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Chongjin camp gets 2.8 user rating

Google lets you create your own Street View locations and load them online with your phone

The familiar panoramas can now be created by anyone

On view: the Royal Academy's new exhibition

Simon Calder: Reasons to head Down Under

The man who pays his way

Leap Motion's gesture tech comes as standard in HP's new laptop

Next generation of laptops won't come with gesture interfaces as standard, but Leap Motion plans for their technology to spread far and wide

Keep your eyes on the road... Google Street View car crashes into two buses and a truck

The incident happened in Indonesia with Google reporting that they are "working closely with local authorities"

Google was initially based in a garage but now has more than 70 offices in more than 40 global locations

Internet giant Google celebrates 15th birthday

Firm was initially based in a garage but now has more than 70 offices in more than 40 global locations

The 10 Best running watches

These devices won't just give you the time of your jog – but calories burned, your heart rate and the route taken.

Crowd-sourced map app Waze to accelerate with Google behind the wheel

Purchase price of Israeli-based reportedly $1 b

New TfL websites focused on "responsive design"

New user-interface goes into beta over next few weeks, full launch to come at end of summer

Screenshots from GeoGuessr

Where in the world am I? The addictive mapping game that is GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr may be the most addictive game on the web. Will Coldwell loses himself in it

Maps in the 1593 Speculum Orbis Terrarum by the Belgian cartographer Gerard De Jode

Mermaids seen due east as rare maps go on sale

An atlas drawn in 1593, complete with mythical creatures, could fetch more than £500,000

Revealed: The 'half-cat' not created by Google Street View

User on photo sharing site imgur claimed strange creature was result of time-lapse photos put together

How they get away with ruining a getaway

In travel, the boundary between legitimate business practice and fraud has always been blurred. In the days of price-fixing, some airlines connived with agents, back-dating tickets to generate lower fares and fill planes.

The Business Matrix: Friday 12 April 2013

Jobless levels hit a record high

Google launches Map Maker editing tool in UK - thanks to workers at Bletchley Park

You can now add your favourite café, gym or park path to Google Maps, as the search engine giant today invited people to contribute to the service.

Part of Google's panorama of the Colorado River

Ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon? No need for a flight, thanks to Google

Tech giant Google has launched a new service offering panoramic views of the most beautiful spots in the Grand Canyon.

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