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 US Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against security camera maker TrendNet for allegedly misrepresenting its software as "secure." The complaint came after hackers breached TrendNet's Web site and accessed videos from 700 users' live-camera feeds -- many of these videos were published on the Internet.
TrendNet agreed to settle the claim on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
The company's wireless cameras are basically Webcams that beam live and motion-captured video to users' laptops or phones. These cameras can be mounted wherever people need a video feed. According to TrendNet, the cameras are used to monitor &… 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
Editors' note: This column was originally published April 10, 2012, and has been updated with new information.
A bombshell of a tech headline hit in the late hours of Labor Day when we heard that Microsoft will spend $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia's devices and services unit and license the company's mapping services.
Even if you suspected this all along, and I know that a lot of people did, this is a very big deal. And I'm not just talking about the serious chunk of cash changing hands. Rather, I'm talking about Redmond taking control … Read more
BrowsingHistoryView displays history from multiple browsers in one tidy list. The program lets you do just about anything with the links it gives you except delete them from your history.
This program will round up all of your browsing history from the most popular programs. It supports IE, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, but sadly ditches official Opera support for SeaMonkey. Your history loads in a matter of seconds in the program and is presented in a clean, easy-to-read list. You can organize the list by view count, recent history, and of course, browser. That makes it easy to look for … 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
Google launched a new community Web site on Tuesday that allows users to submit and browse Street View-like photo spheres.
Dubbed Views, the Web site lets Google+ users upload images to Google Maps captured in the 360-degree panoramic format, Google said in a company blog post announcing the new site. Google launched the photo spheres format last October with the debut of Android 4.2
To upload photo spheres to Google, Google+ users need only to sign into their account and click the blue camera button at the top right of the page, Google Product Manager Evan Rapoport wrote in … Read more
Like Napoleon, Google knows how to invade.
Unlike Napoleon, it wouldn't send its army of camera-wielding invaders into a Russian winter.
However, it did send its people, clothed and fed, up the Eiffel Tower to record the very sensations that 7 million visitors experience every year. The results can be seen here. Just click on "museum view."
In a veritable travelogue of a blog post, Google's Mark Yoshitake exposed details of this trek toward the sky.