riffzifnab writes: Google announced today that it had been hacked, originating from with in China. The attackers stole unspecified intellectual property and attempted but failed to compromise Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. This attack and increased censorship by the Chinese government has made Google reconciler its policy of filtering results in China.
riffzifnab writes: Google announced the new version of Google Maps for Mobile with built in turn-by-turn voice direction and automatic rerouting. Unlike most other navigation system Maps relies upon the built in data connection rather then pre-cashed map data. This means that the information will be more up to date but could also fail if connectivity is lost.