Google never ceases to amaze me with how far-and-away more advanced they are than just about every rival. Not only is the free Google Scholar about a bazillion times better and easier to use than the electronic journal service the university pays fortune for, now Google Maps offer a 3-dimensional street level option. Check out the video and be amazed.
One user looked up her own house and was able to zoom into her living room and see her own cat!
And of course, if you have never seen Google Earth (again, free!) you must check it out.
In fact, this blog is created with Google software running on a Google server. That's pretty impressive considering how distrustful I generally am of very large institutions.