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February 10, 2008

Newsletter 2-09-2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 8:26 pm

Blinkx.com is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Now, with an index of over 18 million hours of searchable video and more than 200 media partnerships, including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries. Blinkx.com uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video.
http://www.blinkx.com

Google is a great search engine, but it’s also more than that. Google has tons of hidden features, some of which are quite fun and most of which are extremely useful – if you know about them. How do you discover all these hidden features within the Google site? Just check out this web site for some help.
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=675528&seqNum=1

Metacritic’s mission is to help you make an informed decision about how to spend your money on entertainment. What began as a simple idea back in the summer of 1999–to both provide access to and summarize the vast amount of entertainment criticism available online–has evolved into one of the Web’s best resources for critical information about film, video, music, games, books and television.
http://www.metacritic.com/

Having trouble identifying generic pills and capsules without their original packaging or from an old prescription? Now you can quickly identify drugs and medications using the RxList Pill Identification Tool. Also at this site is a listing of every drug on the market that has passed FDC certification, it use, prescription, name, intended purpose, and side effects.
http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79140

The election are on their way and this site has ‘geek the vote’ section that shows how the candidates fair with technology issues. Popular Mechanics compiled the links to make it easier to compare leading presidential candidates on several issues in areas of science and technology.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/geekthevote08

I am a fan of Yahoo and all their specialized searches, site info, tools, widgets, etc. I spent some time on the tech section reviewing product info and reading tech news, tech shows, blogs, and the dummies guide to HD camcorders. Anyway, much can be learned from visiting this specialized Yahoo site.
http://tech.yahoo.com

While we are talking about Yahoo’s specialized sites, check out Yahoo! Education. It offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more.
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/

One more thing on Yahoo, as if you haven’t heard Microsoft is try to buy Yahoo. Personally, I hope they don’t. I enjoy reading the independent reviews and news from Yahoo. If they become a part of Microsoft I feel their objectivity will disappear.

“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

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