27 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.32

I scoured my brain trying to come up with my 3 favourite/best websites, the difficult thing is that I don't really have favourite websites, I could mention all the biggies you-tube, facebook, flickr, BBC, (yawn)  etc… but they are so ubiquitious that they are off my radar completely and couldnt possibly make the list. I like TED talks, while the …

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27 November 2008

jQuery Intellisense for VS 2008

Microsoft has released new intellisense support for the Visual Studio family. This is now available to download and use on Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express (which is free).   Steps to Enable jQuery Intellisense in VS 2008   To enable intellisense completion for jQuery within VS you'll want to follow three steps:   Step 1: Install …

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27 November 2008

Search images by colour

What consists of yellow, green, mauve and a deep red? To perfectly honest, I do not know, but I have found an interesting image search that might!  Idée Labs have released their Multicolr (It seems that everybody in the world is losing vowels, should we notify the authorities?) Search. Having “extracted” the colours from over 10 million of Flickr’s most …

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26 November 2008

Google search undergoes changes

Google, the search giant, has announced that its search service is to undergo some major changes that will make its service more inclusive of the Web 2.0 generation. At the moment users wishing to search for news or pictures would be required to do 2 web searches, one for news and one for pictures. Now if we wanted to know …

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26 November 2008

UK mobile internet use sky rockets

Nielsen has published stats that show the UK mobile internet use is growing 8 times faster than  PC internet use and (no surprises here) the average age of mobile users is younger than online. Massive increases in mobile internet use were reported with a 25% quarterly increase from Q2  to Q3 08, compared to just a 3% increase in PC …

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26 November 2008

Search the Web without Using Your Mouse

While surfing the web yesterday, I discovered a interesting new Google search mashup. It's called Keyboardr. This search engine has a search-as-you-type interface which means you don’t have to press enter after you've type you're search query. Once you see a site that you like, you use the arrow keys to navigate to the result and hit the enter key. …

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26 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.31

A confession before I begin: I own Now That's What I Call Music, the very first compilation of the ever popular NTWICM phenomenon that began in the 80's and is still going strong. Yes kids, believe it or not. Now up to number 70 and featuring such classics as, Cry For You by September and who could forget the classic, …

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25 November 2008

Facebook awarded $873 million in spam case

After a legal proceeding that lasted four months, Judge Jeremy Fogel awarded Facebook $873 million in damages against Adam Guerbuez and Atlantis Blue Capital. The Canadian has been sending dodgy spam messages to Facebook users. This is the biggest judgment in history for an action under the CAN-SPAM act. Facebook does not expect to quickly collect $873 million and share …

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25 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.30

It would seem I am the 30th person to do a review of my favourite websites, this is very difficult to be honest, there are too many websites out there that I visit regularly and too many that instill a sense of "that was a waste of time" kind of feeling. This is generally a bad feeling and it does …

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24 November 2008

The Future of Music Scouting?

Sometimes you stumble across a solution to a problem, or an application of a concept that is so simple in its implementation, yet so undeniably genius, that you almost have to take a moment to consider how it was ever possible to exist in a world without it. Like the iPhone's dedicated "Silent-Mode" switch that does not require any input …

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