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Google Earth invites you to look through our planet's past — get ready to feel bad for being a human

Google Earth invites you to look through our planet's past — get ready to feel bad for being a human

Google is calling its expanded Timelapse feature "the biggest update in years" to its Earth 3D mapping system. The tool allows you to overlay historical satellite photography on the 3D topographical maps, watching years of change to the landscape in just a few seconds. You can see dramatic shifts to populated cities, or the geological progression of waterways and landmasses. But of course the most obvious application of this tool is viewing climate change in a much more immediate way.

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[New App] Microsoft Takes A Deeper Interest In The Weather With Latest Android App, Climatology

[New App] Microsoft Takes A Deeper Interest In The Weather With Latest Android App, Climatology

What's the average temperature in Mysore, India in December? That's a rather specific question, and while I don't know why you would need to know this information at a moment's notice (unless you're cheating at trivia), Microsoft's latest Android app is prepared to help with that. The answer, it says, is 22 degrees Celsius. In American, that's a comfortable 72. Need to check out another location? Microsoft's Climatology app can handle that too.

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If this release sounds hyper-focused so far, that's because it is. In addition to the temperature, the app can also show a location's average number of rainy days per month and its average amount of sunshine per day.

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