Google opens up Hot Topics search with automatic page updates
Google announced a new real time search feature last week. Depending on which page you are on it is either called Hot Topics or Hot Trends. Either way, it is pretty neat as you get a dynamic page that receives updates on a keyword topic in real time. It's like a Feed Reader for the entire internet!
If you want to give Google Real Time Search a spin you can You can try them out today by visiting Google Trends and clicking on a "hot topic," which in most cases will bring you to a search results page with the new real-time feature. Or, you can search for you own hot topic. For instance, here is a link to a search for Freenode which is an active topic today after they faced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attack.
Hopefully, Google will roll this feature out in full soon and give us ways to play with it. Are you programming Google Apps? Then, you should check out Google Apps: The Missing Manual. I liked it, though I only browsed it, others have rated it quite highly.