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
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
The Google Play Store exists so you can download as many apps as your heart desires (and as your memory can hold). Sure, you may only use them once, but it's your choice—and isn't that what life is really about? With that said, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 already comes with a to ...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
For those of you still waiting for the new iPhone 5, you may be a little annoyed when you start using the new Maps application. If you're one of the many Apple users that has already updated your current iPhone to iOS 6, then you're probably already missing Google Maps. While ...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
If you've ever customized your app icons or played around with 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 your home screen or create a wo ...more
Want to download your favorite online video from YouTube? I'm going to show you how to download your favorites videos very easily from YouTube, along with other media streaming websites using Savevid. It also supports the downloading of videos from Dailymotion, Metacafe, Break ...more
This is a Tinkernut video cast. This video shows you how to control your computer (mainly games and miscellaneous programs such as Google Earth) using your webcam. Use a wii remote to send IR commands to your computer. You will need the software found here: http://www.camspa ...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
So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more
For some time now, I've been dying to make the trek to the world's largest airplane graveyard outside of Tuscon, AZ. The ultimate field trip that I never seem to get around to. Now, thanks to Google Maps, anybody can now check it out remotely: up close, high-res, beautiful. ...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
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
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
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
Learn the basic controls and how to use Google Earth to make maps.
Forget backpacking through the Himalayas— Google lets you enjoy the vistas from the comfort of your own home with Google Earth. Forget about snorkeling on your next trip to the Bahamas— you can go under the sea without even getting wet with Google Ocean. Forget about stargazin ...more
Learn how to find the location of any computer you want via satellite using NeoTrace Pro and Google Earth.
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
After what appeared to be an issue with the Windows Store for HoloLens not showing many newer applications, including one that I had released over a month ago, Microsoft finally squashed the bug. So, at first glance, it would seem as if there were lots of new HoloLens projects ...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
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
If you're like me, just the idea of skydiving triggers nearly-pee-in-the-pants petrification. But with a little imagination, plus Google Image Search and a projector, and all of us ninnies out there can pretend to do the real thing: "All it takes to skydive on Google Earth is ...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
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!
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
Most people own a Wii system, or at least have seen the infamous Wiimote that serves as the controller for the console. What most people have overlooked is that this handy piece of technology can be set to work on PC. Surf the web or scroll through photo albums without the nee ...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
Apple is combining internal and external talent in an effort to give them in edge in the augmented reality market, though we still don't know what form their foray into alternative realities will actually take. Rumors have been spreading for years about Apple's interest in au ...more
Yes, you read that right—you can now get Google Maps back on your iPhone again. It may not be officially replacing Apple's notorious Maps app, but it sure is a sight for sore eyes. Video: . Following the release of iOS 6, it was hard to find a good word anywhere about Apple's ...more
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
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
While the world is only recently becoming aware of its existence, augmented reality has been around in some form or another since the '90s. In the last decade, with the advancement and miniaturization of computer technology — specifically smartphones and tablets — AR has becom ...more
This video describes the basics of marking locations in Google Earth.
Explore the sky in Google Earth 4.2. Learn how to use this online application.
Google Earth is a virtual globe application, that you can use to view the Earth, either as a satellite image, a series of aerial photographs, or a superimposed combination of the two. When sorting your photos in Picasa, you can automatically add Geotag information to them, by ...more
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!
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
If you're a regular reader of Next Reality, you're more likely to spread the joy of augmented reality than most others. But it can be difficult to introduce newbies into the AR fold if you don't give them exactly the right starting point in terms ease-of-use and affordability. ...more
This time last year, we got our first taste of what mobile app developers could do in augmented reality with Apple's ARKit. Most people had never heard of Animojis. Google's AR platform was still Tango. Snapchat introduced its World Lens AR experiences. Most mobile AR experien ...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
In this hands-on workshop, Googlers Mano Marks and Pamela Fox show how to use tools within Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Spreadsheets to create, import, and edit KML. They also show a quick integration of KML in the Maps API, and briefly mention geo search and indexing ...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.
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
To revise a line from the Blues Brothers, when it comes to ARKit apps, we've got both kinds — home utilities and games. As such, two more candidates for each category have made their way to the app store. In addition, one by one, NFL teams are taking a pass at augmented reali ...more
This video describes how you can obtain longitude and latitude coordinates in Google Earth.
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
This video describes how to geotag Picasa photos in Google Earth.
In this video, Daddy Troy teaches us how to star gaze with your kids. This can get your kids interested in space and teach them a thing or two, while still having a good time. First, Google offers a service called Google Earth, which will show your child the entire earth, moon ...more
More viedos at www.videos.studiorealism.com. "Google's Earth" is a sculpture of a globe made out of dozens of little figures. It is meant to represent the collective power gained from Google's open source approach.