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The filter

15 years and 9 months ago · listen

I've spent the morning listening to music from my iTunes, but selected via The Filter. It's a great tool (free download here), which mixes the taste of thousands (like last.fm) but with a huge difference: it does it with my own music.

At the heart of The Filter is a music recommendation engine that is continually learning the listening tastes and choices of tens of thousands of music lovers. This huge collection of information is combined with your own likes and dislikes to create a personal understanding of what songs from your collection you will like to listen to and when.

It can be also used to create fresh playlists for your iPod, and to get a lot information about the music you are listening. It's great, for free, and with versions for Windows, Mac and Nokia phones.

Earn money while searching

15 years and 9 months ago · listen

Generation cash is becoming a reality. Now is time for the online search community (everyone of us) to earn some money by using a search engine (just that) or by referring friends.

Zotspot is the new kid on the block, with a disruptive business model: you earn money from using their search engine, earnings that you can keep or donate to one or more causes (e.g., charities or universities).

On top, you can earn even more money by referring Zotspot to friends. And you earn money from friends referred by your friends, and so on, until 3 generations. Confused? See the next image (taken from the Zotspot FAQ):

If you are interested in trying it, please do it by clicking the animated image below. This way you will be helping me pay this site hosting.

zotspot - get paid to search

Happy searching.

Google low-cost transportation

15 years and 9 months ago · listen

Do you need to travel from Oporto, Portugal, to New York? Don't want to spend a lot of money on this trip? Well, try this: point your browser to maps.google.com, click on "Get directions" and write "Oporto" to "New York". On the left side of the search results, notice step 51.

Please don't try this trip if you didn't eat your cereals in the morning.

The future is UMPC?

15 years and 9 months ago · listen

Via Armando Alves, a great video from Intel, predicting the future?

RSS readers should click here to watch the movie.

Top gear

15 years and 9 months ago · listen

This guys must have the best job in the world! Watch as they build their own limos: