Turn an RSS feed into a 'Star Wars' crawl
The aptly named StarRSS takes your favorite feeds to a galaxy far, far away. Call it the cure for the common RSS.
PC World - After the events of the last few days, I thought everybody could use a smile. And this definitely brought one to my face.
Many users still rely on RSS feeds to see the latest posts on their favorite sites. Of course, now that Google is pulling the plug on Reader, the door is wide open for interesting alternatives.
StarRSS definitely qualifies. It turns any RSS feed into scrolling text, complete with music, that you'll instantly recognize from a certain sci-fi classic.
Practical? No. Fun? Definitely.
Just head to the StarRSS page and paste in the address for your favorite feed. Want some samples? Look no further than PC World's RSS feeds. Needless to say, I'm partial to this one:
The text crawl isn't merely ornamental; you can click any headline to open that post in a new tab. Alas, there's no way to pause or reverse the crawl, though I guess that wouldn't be true to the spirit of the presentation.
Ultimately, this is just a cute little diversion, probably not something you'd use on a regular basis, but definitely fun to show to friends and co-workers.
If nothing else, I hope it made you smile.
Contributing EditorA Rick BroidaA writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles atA email@example.com, or try the treasure trove of helpful folks in theA PCWorld Forums.A Sign up to have theA Hassle-Free PC newsletterA e-mailed to you each week.
- Best iPhone, iPad Business Apps for 2014
- 14 Tech Conventions You Should Attend in 2014
- 10 Desktop Apps to Power Your Windows PC
- How to Add New Job Skills Without Going Back to School
- Slideshow: 7 security mistakes people make with their mobile device
- iOS vs. Android: Which is more secure?
- 11 sure signs you've been hacked
- Cybersecurity Imperatives Reinvent Your Network Security With Palo Alto Networks The Rise of CyberSecurity
- 10 Things Your Next Firewall Must do Next-Generation Firewalls Defined
- Firewall Buyers Guide Operate as the core of your network security infrastructure
- Getting Started With a Zero Trust Approach to Network Security The Traditional Approach to Network Security is Failing. View Now>>
- Webinar: Building a Big Data solution that's production-ready Big data solutions are no longer just a nice-to-have.
- Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data During this Web Event you will hear Meg Whitman, President and CEO, HP discuss HAVEn - the #1 Big Data platform, as well... All Desktop Apps White Papers | Webcasts