Ubiquity and Wolfram Alpha Google
If you're currently using Firefox as your browser (and who isn't these days?) then I have a couple of new toys to recommend to you. The first is the Wolfram Alpha Google addon. You've probably heard all the hype about the Wolfram Alpha search engine but still love using Google. Well, now you can do both at the same time! Just do a search on Google and the Wolfram Alpha result for that search will appear to the right of your Google results.
The second toy is even more exciting - Ubiquity from Mozilla Labs. Here is a incredibly exciting new idea from the guys at Mozilla that extends browser functionality, and shares new functionality with other users. It does this with on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone, not just web developers, to remix the web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.) It's impossible to explain, you'll just have to try it out for yourselves.27 May 2009