Wean Yourself Off Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

I just moved to a new city, and I live and die by my phone’s GPS. But as a result, I’ve realized that I still don’t know anything about how the city is laid out, nor can I make a simple drive to my friend’s house—where I’ve been many times—without my GPS navigating me. If your sense of direction is similarly lacking… »6/20/15 3:04pm6/20/15 3:04pm

You Can Now See The 24 Hours Of LeMons Race At Barber From Space

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. »4/26/15 10:49am4/26/15 10:49am

How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps

Earlier this week, Bryan Seely, a network engineer and one-time Marine, played me recordings of two phone calls (embedded below.) The calls were placed by unwitting citizens to the FBI office in San Francisco and to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Neither the callers nor the FBI or Secret Service personnel who… »2/27/14 7:36pm2/27/14 7:36pm

Take A Virtual Drive Of Circuit Of The Americas On Google Maps

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. »11/14/13 2:20pm11/14/13 2:20pm

GTA 5 Map Compared to the Google Maps of Major Cities

After the enormous map for Grand Theft Auto V leaked online, the Internet has had a ball geeking out on the render of Los Santos and Blaine Counties. The geography is based on the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, but to give you an idea for how big the city really is in real life , Reddit user fakeitlikeyoumakeit »9/12/13 11:46am9/12/13 11:46am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master

The Maps Wars are on in earnest—with Apple Maps now finding its feet after a shaky start, and Bing Maps forming an integral part of Windows Phone, Google Maps can't afford to stand still. A recent overhaul brought bringing more customization options, extra features and a brand new look. Here are 10 useful tips and… »9/02/13 2:04pm9/02/13 2:04pm