News at Seven

November 15, 2006 at 7:33 am

News at Seven automatically generates a virtual newscast – complete with images and videos – pulled from RSS feeds, presented by a video game character. The speech is awkward, but I imagine this could be the future of newscasts – tailored to your interests. Imagine a newscast compiled of the RSS feeds to which you subscribe, presented as if it were the 6:00 (sorry, 7:00) news. Brilliant concept.

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NEWZingo – The Google News Tag Cloud

January 6, 2006 at 12:15 pm

Here’s an interesting way to get your news. NEWZingo constantly watches Google news and displays them in a cloud, with the popular items larger than the others.

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3 Steps to World News

June 15, 2005 at 9:27 am

How do you get your world news on the internet? Through a combination of RSS news feeds and a browser plug-in, you can easily scan and read news headlines in a fraction of the time it would normally take surfing the web.

Step 1: Download Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is currently the best browser for traveling the internet, and has extensive plug-in capabilities. You can download Firefox here.

Step 2: Setup Bloglines

Bloglines is an excellent service for searching and subscribing to RSS feeds. It’s free and easy to use. Go here to setup a Bloglines account. Once your account is ready you can install the Bloglines Mozilla Extension which adds a notifier to your Firefox browser whenever you have unread RSS feeds. Get the Mozilla Extension here.

Step 3: Subscribe to BBC

BBC World News offers the most comprehensive news service in the world. By subscribing to their RSS feed, you can easily scan through new headlines and click only on those which interest you. The URL for the BBC RSS feed is http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/world/rss.xml.

Stay up to date on current events around the world. Enjoy!

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