A funny thing happens if you type "drug section Brooklyn" into Google: the omniscient Interweb points you to a precise Bensonhurst corner.
John Lindsay was the mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973. That's definitely far enough in the past that you'd think his campaign materials would be long gone. Check out this photo, though: That's a Lindsay campaign billboard from the late 60s, recently uncovered on the corner of Bedford and ... More >>
A new Google project called Business Photos, beginning next week, will allow Google Maps to see inside of buildings and provide a 360-degree view for curious customers. The Street View feature will take users inside the walls of potential dinner spots or date bars if an establishments lets a ... More >>
Google Street View. It's techy, it's helpful, it's even caught drug dealers! But there are certain things that should perhaps be left off the Internet, like your underwear, hung up to dry on a clothesline. Or, at least, that's how a Japanese woman who is suing Google for the equivalent of $7, ... More >>
The art of Google Street View
It has triggered a high-profile lawsuit, of course, but even before then, Vampire Weekend's blonde-in-a-Polo-shirt found-Polaroid-ish image for Contra was, like it or not, the most compelling and iconic album cover of the year, if now also the most expensive. Why, exactly, does a random photo ... More >>
The 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos begins tomorrow. There are over 100 performers booked for this event. They all lead up to one thing. . . the headlining onslaught of Insane Clown Posse. There is already an entire Internet full of jokes here. You do not need me. Instead, let us simply co ... More >>
The winner. (via Brooklyn Botanic Garden)Congratulations, Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street in Flatbush: you've been crowned the Greenest Block in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, regaining the title after not winning since 1997.
In a blog post on the real deal Google blog, Alan Eustace, Senior VP of Engineering & Research, admitted that the company has been hoarding information from unprotected wireless networks for years using Google Street View cars. "Quite simply, it was a mistake," he writes. Well, sure, oops a ... More >>
Google Street View maps are fun and informative, and soon they may be be an ad venue as well: PC World reports Google has obtained a patent on technology for "identifying groups of features in an online geographic view of a real property and replacing and/or augmenting the groups of features ... More >>
The Yummy Fur, the delightfully skuzzy Glasgow indie-pop band, didn't make it across the ocean in their initial 1992-1999 run; college radio love never quite did buy anybody a plane ticket, either then or now. But being in Franz Ferdinand definitely is good for a transatlantic flight, and so ... More >>
Google and T-Mobile unveiled their G1 Android phone today. It has a sliding keyboard, like a Sidekick, and a touch-screen, like an iPhone. It will roll out October 22 and cost you $179. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even showed up at the press conference on rollerblades (because it' ... More >>