Google push “Reading level” feature to the masses.

Published: April 9, 2011

Google have made an aesthetic change to two features which were previously hidden underneath advanced search. Both the dictionary definition tool, and Google Reading level have now been integrated firmly into the sidebar.

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PusherApp – realtime push notifications for your web application

Published: April 9, 2011

For me, one of the most exciting technologies to come out of the HTML 5 spec is WebSockets. A new way to “listen” for incoming messages and events occurring from the server side and pushing out the information to web browsers in realtime. Traditionally, developers have to regularly poll for information – which puts both stress on the client browser, and can be out of sync with the remote server. WebSockets aim to change all of that.

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5 of the best online code editors for fans of the cloud

Published: April 5, 2011

Browser based software has never been more impressive and I am continually blown away by what some people have managed to squeeze out of the humble web browser.

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Fear can stop you blogging. Blogging stops your fear.

Published: April 4, 2011

Many of you regulars will have noticed my posting frequency on this blog, going into hyper drive in the past couple of months. What was previously about one post a week (at best) is now averaging out at about (4.9 posts per week). The different types of content has ranged from easily digestible snapshots of …

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Clouds – sit back and fly with WebGL

Published: April 3, 2011

Clouds is a new experiment from the talented javascript developer Mr Doob, who has brought us a number of the demo’s showcased on Chrome Experiments. This latest featured experiment published on his website yesterday uses the full power of WebGL to brings us depth of field and an amazing 3d experience in the browser. You can see …

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Tiki Toki – timelines for a unique blogging experience.

Published: April 2, 2011

URL: http://www.tiki-toki.com Brought to you by ChronoFlo and Webalon, Tiki-Toki is a beautiful web based timeline that allows you to chart your journey through the web chronologically. Following a similar pursuit to Memolane, it’s easy to add content directly to your timeline including video, images and text based content. Whereas Memolane’s offering is partially automated through …

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11 personal health web applications for a fitter, healthier you.

Published: April 1, 2011

Health is one of those things that if you lose it, it’s difficult to get back. With more and more of us spending increasing amounts of time in from of the screen, to the detriment of our health, I decided to explore some of the applications out there that can actually improve our health for the better.

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Gmail Motion Beta

Published: April 1, 2011

Following in the footsteps of the tactile responses needed to control the Xbox Kinect in the browser, Gmail have introduced a motion sensitive element to Gmail which eliminates the need for a mouse or keyboard interaction.

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Canvas – is this the most fun drawing app on the web?

Published: March 28, 2011

Canvas is a fun application centred around one thing – image curation. Whilst we’ve seen plenty of websites and blogs focusing on this before (see Droplar or FFFound) – or ( EmberApp) but sometimes the curation process just needs a little extra sparkle.

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FindMaps – an OpenData mapping tool for the UK.

Published: March 27, 2011

Last year the UK government released numerous datasets to the public, an example being the Ordnance Survey’s OS OpenData. However, to date the public has not had access to this data in a useful and accessible manner. FIND’s Personalise Your Map website is an exciting development that allows the members of the public to make use of UK government data for their own needs.

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