How China's economic policy upsets the neighbors
As the United States loses some of its capacity to import voraciously from the rest of the world, China reaches a supply glut in some products -- making it difficult for neighboring countries to compete, especially as the Chinese government continues to keep a tight control on the value of its currency. An excellent illustration of how esoteric-sounding matters like currency flotation can decide whether lots of people in developing countries go jobless.
"Google Goggles" combines cell-phone cameras with image search
The tool is supposedly being launched through Google Labs first, for rollout to the rest of the world after a public testing period