lady at the information desk to find...

Google Maps update brings tips and tricks section, improved hotel search, faster navigation

Google Maps update brings tips and tricks section, improved hotel search, faster navigation

Jerry Hildenbrand 65

   Maps update rolling out to more users this evening Google Maps has been updated, and it seems like this evening the staged rollout is picking up steam. More folks are getting the update, which brings things like bug fixes and stability improvements — things we always love to see — but also some improvements to core features. The full change log: Faster access to navigation,...

Where is Google Maps Street View available? A whole lot of places, with more to come

Where is Google Maps Street View available? A whole lot of places, with more to come

Andrew Martonik 31

Cars, backpacks, trolleys, snowmobiles and trikes are slowly mapping the world from a first person point of view. We know Google has been hard at work mapping the entire world with a combination of different satellite footage, but how much of that area is also covered by first person Street View imagery? On its "About Street View" page, Google has published a map that pretty granularly...