Reading News Feeds

by Feb 11, 2019

Here’s a special service to users with German language skills – and a challenge to adjust the code for everyone else: the code below uses the RSS feed from a major German news magazine, opens a selection window where you can select one or more articles, and then opens the selected articles in your default browser:

# URL to RSS Feed
$url = ''

$xml = New-Object -TypeName XML

# the subproperties ( depend on the RSS feed you use
# and may be named differently
$  | 
  Select-Object -Property title, link |
  Out-GridView -Title 'What would you like to read today?' -OutputMode Multiple |
  ForEach-Object {
    Start-Process $

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