Flu Vaccine Locator (Both Seasonal and H1N1)

Google announced in its blog that collaborates with U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) and American Lung Association to offer this flu shot finder for U.S. at www.google.com/flushot.  Just go to the webpage and enter your city or zip code, it will show the locations that offer seasonal flu shot, H1N1 flu shot or both shots.  Here's the map around Monterey Park, CA area.

The locator provides location, phone number, data, time, cost (some of them are free) and the availability of the vaccine.  The same flu shot locator will be available on HHS's www.flu.gov and American Lung Association's http://www.flucliniclocator.org/.

Please note that currently the locator only has data from 20 states, but they are adding information from chain pharmacies and other providers in all 50 states. Of course you should call the providers beforehand to find out about more details about the two vaccines.

If you didn't know yet, Google also release flu trends information for 20 countries they gather through people's search term here: http://www.google.org/flutrends/.  If you want to know more about how they gather the information, they explains it here: http://www.google.org/flutrends/about/how.html.

Take extra care.

T-Mobile Upgrades Its 3G Network to HSPA 7.2

T-Mobile 3G users will enjoy the fastest 3G network in US.   According to this post from AndroidandMe, T-Mobile users in New York, NY and Chicago, IL start to have the new speed of 3.8Mb/s and 5.4Mb/s, respectively.  If you don't know much about the speed(Mb/s), that's faster than the internet connection I got from charter cable internet(advertised speed 5Mb/s but I normally get around 3.2Mb/s), which cost $29.99 per month.

New York, NY

Chicago, IL

For those T-Mobile users doesn't get this speed yet, your wait won't be long.  The other post from AndroidandMe reports T-Mobile is on track to finish the deployment of HSPA 7.2 in US by the end of 2009.  What's more?  They are going to deploy HSPA+ in 2010, which has a speed of 21Mb/s (more than 4 times what I get from home. sigh... )

If T-Mobile's Android phone can upgrade to Android 2.0 OS (Should be able to next year 2010), this speed and the Google Maps Navigation will be a big plus for T-Mobile.