The Polish mine, which opened in the 13th century, operated until 2007, when it had to close due to flooding. It is more than 178 miles long and reaches more than 1,000 feet below the surface. Hidden in its twists and turns is a treasure trove carved right out of the rock salt. … Read more
The Edmonton Corn Maze had a major challenge on its hands. Last year, the maze was also the world's largest QR code. How do you top that? With a different kind of technology. The farm is now host to the first corn maze accessible using Google Street View.
This year's maze features a popcorn theme. You can virtually navigate every single piece of popcorn, as well as the "box" it sits in. Chances are, you'll get virtually lost in there as well. There are more than three miles of corn-walled paths and 85 different decision … Read more
Kazuhiro Furukawa is the president of Car Craft Boon. He modifies cars, mostly Hondas. He'll turn your car into a show vehicle, a circuit racer, or set it up for Kanjo street racing.
Kanjo racing is illegal. It's a public highway, but for those who race on it, it's a raceway with a moving slalom built in.
Racers start at an unspecified location and hit the roads en masse. Twenty cars at a time race around people like you and me -- just going about their daily business on their way home, or to work, to the … Read more
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This week on Crave, a Canadian dentist wants to clone John Lennon with a tooth he bought for $31,000. A computer scientist builds an awesome portable Nintendo Entertainment System. Plus, we all want to take a turn with the "beercade" machine, which serves up cold brews as you play vintage video games. All that and more on this week's episode of Crave. … Read more
Does tapping a keg that comes in the form of a workable vintage in-home arcade sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.
Catering directly to 30- and 40-somethings, Dream Arcades has invented what it calls the "ultimate party machine." The "Kegerator Pro 60" comes with a built-in fridge, a keg with three taps, and more than 140 of the most popular classic video games. The arcade also has a massive 60-inch HDTV screen.
The company boasted in a statement e-mailed to CNET that the "players never have to stop the action to … Read more
You can never be too careful with spies these days.
They could be watching over your shoulder as you type or driving down your street pretending to be delivering parcels. Or, indeed, photographing your house, so that everyone can see it.
One can surely, therefore, sing at least a small hallelujah to the residents of Sa-eab village in northern Thailand who saw a Street View car and whispered: "'Allo, 'allo. What's going on here then?"
Instead of calling on authorities for reassurance, they took the matter into their own hands. They enacted a citizens' arrest and decided … Read more
Doctor Who's Tardis has been making cameo appearances on Google Street View for quite some time. Not content to just sit there and gaze at the exterior, Google Street View now goes inside the time and space machine.
You start at the police telephone box Street View location at Earl's Court in London. Click on those subtle double arrows in the middle of the screen and hold on as you're swept inside to the Tardis control room. Good thing the Doctor left the door unlocked.… Read more
After Google launched a completely redesigned Google Maps experience for iOS and Android users, our own Nicole Cozma covered five tips for Android (which applied to iOS as well) users to get started with Google Maps.
On Monday Google posted six tips of its own for Google Maps. Some of the tips covered overlap with our previous post, but there are some additional gems from Google.
One of them is the ability to zoom in and out on the map by double tapping the screen with a single finger, then sliding up or down to zoom in and out. This … Read more
Let's imagine Nintendo were to enter the world of mobile phone game development. What sorts of games would it make? Would social and physical activity be a part of the game?
You don't have to wait around to see such a game right now: Nintendo has stealthily released four of them on the Nintendo 3DS, but buried them in a place few people tend to check. And along with Animal Crossing, they represent a more mobile-oriented game approach than you'd expect.
When I say "mobile-oriented," here's what I mean: these games actually require you … Read more