Earlier today, security researcher Matt Blaze tweeted out this photo of what’s allegedly a Pennsylvania State Police SUV. It looks like it’s outfitted with a license plate reader (see those cameras on the top?). Blaze contends that not only is this a police vehicle, but it’s disguised as a Google Street View truck.…
Google is busy with its quest to take over the world. Or at least photograph it for others to experience from the convenience of their computer. Thanks to that quest to capture every corner of the Earth in first-person, you can now experience the Iditarod dog-sledding endurance race through Google Street View.
In an effort to get "more authentic" Street View images of Abu Dahbi's Liwa Desert (and these great press photos) Google strapped their Trekker camera to a 10-year-old camel named Raffia and trotted it over a few sand dunes.
Some underdressed joker wiped out on his bike right in front of a Google Street View camera car cruising the streets of Blumenau, Brazil. So we get to relive his spill like a flip-book while getting directions down Rua 7 de Setembro.
Last year, Serbian police caught two electrical engineering students preparing to rob a jewelry store. Amazingly, the whole chase and capture was recorded by Google Street View.
If you live in an old city surrounded by history, chances are you also live with hundreds if not thousands of gas leaks all around you. It's bad for you (think explosions) and bad for the environment (think global warming), so we should probably do something about it. That's why Google Street View and the…
If you see a Google Street View car, you can get a bit more creative than just showing them your butt.
There's a car driving around your neighborhood with a camera on top of it. How can you not screw around with it?
In quite possibly the best prank to ever hit this new digitized map world, a Scottish mechanic and his buddies staged a fake murder on Google Street View. It took longer than you might think for people to figure out what they'd done.
The great people behind Google Street View took a break from Doctor Who easter eggs and went to Sant'Agata Bolognese to record an indoor view of the Lamborghini Museum. The best thing? You can sit in/look around the Miura SV, the Countach LP400, the LM002, the Diablo race car, the Reventon and the Sesto Elemento.
It's not a good year to be a Google Street View driver—or rather, in this case, to be anywhere in the vicinity of one. In Bogor, Indonesia, one ill-fated Google Street View car got itself into a bit of trouble when the driver's failed attempt at a hit-and-run involved him ramming into two large public busses and a…
Last fall, I walked out of the door of my then apartment in Jersey City, NJ, probably to get coffee or something. That's when I spotted something. A Subaru Impreza with a camera on top. It was the Google car. I had to be near it.
Google Street View has something of a history for catching us in our more—uh, delicate states. And our more defecatory states. And our more dead states. While the latter is mostly just depressing, the rest are almost always delightful. And luckily for us, Captain-Obviouss has kindly prompted his fellow Redditors to…
Located off the coast of Nagasaki, the long-abandoned Hashima Island (also known as "Gunkanjima" or "Battleship Island") was the inspiration for Raoul Silva's lair in Skyfall. Now, thanks to Google Maps, you can visit the island on Street View.