Google Maps is one of Google’s products that nobody else has seemed to be able to match yet. The amount of detail and extra data collection that Google has undertaken is multitudes more than the competitors.
This post below from 2017 goes into some of the details. While outdated slightly as HERE maps is able to compete better, it goes to show how much Google can accomplish when combining multiple data sources.
It’s no surprise then, that when these companies combine our personal data, they can also get scary accurate results.
Have you ever wanted to travel to random places on a map?
Do you virtual travel using street view on Google or Bing maps?
There’s a site called GeoGuessr that will drop you in a random location on earth, and your goal is to put a pin on a map where you think you started out. It’s fascinating to see the different locations and towns out there. It’s also a good reminder that there is a TON of unpopulated areas still left on earth.
A second site is called MapCrunch and it will also drop you in a random map location, but without the “guess on a map” feature. I mention it because you can narrow down specific countries you’d like to randomly end up in, as well as other options that GeoGuessr doesn’t have.
Check them both out! If anyone knows any additional fun games like these, please post them in the comments.
Thanks to steabert on stackexchange for posting this helpful tip!
In Gmail, simply search for “size:xxxxxxxx“
This undocumented search parameter will help you find messages larger than the size you searched for.
The search parameters are in bytes, so 10485760 = 10MB or 52428800 = 50 MB, and so on.
EDIT: As of November 15th, Google has officially released support for this feature
“To find emails larger than 5MB, you can search for size:5m or larger:5m“