You can now add Photospheres, Street View to your website

You can now add Photospheres, Street View to your website

Fancy adding a bit of scenery to your website? Or maybe you want to give viewers even more detailed directions to your place of business than what a map can provide. Whatever your purpose, Google's got you covered. In addition to the Google Maps Embed API that they expanded last March, the Google Maps team has now added Photospheres and Street Views to their list, allowing developers and website owners to generate HTML snippets that they can then embed in their webpages for all to behold.

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Pantelligent smart frying pan helps you stop burning dinner

Pantelligent smart frying pan helps you stop burning dinner

The love of home cooked meals is often foiled by the reality of burnt home-cooked meals, and the folks behind Pantelligent want to change that. Pantelligent is a smart frying pan that communicates with a mobile app to take would-be chefs step-by-step through the cooking process, including things like monitoring temperature levels, alerting when the food needs to be flipped, and giving a heads-up about what step will need to be taken next. This is largely achieved through an integrated temperature sensor.

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US DOJ: Encryption could get a child killed

US DOJ: Encryption could get a child killed

The US Justice Department may have tried to hit below the belt and appeal to emotion rather than reason by painting a gruesome future. Because while tech companies are working towards strengthening a user's privacy, the government is getting worried that they will be shut off from gathering personal information that could potentially save lives. In particular, the new encryption schemes being implemented by Apple in iOS and Google in Android could prevent law enforcers from getting their hands on a user's information in a timely manner.

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Uber Momentum driver rewards arrive amidst controversy

Uber Momentum driver rewards arrive amidst controversy

Uber has again been caught up in a lot of negative media attention, this time kicking off after comments made by executive Emil Michael went public. Amidst doing damage control, the company has announced a new perk for its most faithful drivers called Momentum, a rewards program that is said to be the result of feedback from thousands of drivers about what they want most. "It recognizes the tremendous service our partners provide," says the company, and will in part help drivers lower their costs of operation.

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Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony has announced a new mirrorless camera, for now only in Japan, that will succeed its already impressive A7 camera from late 2013. This aptly named A7 II carries on many of the features of its predecessor, including the full-frame sensor and the hybrid auto focus. What's different here really, is the image stabilization technology. According to Sony, the A7 II has the worlds first optical 5-axis in-body shake correction mechanism that will further give confidence to photographers, letting them take steady shots even without a tripod.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept showcased at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept showcased at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off a new concept truck at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, showcasing its Colorado ZR2 concept as an example of what could be for the midsize model's off-roading future. Chevy has based its concept on the ZR2 production model, as well as Colorado Z71's offerings, and included the new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine for good measure. That engine is slated to arrive in the auto maker's Colorado models in 2015. The concept brings with it elements designed specifically for going off the road, including a higher ground clearance and skid plates.

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Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen plans to start monitoring video streaming services' viewership numbers, shedding light on figures that have long been hidden from the public. Such information comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reports that it has viewed client documents related to the plan. The plan won't include tracking viewership habits that take place on mobile devices (for now, at least), but will use Nielsen meters to analyze audio for determining what shows are being watched on other devices. The resulting numbers could, among other things, help studios negotiating with the services.

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Logitech AnyAngle hinged cases let users prop up their iPads

Logitech AnyAngle hinged cases let users prop up their iPads

Logitech has launched a new case for the iPad mini and iPad Air 2 that in some ways resemble Lenovo's ThinkPad 8 cover, only with one notable exception: a hidden hinge. With this hinge, users can fold the case into different angles for use in a variety of situations, whether propping it up to watch a movie or to use the slate as a recipe book while cooking. The case holds itself steady at whatever angle the user puts it in, something achieved with the use of magnets.

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Firefox will soon use Yahoo as its default search engine

Firefox will soon use Yahoo as its default search engine

Mozilla has announced a new partnership with Yahoo, and under it Firefox will be dropping Google from its long-standing position as default search engine. Soon, users in the US will be seeing a sleek version of Yahoo as their browser's default search option, something that is said to represent Yahoo's "most significant partnership" over the last half decade. If all goes as planned, Mozilla will be launching the new offering some time next month. According to Yahoo, this new search experience will be coming to US users first.

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2016 Ford Explorer unveiled at 2014 LA Auto Show

2016 Ford Explorer unveiled at 2014 LA Auto Show

The 2016 Ford Explorer is being shown off at the 2014 LA Auto Show, and though it won't be arriving until summer 2015, the auto maker has teased enthusiasts with a look at what it -- and its new Platinum series -- has to offer. With the newest model, consumers are given an overall boost in both driving features and a new "rugged" exterior design complemented by changes to the interior that make the cabin quieter. In addition, Ford has introduced a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to replace the current four-cylinder offering.

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