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7Google Earth helps sheriff's department find stolen car [w/video]

A stolen-vehicle case opened back in March was recently solved with the help of a property owner using Google Earth, a virtual globe and mapping service similar to Google Maps, ABC News reports. The man, who remains anonymous, found the stolen GMC Yukon while he was surveying his property in George County, Mississippi, using the map service and, judging by the top-down satellite image, thought he found a "shooting house" on his hunting grounds.

AddTravel the globe in search of energy sources with GM's new Google Earth app

From time to time, we've been known to ponder some stuff that non-greenies would have no interest in, but that's what happens when a passion for all things green takes over. For example, we've always thought that a great Google Earth app would be one that shows automotive plants across the globe, but why stop there. Throw in things like locations of wind farms, solar parks and a hyrdo-plants and we would start to drool. Well, General Motors either shares a similar vision or company officials are

26Video: Google Maps great for viewing aerial chases

Google Earth car chase – Click above to watch the video after the jump

202011 Audi A8: The first production vehicle equipped with Google Earth

2011 Audi A8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

11They're Watching: Google StreetView catches Porsches testing in Colorado

There's no hiding these days from Big Brother. The nutcases in the tin-foil hats would tell you there never was, but now even automakers have to watch out. Development teams out testing prototypes on public roads used to have to watch out for professional spy photographers, but with the advent camera phones and now Google Street View, there's no hiding anywhere. That's what the boys at Garage419 discovered when they found shots of several Porsche prototypes on service while searching for a good

AddEcovalue site puts an economic mark on nature

How do you quantify the economic value of nature? Easy, to go to the Ecovalue website and poke around.

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