Google Earth has been available on the web for just over two years now, but only for Google Chrome. This is because Google built it using Chrome-only technology. As of today, Google Earth is now available in all major web browsers, including Firefox and the new Microsoft Edge, having been completely rewritten.
Waze has offered integration with some popular music apps such as Spotify and Pandora, and now that’s extending to a podcast player. Starting today, Castbox is officially integrating with Waze on Android.
Google adds a new maps feature which might make taxis and rideshare trips safer. XDA developers were the first who noticed the new feature appearing on their Google maps app.
This new stay safer mode gives you an alert on your phone if the driver of your taxi or rideshare vehicle strays more than a third of the mile off route. This could prevent passengers from being taken somewhere other than their chosen destination. It could also stop riders from being tricked into longer trips and paying higher fares.
In addition to receiving alerts, XDA developers say the safeguard also allows you to share live progress of your journey with friends. Clicking on the new “Stay Safer” [...]
The US government’s National Institutes of Standards and Technology recently decided to sponsor what appears to be the most comprehensive look to date at the value of GPS technology relative to the US economy as a whole. The results also shed some pretty interesting light on how much of a financial blow would result from a widespread outage of GPS technology, whether it’s the result of malicious activity or something like severe weather in space hampering or destroying satellites.
You can probably guess where this is going.