Images: Meshing maps with UFOs, housing combines real estate auctions on eBay with a Google map. It shows the map of the U.S. with pushpins (upsidedown teardrops) and photos of houses below. If a person clicks on a red teardrop on the Web site, an info balloon pops up with details on that house.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...