According to the guys over at Labs (a small, independent unit within teehan+lax agency), hyper-lapse photography is "a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest." Which is a fancy way of saying it's an epic time-lapse. Traditionally this would have be done by taking tons of photographs and manually stitching them all together. But the guys over at Labs created a tool that allows you to leverage Google Maps' Street View feature to create your own hyper-lapse with the millions of photos already in Google's database. Take it for a spin and make your neighborhood look a lot cooler than it actually is.