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Google Maps' contextually aware Explore button shows you cool stuff nearby

If it's the morning, Google Maps' Explore feature will point you towards breakfast joints; if it's raining, it won't tell you to walk 30 minutes in the rain.

on greenbot.com

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New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

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HondaLink Navigation app gives you GPS for less

Built-in nav can be pricey, but buy this app and a cable, and your Honda can have something just as good that runs off your phone.

on techhive.com

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This is your car on Google Earth: The 2014 Audi Q5 TDI offers a bird’s-eye view

We'd all love to have Google Earth in the car—and viewed safely from the central display. Right now, the only way to get it is through a pricey optional package on Audi cars. But it sure is fun.

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HereO GPS Watch lets parents map their kids' locations

Thanks to a tiny GPS chip in the band, and a built-in SIM, this watch can track small children around the globe -- or just to school, ballet class, and home.

Upstart Locoslab hopes to find success with precise indoor positioning

The company also wants to patent the technology it uses to calibrate its technology for new environments.

Keep tabs on loved ones with the I'm Tracer GPS tracker

The Tracer has GPS and a SIM card that works with more than 500 carriers around the world, making it ideal for family vacations or solo adventurers who want to let people know that they're doing OK.

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Google Maps now lets you create your own navigable, 360-degree Street Views

If you've got an Android phone, you can create your own personal 360-degree Street View.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.