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Google Wave now open to the public: faster, Robots and Gadgets aplenty!

If you somehow missed it, Google Wave is now a bonafide Labs project: rather than being an invite-only alpha, it's now a public beta test! If you don't already have an account, just head on over to Wave and use your regular Google login details. If you've not seen any of the Google Wave introductory videos, you should check them out -- they explain the whole thing a lot more succinctly than I ever...

Jazari: The one man Wii band

It isn't often that you see the fusion of software, hardware and pure creative genius. You can't deny that this is something else entirely -- seriously, you can stop reading here and just watch the video after the cut. If you're still here, perhaps seeking a little more convincing, get this: Patrick Flanagan, presumably a rather big nerd, has taken two Wii Remotes and bonded them to a bunch...

Auslogics FileInspect gadget shows process info on your Vista, Windows 7 desktop

Like to keep tabs on where your system resources are going in Windows? If you're running Vista or Windows 7, take a look at Auslogics' FileInspect sidebar gadget. It's a handy way to see how much of your RAM or CPU is being used by the programs you have running. The gadget can display 1, 3, 5, or 10 items at a time and you can also tweak the update interval. You'll likely have more than 10...

Livescribe's Pulse smartpen store hands-on

There's little to add to my glowing review of the Livescribe Pulse smartpen I wrote for TUAW last year. This is one of those gadgets that you show people and it looks like magic. It kinda is magic, I think. But this year's model introduces an app store for the pen (plus some nifty paper products), making it a desirable platform for anyone who takes their notes seriously. Read my review for...

App for the Milk is a desktop client for Remember the Milk

App for the Milk is a cross-platform Adobe Air-based desktop client version of the extremely popular online task management application Remember the Milk. One of the unique aspects of Remember the Milk is that it lends itself well to various user interface interpretations. There are already a number of different UIs for RTM, including the classic web interface, the embedded Gmail interface, the...

Know Your 802.11 Surroundings With Xirrus Wifi Monitor

Widgets are cool, especially when they do something useful - and even cooler when they look quasi-military. Xirrus Wifi Monitor is available as a Yahoo Widget (for Mac, too) and a Vista Sidebar Gadget. It sits at the side of your screen scanning at your specified interval and updating its tiny radar screen with new hits. In our testing, it did a very good job at plotting the physical location of...

Google Gadget Ads

It's hard to escape online ads, and now Google has rolled out another ad format in order to take control of another piece of the ad pie and make it more dynamic and interesting. Ads in Google's Gadgets. The AdWords Gadget program has been built to quite simply turn widgets into ads. These websites within websites can draw in dynamic content including data feeds, maps, images, audio, Flash, HTML...

Google on-screen keyboard gadget

Looks like Google is in the process of developing some sort of on-screen keyboard gadget for iGoogle for entering search queries. In its current incarnation, the iGoogle keyboard gadget is built by a Google Developer in Google's Bangalore India office with language options including: Hindi Tamil Kannada Malayalam Telugu Gujarati Sanskrit Bengali Punjabi Nepali Marathi ...

Creating Google Gadgets for cash

Google has launched an interesting new program that sees developers who design and develop sustainable Google Gadgets, sizable funding grants. The Google Gadget Ventures funding program is open for businesses and individuals who apply to a $5000 grant, not a loan, for further developments on their creation. So what's the catch? To be considered into the program, your gadget must have more than...

Multi-user chat gets released on Google Talk Gadget

Google has been tooling around with the Talk Gadget lately, and has added in the ability to have multi user chats through a Group Chat feature. The process of chatting is simple. Select a user that you want to chat with, then click on the Group Chat button, this will allow you to connect to another user. Keep in mind, this option is only available in the Google Talk Gadget. So if the user is...

Google Talk pops out of gadget land and gets a few new features

Google has updated the Google Talk Gadget with a few new features today including a Pop out feature, a button for websites, Firefox sidebar integration, and video and image displays. These significant enhancements add a lot to the way the web is heading with widgets, gadgets and keeping applications online and off the desktop. Keep in mind that these new features are only available for the Google...

Watch live TV on your Google homepage

Do you use your Google personalized homepage as much as you could? There are plenty of great gadgets that have been developed, including gadgets for weather, to do lists, gas prices, Pacman, and even Live TV. A new gadget that has entered the field -- created by CamMap -- allows users to watch live TV right on a Google personalized homepage. The CamMap live TV gadget allows users to select from a...

Google Talk's new gadget

Google has unleashed a new Google Talk Gadget for use on your Google personalized homepage. The Talk client -- still only available for PC users -- can be semi-enjoyed by Mac users with this new Gadget implementation that resembles what PC users have been enjoying for quite a while, although it adds a few slick features. The new Google Talk Gadget shares the functionality of the standalone...

New Google Sidebar and Gadgets for Google Desktop 5

Google has been flogging its developers with wet noodles ramping up development to make your desktop more functional with the release of Google Desktop 5. The team at Google have been busy working on ways to pipe more information through Google gadgets and sidebar elements on desktops. The biggest noticeable changes are in the gadgets and sidebar elements. They now provide more visually appealing...

Multi-Meter Dual-Core: Today's Vista Gadget

Multi-Meter Dual-Core displays a dual-core system's usage stats much like the CPU Meter that ships with Vista. There aren't yet many friendly apps that cater to that dual-core behemoth you just purchased, but this is one Vista sidebar gadget to join the team. Multi-Meter Dual-Core has a plethora of different background themes to customize the gadget any way you like. You can blend it with the...