Google Maps' Driving Directions Get Grabbable!

One of my only complaints about the excellent Google Maps is that you cannot change the route it selects when you map some directions.

Until today (or very recently). Now you can grab and move your route to avoid bad roads, known accidents or to just take the scenic route. And the system will update the directions in real-time for you.

Totally awesome and it has added a huge new dimension of functionality and utility. In addition to make it easier to map out bike routes or trails to get a better idea of distances and the like.
via RealTechNews.