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Google is adding a label that lets merchants identify their business as being owned by someone in the LGBTQ-plus community. Google is adding a label to Maps that lets people identify their business as being LGBTQ-plus-owned, joining Yelp, which has a similar label. While Google Maps has had labels like LGBTQ-friendly and Transgender Safe Space for years, the company says

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Google Maps now estimates toll charges for your journey

A new Google Maps feature that estimates the amount you’ll have to pay in tolls to drive a given route has started appearing. It’s coming to almost 2,000 roads in the US, India, Japan, and Indonesia. A new Google Maps feature that estimates the amount you’ll have to pay in tolls to drive a given route has started appearing in the Android and iOS apps, according to Google. Android Police reports seeing the new toll pricing in the app, though

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MapmyIndia and ISRO join hands to provide detailed 3D maps of India

MapmyIndia and ISRO join hands to provide detailed 3D maps of India MapmyIndia, an India-based navigation service announced on Friday that it will be partnering with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in order to enhance the mapping quality, especially 3D maps. The company is aiming to enhance

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Google Maps now helps you find fresh air

Google Maps on both iOS and Android has a new Air Quality overlay that shows Air Quality Index (AQI) readings in a given area. It could help you plan a hike or bike ride to benefit from good air quality, or avoid smoggy areas. Google Maps on both iOS and Android has a new Air Quality layer that can be useful when planning your next hike or bike ride in good times, or to plan your escape from smog and smoke in bad. The new layer displays an Air Quality Index (AQI) overlay

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Google Maps’ historical Street View imagery comes to mobile

Google Maps’ Street View feature is turning 15. The service’s iOS and Android apps will allow you to see historical street view imagery on your phone. There’s also a new portable Street View camera. Google Maps’ Street View feature is getting a couple of upgrades to celebrate the service’s 15th anniversary, the search giant announced today. The first is a new feature coming to its iOS and Android apps that’ll display historical Street

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Google Maps’ new ‘Immersive View’ combines Street View with satellites

A new feature in Google Maps makes it easier to see what a neighborhood looks like before zooming in to find a restaurant to go to. Google launched a new mode for Maps on Wednesday, designed to give users a more real-life look at the places they’re going before they even go. The new Immersive View is sort of a Street View in the sky: you can look over a location from above to

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Google denies Ukrainian reports it unblurred satellite Maps imagery in Russia

Google is denying claims from multiple viral tweets that it’s removed any censorship of Russian military bases on Google Maps. Google says it hasn’t made changes to how it censors satellite imagery of Russia, contrary to widely circulated claims on Twitter that it “opened access to Russia’s military and strategic facilities.” Early Monday morning, Twitter account

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Google is using AI to update business hours that are out of date on Google Maps

Google has written a blog post detailing how it uses AI to predict business hours and update them on Google Maps. Google says it expects to have updated info for 20 million businesses in the next six months. Google has shared how it’s using artificial intelligence, including its restaurant-calling Duplex tech, to try and keep business hours up to date on Google Maps. The company says that if it is confident enough in the AI’s prediction of what a

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Google Maps will start estimating tolls and display more details to help you find your way

Updates to Google Maps include one that estimates toll road fees before you start your trip. The company is also adding more detail to its navigation maps with medians and traffic lights. Google is announcing a handful of updates to Google Maps, including one that will show toll prices before you start navigating to where you want to go. “We look at factors like the cost of using a toll pass or other payment methods, what the day

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Apple’s former securities lawyer pleads guilty for doing the insider trading he was supposed to prevent

Gene Levoff, a former Apple laywer who was in charge of preventing insider trading at the company, has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, according to the DOJ. A former Apple lawyer who was in charge of preventing insider trading has pleaded guilty to six counts of securities fraud for insider trading, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Gene Levoff, once the company’s former

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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