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Ubiquity: Schneller und einfacher im Web unterwegs.

4. November 2008

Ubiquity, ein Mozilla Labs Experiment, hilft Dir, Deine täglichen ToDos im Web zu beschleunigen und zu vereinfachen. Das Tolle daran: Die Funktionen werden ständig durch user generated Mashups erweitert. Da von Mozilla, funktioniert´s nur über Firefox.

Die Funktionen von Ubiquity 0.1 im Überblick:

– Lets you map and insert maps anywhere; translate on-page; search amazon, google, wikipedia, yahoo, youtube, etc.; digg and twitter; lookup and insert yelp review; get the weather; syntax highlight any code you find; and a lot more. Ubiquity “command list” to see them all.

– Find and install new commands to extend your browser’s vocabulary through a simple subscription mechanism

– Read about Ubiquity In Depth, or see a number of the commands in action (with screenshots) in the Ubiquity Tutorial.


Your Online Playlist On The Dancefloor.

30. Oktober 2008

Twones is a new online music service that automatically tracks every song a user plays while online—whether via iTunes, YouTube, or services—and then creates a single timeline of the music they’ve been listening to. Users can share their timelines and discover new music by exploring a friend’s musical history. The service, which launches in December, works via a small browser plug-in.

The innovative aspect? Twones is pushing its offer one step further by collaborating with Tony Player, a system that builds playlists from multiple Twones timelines. When Twones members arrive at a club that uses Tony Player, they register their presence via text message or their phone’s bluetooth connection. The tracks they’ve most recently listened to—as registered by Twones—are then imported to the DJ’s playlist. The DJ picks from those tracks and mixes them, building a set based entirely on the crowds’ recent musical preferences. To add extra recognition and excitement for people whose songs are played, their headshots and usernames are displayed on a giant screen.  

Discovered by Springwise

Google offers salvation from drunken email shame

29. Oktober 2008

LONDON – Google has launched Mail Goggles, a product that will prevent, or at least deter, users from sending regrettable emails while intoxicated.

Mail Goggles activates itself late at night on weekends when many users might have had a few too many drinks, making them more likely to write embarrassing messages to friends or partners. 

It asks Gmail users to answer a series of mathematical questions before their message can be sent. The simple addition and multiplication sums have to be completed within a time limit.

Jon Perlow, a Gmail engineer who created the software, announced the new product on Google’s Gmail blog, explaining that he himself had sent some unfortunate late-night emails.

He said: „Sometimes I send messages I shouldn’t send. Like the time I told that girl I had a crush on her over text message. Or the time I sent that late-night email to my ex-girlfriend that we should get back together.“

Gmail users can set Mail Goggles to activate at any time they feel they might need protection.

via Brand Republic