Loaded: You've got mail!Facebook is set to make an announcement about a new messaging system, Sony's Dash touch-screen device gets Hulu Plus, and AOL revamps its classic mail client.
-It's Monday, November 15th. I'm Natali Morris and it's time to get loaded. Facebook will have an announcement later today that has something to do with messaging. We speculate that it will be an improved mail client which means that maybe I'll actually check my Facebook mail. The announcement happens later this afternoon. We'll bring you the news tomorrow. Speaking of mail, AOL revamps its version of webmail. The new mail was called Project Phoenix and it won't fully rollout to users until next year. Some highlights include a quick bar at the top for sending short e-mail, instant message, and text messages. There's also tab viewing for your messages and you can feed in mail from other account such as Gmail and Hotmail. The Sony Dash now supports Hulu Plus. This means that you can watch a lot more shows on the device making it a lot more useful than it never really was. The Dash is a countertop computer with a 7-inch touchscreen. It previously was only really useful to listening to music or watch video and photo slideshows. Now, you can actually get some good TV on there. It's worth considering and it cost $199. Netflix is coming to Android devices. Meaning Android phone users can stream movies from their Netflix account, but not really. Only certain Android phones will be able to use this Netflix app. Apparently, it's difficult to allow this universally on Android. So as a platform, they had to do it phone by phone. iPhone and Windows Phone 7 devices do not have this problem. The app works universally on those platforms. And Google Earth has new photo layers that have panoramic photos contributed by users of the site 360cities.net. These are high-res panoramic photos marked in Google Earth with a red square icon. It gives you 360-degree views of destinations like the Eiffel Towel or the Blue Mosque. Those are your headlines for today. I will see you tomorrow. I'm Natalie Morris for cnet.com. And yes, you heard that correctly. I did say Morris. You can read about the name change if you're interested, at natalimorris.com. Nevertheless, you've just been loaded.