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Musician Follows Google Street View in Search of Fame

When a band engages in viral marketing, it usually wants to make sure the plan is well thought out, and the gimmick is highly visible. But not Nate Heagy, of Fear Salesman, an industrial tinged, pop-rock group from Saskatoon, Canada, who decided that the best way to draw attention to his band was to simply pop up on Google Street View. Heagy told the CBC in an interview, "When Google announced...

Google Street View: The Movie, A Buddy Comedy

Google has photographed nearly every street in America, and it's working on expanding Street View to the rest of the planet. Ever wonder how Google put together this impressive and intrusive feature for Maps? Well College Humor would like to imagine it started with two pasty, humanoid blobs hired by Google to take a road trip across the entire country. Minus the Gumby like appearance (and...

Google Street View Explained via Cute Animation

There's no better way to help folks understand something complex than with stop-motion animation. For example, just watch this whimsical clip from Google Japan that explains just how the search giant's Street View feature works. The clip stars a mind-bogglingly cute guy (with a camera for a head) cruising through an idyllic wood-block neighborhood and snapping shots for Street View. When he...

Google Street View Sees the Light... in Brooklyn

Google Street View is well known for some of the crazy things picked up by its roving band of car-mounted cameras. There are mundane, if disturbing, sights -- like these shots of Bambi getting run down -- and more surreal images of lasers, ghosts, and alien invasions. But none of those is quite as otherworldly as the mysterious light in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. The bright light erupting...

Colonel Sanders' Face Blurred By Google Street View on All KFCs

It seems Google Street View's facial recognition technology may actually work better than we thought. Apparently, the iconic face of Colonel Sanders has been blurred on every Kentucky Fried Chicken location. This gives Google some much-needed ammunition in the fight against those who believe the service invades individuals' privacy. Complaints directed toward Street View technology have been...

Husband Caught Cheating by Google Street View, Lawyer Says

Since its inception, Google Street View, which gives viewers a 360-degree, street-level view of certain desired locations, has provided numerous, disturbing images of people caught in the middle of illegal and illicit activities. According to The Sun, an English woman recently learned of her husband's infidelity while using the Google application, noticing his Range Rover (identifiable thanks to...

Google Punks Web With Victorian Ghost Hoax on Street View

We've seen all sorts of strange and interesting things on Google StreetView, from X to Y. But when the Telegraph reported that StreetView spied this unexplained, ghostly pedestrian decked out in Victorian-era clothing, people began to wonder if there was something paranormal afoot. After all, the Cardiff, Wales docklands where the woman was spotted has a long history of murders and other...

British Man Caught Puking on Google StreetView

Yes, it's happened before, but that doesn't mean seeing drunken escapades caught on Google StreetView is any less funny. The latest terrific image comes to us from London, where a man can be seen yakking all over a sidewalk. As Gizmodo points out, by way of some readers, the man wearing the antlers signifies that this little incident occurred during a stag party, otherwise known as a bachelor...

Did Google Street View Kill This Deer?

We've seen tons of interesting and hilarious stuff on Google Street View, but this made us a little sad. See the cute little deer skipping across the road above? Move forward two frames and turn around (check out the embedded map after the break) -- poor guy never had a chance. If you really want to tug at your heart strings skip forward one frame and point the camera down... The images of...

Google Doubles Street View Coverage

Oh Street View, how we love reporting on your stories. Whether you're violating peoples' privacy, making neighborhood shame international, or acting as a stage for performance art, you've always been entertaining. But useful? That question we're not so sure of, but however useful it may have been before, the aerial satellite image service is now twice-so, with Google having just doubled the...

New iPhone Software to Include Google Street View, Mass-Transit Directions

The T-Mobile G1's Google Maps Street View implementation is one of the slickest features of the first Android phone, but it looks like Apple's going to keep feature parity -- the latest builds of iPhone OS 2.2 seeded to developers have Street View, as well as the ability to give mass transit directions. That's pretty useful for cityfolk like us -- and we're also stoked that line-in audio is now...

Google Street View Starts Blurring Faces

Google's Street View has been a source of amusement for some, ire for others, and a concern for privacy advocates. Google is finally starting to conceal the identity of some of the hapless victims of its panoramic photo-taking van. The company has started implementing a new facial recognition tool that will automatically blur the faces of people captured by its Street View cameras. The...