Free Redbox Rentals With Bing Rewards

Do you enjoy grabbing a Redbox movie once in a while?

I usually just use my Netflix, Crackle, Amazon Prime, or DVR my OTA channels, but sometimes that just doesn’t hit the spot. So I walk across the street to the Redbox. After having to do all the work of getting off of the couch and walking across the street the last thing I want to do is to pay for a movie.

Bing Rewards For The Win

I use both Google and Bing on a daily basis. By signing up for Bing rewards and using it for most of my searches I get enough rewards to get a free Redbox movie basically every week. There are also special reward point offers that can even bump that up more. I don’t know about you but I like getting freebies for stuff that I do everyday anyway.

So go and checkout Bing Rewards there is a referral bonus too but I will let you decided if you want me to have that bonus with a special link here.

Fuse Labs Brought us So.cl And it is Actually Cool

Not sure how many of you have had the time to checkout So.cl, which is a social search site from Microsoft’s Fuse Labs, but it is surprisingly good. It is in beta so there are certainly some bugs but I feel like it is a great step into the direction of social discovery which is largely where things are moving towards. Many people currently will consult friends on facebook before making a purchase, finding a doctor, or deciding on new color patterns. So.cl takes it farther to not just your friends but everyone. You can have feeds for whatever you like and can get content from everyone on the site. Instead of just an rss feed from certain places or just content your friends share, you have a wide open view.

Idea Gathering From So.cl Social Search Engine

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Bing Social Search is Awesome

If you haven’t tried Bing social search yet then I suggest you do so. Bing actually got it right this time around. Instead of search results being skewed or misplaced by social results, you get social interaction off to the side.

Bing Social Facebook Interaction

The social aspect is great for a lot of things, and I find it specifically helpful when I am trying to brainstorm different ideas. Continue reading “Bing Social Search is Awesome”

Browser Brand Loyalty Can Cause You To Miss Out On Nice Features

I am likely much crazier about browsers than the normal user. Many people just use whatever was on their machine or whatever someone has told them to use in the past. And they never question it or explore different options. I am a constant user of Chrome, Firefox, and IE9 with some use of IE10, Opera, and Safari. For the most part I use Firefox for my web development, debugging, and general browsing, IE for Slacker Radio, iHeart Radio, Grooveshark, Woot, and a handful of other sites that use the pinned sites, and Chrome I use for web testing and some general browsing. Then I open up Opera and Safari for testing.

Firefox All The Way

For my first 6 or so years of owning a computer I used almost solely Firefox. I actually started with IE but as soon as I discovered Firefox, IE was out the door. Then Chrome comes out and I enjoyed it but not enough reason to switch over from Firefox. Continue reading “Browser Brand Loyalty Can Cause You To Miss Out On Nice Features”