Google Maps

Track Santa on Google Maps

"Want to watch Santa's flight around the world tonight? Google Maps and the always reliable folks at NORAD (aka the North American Aerospace Defense Command) are your official Santa trackers, so you'll know just when to have the cookies and milk ready to go by the fireplace..."

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES)

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking "Quest" in the upper right hand corner of the map. Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu

Man Drowns Following GPS Instructions Into Lake

"Last weekend a man in La Serena died after GPS directions led him into a lake. Gizmodo cites a Spanish newspaper report that says the man and his friend were led down a rural road that ended abruptly. It was dark, visibility was poor and the man, a foreigner not used to the area, didn't see the end of the road until it was too late. His car dropped into the lake and sank in a matter of minutes.

New Bing Maps Beta Could be the Google Maps Killer

Microsoft is giving Bing Maps a much needed refresh in an attempt to compete with Google’s dominant product. The new beta utilizes Microsoft’s own Silverlight multimedia plugin to provide smoother zooming and redraws. It also allows some very nice looking 3D building maps. It certainly does feel like a very polished experience, in contrast to Google’s more utilitarian aesthetic.

Google Maps Will Now Show You Traffic Conditions On The Back Roads

Any one who commutes in major cities knows the value of back roads when it comes to avoiding traffic on the highways during peak rush hour times. Google Maps just added a nifty feature that will show you live traffic conditions on arterial roads (non-highway roads) in selected cities. Google Maps will also show traffic patterns on main highways as well, helping you see what the least-trafficked route is for your commute.

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