Okay, so technically Google wants this poor driver to turns onto the Orange Blossom Trail in Florida, I think, maybe, but instead of just being like “please turn on this road” like it normally does, it just explodes into a tidal wave of explosive verbal diarrhea.
The 24 Hours of LeMons is used to seeing participants’ cars show up on Google Maps, but this is the first time an entire event has made the cut. Here’s this year’s ‘Shine Country Classic, right here on Google Maps. Tinker around, zoom in and marvel at LeMons’ preference for purple canopies.
I don't know if you've heard, but there's something of a race going on this weekend in lovely Austin, Texas. While you may not get to drive a Formula One car at 10/10ths on the Circuit of the Americas (unless you're an actual F1 driver, in which case, good for you), you can now experience the track on Google Maps.
Hey, you know how it is. One minute you're walking down a London street, minding your own business, when you accidentally step into a police call box and all of a sudden you're inside the TARDIS and the Doctor has enlisted your help fighting aliens. I hate when that happens.
"Oh, um... hey, Google Maps Car."
We've talked plenty about the flaws inherent in Apple Maps, and where it differs from Google Maps on paper. But how wide is the disparity between the two in actuality? We stacked two iPhone 4Ses side-by-side (one running iOS 5, one running iOS 6, both on wi-fi with GPS on), and let the two mapping apps do battle.
Someone really doesn't like Toyota, and wants either God, Google or airplane passengers to know. Possibly all three. Otherwise, why would someone paint "TOYOTA SUCKS" on the roof of their home?
By now it is public knowledge that there will be no replacement for Google's public transportation routes built into the Apple Maps in iOS 6. Indeed, if you're holding an an iPhone running iOS 6 (that somebody maybe has left in a bar) and you try to plan a route from point A to point B you'll find that you can drive…
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't a car collector. He's a car hoarder. Want evidence? Just turn to Google Maps to see the smashed-up race car graveyard on his massive property outside of Mooresville, North Carolina.
A man in Calhoun County, South Carolina collected so many used tires on his rural property his neighbors could see it from space using Google Maps Satellite View. How many tires does it take to make a dent in the planet's face? About 250,000.
If you're wondering how road traffic's gonna slow you today, don't turn to Google Maps anymore—the site's killed its estimates. Not because it wasn't popular. It turns out those road calculations didn't exactly correlate to, you know, reality.
In 400 cities around the world, Android users are now able to download the new Google Maps 5.7 with a deeper public transit navigation. The app will let you know which stop you're at and when to get off.
Ahmadinejad and his antisemitic cronies are fuming with anger after discovering the Star of David on the roof of Iran Air headquarters at Tehran's airport. The building was originally built by Israeli engineers prior to the the Islamic Revolution.
Today in Google Street View crime: Cops say this brazen drug ring dealt heroin openly on the streets of Williamsburg. Police busted it after their surveillance cameras caught members stuffing heroin packages into a lock-box hidden behind a store's sign.
Alejo Malia imagined what the world would look like if Google Maps Icons were real. And to tell you the truth, I'd kinda want to live in a world like this. Having gigantic logos everywhere would make finding things way easier.
The ongoing battle between GM's OnStar and Ford's SYNC reaches a new level with Ford planning to announce later today they'll offer Google Maps direction service for free to customers with SYNC system. The free "Send to SYNC" service for its SYNC infotainment system, allowing users to send directions from Google Maps…