Monthly Archives: June 2007

YouTube takes the stage on my Apple TV

I got the YouTube software upgrade on my Apple TV today. As impressed as I was with Apple TV, the YouTube upgrade is a very welcome addition. From the YouTube menu, you can watch featured videos, highest rated videos, most … Continue reading

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Using Google Maps as a virtual notepad

I get recommendations on restaurants all the time from various sources – friends, the Post food critic’s weekly chat, articles I read, etc. I’ve had scattered approaches to keeping track of them. I used to email them to myself. Then … Continue reading

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Google Maps launches local reviews

In a potentially huge blow to local services like Yelp, CitySearch, and AOLCityGuide, Google is now offering users the ability to leave reviews for businesses they search on. To date, Google has aggregated reviews from those sites and others in … Continue reading

Posted in city guides, google, local search, maps, web 2, web 2.0, yelp | 6 Comments

Google’s electric car

Fascinating story in The New York Times about Google’s support of electric cars. Google’s philanthropic arm,, will be giving $10 million to support better battery technologies, plug-in hybrids and technologies that allow the cars to sell power back to … Continue reading

Posted in environment, google | 7 Comments

Kill time anywhere with YouTube mobile

NewTeeVee reports on the launch of YouTube mobile. Now you can kill time watching YouTube videos anywhere, assuming you have a phone that can display streaming video. You should also have an unlimited data plan, lest you have to hold … Continue reading

Posted in google, mobile, video, wireless, wireless data, YouTube | 3 Comments

The quirks of dining out

The New York Times has a fun read today about the rise of OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation service. One of the benefits to restaurateurs is the ability to keep track of the quirks of diners. Among the funnier quirks: … Continue reading

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Building your own roads with TomTom

One of my big frustrations with navigation devices and online mapping services is that it can take months to more than a year for to get new roads added, closed roads deleted and errors corrected. Making changes required getting an … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, gps, maps, satellite navigation | 1 Comment