Are you ready to be introduced to the best New Tab/Start Page since the beginning of Google Chrome? Well you better get ready because it’s coming! Actually, it has already been around for several months now and has built quite a user base of “currently” over 120,000 users. The extension is called Currently and it is a fast loading “theme” for your New Tab page.
Over its long course serving us as the overlord of the Internet, Google has had some good ideas and some bad ideas. However, Google has pushed out some pretty interesting and obscure projects on the side. Google PowerMeter, for example, was a way to keep tabs on how much energy you’re using in your home from a web interface. Never heard of it? You’re probably part of the great majority.
If you use an obscure browser that doesn’t show any support for Speed Dial, there’s good news for you: the same feature can easily be replicated by a large number of web services. All you need to do is configure your page and set it as your browser’s homepage, and it’s as good as any add-on for the same feature. Some do it better than others.
Yahoo isn’t pulling any stops in its efforts to personalize the user experience for you. In the latest move, it has dusted off My Yahoo and given the personal start page a fresh look.