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    Cool Chrome Helps You Find Your Way Home !!!

    This is pretty cool ...

    Just in case you get lost you can now find out where you are using Chrome ;-)

    It uses Google Maps to pinpoint where you are ...

    http://lifehacker.com/5311245/google...me-and-firefox

    Let me know how you do, mine was remarkably accurate, within 2 streets ;-D

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    It worked, but the accuracy was just my city...
    So, not very accurate. I really wonder why they implemented this? Marketing?

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    Well it can be a useful feature.
    But most importantly, it probably has to do with localized ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrax View Post
    But most importantly, it probably has to do with localized ads.
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    interesting...

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    It isn't at all accurate with me.. It just showed the whole south of Quebec (Montreal/Quebec city).. Maybe it depends of your ISP..?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePaul View Post
    This is pretty cool ...

    Just in case you get lost you can now find out where you are using Chrome ;-)

    It uses Google Maps to pinpoint where you are ...

    http://lifehacker.com/5311245/google...me-and-firefox

    Let me know how you do, mine was remarkably accurate, within 2 streets ;-D
    In my case it brought up the nearest large city - about 25 miles away. I think it is using the my IP address or the related address of my host. (I see same location results in one of the sites that offers to look up a location from an IP address.)

    However, on my Blackberry, the Google Maps app works off cell tower locations if GPS is not enabled and usually gets within about 3000 feet. If GPS is enabled it gets within about 50 feet.

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