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Tech Round Up, 9/19/10
Tech Round Up, 9/19/10
09/18/10 at 10:51 AM by klawansie7
Google

See how big Google REALLY is with this fantastic infographic.

Google Health (who knew this existed?!?!) is getting revamped to be a more organized health tool.

Tuesday Google's Zeitgeist conference, they announced Google Me, a social layer be added to its already existing components. Previous speculation thought it would be launching Google Me as a standalone product and competitor to Facebook.

Attendees of the conference were given a nice compensation package: 3 month complementary Dish Network service and a Google TV-equipped Blu-Ray player.

Google TV is (maybe) set to launch through the Logitech Revue box on September 29th and cost a whopping $299.

Google Music is set to include a cloud-based "locker" to store its users tracks. The service may cost $25 a year.

Almost real-time flight tracking is now available through Google Earth.

Apparently Chrome 7 will be 60 times faster than Chrome 6.

Even though it isn't widely popular, Google Buzz isn't going anywhere.

Google has purchased Quiksee, an Israeli company that creates location-based interactive videos called Tours.

Skyhook is suing Google for patent infringement and business interference.

Internet

A 19-year-old Standford student created YouTube Instant in merely 3 hours after seeing Google's new search features on Wednesday. He was already offered a job from YouTube.

Learn how YouTube videos get from being recorded on your cell phone to being watched on a laptop.

Facebook rival Diaspora has released some screenshots of what the new social networking site will look like.

Twitter is rolling out new user interface, complete with content on the information page to show related tweets, info about the author, etc. Once you are able to see the new features (it's being rolled out over the next few weeks to all users), navigate it like a pro with these keyboard shortcuts.

Myspace is doing a complete overhaul, entitled Futura, to be released October 15th.

Yahoo is getting a new look soon.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 will now support HTML5.

Bing has passed Yahoo as the number two search engine, but still a far distance behind Google.

In one last desperate attempt to stay relevant, AOL is enlisting the help of the Jonas Brothers to redesign the internet.

Internet Explorer 9 beta was pushed out this week. It won't be supported in Windows XP. For the average user, here are 5 features that are really great.

If you haven't fallen in love with Firefox 4's Panorama yet, you can now search for tabs within the Panorama window.

Electronics

The much-anticipated Boxee Box is now available for sale, exclusively through Amazon.

Oakley is planning to launch a line of 3D glasses.

Sony has created a super-thin paper e-reader.

A Pittsburg company has created a credit card line with buttons and displays for increased security and easier use.

Panasonic's new iron has points on both ends and is completely cordless.

If you're insanely lazy, get this new shower head system puts soap right into the water stream.

Miscellaneous

This creative fishbowl/ sink combo helps you conserve water.

Let your fish hang out in style with these fishbowl hotels.

Try out this suitcase that doubles as a seat... and speakers?

Ever wanted to make your own clouds? Well now you can with this foam printer.

Brownsville, Texas passed a law that charges $1 for every transaction using a plastic bag.

Super Mario Bros turned 25 this month.
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