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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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Consumer Watchdog wants to know what the FBI and DEA are using Google Earth for

Consumer Watchdog wants to know what the FBI and DEA are using Google Earth for

Consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog claims that the FBI and the DEA are making extensive use of Google Earth according to federal spending records. What those spending records don’t say is exactly what the agencies are using Google Earth for.

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