Google has just released comprehensive street maps of Japan in the wake of the Earthquake which occurred back in March. They have also set up a website called Mirai kioku which stands for “Memories for the Future”. Users are encouraged to upload old photos and videos in the hopes of sharing lost memories.
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We’ve produced our own Google Currents magazine, so if you’re using Google Currents, we’d love to hear what you think. If you don’t have Google Currents, you can download it here (United States only at this point in time).
TechCrunch is reporting that Google has added a new facial recognition feature to their Google+ network. Unlike Facebook’s facial recognition which is opt out, Google’s is courteous enough to allow you to opt into this new feature. The new service is called Find My Face, and while I don’t see this option in my account just yet, you can be sure it will become available sooner or later.
Why spend countless hours travelling when you can do so from the comfort of your own home? Aaron Hobson adapted a different approach to his artwork, by finding interesting Google map images, and editing them as would a professional photographer. What do you think of the results?
If Louis Daguerre were alive today, he would be really old (lol). To mark the occasion, Google has created a doodle to celebrate the birthdate of the man credited with inventing the first commercially successful photographic process.
It looks like Google+ is still adding features into their new social network. Yesterday they announced 4 new services, including one called Creative Kit. Now you can edit your photographs on Google+ using tools such as crop & sharpen, as well as a numerous filter effects.