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April 10, 2013
Today in videos that will blow your mind: This is called a “Hyperlapse,” a time-lapse video built with a number of camera movements. This would be cool on its own (the process is generally very time-consuming), but the really awesome part is this: It was created using publicly-available Google Streetview data. There’s even a tool that helps you make your own. The results are rad in that way that few things are. I’m gonna stop talking now. Just watch.
16:55 // 11 months ago
March 27, 2013
October 24, 2012
Google hits the Grand Canyon: Google’s Street View is hitting the trails of the Grand Canyon. A car can’t fit down those tiny trails, though, so Google came up with backpack-mounted cameras. ”Any of these sort of iconic, cultural, historical locations that are not accessible by road is where we want to go,” said Ryan Falor, product manager at Google. source
12:22 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2012
November 30, 2010
October 24, 2010
We work hard at Google to earn your trust, and we’re acutely aware that we failed badly here.
Google Senior VP of Engineering and Research Alan Eustace • Revealing what the company did in the wake of Google Street View’s accidental wi-fi snooping in Europe. (Lots of training, lots of policy changes.) He also admitted, though, that (while most of what they grabbed were data fragments) the company did in fact grab entire e-mails and other private information. “We are mortified by what happened,” Eustace writes, but says that they hope that the policy changes will prevent it from happening again. source (via)
10:48 // 3 years ago