Google Maps

Google Flights will refund the difference if prices drop unexpectedly

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Getty Images Just after shutting down its Trips travel-planning app, Google has announced a raft of travel-related features for other products, including a flight price guarantee. For a limited time, when it tells you prices won’t drop on a trip you book through Google Flights, it’ll refund the difference if […]

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Google shuts down its Trips travel planning app

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is killing yet another app, although you might not mind quite as much with this one. The company is shutting down its Trips travel app as of August 5th (that’s today, if you’re reading in time) in favor of steering users to both its reworked travel search as […]

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Cruel Google Maps trick marked livestreamer’s mansion as a homeless shelter

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS While most pranks that originate from YouTube are terrible, a recent one targeted at homeless people in Los Angeles was particularly abhorrent and cruel. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, a group of online pranksters connected with popular YouTuber Paul Denino — better known by his online […]

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Google’s Android Auto update makes launching and using apps safer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Until recently, infotainment systems were sort-of-useful at best or plagued with horrendous interfaces at their worst. The introduction of Android Auto and CarPlay got automakers to finally start thinking about how people use touchscreen devices. Google and Apple took what they knew about touchscreens, voice assistants and media, creating […]

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Google Maps can predict how crowded your train or bus will be

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Public transit is vital for countless people, but no one wants to be stuck on a subway train or bus that’s jam-packed. To help you figure out how busy your ride is going to be, you’ll soon see predictions to that end in Google Maps. Google is tapping […]

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Google Maps is the new search destination

Mashable Straight to the point: Just search Google Maps. Image: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2019-06-27 13:00:00 UTC “Ramen.” That’s not the usual address or business name you’d put into a navigation app, but many of us are starting to use Google Maps like we do the Google search bar. Instead of […]

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Google Maps can warn you if your ride goes off-route

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Many ride-hailing passengers are understandably anxious about their vehicles going off-route due to the potential for sexual assault. However, Google hopes it can set minds at ease until there really is cause for worry. It just introduced optional off-route alerts that let Google Maps users on Android know if […]

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WSJ: Google Maps is flooded with ‘millions’ of fake business listings

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images If you’ve ever tried to find a locksmith on Google in a pinch, this may not surprise you. Turns out Google Maps is filled with millions of scam operations that are impersonating real businesses, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. There […]

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Google Maps shows your speed while you’re driving

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Google isn’t just counting on speed limits in Maps to encourage safe driving — it’s now showing your actual speed. Android Police has learned that Google Maps is rolling out an optional speedometer that kicks in while you’re using driving navigation. It displays next to the current speed limit […]

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Google Maps will navigate you away from crises

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google’s SOS alerts already give you vital information when you’re in a crisis zone, and now that includes driving directions. As part of a broader expansion of SOS alerts to Google Maps, the company has introduced navigation features that will not only warn you about crises along your route, […]

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