Daniel Filip, Tech Lead Manager for Google Maps, carries the Trekker, a 15-camera device, while mapping the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for Google Street View in Cuzco, Peru, August 11, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
Google has built its first self-driving car prototypes and hopes to test hundreds more models this summer. If all goes well, the company is planning a pilot program in California over the next few years.
The shoe works similarly to a fitness tracking device, using an accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth and other off-the-shelf technologies to analyze the wearer’s movements and offer motivating and timely commentary. It might tell you to get going if you’ve been idle for too long or cheer you on if it senses you being very active. Its comments can be posted to Google+ by the user, sent to real-time ad units, or broadcast via onboard speakers.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.
J. Schwartz (C) and Marianne Wittelsberger (2nd R) of Consumer Watchdog dress as members of the “Google Track Team” in a hallway of the Dirksen Senate Office Building prior to a hearing on Google September 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Members of Consumer Watchdog attended the antitrust hearing dressed as the “Google Track Team” in white tracksuits emblazoned with Google's motto, “Don't be evil”, wearing “Wi-Spy” glasses and pretending to track unsuspecting people during the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Take a walk on the wild side around some of the most down right dangerous places in the world - and all without leaving your desk, courtesy of Google Street View. Since 2007, Google's amazing technology has given people the chance to visit the Eiffel Tower, peer out over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge or walk along a beach in the Bahamas. But as well as mapping the tourist-friendly hotspots, Google also ventured into places you really wouldn't want to find yourself. Here is a collection of some the most notorious areas captured by the infamous roaming camera cars from around the UK and the world.
A pedestrian walks by an Apple Store following an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand on May 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. In a report released by London based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking of brand value this year with an estimated value of more than $153 billion up 84 percent from last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
When Google Maps was capturing images of a Street View in Botswana, it appeared that this donkey had been hit by a car. However, a representative from Google Maps has confirmed that the donkey was merely enjoying a roll in the dirt and is alive and well.