Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Sift 276-280

The Sift 276: Web Development
  • Unfurlr: What’s Hiding Behind That Shortened URL?
  • Rich snippets help you find music more easily
  • Form Design
  • Fresh WebSuction Downloads Entire Web Sites for Offline Viewing
  • JPEGmini Shrinks Photos’ File Sizes Online, Without Reducing Quality

The Sift 277: Cars
  • Rimac Automobili unveils 1,088 horsepower Concept One electric supercar
  • Fisker Surf plug-in hybrid: five doors of good Karma
  • Volvo unveils Concept You luxury sedan, dripping with touchscreens
  • BMW i3 electric and i8 plug-in cars on display at Frankfurt
  • Engadget previews Ferrari's future hypercars at the World Design Contest


The Sift 278: Education, Brain, People and Thought Leadership
  • Go to the library and check out a human being
  • Merging/Emerging
  • Why We Reject Creative Ideas
  • Back to (the wrong) school
  • Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education (TED.COM; 20:27)

The Sift 279: Entertainment, Fun and Games
  • Why Is Television Losing Women Writers? Veteran Producers Weigh In
  • You Can Compose Nokia’s New Default Ringtone
  • Netflix Arrives in Latin America
  • 8 Star Trek Gadgets That Are No Longer Fiction
  • 45 Years of Star Trek

The Sift 280: Finances, Banking, Business and Acquisition
  • Mortgage Reality Distortion Field
  • RIM Investor Urges the Company to Sell Itself
  • What is Happening to Debit Rewards Programs?
  • Foursquare checkins can help banks prevent fraud
  • Google Acquires Zagat

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