Google Maps has begun rolling out a new feature that allows users to look at various routes since they first started being photographed in 2007. Because Google frequently updates its Street View images, for many roads, several past versions exists. Though it’s not available for everyone just yet, The Wire has compiled some really compelling before-and-after shots of Street View locations that look completely different than they did just a few years ago ... Discuss

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Xbox may soon be getting deeper into TV.

According to Deadline, Xbox Entertainment Studios will stream a new show that is based on the life of hip-hop star Nas. The series will reportedly focus on the artist’s early days as an up-and-coming rapper in New York in the ’90s. Read More


Just how hospitable to life is Kepler-186f, the planet that has NASA freaking out? Well, you couldn't breathe there, for one thing. But, other than that, it's the most habitable planet NASA has yet discovered. It exists in its sun's "Goldilocks Zone"—neither too hot nor too cold for life—and could very well have liquid water. It's about ten percent larger than our own planet and just a little further away from its sun, which might mean it's a touch cooler but given our own rising temperatures, maybe that's not such a bad thing. All in all, it's unusually similar to our own chuck of the universe. "This is a really profound discovery. It's a major milestone," Tom Barclay, a member of NASA's Ames Research Center, told NPR.

That said, at 500 light-years away from earth, it's not exactly a day trip, so there's no need to go packing any bags just yet ... Discuss


This clip is like a time machine to a distant era known only as "the '90s," in which big ties were cool, the "@" symbol was referred to as "that 'a' with the little ring around it," and the Internet was a—well, what was it, exactly? Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric try to figure it out here, in a clip which just surfaced from NBC (and which may have cost someone their job.) They do manage to get a few details right, but they miss the part about it being an omnipresent nightmare flooded with cat GIFs and mindless political debates ... Discuss