Ah, good old Billy Gates and his merry band of code-monkeys. They said they’d trounce their competitors, and they sure are trying. Taking the ideas of Google Earth one step further, Windows Live Local will allow you to see not just overhead street views, but also virtual 3D representations of the same streets based on photos of the location, as if you were driving through the streets yourself. Only a tester version available on that link at the moment, but surely a full version to follow soon.
Will it feature the ability to be virtually car-jacked, or virtually run over small tracksuited children who cut in front of you on stolen bikes, I wonder? I mean, reality is reality, right? 😉
Lowdown grokked at MonkeyBites.