Stories by Narasu Rebbapragada

Google Street View Funny ... or Disaster?

Embarrassing moments, unexplained car crashes, and crazy stunts. You never know what the Google Street View team is going to capture on camera next. If only an 'Undoo Button' was in play for those captured here

CES - Power your gadgets by sun and water

While the Consumer Electronics Association announced that it would go green by purchasing 20,000 tons' worth of carbon offsets, a few companies at CES 2008's Sustainable Technologies TechZone introduced new products that use fewer nonrenewable resources from the get-go. They're still a little pricey for the average consumer, but they show that both sunlight and water are viable power sources for laptops, iPods, cell phones, and other gadgets.

Wablet beefs up instant messaging

The idea behind Wablet, an instant messaging and social networking service, is pretty interesting. At its surface, Wablet is a Web-based IM client that supports MSN, AIM, and ICQ now with support for Jabber and Google Talk to follow. Wablet works with Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers on the PC and Safari and Firefox browsers on the Mac. Actually, none of it is available to the public right now, and I haven't tested it. Wablet is currently in a private alpha phase. A public version should be ready over the next few months, according to Wablet CEO David Foote.

Symantec upgrades Norton security products

Symantec has unveiled new versions of its Norton security products--beefing up some of the real-time and automated features--and will release them in the next few weeks.

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