Filtering the web so you don’t have to for March 10th 2010 through March 11th 2010:
- Google Reader Play Transforms Feeds into Entertainment Experience -
Google has just released an alternative player for Google Reader that gives those with a penchant for browsing news the ability to do so in an image-heavy, TV-like fashion.
Dubbed Google Reader Play, the new tool is an experimental Google Labs project that presents stories one by one — based on their Recommend Items technology — using enlarged photos and auto-playing videos (in lieu of text) on a black backdrop. Viewers can redefine categories and star, like or share stories, with those be.. show all text
- Tattooing My Body “LIVESTRONG” for Cancer Research | Geoff Livingston’s Blog -
As some of you know, I have a close relative came down with cancer last year (he chooses to remain unnamed, but his cancer is now in remission). It turns out that my Cousin Paula (photo below) also came down with breast cancer last year, too (also in remission). That’s why I have decided to donate a little piece of my body to fundraise for cancer research with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. If I successfully raise $5,000 by midnight on Sunday, I will literally get the LIVESTRONG brand tat.. show all text
- Official Google Blog: Biking directions added to Google Maps -
Whenever I meet someone who finds out that I work on the directions team for Google Maps, the first question I’m asked is often “So when’s Google Maps going to add biking directions?” We’re big biking fans too, so we’ve been itching to give you a concrete answer. I don’t want to keep the good news a secret any longer, so the answer is: right now! Today we’ve added biking directions and extensive bike trail data to Google Maps for the U.S. My team has been keeping close tabs on all the public .. show all text
- Twitterlive – Another way to feed your RSS to twitter – Looks like it lets you do more frequent updating that twitterfeed does. Also on Twitter as @twlive
- New Hard Drives May Force XP Users to Upgrade to 7 – As a warning, it’s not all that dire, but it is a wake-up call for Windows XP users–newer hardware just might make your XP life a bit less comfortable. In this case, hard drives coming out starting January 2011 will have a new formatting standard that will make them less compatible with XP, and will result in performance slowdowns.