Cybertainment: Google's Street View travels back in time

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Google's Street View is about to become a trip down memory lane.

Street View images give Web surfers the ability to virtually travel the world, whether they want to wander down streets in faraway places or just check out the landscaping in their own front yard.

Google is rolling out an enhanced version of Street View. It will offer views of the same site at different points in time, using images from archived Street View data going back to 2007.

In some cases the changes are dramatic, such as the phases of construction of Freedom Tower in New York, or reconstruction in Onagawa, Japan, after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

To use the new feature, look for a clock icon in the upper left corner of a Street View image and click on it to select previous years.

More and more TV is coming to mobile devices and desktops.

A+E Networks is offering shows from its A&E, History and Lifetime channels to Apple TV viewers. The ad-supported service is free to Apple TV customers, who can watch HD programming such as "Bates Motel," "Storage Wars," "Pawn Stars" and others.

People who subscribe to A+E through a cable provider also will be able to watch previous seasons of the network's shows through their Apple TV.

The Great Courses offers lifelong students a way to continue learning in a variety of fields. Courses are available in audio and video formats.

Now, Great Courses is experimenting by offering a course through Netflix. "The Inexplicable Universe" is taught by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hosts "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Fox.

thegreatcourses.com

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be televised live from Los Angeles on NBC at 8 p.m. Thursday. This year's nominees include Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Imagine Dragons.

iHeartRadio is Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's online music and radio platform.


Adrian McCoy: amccoy@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1865.

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