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Top Gear's Stig takes on Google Street View
Google Streetview has previously taken us to all sorts of unusual locations – from the Large Hadron Collider to the bottom of the oceans – and now it has expanded even further, to an airfield in Surrey. This isn't just…
Google to map UK canals for Street View: Rosie and Jim rejoice
The UK's canal system, the waterways of choice for riverboaters and creepy kids' TV puppet shows alike, are to be mapped for Google's Street View service. Initiated by the UK Canal and Rivers Trust, Google have offered up one of…
Less than 3% of Germans opt out of Google Street View
Google, who are bringing their Street View mapping service to 20 German cities later this year, have announced that less than 3% of German residents have opted out of having their home displayed on the web app. Since announcing the…
Two thirds consider Google Street View an intrusion of privacy
While Google may see their photo-mapping app Street View as for the navigational good of all mankind, it seems Joe Public are a little more wary of the search giant's technology. With 95% of the UK to be mapped by…
Google planning to map the entirety of the UK using Google Maps Street View
Nat King Cole may have "often walked down the street before", but he could never of dreamed of planning his route on a fancy mobile phone using Google's amazing Street View service. Google now have announced plans to map every…
Google unleash pedal power trikes to map more
Continuing with it’s relentless campaign of digitization, Google this week unleashed a fleet of “Google trikes.” The camera-laden bikes are designed to access those parts of the undulating European expanses that the google car can’t.
The first places to get the “Google trike” treatment will be three landmarks chosen by the public in a scheme with VisitBritain, if the current tests on the streets of Geneo go to plan.
Justin Reid from VisitBritain said: ‘The new trike will enable us to showcase even more of Britain’s wonderful destinations and we look forward to some great ideas from the public.’
The trike, which weighs a mighty 18 stone or two Theo Walcotts, will be hauled across Europe by ultra-fit Google cyclers.
“Depending on what the public vote for, users will be able to virtually tour castles or monuments before visiting – or check out which side of a football stadium they need to be on before leaving the house,” said a Google spokesman.
But as google oil their trikes chains ready to send them out, whiffs of a backlash were begining to perculate, as angry villagers in Broughton, Cambrighshire blocked a google car from entering their affulent village. The angry mob chased the car with pitch forks and torches – no they didn’t really, but they probably wanted to.
Google Street View launches in the UK & Netherlands
Late last night Google Street View UK & Netherlands went live. Sneaky old Google for keeping that one quiet. Fortunately, there were a few sharp eyed peeps out there who spotted ground level street views of cities in the UK including:
Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Liverpool, London…
Google Street View car in SENSELESS animal slaughter shock – pictures included
For the love of GOD, won’t someone stop them?
Google’s roaming fleet of privacy-invading world-mapping cars caused a bit of a stir yesterday, when one of the people who spends their every waking hour combing Street View for photos of hookers, drugs deals going down, shootings and sunbathing ladies found this – the moment the Street View car flattened a deer.
You’d think the driver would’ve said something and told his bosses not to upload the pictures, but no. Although the photo has since been removed from the service, to…