Google Maps Allegedly Helps Indian Boy Find His Way Home 25 Years Later

Here we are with word that India, the second most populous country in the world, has a somewhat peculiar if not “impossible” case of a lost kid who had the help of Google Maps in getting home after being lost for a quarter of a century later.

It is said that when he was just 5 years old, Saroo Munshi Khan fell asleep on a train in India with his brother, and when he woke up, he was all alone with nobody else around. This would mean he was lost in a country that had more than a billion people living in it, but thankfully, he was adopted by a caring Australian family who also placed a map of India in his room to make sure that he always remembered his roots. It was no surprise then, that Saroo had the internal urge to find his family, but with nothing else other than faint memories to assist him, the experience was somewhat similar to finding a needle in a haystack. Good thing there is Google Maps and Google Earth which allowed him to check out his home country on his computer, resulting in him piecing together his past memories into a journey home.

In May this year, we did talk about how a kidnap victim managed to find his way back home after 23 years because he obtained some help from Google Maps, based on his memory of his hometown that depicted a pair of distinct looking bridges.

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    Google Could Have Own Smartwatch, Too

    Google Could Have Own Smartwatch, TooThe smartwatch industry seems to be a growing one, and we have just discussed about the possibility of Nokia rolling out a smartphone of their own, in addition to Adidas, too, having a pseudo-smartwatch that they have called the miCoach Smart Run. Well, Google might be busy trying to manage all the news about Android 4.4 KitKat with its numerous speculated release dates, but it does seem that the Internet search giant could also have another surprise up their sleeves with whispers of a Google smartwatch in the pipeline, waiting to be unveiled to the world this coming October 31st.

    Yes sir, it is tipped that this Google smartwatch, which will obviously be powered by the latest Android 4.4 KitKat mobile operating system, might just debut when Halloween rolls around. That also happens to be the alleged launch date of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. No idea on what this smartwatch will be called, but if we were to follow past naming conventions by Google, it will most probably make it to be part of the Nexus family. Will LG play a role here? Perhaps, as the company has already showed off the LG G Flex render that sports a curved display – which is ideal for any timepiece for sure.

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