Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

I don’t know about you, but I use Google’s Street View option in Google Maps all the time.  It is just one of those completely ‘wow’ products that is also totally practical. Well guess who’s knocking on the ‘wow’ door of street level imaging? Microsoft. They just showed off their new Street Slide (hmm… nice… Continue reading Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

New Gmail Lab lets you see Maps of addresses embedded in e-mails

Gmail has long had an automatic link to a map to the right of the e-mail if it detected an address in the body. But now, there’s a new Gmail Lab called “Google Maps previews in mail” that will let you preview the map right in the body of the e-mail. It takes a few seconds… Continue reading New Gmail Lab lets you see Maps of addresses embedded in e-mails

Google Maps – now with Arterial Traffic info

For those of us commuters, especially the ones living in the suburbs of some big city, traffic can be a real nightmare. And of course, we’re all looking for alternative routes and usually when you drop off the freeway, you’re taking a gamble that the side streets will be better traffic-wise. Help is here –… Continue reading Google Maps – now with Arterial Traffic info

Broughton, UK residents say no to Google StreetView

The residents of Broughton, a village north of London, decided that they did not want Google’s StreetView team taking any photos of their homes, so they took matters into their own hands. They not only flagged down the Google StreetView driver, and angrily remonstrated with him, they called the police as well. As much as… Continue reading Broughton, UK residents say no to Google StreetView