Minatur Hamburg via Google Streets

Take a mini desktop vacation!

Visit the worlds largest miniature railroad set,  Miniatur Wunderland, courtesy of Google Straße

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Click and drag within the interactive frame, below, to explore 360 view street scene from Switzerland
or click this link to fully explore other miniature locales including Austria, America, & Germany.

Google Star Wars Easter Egg

Ramping up for the December opening of Star Wars – The Force Awakens, here’s a short and sweet Google Easter egg:

  1. Go to Google search page
  2. Type in “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away

Self Driving Cars, the Volvo Way

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Volvo is developing a self-driving car. The car company aims to have their auto on the roads in two years (ahead of competitor, Google).

Will they? Who knows. Wait and see. But for a peek at what Volvo promises, watch this slick concept video.

And for more on their driverless agenda click this link to the QZ.com article

Additional reading…

Cheers!

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OK Google, “How do you ticket a driverless car?”

The short answer, as Mountainview police found out, is; you don’t.

One of Google’s driverless cars, which operate at the conservative speed of 25 mph, was stopped for driving below the speed limit of 35 mph. The car was stopped by police and the operators were contacted to learn how self-driving cars determine driving regulations a given road.

No citation was issued.

For more follow this link to QZ.com article.

Additional reading…

Cheers!

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The “dreams” of Google’s AI are equal parts amazing and disturbing

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Philip K. Dick asked that question Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” did little to answer that question, but now perhaps Google has. When asked to create similar images to the ones it had cataloged, the results were amazing and provided insight into the ‘electric dreams of sheep.’

Google Maps Easter Egg

Continuing the Easter Egg celebration from my previous post,

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This one comes from Google Maps. Add a playable Pac-Man to street view.

How to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

  1. Open Google Maps on your computer.
  2. Navigate to a place on the map where you want to start your game.
  3. Click the PAC-MAN pin on the map . If no pin is visible, in the bottom left, click PAC-MAN.

Your map will change to a game board, and you can start playing.

 

Cheers!

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Google Android Wear

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Google; in your home, on your streets and, soon, on your wrist! The Google smartwatches, or Androidwear, are coming to a mall near you. Watch this video from GoogleMobile to see why you want one.

Spoiler alert: you’re cell phone’s days are numbered.

Cheers!

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