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Google Ride Finder finds out where your taxi or shuttle is - a communters best friend

Thanks to Lockergnome for discovering this gem

"Here’s a new entry from the Google Labs (You might want to call it ‘Google Playground,’ since this is where new Google tools show up first). This new tool is called Google Ride Finder and it could turn out to be the harried commuter’s best friend.

The Google Ride Finder does just one thing: it finds out where your taxi or shuttle is. That can be a lifesaver as you struggle to make the 5:56 home from work at the end of a long day. It gives you a fighting chance to see if that ride you're counting on is stuck in traffic.

It's only available for the large urban hubs of 13 cities at the moment and it offers far from universal coverage of every taxi or shuttle. <snip> The site does offer a zoomable map of the area, a button to refresh vehicle locations, and links to the home page of each company whose vehicles are tracked."

Sony PSP for wireless internet web browsing

My free PSP is being delivered today — thank you, Gratis Networks!  They even shipped it out 2nd day air!  Now I’m trying for a Free Nintendo DS, a Free MacMini, a Free Xbox (mine just died ) and an Apple 1GB iPod Shuffle.  It’s 3:50 and DHL’s tracking estimates my PSP will be here by 4:45, so I started to do a little searching on the net to find out what extra capabilities the PSP might have.  I’d heard there were a number of PSP hacks that allowed you to do things like surf the internet in any wifi access point.  How cool would that be??  Well apparently it’s possible.  There’s an article over at Make on Using the PSP as a web browser.  Sweet!  I can’t wait to try it for myself!