Find Torrents Of Your Favorite TV Shows With TED – Torrent Episode Downloader is basically a tool which scours the internet for torrents of TV shows that you ask it to and then lets you download them using a torrent client. TED does not download the files itself, nor does it host the files. It only searches for them.
Earlier this month my family and I went to Disneyland, California. One of the highlights in recent years is Innoventions in Tomorrowland. Located right next to Autopia (old timers will remember it as the America Sings building) Innoventions showcases technologies that HP and Microsoft are building for the homes of the future.
I’ve read about Microsoft Surface in recent months. Surface is essentially a coffee table with a big multi-touch enabled screen. You interact with digital things just like you would the physical. My favorite part of tech like this is how fast kids just ‘get it.’ No asking how or what, kids just start using it naturally.
In this short video we put together a video puzzle with fun results:
Form Bookmarklets – Makes the browser ignore web site requests to not remember passwords.
Some sites, including many banks and a few other sites such as Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Passport, tell browsers not to remember passwords for visitors using autocomplete="off". This bookmarklet makes the browser ignore autocomplete="off" temporarily, allowing you to save passwords even on sites that use autocomplete="off".
Oppo Readies Universal Blu-ray Player – Value video products manufacturer Oppo Digital said it is preparing to enter the Blu-ray Disc player category in a big way, with a fully featured “universal” unit supporting, DVD video, DVD-Audio, and SACD, in addition to Blu-ray Discs with up to 1080p/24Hz output.
UPDATE 22APR09: This has all changed yet again. I’m leaving the bulk of this here for historic purposes so scroll to the update section at the bottom.
Ever want to use the RSS feed from your Facebook status? Well, this is ridiculously harder to find than it should be so I thought I’d do a quick post. Note, this for the ‘new’ Facebook. Things changed a while ago and instructions found elsewhere no longer work.
UPDATE 19APR09: Thanks to Liam, I found out that Facebook changed the location of the feed again. You can now find it under the Friends tab on the left hand side. It is now called Friend’s Status Feed.
UPDATE 22APR09: Reader Brendan posted a comment that the link in my last update links to the feed of all you friends statuses rather than a feed of YOUR statuses. I didn’t really think twice about it since that is the one I like for use elsewhere.
I did some more digging and still can’t find the feed to your OWN statuses. However, through a little tinkering around I figured out how to create the feed.
2. On the right-hand side you’ll see ‘Subscribe to Notifications. Click the ‘Your Notifications’ link.
The link will open up the feed in your browser and look something like this:
This is a feed of notifications for things like when people post on your wall. Handy for future projects but not the feed we are looking for. But close…
The secret is all that id and viewer and key stuff. To get your status feed you need those numbers (I have changed them in these graphics to all 1’s. Leave yours the way they are.) I sent you to your notifications feed because it includes everything you need with just 1 minor change.
Go up to the URL in your browser and replace the word ‘notifications’ with ‘status’
There you go, you’ve created your Facebook status feed! Now just copy the whole new URL and paste it where ever you want.
UPDATE 24APR09: My last solution STILL WORKS for me. No idea why it wouldn’t work for everyone. I removed the old original link I had on here because people aren’t reading all the way down.
UPDATE 15SEP09: Reader Christian had good success getting this to work and outlined what he did in the comments. Here is a link right to his comment.
UPDATE 18JUN11: Facebook never leaves things alone. Diem, one of my readers notes that the keys have changed for the feeds. They still work for me using the methods as follows:
Sites that I found interesting for December 9th 2008 through December 10th 2008:
Find the right Blu-ray player for you – According to the early reports, Blu-ray is faring well this holiday season and it's not hard to see why. With standalone player prices finally slipping below $250 and more popular movies available, Blu-ray is now a solid option for those who want the best image quality from their home theater. If you're looking to go Blu over the next few weeks, here's a roundup of recent Blu-ray coverage on CNet to help you make your choice.
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens Review – The length of the zoom range is almost as remarkable as that of the lens's name itself, with the 15x ratio covering everything from a 28mm equivalent wideangle to a 420mm equivalent telephoto. This is unprecedented in terms of SLR optics, and is clearly aimed at users upgrading from superzoom digicams who require a similar focal length range without the inconvenience of changing lenses.Version for Nikon DSLR Cameras
and Canon DSLR Cameras