Google Earth launches final Carmen Sandiego mystery game

first_img Share your voice Online Mobile Apps Gaming Mobile Digital Media CNET Apps Today Google Maps for Android Tags 1 Comment Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Carmen Sandiego is back, again.  Google Earth Paperstar, a dastardly VILE operative and master origami maker, is making trouble on Google Earth. The Keys to the Kremlin have been stolen from Russia. Your job: investigate the scene of the crime in Moscow, track down the criminals and recover the loot.The Keys to the Kremlin Caper is the third and final Carmen Sandiego game to come to Google Earth this year. In March, the ’90s star of children’s educational television first visited Google Earth with The Crown Jewels Caper. In May, the globetrotter returned with The Tutankhamun’s Mask Caper.Like in the previous two games, you’ll use the magnifying glass to interview witnesses in different cities and gather clues. When you think you’ve figured out the next step, click the airplane icon to fly to the next city. Google said that its focusing on new partnerships, but there’s a possibility that it will work with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt again. Gumshoes can find the previous Carmen Sandiego mysteries in the Games category on Google Earth. Google also said it’s working on more geography-based games.  Netflix released a Carmen Sandiego animated show earlier this year and is making a live-action Carmen Sandiego movie starring Gina Rodriguez, who also voices the character in the Netflix show.Originally published June 18.Update, June 19: Adds comment from Google. Googlelast_img read more

Kerala billionaire converts Scotland Yard into luxury hotel you can stay at

first_imgHyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterScotland Yard, the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London, has been converted into a luxurious five-star hotel by Indian business tycoon and hotelier from Kerala MA Yusuffali. MA Yusuffali, chairman of Lulu Group InternationalTwitter [Representational Image]The Scotland Yard was bought by Yusuffali, the chairman of Lulu Group International, in 2015 for Rs 1,000 crore (£110 million). The heritage site has been converted into a premium hotel in three years at Rs 685 crore (£75 million).The hotel will be managed by the Hyatt group and will open its door to the visitors later this year. The hotel has 153 rooms and the tariff per night is expected to go up to Rs 7,79,842 (nearly €10,000).Some of the uber luxuriant suites in the hotel offer scenic views of the most unique locations in London like the Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Nelson’s Column. Chandelier inside Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterThe renovation has not destroyed the originality and quintessence of the property and certain features still give a glimpse back to the history with decorations including military uniforms and artwork by the prisoners. This certainly is one of a kind experience in the hotel industry with a lot of premium features. Hyatt’s Great Scotland Yard HoteltwitterAccording to reports, the old police cells have been turned into meeting rooms and workspace areas that can be rented on request. The guests will also have access to a secret whiskey bar, a tea parlour, a ballroom and a restaurant.The Scotland Yard was chosen by Sir Robert Peel, the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for the police force after the London Police was formed in 1829.last_img read more