After spending time last night in Second Life at an ISTE social with 50 other people (avatars), it was nice to get back to the real world this morning to see that Google has made some great updates to Google Earth! Version 4.3 includes clouds and lighting, so you can actually view the sunrise and it's affect on an area within Google Earth. They have also improved the 3-D building rendering and have now imbeded the Street View images from Google Maps inside GE. Check out the video here to see all of these cool features. Thanks to Dean Shareski for posting about this. You can learn more about it here .