Access Denied! 18 Places Google Maps Won't Let You See

Google has always tried to keep a very open policy with the general public, but it can't always be entirely forthcoming, as is the case with Google Maps. Google has very little say in what gets censored and what doesn't, be it for personal privacy or national security. Finding censored objects on Google Maps isn't… » 5/13/11 4:00pm 5/13/11 4:00pm

Meraki's Solar Powered Wi-Fi Repeater Finally Shipping in December

We first wrote about Meraki » 11/19/08 8:08pm 11/19/08 8:08pm and their solar-powered Wi-Fi repeater back in mid '07, but they're finally getting ready to ship these next month. According to , it's going to be $749 if you have your own solar panel, which then balloons up to $1499 for "larger units". The main idea that Meraki is going after is…

Verizon to Announce Unlimited Web $10 Connect Plan

One of our Verizon sources have also told us about a new plan called Connect, which is basically aimed at web-enabled cellphones » 11/07/08 4:45pm 11/07/08 4:45pm, but smartphones. According to him, the Connect option will be available on November 16 and it will be cheaper than the Vcast service, providing with unlimited mobile web for just $10 on…

Access ALP 3.0 Palm OS Successor Finally Shown Off, Looks Palmy

Access, the company that licensed the Palm OS 5 source code » 10/23/08 8:28pm 10/23/08 8:28pm, has just gotten around to releasing a next-gen version of the OS. Called ALP 3.0, the Linux-based OS looks a whole lot like a next-generation Palm OS should, with smooth transitions, animations and apparently accelerometer support. An ALP mini version is…

American Airlines Caves In to Religious Groups' Pressure, Filters…

I was hoping that American Airlines would stand up against religious groups' stupid demands » 10/09/08 4:20pm 10/09/08 4:20pm, keeping their in-flight online service completely un-filtered. After all, they had great arguments: filtering porn sites will jeopardize the access to legitimate web sites, hindering the usability of their airplane wireless…

Apple Acknowledges Huge iPhone Security Flaw, Calls It "Minor,"…

Apple has acknowledged the huge iPhone security flaw » 8/28/08 5:55pm 8/28/08 5:55pm we tested and reported on two days ago, promising an update for September that will fix the hole that can expose all your private emails, text messages and contacts. But instead of calling a spade a spade and acting as soon as possible, they have decided to…

Behold the "Access," Samsung's First Mobile TV Phone With AT&T

Samsung and AT&T have officially announced the arrival of the "Access"—Samsung's first device to support AT&T Mobile TV. The phone features a 2.3-inch landscape display, dual-band 3G and quad-band GSM, one-touch access to AT&T Mobile TV, Video Share, AT&T Mobile Music, Bluetooth, a microSD slot and a 1.3 megapixel… » 3/27/08 7:37pm 3/27/08 7:37pm

NetFront LocationFree Player For Windows Mobile PPC

If you've managed to buy yourself a Sony LocationFree to stream your TV to wherever you are, you might as well hock up another $19 and watch shows on your Windows Mobile phone as well. NetFront's LocationFree player for Pocket PC lets you stream MPEG4 over the air—or more likely, over Wi-Fi—from your Sony LocationFree… » 1/03/07 7:40pm 1/03/07 7:40pm

Blockbuster Online's 'Total Access' Lets You Return DVDs To Stores

In an effort to stop competitor Netflix from totally crushing it, Blockbuster Online is instituting a "Total Access" plan that lets you return online-rented movies in stores. When you give them your rental, you get one free in-store rental, which works just like regular in-store rentals and carry standard late… » 11/01/06 5:45pm 11/01/06 5:45pm