Kid's Browser

I had embedded my youtube playlist in my previous post about nursery rhymes. Today Labnol.org gave me a new resource to try and the baby I was babysitting, loved it. KIDO'Z is a new service that offers an adobe air based kids safe browser with all the kid stuff preloaded! So it saves my time to search through the vast cyberspace for the kind of videos that my little niece would like to watch.You can safely leave your kid to watch videos on the web with this application. There is no need to know to read to use this intuitive software. 

Unlimited file storage

Lifehacker today announced the entry of a new online service called Livedrive. It is like a dream come true! Livedrive offers unlimited file storage with a standalone software client. The software installs a virtual drive called L into which you can drag and drop files. You can also select a custom domain http://someusername.livedrive.com for accessing their files and sharing them. The service is at present free and I’ve pretty much strong intuition that it could be for fee soon. But until then enjoy!

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Blogger disables some blogs automatically

I started a new blog about spirituality and not even 2 days passed before blogger blocked access to my blog. I have no clue why since it was a genuine blog with nice content (in my opinion of course). The reason it gave me is the following.

Your blog is disabled. Blogger's spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. (What's a spam blog?) Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.

I just hope to get access to it back soon. At least I should have been given the option to backup my blog data after it was blocked so that my hours of effort doesn’t go wasted.

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Nursery rhymes playlist on youtube

It is a tough job to babysit a baby or a toddler. Whenever I had to babysit my little niece who is only 6 months old now, I have found that she is mesmerised by the nursery rhymes videos on youtube. I had to search for the nursery rhymes every time I had to babysit her. Then I thought it is easier to keep the links safe in the form of a playlist and to play it next time rather than searching for the songs every time. I am sure that these songs stimulate learning and is a nice way to keep the kids entertained. These videos on the playlist below were not uploaded by me. I would like to thank them all who uploaded them to youtube and making my occasional babysitting work easier.

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Search for movies according to your taste

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Matrix is my favorite movie and I would like to watch other movies similar to it. But how to search for a movie that is similar to another movie? That is where Jinni helps. Jinni's social search-and-recommendation engine uses Movie Genome, a big, ongoing project with the Jinni community to describe video more complexly. Using proprietary technology, a Jinni search takes you inside plot elements, atmosphere, and more to give you appropriate recommendations according to your taste. You can watch the movies online.

Presently it is in invitation only beta. But I have 10 invites and would like to share with those interested.

 

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Get a translator widget for your site

If you are a blog or a website owner and would like to get a wider audience getting a translator button will be very helpful. Your readers can read your site contents in their own language at the click of a button. Conveythis is a service that includes all the major online translators such as Google Translator, BabelFish, MSN Traslator and more in a single button widget. Also you have statistics. According to the site more than 30 different languages are supported. This is how a sample button looks like. Mouse over it and you can get a number of options.

 

 

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Jobless? Make use of it

Currently the economy is down and it won’t be a surprise if even the best of the best loses his job. If you are one of them, don’t fall into the vicious circle of depression and non productivity. Don’t despair, maintain your spirits and productivity, make use of your time and keep going. Rachel Zupek of CareerBuilder.com has given a few important tips in an article on MSN. Click here to read it.

 

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Watch TV online in your favorite media player

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Livestation is an application for viewing many live television channels on the computer via internet. Livestation delivers a range of live radio and television channels to your computer over a broadband network. Those who are regular users of livestation or those who want to watch live television on their computers will appreciate it if they could watch them using their favorite media players rather than using a separate application. Mediaplayer connectivity addon in firefox will help you to watch the live video using the media player of your own choice. It allows you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click of a button.

All you have to do is the following

1. Install the MediaPlayerConnectivity addon in your firefox.

2. Select the media player of your choice in the wizard that automatically appears after restarting firefox.

3. Simply go to ChannelKing Log in to livestation website (sign up is free) and browse through thousands of choices (click on My Livestation) and watch them in your favorite media player!

With the mediaplayerconnectivity addon in firefox, you can watch most videos on the internet in your favorite media player.

The best thing is that you can watch the news channels in windows media player in its toolbar mode while doing the routine things like emailing or chatting on the internet without compromising valuable screenspace.


 

Top US Hospitals on Twitter

I was surprised to read a post on the Clinical Cases and Images Blog. 2 out of 4 top US Hospitals are on Twitter. There is an impressive list in the blog. Click here to follow them on Twitter.

 

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2nd Open Web Awards

Is there any website that you really care about? You can help the websites of your choice to grab the 2nd Open Web Award by voting for them online. Open Web Awards is the only one international online voting competition that converts major innovations in Web technology. It recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories. The first Open Web Awards winners included Facebook, Digg, Google, Meetup, Twitter, Netvibes, woot!, Last.fm and Mahalo. The first and final voting rounds will be held from November 19 to December 15. You can vote for one company in each category per day.

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