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Archive for the ‘Web & Technology’ Category

Librarians Want to Out-Google Google

Posted by comartslibrarian on November 10, 2008

Wired Campus: Librarians Want to Out-Google Google With a Better Search Engine – Chronicle.com

The idea is to cull and promote recommendations from tens of thousands of librarians around the world. No word on the technical architecture that would power the search engine.

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US News & World Report to drop print for Web

Posted by comartslibrarian on November 6, 2008

US News & World Report to focus on Web

US News & World Report, long the number three newsmagazine in the United States behind Time and Newsweek, has become the latest US media outlet to abandon print for the Web.

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Is surfing the Internet altering your brain?

Posted by comartslibrarian on November 4, 2008

Is surfing the Internet altering your brain? | Tech News on ZDNet

Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California who specializes in brain function, has found through studies that Internet searching and text messaging has made brains more adept at filtering information and making snap decisions.

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Netflix and TiVo to Partner on Movies

Posted by comartslibrarian on October 30, 2008

Netflix and TiVo to Partner on Movies – NYTimes.com

Netflix will place its Watch Instantly streaming-movie service on TiVo’s HD-compatible set-top boxes, furthering the technology industry’s goal of sending television shows and movies over the Internet — instead of over traditional cable and satellite networks — to ordinary TVs.

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