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5 Google Tips To Improve Your Search Experience

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1. Editor's Note: Be More Productive With Google, When Traveling
2. Today's Top Story
    - 5 Google Tips To Improve Your Search Experience
3. Hands On: Three Ultralight Portables
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1. Editor's Note: Be More Productive With Google, When Traveling

This weekend's coverage features a series of tips by Alex Wolfe on how to get the most mileage out of your Google search experience, from rolling out your own custom news feeds to leveraging Google to install gadgets for the Windows Vista operating system.

In addition, reviewer and contributing editor David DeJean puts three ultraportable laptops from Fujitsu, Sony, and Lenovo through their paces. He finds a lot to like but is also quick to point out the compromises that road warriors will have to make in favor of systems that are easy on your back. Let David know if you've found an ultraportable that works particularly well for you.

Tom Smith

2. Today's Top Story: Google Optimization

5 Google Tips To Improve Your Search Experience
Want an RSS feed of all Britney, all the time, or 3-D modeling software? Beyond basic search and apps like Google Earth, here are some little-known tips to enhance your online experience, including a free way to generate additional Sidebar Gadgets for Windows Vista, beyond what's provided by Microsoft.

3. Hands On

Review: Three Ultralight Laptops Get The Job Done
Can a laptop be small enough to carry easily yet big enough to do what you need it to? Absolutely -- although you'll need a heavier bank account.

4. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage

Apple Patches 45 Bugs In Massive Security Update
Apple patches several zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as a variety of bugs in Apple's software and third-party software such as Adobe's Flash Player and MySQL.

Blog: What Bill Gates Didn't Say: H-1B Limits Will Lead To More Outsourcing
Bill Gates recently asked Washington to up the supply of H-1B visas available to U.S. companies. He failed to mention that Microsoft and other American tech companies will ship hundreds of thousands of more jobs overseas if the visa cap isn't raised.

NIST Likely To Lift Windows Vista Ban If Microsoft's New OS Passes Muster
The agency is likely to begin full testing of Windows Vista in a month or two after it finishes a project to encrypt all of its laptop computers in order to comply with new government security policies.

Sophos Software Blocks Second Life At Work
Later this month, Sophos will be offering its antivirus users a free add-on that will let IT managers block workers from using Second Life on company networks.

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