Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet
The shortest path to the Internet for some remote corners of the world may be through the skies. That is the message from US tech giants seeking to spread the online gospel to hard-to-reach regions.
Google launches digital tour of Cambodia's Angkor Wat
Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.
Building an indoor 3-D map on the spot, via smartphone
The view from the basement laboratory is breathtaking. Not the one out the tiny windows of the half-underground office. It's on a smartphone that computer science Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis is using while walking around the ...
Candy Crush maker sees IPO valuation up to $7.6 bn (Update)
The maker of the addictive mobile game Candy Crush hopes to raise as much as $532.8 million in a New York IPO that would value the company at up to $7.6 billion.
Data gains power through graphics and charts, specialists say
It seems like big data is everywhere you look. And in a way, it is: Maps, medical scans, and weather charts are commonplace forms of data visualization. Each was examined during "Thinking with Your Eyes," ...
Polar bears join natural wonders at Google Maps
Google on Thursday added polar bears to the natural splendor people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the Internet giant's free online mapping service.
Do smartphone traffic apps really work?
Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but - honk! honk! - picking the best route is still a gamble.
Creating digital maps to help preserve cultural heritage of Russian community
Indigenous communities from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula are dealing with an issue of great concern – the possible impending loss of the Itelmen language, which, in the community of 4,000, is only spoken ...
Google makes the world a playboard for Legos
Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world.
Spies use smartphone apps to track people, report says
Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.
Google apologizes for "Hitler" name on maps
Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service.
Google says sorry to Germany over 'Adolf Hitler Square'
Google apologised Friday after a major square in Berlin regained its Nazi-era name "Adolf Hitler" on its popular online Maps page for a few hours.
Google to provide hotel guests more photos, maps
Google is expanding its hotel business, offering several new ways for travelers to learn about accommodations.
Money talks when ancient Antioch meets Google Earth (w/ Video)
There's a map of an ancient Syrian trade route that shows how one city's political sway extended farther than once thought.