January 18, 2009 |
New social features are popping up in iGoogle gadgets, those apps you can add to your personalized Google homepage. For instance, the My Google Book Search Library gadget, which lets you search books and create a personal digital library, now asks people who have OpenSocial profiles if they want to allow the gadget to "know who I am and access my profile" and "post updates to my Friends group. " This appears to be done through Google Friend Connect . A source sent us the screenshot at left, so this could very well just be bucket...
March 19, 2008 |
Google plans to roll out enhancements to its online spreadsheet program, including the ability to display data in new ways using lightweight "gadgets" and to notify users via e-mail when data is changed. The enhancements, expected to go live either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, will be extended later to the otherGoogle Docscomponents -- the word processor and presentation applications. The gadget feature will let third-party developers and Google create new features for the spreadsheet application in a...
December 27, 2009 |
Now that the gift-giving holidays have passed, 'tis inevitable that last year's now-obsolescent gadgets end up forgotten inside a closet or a desk drawer. Or worse still, in a trash can on the way to the local landfill. But for folks looking to recoup a few dollars from their tech-buying habits, it doesn't have to be that way, thanks to a handful of online services, such as Gazelle ( http://www.gazelle.com ) and YouRenew.com , that offer to pay a few bucks for last year's iPod or BlackBerry.
October 27, 2008 |
Google is adding more sidebar options to Gmail. Now you can add gadgets on the side that show your appointments from Google Calendar and your last five documents in Google Docs. In the calendar gadget, you can see any calendar you subscribe to and add events directly from Gmail. The Docs gadget gives you a few different view options (only spreadsheets, only presentations, or only documents previously opened by you). Gmail Labs is also releasing another experimental option that lets you cut and paste the...
June 12, 2008 |
LOS ANGELES -- The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget, it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere -- though it did require a dime to make a call. Today, almost everyone has a pocket-size version that also takes photos, shoots video, sends e-mail and surfs the Internet. About the only thing it doesn't do is protect your feet. "Get Smart" comes to the big screen next week, along with a spate of new spy gadgets to help Maxwell Smart,...
September 30, 2008 |
With the $700 billion bail out on hold and banks dropping like flies, it seems this economic apocalypse will come in - and out - with a bang and not a depression. To that end we've decided to scour our mind-holes for gear that will help you survive the coming economic catastrophe. While we can't promise that there will be zombies during this international economic breakdown, we wanted to be completely prepared for all potential threats, especially when Pfizer goes belly-up and their laboratories...