May 20, 2009
Posted: 04:29 PM ET
If you're in the tech world, you're probably on the move. Here are a few sites and apps to keep you going at top speed - or to help you conserve energy, depending on your mood.
Waze: You've gotta love it anytime masses of people come together to make something cool. That seems to be what's happening with Waze, a phone application that takes traffic and road-condition info from its users and makes traffic maps that update in real-time. That could help you trim down your commute.
VentureBeat writes that Waze could be the Wikipedia of maps; but, like the user-edited encyclopedia, the program needs lots of input to work well:
Put a spark in your step: PopularScience has a recent post on how you can charge batteries to power your iPod (or, er, Walkman?) while you walk. It seems a little tricky, but they won me over with some comedy and cool illustrations:
Finally, few things on the Web move faster than Twitter, so here are a couple of new posts that will help you make more sense of the real-time micro-blogging site: Wired's GeekDad has a post of 100 fellow geeks you should follow on Twitter. And check out Twitmatic, which Wired says helps turn Twitter into a television station.
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Are you a gadgethead? Do you spend hours a day online? Or are you just curious about how technology impacts your life? In this digital age, it's increasingly important to be fluent, or at least familiar, with the big tech trends. From gadgets to Google, smartphones to social media, this blog will help keep you informed.