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Google Maps Street View dives under the waves

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Do you ever have that moment where you're scuba diving in the south Pacific, and you're wondering "Was I supposed to turn right at the coral reef to get back to the resort, or keep swimming straight?" It happens to me all the time. Luckily Google, as ever, has us covered. The Google Maps team has just released a handful of new Street View locations that are underwater. Various spots along the coast of Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii can take you down to see some of the wonderful aquatic landscape, wildlife, and flora in the region. You can find some of the more spectacular shots in Google's Street View gallery for the ocean

Looking at stuff like this, it's hard to imagine how iOS or Microsoft intend to outpace Google's progress in the mapping world. Sure, the underwater Street View is more for sightseeing than anything else, but the lengths Google is willing to go for completeness are pretty crazy. 

Any divers in the house? Ever wish you had a waterproof phone with you? 

Source: Google Lat Long

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New iPad App Teaches Children About Animals

My Animal Discovery Africa Lite  
Developer: Pebble Quest FZ LLC  
Price: free   Download

PebbleQuest is pleased to announce the release of My Animal Discovery, a series of applications designed to teach children about their favorite animals. My Animal Discovery combines puzzle play, wildlife video footage and educational content, so children can learn about the animals they love.

Each app has 10 animals and each animal can be assembled through a puzzle design with settings that can be changed to make the puzzle more or less challenging depending on the fine motor skills of the child. An equally important feature is the fact sheet that introduces children to basic facts about exotic animals of Africa such as the lion, elephant and chimpanzee as well as North American favorites such as the bear, puma or armadillo. Along with fun facts, the app is also designed to be a supplement for those teaching children the fundamental skills of measurement and approximation.

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Finish reading “New iPad App Teaches Children About Animals” and see screenshots for the app on AppCraver.com.

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[New Game] Vector Unit’s Beach Buggy Blitz Is Exclusive To Tegra Devices For Now

unnamed (2)If you’re not familiar with Vector Unit, you should be – they’re responsible for such Android racing hits as Riptide GP and Shine Runner. Their latest title, Beach Buggy Blitz, has the player racing through a pristine tropical wonderland. You’ll see white beaches, verdant forests and adorable local wildlife, all of which will be crushed under the tires of your 4-wheel-drive PETA-punisher of choice. Like Shine Runner, there are no opponents – just get the best time. Powerups augment multiple vehicles and racers for a surprisingly complete experience. Those of you who aren’t fans of touchscreen controls will be glad to know that Beach Buggy Blitz supports tilt controls and external gamepads.

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Dark Legends Is A Vampire-Themed MMORPG For Android That Never, Ever Sparkles

dltinySpacetime Studios, creator of hit game Pocket Legends, has released a new MMO for those of you who want to role play on the go: Dark Legends. In this vampire-themed game, you play as a demon of the night on the run as the world of humans has suddenly figured out that vampires are real. Apparently, in this world, smashing trucks, killing wildlife, and large-scale battles with wolves will inevitably end up on YouTube. Yes, what I’m saying is this game is more believable than Twilight*.

While vampire purists may still dislike some elements of the story (these vampires have superhuman speed and strength for example, but then who doesn’t these days?), there’s plenty of bloody human-hunting to go around.

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Android Central weekly photo contest: Animals

Photo Contest

It's time for another weekly photo contest, and this week the theme is animals.  It's a broad category, and we can't wait to see how some of you guys and gals dazzle us with your great pictures.  Whether it's a picture of your pet, something from the park or zoo, or something exotic, we wanna see those pics.  This week the winner gets a headset of his or her choice from ShopAndroid.com to keep the noise down while shooting those elusive wildlife shots.  

Rules are easy – you'll need to use an Android device to take the picture, and be sure to let us know which one in case your photo is selected as a finalist.  Also tell us who you are so we can give proper credit.  Only submit one picture per person, and e-mail your entry to pics@androidcentral.com by Friday Feb 17.  We'll pick the best of the bunch, and announce the winners on the blog Sunday, Feb 19.  Good luck all, and we can't wait to see this weeks pictures!

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Save the Planet: Green Apps for Eco-Minded iPhone Owners

Do you remember Captain Planet? If you need a refresher course, he and his charmingly diverse, apparently-truant teenage accomplices roamed the globe fighting criminals bent on polluting lakes or endangering wildlife. (Why the bad guys were after the world’s recycling centers and wetlands in the first place remains somewhat of a mystery.) Unfortunately, the real battle against ecological destruction involves much less laser fire and no magical rings at all. You can, however, put some of your household technology to work in the fight against pollution by checking out our list of iPhone apps to help you go green. (more…)

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“Fluffy clouds form an easy-to-read clock in the sky”

It looks like we’ve attracted the attention of the Live Wallpaper crowd after yesterday’s thing about PlanetScapes, as here’s news of another rather sweet animating Home screen design. This is the Tree of Life, which sticks a big tree in the middle of your phone’s display, then changes lighting patterns and introduces random wildlife events during the day.

It all looks very nice…

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…and if you’re not against the idea of paying 66p for a Home screen wallpaper that’ll take up 16MB of your mobile’s memory, Tree of Life is on the Android Market here.

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You have died of dysentery: Oregon Trail is free on the Android Market

Who among us can’t remember crowding around the class Macintosh to watch one lucky kid at a time try to make the journey west to the pixelated promised land in Oregon Trail. Well, probably quite a few of us – those of you who are significantly older or younger than I am, for a start. But I digress. Oregon Trail is back, this time from mobile mega-developer Gameloft, in an updated version for your Android phone or tablet. And it’s free.

For the two of you out there in Internet Land who never played one of Oregon Trail’s many iterations, it goes something like this: you start of as a family of frontier hopefuls, buying a wagon, oxen and supplies in Missouri, trying to survive the perilous journey to Oregon. You could name your character and family members (most of my classmates opted for names with just four letters), make course decisions at key crossroads, repair and resupply your wagon along the way, and of course, hunt wildlife for food. In an oddly macabre edition to a kids’ game, your family members – and eventually the player character – can die in grisly, horrible and ultimately realistic ways. Always a crowds pleaser.

Gameloft’s version, entitled Oregon Trail: Settler, brings the same core survivalist gameplay with some pleasing modern tweaks. Once you reach the end of your journey you’re introduced to a Sim City-style isometric town, where you must farm, market and defend your property. The game is free in the Android Market (that’s zero buckskins for you pioneer types) and available now for all recent versions of Android. Remember: always buy lots of bullets.

[via DroidGamers]

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LG Optimus 3D and National Geographic

Well, this was going to happen soon but I didn’t expect things to turn out this unusual way. According to the latest announcement, National Geographic Assignment photographers will be creating 3D content using LG Optimus 3D smart-phone. On this matter Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, says: “for over a century, National Geographic has been the preeminent institution for world-class wildlife, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography. To have six of National Geographic’s photographers showcase the power of Optimus 3D’s imaging capabilities is a true honor and a significant moment in the acceptance of 3D technology in a portable device such as a smart-phone.” I do hope that this will help us to see this world in 3D with more realistic and detailed things plus a serious device in hands of serious people should be a weapon of mass cultural destruction. The National Geographic photographers’ work will be shown off at IFA, Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, Germany, from September 2-7, 2011

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LG and National Geographic collaborate to create 3D content using the Optimus 3D

National Geographic Assignment photographers will create the first 3D image and video content in its history thanks to a collaboration with LG Electronics. How will they create this content? They will be using the LG Optimus 3D.

“For over a century, National Geographic has been the preeminent institution for world-class wildlife, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “To have six of National Geographic’s photographers showcase the power of Optimus 3D’s imaging capabilities is a true honor and a significant moment in the acceptance of 3D technology in a portable device such as a smartphone.”

The roster of photojournalists will include four photographers and two videographers. Their work will be shown at the IFA in Berlin, Germany from September 2-7, 2011.

Full press release after the break:

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LG and National Geographic collaborate to create 3D content using the Optimus 3D


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LG collaborating with National Geographic photographers to create 3D image and video content

LG Optimus 3D

While it might not be the most obvious collaboration to have happen, LG and National Geographic have announced their efforts to bring plenty of 3D to the masses. National Geographic Assignment photographers will be creating 3D content using LG’s Optimus 3D smartphone.

“For over a century, National Geographic has been the preeminent institution for world-class wildlife, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “To have six of National Geographic’s photographers showcase the power of Optimus 3D’s imaging capabilities is a true honor and a significant moment in the acceptance of 3D technology in a portable device such as a smartphone.”

The National Geographic photographers work will be shown off at IFA, Europe’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin, Germany, from September 2-7, 2011. Full press release can be found past the break.

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Field & Stream application available on Android

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With the warm weather rolling back in us outdoors lovers will be heading back outside, whether to do some hunting or some fishing, just getting back to the wildlife is a great feeling. While on the go who wouldn’t enjoy having helpful hints and tips available in your pocket on your Android device. The Field & Stream application brings you all of the award winning online content, in an easy to navigate and read format, for while on the go. The application will give access to blogs, slideshow’s, and videos, making it an essential item for all the outdoors lovers. Download information available after the break.

Field & Stream application available on Android posted originally by Android Central

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