Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Sift 266-270

The Sift 266: Entertainment and Technology
  • Every Hour of TV You Watch May Shorten Your Lifespan By 22 Minutes
  • What Shows, Teams and Celebrities Are TV Watchers Following?
  • IBM Plans To Create Chips That Work Like the Human Brain
  • Flickr Boosts Location Privacy With Geofences
  • Take Two for MoviePass Subscription Service

The Sift 267: Banking, Finances and Acquisitions
  • Virtual Currency Beats All Other Kinds of Mobile Game Purchases
  • CNN Acquires iPad Newsreading App Zite
  • AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon give Isis mobile payment network a $100 million boost
  • Online Bill Payment: What Are Your Options?
  • Setup a Treasury Bill Investment Ladder

The Sift 268: Google
  • Google Maps adds current weather conditions for those who hate being rained on
  • U.S. Troops Overseas Can Use Gmail To Call Home For Free
  • Using Gmail, Calendar and Docs without an Internet connection
  • Google Voice for Takeout
  • Switched On: The accidental handset company, Part 2

The Sift 269: Infographics
  • 18 Things You Didn't Know About Firefly
  • Who's Winning the YouTube Town Hall?
  • How Travelers Use In-Flight Wi-Fi
  • How Speech Recognition Is Changing Our World
  • Smartphone Evolution Over the Last 40 Years

The Sift 270: Microsoft
  • Microsoft Ditches Flash on Metro Version of Internet Explorer 10
  • Ballmer: Windows Phones aren't selling very well, but we're not worried
  • Xbox Live functionality confirmed for Windows 8
  • Editorial: The great slate debate of Windows 8
  • Accessing data in ISO and VHD files

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