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Do you know what’s boring? When you open a new tab in Google Chrome. Unless you have an extension installed, it’s a white canvas with the Google search bar and a selection of website shortcuts. Yawn.
To spruce things up a bit, Google has launched an Earth View extension which displays a different, beautiful satellite image every time you open a new tab.
Better yet, you can click the globe icon in the corner to see the current photo inside Google Maps. It’s a simple tool for whisking your imagination away to somewhere new and combating those glum autumnal months.
➤ Earth View from Google Maps (via Twitter)
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