It's frustrating when things don't work like they should, whether it's the anti-lock brakes on the Toyota Prius, or your chimp janitor. For a web-browser that works like it should, check Fizzik.
Just launched outta Kirkland by a team of tech-industry vets, this still-in-beta web browser integrates a bunch of web services (Bing, Twitter, YouTube) and makes searching for news, video, or social media more intuitive by combining search with surfing the web, eliminating awkward tabbed browsing, but not awkward Tab Ramos browsing, which usually takes place in the Lanzera section. Unlike standard HTML browsers, Fizzik's got a unique 2-panel design that let's you look at entire web pages/sites without leaving your list of search results, which you can casually flip through, and return to any time via a "channels" feature that lets you easily save your searches, and avoid constantly retyping CakeFarts. Fizzik also offers a far more immersive video experience by stripping the extraneous text from YouTube pages, and letting you search for something else to watch without interrupting playback; the browser's design also gives you a new way to look at social media sites by automatically displaying pics/video shared by your friends in its main window, and letting you share anything on Twitter, F-book, or Gmail at the push of a button, so everyone can know that your baby is still incredibly smart and doing adorably ironic things, but faster!
Other fully integrated web services include the just announced Amazon Product Search, which allows everyone who uses it to comb the Seattle shopping giant's database of products directly from the application -- yes, even Roomba's.
Published: May 21, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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