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The latest addition to Google Street View’s unique locations is none other than a naval submarine. But it isn’t just any submarine either. The HMS Ocelot was built almost over 50 years ago for the Royal Navy. The Oberon-class submarine was capable of speeds of up to 17 knots (20 mph) underwater, came equipped with homing torpedoes and had soundproofed equipment making it one of “the quietest submarines in existence.”
Street View will let you tour the dockyard where the submarine was launched, its control room, sleeping quarters, all the way up to its torpedo tubes.…Read More »
Google Street View car captures a photo of NASA space shuttle flyover on April 2012.Read More »
Last month, Google users gained the ability to virtually explore the Burj Khalifa. This month, the company has announced that you can now explore Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Once again, the team at Google used a special Street View Trolley (it’s in the image above) to capture the 360-degree panoramic images.…Read More »
Google has added one of the most memorable locations of the Harry Potter films to Google Street View: Diagon Alley, the place where wizards and witches in the Harry Potter universe can find everything they need. Spell books, potions, wands and brooms — it’s all there.…Read More »
To give us the awesomeness that is Street View, Google uses a number of different gadgets to roam the world and capture images. There’s a Google Street View car, trike, trolley and even a snowmobile. But there are still many places around the world that are only accessible by foot.…Read More »
Among the many Google mobile apps installed on both my iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3, Google Earth app is perhaps one of the least used. I don’t know but I really don’t find any use for it at all. I would rather check out Google Earth, the website if I’m interested in finding a particular area and know more information about it.…Read More »
We’re all pretty familiar with Google’s Street View by now, and there’s a good chance that we might even take it for granted. But getting all the images necessary to make it happen takes some hard work from guys like the Street View Car or even the Street View Trike.…Read More »
Google has just captured their first skyscraper on Street View — and they started with a big one. Using customized versions of their Street View Trekker and Trolley, a team from Google spent three days capturing high-quality 360-degree panoramic images of the Burj Khalifa.…Read More »
Two years ago it was discovered Google had been ‘accidentally’ gathering data from unprotected WiFi access points. For those not familiar with the issue, here is a quote from my earlier article on this topic explaining, in simple terms, what was going on:
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In other words, if you have an unprotected/unencrypted Wi-Fi connection, Google’s Street View cars may have collected your private data, such as “parts of an email, text, photograph, or even the website someone may be viewing”.