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Tech tips from Robert Scoble

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech writer Robert Scoble, known for his Scobleizer blog, during a Tuesday presentation at Real Estate Connect rattled off a list of some online tools to assist with daily life -- or just to have fun with.1. Foursquare is a reality-based game that let's you log visits to local hangouts, and is an example of "mobile plus social plus search" building something new.2. Trapster can help you locate speed traps, and Google Maps also offers traffic information.3. Redbeacon is an online site that allows users to request contractor services, compare prices and schedule the work.4. Plancast allows users to share their upcoming plans with friends online.5. Goby.com is useful for identifying some nearby bike and hiking trails and finding a range of other activities and events.6. Gowalla is an app to share favorite places and upcoming events.7. Whrrl is a site for recording and sharing a digital log of your "Footstream," or the places you visit, and to discover ...