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Google Earth 5 and Related Items

Google Earth 5 is now in the wild.  My first impression after maybe 30-40 minutes of tinkering is thumbs up.  Overall it is now alot faster and feels as though the gui has been tweaked for speed.  Occasionally there is some slowness but I’m guessing that is a side effect of some of the optimization stuff they’ve done.  Google Earth remains one great free resource everyone should download.Some KML Files you might want to add:

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Bringing the Internet to the Far Reaches of the World

I found a semi interesting video this morning on CNN.  It has to do with a company’s plan to bring the internet to the farest reaches of the world via satellite.  It is supposed to be low cost and affordable.  Personally, I don’t know what the business model looks like and while this looks interesting, I’d say it might be hard to make it profitable.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2009/01/07/eod.worldwide.internet.cnn.html

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Ubiquity Prototype

There is a new extension in the works for Firefox called Ubiquity.  It brings natural language command line interaction to any webpage.  Its pretty groundbreaking.  Below is the video from vimeo.  Its really worth watching.

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Mozilla Firefox in Danger

Last night I installed the latest version of Opera (9.63) in response to a bug report.  I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with this version.  The problems I’d noticed with previous versions (primarily it being slow as Christmas) are gone.  Firefox now has something to be concerned about in my opinion.

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