Latest version of Google Earth was released yesterday, and it has introduced some new features. First thing that we need to mention is the integration with Google Street View. Now for the first time you can simply drag the Pegman into the streets and you’ll be immediately taken to the Street View.

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Korean police raids Google’s Korean office

On August 11, 2010, in Latest News, by Salman

In dramatic turn of events the Korean police has raided the Google’s offices in Korea so as to confiscate the street view data that Google has been collecting in order to launch the Street View there. Google has been working pretty seriously to launch the Street View in Korea and henceforth has been collecting images of streets around Korea like anything.

They have deployed fleets of cars that have their special camera which continuously captures street views which is then processed in Google’s labs in order to come up with the final set of images that we enjoy on our machines.

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We received a question from a reader, Steve, yesterday and thought it was interesting to reply to him here. The question was regarding whether we know of any use of the new Wii gadget – jOG other than just for in gameplay (we believe he meant things such as hacks and mods). Steve, though we don’t have the jOG hardware ourselves (and we don’t play our Wii much neither!). We do think Tokyo Jogging may be your answer?

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Google Street View now lets you see photographs of city streets and their surroundings taken by Google cameras attached to vehicles that have been driving along major city streets in the US and other countries including Japan, Australia, and Spain – I don’t think UK yet guys, sorry!

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This is an awesome mod, probably the coolest mod after the PS3 laptop! Though this is not the first mod to be seen that involves the Wii Balance Board and Google, a previous similar one used the Wii Board to surf Google Earth, but this one is much more suited for us earthlings. I can appreciate it’s not exactly the best way to pretend you’re out and about (as opposed to… actually going out), but making use of the Wii Balance Board’s functionality for purposes other than the Wii is what I like to see more of.

You walk to move forward or lean on one foot to turn—it actually seems to work pretty well. With a giant display, you could visit New York and walk around without suffering from the gross and smelly summer, or you know, just use it as another excuse to never leave the massive pillow fort you’ve converted your living room into.

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