Nile Guide: Google, always at the forefront of technological evolution, has just this week released their newest version of Google Earth (via TechCrunch): Google Earth 5.2. You can view a demo of the technology here at YouTube, but the short version is: it’s awesome, especially for cyclists and hikers.
In the physical world, people knowing they'll be judged on appearances often prefer to put their best foot forward.
But there's a direct analog of the real world taking shape inside thousands of Google computers, a collection that began with addresses and roads and that's extended to photos and 3D buildings. What do you do when it's time to spruce up for virtual visitors?
PC World: Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.