A robust, timely census is vital to democracy. Censuses sketch the changing face of our nation by charting both political and demographic shifts, including changes in wealth and neighborhood transitions. Most crucially, they influence how resources and political power are doled out: Cities use census data to set…
Sometime between your marine biologist and professional ninja phases, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. But have you seen all the work that goes into actually becoming one? Save yourself years of G-force training and wearing onesies and just shortcut your way onto the International Space Station,…
We’ve all had bad days at work, but most of us can just soldier through and move on. Unfortunately for Joshua Justice, Google Street View will never let him forget one particularly terrible shift.
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.
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 dealt with the stink, spit, and bad attitude so you don't have to!
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.