Whistle while you walk

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-It's Friday, September 10th. I'm Mark Licea, and it's time to get loaded. Android users will notice that Google Voice has been added to the home screen of their device. The company also added walking navigation to Google Maps for Android. This is basically a combination of walking directions and turn-by-turn GPS navigation. You just enter the address of where you need to go and choose the walking option from the navigation icon. T-Mobile's G2 is now official with pre-orders coming to Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile today. Like the G1, this has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and the new Android phone will run for you on a 3.7-inch display. The phone will have 4 gigabytes of internal memory and an 8-gigabyte MicroSD, a headphone jack, and a 5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p capture. It sells for 199 and hits Best Buy stores on October 6. And Hyundai just announced their first foray into the electric vehicle market. The blue one is an all-electric version of a car that the company showcased at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. You get around 87 miles on a single charge and a max speed of 80 miles per hour. It uses a lithium-ion polymer battery and they say it weighs 30% less than a standard nickel-metal hydride battery. Hyundai says to expect 2500 cars ready for sale by 2012. And pretty much everyone knows that the VLC player can support any movie or audio file. It's pretty much the best. And iPad users may get a VLC app if Apple approves. Rumor is we could see something as early as next week. Your Panasonic VIERA Cast TV can now do something that everything else can---- stream Netflix. This was promised during CES and it should come by way of a software update. It'll be in the VIERA Cast menu next to Amazon VOD, Skype, and Pandora. Those are all your headlines for today and that does it for this week. I'm Mark Licea for cnet.com, and you've just been loaded.

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