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CNET Update: Google Maps adding 3D, offline directions

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CNET Update: Google Maps adding 3D, offline directions

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Airtime video chat launches to mixed feelings, LinkedIn confirms passwords were hacked, and Google reveals the next direction for Maps.

We are changing our passwords talking to strangers and and pretending we -- why I'm Bridget Carey and hit in -- active. Google Maps are going 3-D Google announced new features it's building -- to -- -- is the perspective of what it might -- you -- fly between buildings. Multiple photos are taken by airplanes. And then it automatically stitch together to look like -- -- -- the demo show in San Francisco but no word on which other cities will be the first to get this feature. And it will cover 300 million people buy it and the year. And that's not only announcement Google may you'll soon be able to use Google Maps on your phone without an Internet connection. Users can see an area on the map to view offline later says they are traveling to another country or you know you're gonna be underground in the subway just plan ahead and -- -- general zone to say for directions later. Its first coming to entry phones and tablets that no word on Apple devices. So -- Matt -- now in Apple's court will have to see what Apple has in store at its developer's conference next week. Co founders of Napster have launched a new video chat service called -- time it's still uncertain if anyone and it's yours to use this but here's how it works. It connects with your FaceBook account and let you chat with someone you're connected to -- FaceBook or shared videos uploaded from YouTube. -- you -- just across the system that I do a random stranger to talk to you with similar interests. Creepy. Maybe -- out some more useful features people might see this is something better than -- Skype or Google paying out. HBO go app is now available for Kindle fire users but just like every HBO app. It requires you to prove that paper HBO through cable provider there is now website calling for HBO to let users who don't subscribe with -- to still be able to watch on the app. This site is take my money HBO dot com and users are posting how much they -- -- -- -- -- -- Must say about twelve dollars and this is a rough week for Linkedin. Hacker and -- claims to have accessed more than six million linked and passwords and coasted encrypted passwords online if you're Smart you better change your password. Lincoln has also gotten some grief over its mobile apps which can send your calendar in -- -- and servers. This isn't opt in feature and it's designed so that app and pulling in though that people you -- immediately. But some security researchers saw that it was just pulling and it looks that people but also anything written in the notes which could be sensitive. Wellington said Intel is never stored on its servers it is always transmitted securely. And update apps not -- and notes and calendar -- That's your tech news update we're today from mark the stories and they show that dot com slash updates from -- -- in New York Virginia and.
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