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Culture, Art Re-Introductions: Two Artists Find New  Uses for Satellite Photos and Old Books

Re-Introductions: Two Artists Find New Uses for Satellite Photos and Old Books

Pop culture is visual culture. More people recognize Angelina Jolie than the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence ("When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary..."). The average attention span can now focus for about eight seconds,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Main Drag in the Middle East

Main Drag in the Middle East

According to Google Maps, it’s two hours on highway A1 from Kabul to Jalalabad in Afghanistan. That might sound like it’s only halfway to Reno, but between sandstorms, Taliban militants, and U.S. air strikes, it’s a little more treacherous than…
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News, The Snitch Giants Spring Training: A San Franciscan's Guide via Google Maps

Giants Spring Training: A San Franciscan's Guide via Google Maps

The fact that Buster Posey is off the disabled list gives Giants fans even more reason to flock to Arizona for spring training this weekend. Simply put: Everyone is eager to see their favorite Giants catcher back in action after…
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News, The Snitch Google Made It Easy for Anyone to Stalk You

Google Made It Easy for Anyone to Stalk You

When it comes to privacy, it's usually Facebook's amorphous policies that have people riled up -- you know, the ones who are always frantically checking to make sure strangers can't see those damning photos that have no business being online…
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News, The Snitch Google Maps Now Tracks BART in Real-Time

Google Maps Now Tracks BART in Real-Time

No need to rush out the door to catch that next BART train. We all know it will probably be late anyway. But to temper your anger over this often frustrating transit system, Google has rolled out its real-time tracking…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everywhere and Nowhere

Everywhere and Nowhere

Technology literally gives us a picture of the world, or at least the nation. If you’ve moved away from your childhood home, for example, as many of us have, an online tool such as Google Maps lets you go back…
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News, The Snitch Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google the phrase "common sense"​If Google maps led you off a cliff, would you jump?Well, if you did make the plunge and got hurt in the process, the Bay Area media giant claims it wouldn't be at fault. Google is…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Reader Creates Google Map to Find Marty Christensen

SF Weekly Reader Creates Google Map to Find Marty Christensen

A tech-savvy San Franciscan decided he would help 23-year-old Kelli Christensen find her father, Marty, a homeless man featured in our story this week.Christensen has been looking for her estranged father ever since she googled his name and learned that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Traverse the Districts

Traverse the Districts

Few recognize San Francisco as a city of wilderness, but consult Google Maps, satellite view: Patches of wild land blooms, like moss on subway bathroom tile. Earth Day in the Twin Peaks Bioregion and Eco-Corridor drops you into that, with…
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The Google Maps Paradox: Street Views Within Street Views, Man

I swear this same exact thing happened to me once when I was on acid. The only problem is that Google Maps street view didn't even exist at the time. Man, I must have been tripping pretty hard. Thanks…
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News, The Snitch Hayward Fault Ready to Rock the East Bay, Nerds Warn Today at Moscone

Hayward Fault Ready to Rock the East Bay, Nerds Warn Today at Moscone

About 10,000 leading geologists and geophysicists are swarming around SF this week for the American Geophysicists Union — which means, new prognostications on our impending tectonic apocalypse — or tectocalypse! From the USGS site today: As the 140th…
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News, The Snitch So Much For Virtual Anonymity: YourStreet, On Your Street

So Much For Virtual Anonymity: YourStreet, On Your Street

Combine nosy neighbors, newsy gossip, social networking and Google maps, mix thoroughly and you get YourStreet. It's a local news-centric site that maps users, pinpoints news and shows you exactly what the hell caused that explosion you heard last…
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