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Now you can embed Google Street View and Photosphere imagery

James O'Malley Google, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Google has updated its maps software so that website developers can now embed Google Street View images directly into web pages. The update also works for "Photospheres" - which is what Google calls Street View for the insides of buildings - like you can see in the above embed. The even better news for developers…

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The Digest: Microsoft unveils fitness band… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Google, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Motoring, Uncategorized, Video games, Wearables Leave a Comment

Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness device | The BBC "Microsoft has unveiled its first wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well as connect to a health service on smartphones. The Microsoft Band will retail for $199 (£125) on the company's online store. The device can operate for two…

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Google bring Ingress augmented reality game to iPhone and iPad

James O'Malley Gaming, Google Leave a Comment

Google has released a version of its augmented reality game, Ingress, on the iOS app store. That's right: Google make games too, apparently. Ingress is an augmented reality game where you must travel on foot around physical space in order to 'capture' different neighbourhoods and gather resources. The game takes places globally too - with…

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The mystery of the disappearing Tube roundels on Google Maps

James O'Malley Google Leave a Comment

(Pic by Naparazzi) If you’ve tried to get anywhere unfamiliar in London lately then you’ve probably noticed something strange. On Google Maps, the Tube’s famous ‘Roundel’ logo has mysteriously been replaced by a more European style “M” logo. Whilst this might make things more consistent with similar metro systems around the world, it’s certainly a…

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