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Logitech launches a bargain universal remote, Ford helps curb bad driving habits, and Gmail stops you from redeclaring your love to your ex-girlfriend with Mail Goggles.
>> Logitech launches a bargain universal remote for it helps you control your kid's bad driving habits and Google prevents you from declaring your love to an ex-girlfriend. It's Tuesday, October 7th, I'm Natali Del Conte and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:13 [ Music ] ^M00:00:19 >> Natali: No more drunk e-mailing for you, Google has a way to prevent that now it's called Mail Goggles, if you choose this setting Google will put an added layer of protection you send in the wee hours of the morning. So, if you try to send an e-mail while Goggles is activated the program will make you do a few simple math problems in a short amount of time to make sure that you have all your faculties. If you can't do the math the e-mail will be saved as a draft and you can rethink it in the morning after a little hair of the dog. To activate Mail Goggles go to your Gmail settings and find the Labs tab, the default activation time is from 10 PM to 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, but if you're one of those people who believes that Thursday is the new Friday, you better adjust those settings. Hulu will have its first live streaming coverage tonight with the second round of the Presidential debates. Hulu hasn't had any live content up until now, which is a shame given the opportunity NBC had with the Olympics, but tonight the site will stream NBC's coverage of the debates from Nashville, Tennessee starting at 9 PM Eastern. Next week the site will stream Fox's coverage of the debates live since Hulu was a joint venture between NBC and Fox after all, both debates will also be available on demand on Hulu afterwards. Incidentally we will also have the debates streamed live and on demand on CBSNews.com. YouTube has a new Theater setting, when you activate it, it darkens your screen and increases the size of the player centering it on the page and adding red curtains, kind of cool. Theater View isn't available for all YouTube videos, mostly just long-form content so your nose-picking videos won't have the movie watching experience, but if you want to watch longer sitcom episodes this way you'll have the option. CNET's Josh Lohan [assumed spelling] soon points out that this may be a precursor to high-definition content on YouTube, so we'll have to wait and see. Parents that don't quite trust their newly licensed teen driver to take the wheel, this one's for you. Ford will soon be able to limit the maximum speed for drivers to 80 miles per hour on some its 2010 models. The feature is called My Key and it's to prevent teen drivers from speeding when borrowing the family car. The speed is monitored using a computer chip inside the key, parents can also program the key to limit the audio volume of the speakers and alert the driver if he or she is not wearing their seatbelt. As you can expect, 67% of teen drivers say they are not thrilled with this technology but I'm gonna go ahead and say it, it's for your own good. eBay has purchased the on-line payment company Bill Me Later for $820,000,000 in cash and $125,000,000 in outstanding options. And where are they gonna get that money? Well, they're gonna cut corners by lying off 10% of their workforce, unfortunately that's about 1,000 jobs. Bill Me Later is a service that lets you rack up a tab all over the internet and then pay for things from just one account. eBay seems determined to be an eCommerce portal these days, its really been pushing PayPal aggressively so I'm curious to see what they'll do with Bill Me Later besides simply integrating into their own site. It looks as though Blackberry's gonna launch an application store of its own, we've seen some leaked photos of the new Blackberry App Center and it looks as though the store will be run through the phone's browser rather than as a separate management application. It also appears as though the app store will be managed by the carrier rather than Research in Motion, which is not the way it works on the iPhone. AT&T doesn't have much to do with the app store on the iPhone, if they did they could veto an application even if Apple already approved it. If Blackberry really wants to compete with the iPhone in the app store arena, they have to make easy, a browser based app store doesn't sound all that easy to me, but we'll have to wait and see before we rush the judgment on this one. IBM launched a social network of sorts for small businesses, it's a Beta program called Bluehouse. This is a Lotus website that lets companies of 500 employees or less store files, hold meetings, share context, and collaborate on projects over the web, it works in pretty much all the popular browsers. It could be said that this is IBM's offering in the Cloud computing space, Bluehouse does a lot more than the average corporate Wiki or social network, it does web conferencing, scans on-line content for compliance issues, scans for security bugs and more. To test it out for yourself visit Bluehouse.lotus.com. The Samsung Instinct got a firmware upgrade recently and it's supposed to improve the browser. The cool thing about the Instinct's upgrade is that it can happen wirelessly instead of requiring a physical sync, it's also supposed to improve stability and speed up page renders. To get the update go to the Settings menu on the main screen and navigate the General and then upgrade software. Here's a good idea for a Christmas gift the new Logitech Harmony Universal Remote, these have typically been on the pricey side around $250 or more, this one however, is only $99. It operates up to 5 devices at one time, it doesn't have the colorful LCD screen like the higher-end models but otherwise it still looks a lot like the 550. My dad may be getting one of these for Christmas this year. Twitter wants you to help fight spam. The site is asking users to follow At Spam, this way you can direct message the Spam account when you receive Twitter Spam. All you do is send along the user name of the alleged spammer and Twitter will investigate. Those are all your headlines for today but I will, of course, be back tomorrow with more. Thank you for watching. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:05:14 [ Music ]