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Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

Ingress beta open to all: Google’s game sticks with Android

This week the folks at Google and Niantic have released their cages from the "closed beta" edition of Ingress to allow this augmented reality game to all. The game remains in "beta" mode, though we're essentially seeing the entirety of this environment's gameplay live right this minute. This game will be available to iOS users in the future, but for the time being - it's all about Android.

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Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google Street View visits Arlington National Cemetery

Google has taken the Street View cameras through a wide variety of locations around the world. Last month we saw virtual tours of the Galapagos Islands come available and it looks like the same will soon be available for the Arlington National Cemetery. The tour was created in October with the changing of the seasons, however they will not be publicly available until early next year.

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Google Maps Engine Pro unveiled for business mapping needs

Google Maps Engine Pro unveiled for business mapping needs

Google has introduced a new tool aimed at helping businesses map their data on Maps: Google Maps Engine Pro. With the tool comes the ability to important important data, such as the location of business offices, as well as sharing information, with Google Maps. The tool is built upon Google Maps Engine, hence the name.

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Lamborghini Museum can be explored via indoor view on Google Maps

Lamborghini Museum can be explored via indoor view on Google Maps

Google is constantly working on Google Maps adding new content and improving existing content. One of the most interesting things that Google allows for some businesses is the ability to explore the interior of the business or location using indoor view. Google and exotic carmaker Lamborghini have teamed up for something fans of Italian automobiles were really appreciate.

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Google Maps 7.3 Update for Android brings UI tweaks

Google Maps 7.3 Update for Android brings UI tweaks

If you're an Android fan who uses Google Maps, the application has been updated for Android users. The new update brings Google Maps for Android to version 7.3. The update brings no major new features to the mix, but it does change how some of the information within the app is presented.

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Google Maps earns multiple destinations, upcoming events, reservations tie-in

Google Maps earns multiple destinations, upcoming events, reservations tie-in

With some features rolling out the Maps Preview and some appearing only in the USA version of Google Maps, the team responsible for this navigation experience have ushered in a new set of features long-awaited by Maps users the world over. The first and most significant of these additions is the push for multiple destinations. This addition to Maps makes it possible for you to navigate from one location to a second location, then plan in advance your directions from that second destination to a third.

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Google Street View car involved in wreck, hits three vehicles

Google Street View car involved in wreck, hits three vehicles

Late Friday night, one of Google's Street View cars was involved in a motor accident in Indonesia, where it accidentally crashed into a public transport bus. According to the BBC, the driver of the vehicle then apparently panicked, according to witnesses, and tried to drive away, unfortunately striking two more cars in the process.

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Google Street View now offering tours of the Galapagos Islands

Google Street View now offering tours of the Galapagos Islands

Google first began talking about taking Street View to the Galapagos Islands back in May. This work was being done in partnership with Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and the Galapagos National Parks Directorate (GNPD). At the time Google had said this work was being done in an effort to "continue to study and preserve the islands’ unique biodiversity" and that the images would be available later in the year.

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Moto X USA facility now tourable on Google Maps, shipments hit 100k weekly

Moto X USA facility now tourable on Google Maps, shipments hit 100k weekly

The Moto X has been touted as a "Made in USA" smartphone, with the assembly taking place at a facility in Forth Worth, Texas. Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside took to the company's blog today to talk about this and to introduce the new ability to tour the facility on Google Maps, allowing the interested to get a look inside the new facility.

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Google Street View visits the zoo

Google Street View visits the zoo

Google has gone to a lot of interesting places with Street View in recent months, but none might as odd and perhaps not-as-exciting than a zoo, a place we've all been to at least once when we were kids, but Google wants to bring the experience to your computer screen just in case you feel like taking a field trip during your lunch break, and provide with a zoo experience you might have never been through.

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Nokia HERE 3D v2: We ride the 68MP rig putting Google Maps on notice

Nokia HERE 3D v2: We ride the 68MP rig putting Google Maps on notice

Nokia may have come late to the game with Streetview-style 3D photography in its HERE Maps service, but the company is aiming to overtake Google with its second generation of mapping cars. Built using newly developed camera, LIDAR, and processing technology from 3D specialist Earthmine, which Nokia acquired last November, the updated system promises higher-resolution panoramic imagery than Google, as well as more accurate 3D buildings and sign recognition. SlashGear went out on the road in one of the prototype cars with Earthmine founder John Ristevski, to find out why Nokia's 68-megapixel mobile mapping system should be giving the Google Maps team sleepless nights.

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Google Maps for iOS and Android gets Waze integration

Google Maps for iOS and Android gets Waze integration

It seems like Google is putting that recent Waze acquisition to good use finally, as the search giant announced that they have added Waze alerts to Google Maps on iOS and Android. The maps app now includes real-time incident reports crowd-sourced and submitted by Waze users. These include road closures, construction work, and accidents.

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