Posts Tagged ‘Google Earth’

Google to Ban All NPAPI Browser Plug-Ins in Chrome in 2014

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Looks like Google is doing a bit of house-cleaning …

Plugins are one of the main sources for browser stability and security issues. This is especially true for plugins that are installed on nearly every computer system out there, such as Adobe Flash or Java. The plugin system, the Netscape Plug-In API (or NPAPI) has been designed with good intentions and at a time where browser extensions and things such as HTML5 were not even on the radar yet.


Google Earth Now Does Time Travel

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

This looks incredibly cool, but I’m almost afraid to check it out. This feature sounds pretty darned addictive, and I’m sure that once I tried it, I’d be glued to my PC like a hard-core teenaged gamer …

Google not only sets a goal of collating the world’s information, but also is on a quest to map the world. The search giant does this, not only though the basic GPS Google Maps it offers, but with Street View images and satellite imagery that is incorporated into Maps, plus powers Google Earth.


Google Earth 7 with Tour Guides and 3D Imagery

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Google Earth is a great way to explore the world without even leaving your desk …

Google released a new version of Google Earth, the company’s “world exploration” software yesterday.  The new program version is already available on the official website where it can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux.  The two major changes in the new version of Google Earth are tour guides and 3D imagery of select cities.