Google Earth is the cheapest way to travel the world, i.e., virtually. Their super satellites give us unbelievable access to images from pretty much any place around the globe, turning us all into would-be world explorers. Plus, these images make for stunning wallpapers. If y ...more
Google Earth Hacks
Given that megastar internet search engine Google became its own verb a few years ago, we've all come to acknowledge that the wide and ever-expanding engine is becoming more powerful than ever before. You can take a look at your own house from outer space via Google Earth, you ...more
Google is the biggest and best search engine on Earth, and if you are a webmaster and want your website to be a big success it would really behoove you to know as much about how it works as possible. The Google Webmasters series of videos and website were created to teach webm ...more
Google has just launched a new revolutionary augmented reality game for Android called Ingress. Their new mobile game centers around the fight for control of the minds of everyone here on Earth. It's a freaking worldwide fight—from your smartphone! While augmented reality in i ...more
Want to Google Earth-style bird's eye view of a given address? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For mo ...more
Watch this software tutorial video to learn how to use Google SketchUp to add your own 3D models to Google Earth. Remaking Google Earth in your image will be easy once you've watched this helpful how-to video.
Import a satellite snapshot from Google Earth to Google SketchUp, then use the 3-D editing techniques and a few 2-D photograph as outlined in this tutorial so you can create your own unique image of a landscape that you then re-upload back up to Google Earth!
Google Earth is a great tool of the web, if you know how to use it the right way. Learn everything you need to know about using Google Earth in this powerful video series set to show you all the basic maneuvers and tricks to using the well known application. Google Earth is a ...more
This video shows PC users how to download Google Earth. To do this, first open up an internet browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). Go to the Google homepage and type 'Google Earth' into the search box. Press enter. Click on the link at the top of the list, which ...more
Learn how create a Point Of Interest (POI) database using Google Earth and KML2CSV. You can upload this file to your GPS or GPS-enabled phone to create custom tracking searches. Google Earth: http://earth.google.com KML2CSV Converter: http://kmlcsv.sourceforge.net Garmin PO ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to use Google Hacks. Google Hacks is a collection of software that explores Google's search function. Hacks is meant in this definition. "A Hack is a modification of a program or device to give the user access to features otherwise w ...more
This video shows how to download and use Google Earth. To download it, go to earth.google.com and click ‚ÄúDownload Google Earth‚Äù. Then follow the directions according to where you want to save it, and it will automatically be installed. You will see an icon pop up on your d ...more
Explore the sky in Google Earth 4.2. Learn how to use this online application.
Learn the basic controls and how to use Google Earth to make maps.
This video describes how to geotag Picasa photos in Google Earth.
This video describes the basics of marking locations in Google Earth.
This tutorial walks you through the process of adding a placemark in Google Earth. Follow along as you're shown how to easily add a placemark. Just use the push pin icon, and add your own placemark. Add some information, and drag it to your location, and now you're all set!
In this how to video, you will learn how to use Google Earth. First, download the program. Type in a city and state in the form. In the lower left, check street view to turn it on. Click the magnifying glass to zoom in. Some cities have 3d buildings. When you get really close, ...more
This 3D software modeling tutorial series shows you step by step how to create a suitable model for Google Earth within SketchUp. The series will start by showing you how to export data from Google Earth to use for reference, how to build and optimize the modle, texture it in ...more
Does sitting for hours on end in your office cubicle just make you want to fly away to St. Lucia for a week to bask in the sun? Well, you probably can't do that realistically without taking away from your vacation time, but in the mean time you can fly around virtually using G ...more
This three part tutorial covers how to use Google Earth - including some cool features you may not know about. The first part goes over the basics, the second part shows you how to import higher resolution images and textures, and the third part shows you how to add placemarks ...more
Enter the warped geography of Clement Valla, a recent R.I.S.D. MFA graduate who fancies himself a sort of Google Earth preservationist. The artist's "Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges" series manipulates the software's alogrithmic mappings as an exploration of human/compute ...more
You simply have to see this to believe it. Is this lady stuck in her trunk?! Here's an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to find it! You need Google Earth and a sense of humor. This is a quick navigation to find an outrageous Big Brother sighting. Find the funniest weirdest Go ...more
Bill Myers shows you how to get directions using Google Earth. The cool features of this is you can see exactly what the road will look like and what it would look like through the windshield of your car!
In this clip, you'll learn how to view zip code boundaries with Google Earth. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ins ...more
This video describes how you can obtain longitude and latitude coordinates in Google Earth.
Were you aware that you can browse and view amazing photos from the Hubble Space Telescope within Google Earth? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For ...more
Google Earth has long served as a great tool to explore the furthest regions of our beautiful planet from the comfort of our own homes, but for those with more than just a recreational interest, a bundle of pro features had always cost $399... a year. Generally intended for p ...more
Tonight is the night. Christmas Eve. The night where Santa Claus and his trusty reindeer soar across the skies to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world. But tell me— do you know where Santa Claus is right now? No? But you could. Santa's work ...more
If browsing speed is important to you—and it should be—you'll probably be interested to know that there are ten simple flag modifications you can make in Google Chrome in order to achieve the fastest browsing speed possible. A few months ago, Dallas covered six ways to speed ...more
Watch this how-to video and learn some tricks and hacks that you can do with Google. Google has a pretty good sense of humor, so there are a lot of hidden programs to play around with. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to hack, play tricks, and find Easter Eggs on Google.
Just in case you weren't aware, Google has more money than you and I will probably ever see in our lifetime, and now it seems that the search giant will be spending that money sending satellites into space. Video: . Google has devised a new plan to develop high-speed satellite ...more
Google AdSense is a beautiful thing. They pay you for posting content online, whether it be through a third-party website like WonderHowTo or on your own website. WonderHowTo seems to be a good place to start from if you plan to make money with AdSense, but it's not the only p ...more
Google worked with design agency B-Reel to create some unique wallpapers for its Pixel and Pixel XL flagships, and the end result is quite stunning. These "Live Earth" wallpapers, as they're called, combine Google Earth's high-def satellite imagery with a 3D parallax effect th ...more
Unless you own an Exynos model, there won't be much development on the custom ROM front for the Galaxy S9. But that doesn't mean you have to put up with all of the UI quirks from Samsung Experience (née TouchWiz). With a little work, you can give your S9 a stock Android makeov ...more
There's no debating that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are top contenders for the most beautifully designed handsets of 2017, but the same can't be said for their TouchWiz interface, which has been met with lukewarm reception at best. Changing the UI by flashing a custom ROM has alwa ...more
Apple seems to want the public to perceive it as an environmentally-conscious entity, as evidenced by the company's recently published Environmental Responsibility Report. But as it turns out, they may be hindering recyclers from salvaging old iPhones and Macs by ordering the ...more
The beauty of Android is that nearly everything can be customized. But sometimes, we get so caught up in tweaking functionality and other minutiae that one of the most important interfaces gets neglected—the home screen wallpaper. Well, developer Gianluca Spadazzi has come up ...more
You don't have to be a frequent flyer to know how indispensable navigation apps have become. Many of us rely on these apps for traveling from state to state and getting around in foreign cities, but even more of us count on these apps to beat rush hour traffic and find the qui ...more
Cinemagraphs are basically artistic photos that have been turned into a GIF to showcase a bit of subtle motion and give them life. Unlike regular GIFs, which can sometimes loop with a jarring cut at the end, cinemagraphs give the illusion of perpetual motion, like water drops ...more
Android 6.0 Marshmallow added a new permissions system that can make your digital life much more secure. Unlike previous versions, apps now have to ask for your consent before they can access certain data, which puts you firmly in the driver's seat. As if that weren't enough, ...more
Today's smartphones and tablets offer a great way for children to learn through interactive sight, sound, and touch, but they can also provide hours of genuine fun. If you have a spare tablet laying around—or at least a nice, durable case—the only thing you need to get your ch ...more
If you've ever customized your app icons or played around with Shortcuts (previously called Workflow), you probably know how important URL scheme names are. Nearly all iOS apps assign themselves one of these names, and you need to know them if you want to add custom icons to y ...more
Samsung Experience isn't for everyone. While it's a far cry from the TouchWiz days, it is still too heavy of a skin for Android purists. But you shouldn't let that dissuade you from a powerful device that checks nearly all other boxes — there are ways to make the Galaxy Note 9 ...more
If you could save the world by eating a burger, would you? Two companies, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are on a mission to redefine veggie burgers and eliminate all of the downsides of animal farming on our planet. With over five years of research and product testing, th ...more
A visit to Disneyland is not complete without a trip to the Tiki Juice Bar where the famous Dole Whip soft serve dessert resides. These golden swirls of frozen pineapple-y goodness are an essential part of any magical visit. But trips to Disneyland are pretty pricey nowadays. ...more
I have been on Null Byte for a long time, a very long time and. I havent always had an account here, ive like many of you also have, been looking and decided to make a profile to contribute. How It Used to Be: Quick side note This is how it used to be when I started coming ...more
The BBC's Taster VR app released July 5 is providing new experiences visible on both iOS and Android, and one of the releases is a VR version of Planet Earth II. It is viewable on YouTube and works properly when viewed with a mobile VR headset. (FYI though, the BBC site recom ...more
Six Flags is teaming up with Samsung to make riding a roller coaster a little more thrilling, and quite possibly a little more nauseating as well. Six Flags is adding a virtual experience to nine roller coasters, which riders can experience via a Samsung Gear VR. It seems sim ...more
This is a familiar scenario: you light up the grill, get cooking, eat the fruits of your labor, then clean up every trace of your barbecuing once you're finished — except maybe the hot charcoal, which usually gets dumped right before the next cookout. But instead of tossing e ...more
The idea of a perfect phone is a myth. There are lots of pros when it comes to OnePlus devices, but there are also a few things that could be better. And even if there were a phone without flaw, there are still things that you might want to customize for personal preference. T ...more
Surveying a target's Wi-Fi infrastructure is the first step to understanding the wireless attack surface you have to work with. Wardriving has been around since the '90s and combines GPS data and Wi-Fi signal data to create accurate, in-depth maps of any nearby Wi-Fi networks ...more
So it's 2017 and there are no flying cars and teleportation devices around, but there might be holographic smartphones sometime soon. As cool as that sounds, should we trust a holographic smartphone from a company that has never made smartphones before? RED announced their fi ...more
The holidays are stressful. Between traveling, family, and dinner, Thanksgiving weekend can feel like weeks. Many families have traditions that make the days long, but some of us would rather curl up somewhere and watch our favorite shows. But all is not lost — our phones do s ...more
Puzzle games are great at giving your brain a workout while keeping things fun and killing time. They stimulate your noggin as you strategize and plan your next move, whether it's to keep your character from getting killed, or to get that special item to finally complete your ...more
Bacon on burgers and sandwiches is truly a wonderful thing, though not when it slides out and lands on your plate. Or, even worse—the floor. There are ways to prevent bacon strips from slipping out, like holding your burger a certain way, preparing veggies correctly, or hollo ...more
I don't know about you, but visions of pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing and big, juicy turkeys are constantly dancing through my head right now. I'm sorry, healthy eating habits, but it's Thanksgiving week, and all I can do is think about food. Although I can't wait to fill ...more
Welcome to the Google+ Insider's Guide to all things Google+. We're dedicated to keeping you updated with all the latest news, tips and tricks on Google+, and this official index will serve as a one-stop catalog of all our How-To articles, as well as all the news & updates we' ...more
As much as I love eating weird foods, when it comes to my favorite food, there is only one simple choice: cheese. Since cheese is my favorite to eat, it should come as no surprise that it's one of my favorites to make as well. Don't Miss: 11 Ways to Keep Cheese Fresh for as L ...more
With the warm summer months right around the corner, just the thought of having to bake anything in your oven may have you perspiring profusely. But you don't want to give up dessert, especially not luscious, layered cakes, so what's a sweaty sweets-lover to do? Icebox cakes ...more