Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Sift 61-65

The Sift 61: Apple (2 of 2)

  • 10 Intriguing Apple Patents to Get Excited About
  • 10 Fan-Made Apple Product Concepts We Wish Were Real
  • Apple patent application points to denser batteries, improved charging technique
  • Apple TV Gaming Hinted Strongly in iOS 4.3 Beta Code
  • iTunes Privacy Hole Lets Anyone with Your Email Address Spy on Your iTunes Library

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The Sift 62: Driving

  • Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Yearly Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue
  • Proposed Bill To Give Electric Vehicle Buyers $7,500 Credit Right When They Buy - since Washington State doesn't have an income tax, you could just pre-pay your first 7-1/2 years.
  • Euromasters electric classic Porsches let you be a rebel without a gas tank
  • EPA's letter grade automobile stickers could bring QR codes to car windows in 2013
  • AT&T to get future BMWs online, marque in danger of becoming Ultimate Downloading Machine

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The Sift 63: Infographics

  • How We Use Social Media During Emergencies
  • Fastener Type Chart - fantastic chart of bolts, nuts, screws and other fasteners
  • 10 Years of Wikipedia
  • How Videos Go Viral - interesting, but not great
  • Engineer's Guide to Drinks - mixology as blueprints. fun.

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The Sift 64: Consumers and Shopping

  • How retailers can compete with online sellers: In-person customer service
  • eBay Dials M for Makeover
  • Use This Template to Write Concise, Effective Complaints When Companies Piss You Off
  • Don't Distract Your Buyers
  • How Consumers Are Using Smartphones in Stores

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The Sift 65: Art and Design

  • Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt
  • Learn the Basics of Design this Weekend
  • Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes
  • Basics of Photoshop: Color Correction, Touch Ups, and Enhancements
  • Ideas + Square = Origami. Robert Lang on how origami is helping in the space and medical professions. (Video)

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