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Google Earth 3D hands-on at Google I/O

Google Earth 3D hands-on at Google I/O

This week Google has released the first public build of Google Earth's 3D flyover features, and at the Google I/O 2012 developer event, we got the chance to take a peek at a relatively massive set of four HDTV units combined to bring on one giant vision of the future. This 3D mapping feature is currently out for Google Earth on Android and will be coming soon to iOS as well, as our Google hosts note in the video below.

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Google Earth 3D Next Dimension update video wows

Google Earth 3D Next Dimension update video wows

This week the Google Maps team has shown off what they've been working on for some time with their brand new 3D enhancements to Google Earth, this part of "The Next Dimension" event they held earlier today. What we saw, and what you're about to see in video form, is how Google is hoping to keep the vast majority of the world spellbound by their technology with a level of realism we've not yet seen in a mapping program. Have a peek at what some are calling "The GTA of Maps" in the following clip.

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Massive networks of stripes appear in Chinese Desert

Massive networks of stripes appear in Chinese Desert

Talk about your morning weird. Some people studying Google Earth for some reason managed to run across some very weird patterns in the Chinese desert that have a bunch of folks stumped. The patterns look like stripes that were etched or dug over the top of the landscape in the area. Some of the lines appear to be made from a silver/white material.

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Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google has pushed out Google Earth 6, the latest version of its interactive digital atlas. Version 6 gets native Street View support for pavement-level browsing, along with digital 3D trees - more than 80 million trees in places such as Athens, Berlin, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo already "planted" - and better support for historical imagery.

Video demo after the cut

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The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 30th 2010

As we mark the last hours of the final day of September, we're left with only one thing to do: The Daily Slash. So, welcome to tonight's edition. In our story from around the Web, it looks like Time Warner's CEO is chiming in about Apple TV's pricing, and he's not a fan. And then, just as we do every night, we'll wrap up what's been going on in the R3 Media Network.

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Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project Now Open Sourced

Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project Now Open Sourced

Google Earth, while perfectly usable and helpful in its own right for the common user, is something that should be experienced, and not just used. That's why Google created Liquid Galaxy, which is a set-up consisting of eight 55-inch LCD displays, which show you Earth in all of its digital glory. Google shows off the technology and system at certain trade shows that it attends. If you've ever seen it, or had a chance to use the system, then you know it's pretty fantastic. And now Google has open sourced the entire project, opening it up for everyone. But if you can't build your own, no worries -- Google will let you buy it, too.

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