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Info: Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots - or zombies - rise up.
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 26, 2016 posted by Donyae Coles

GiveDirectly – a different way to give

Many people give to charity as a way to help people who really need it but there have also been many headlines in the news that point out that those donations don’t always go towards things that will help anyone, other than the pockets of the charity themselves. GiveDirectly is a way to send money directly to the people who need it most.

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GiveDirectly – a different way to give

Matter and Form – the little 3D scanner for your desktop

3D printing is a lot of fun. If your 3D design game is on point, you can make a lot of really cool objects. There are a lot easy to us programs to help people build the things of their dreams. Still, it’s a little difficult to recreate from life. If the object you want to make already exists, why not just scan it in? The Matter and Form is a small scale 3D scanner for your design studio.

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OpenStax – free textbooks (with some stipulations)

So you’ve probably seen the meme about Bill Gates and his wife offering textbooks for free through their website, OpenStax. This is not quite, exactly true but it is close. OpenStax is a free textbook resource that anyone can access.

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Opera VPN – online safety while your roam

So you’re the type that likes your web to truly be worldwide. Forget being confined by your location, view everything as if you were anywhere on your mobile device with Opera VPN, the app that lets you enjoy more online safely, all for free.

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NYPL Emoji Bot – revealing the archives, one tweet at a time

Bots have been online since people started crowding digital chatrooms. You’ve probably run into more than a few on Twitter and passed them by. The New York Public Library Emoji Bot is one you’ll jump at the chance to engage with. It trades pictures for emojis.

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In-Ear Glowing Sports Headphones – light up like it’s the sci-fi future of 1999

Whenever you watch science fiction flicks from the 80s and 90s, everything is always glowing for that extra cool, science fiction-y look. We’ve moved away from that aesthetic for the most part but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on it in everything. The In-Ear Glowing Sports Headphones will brighten up your music listening.

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LastPass – never forget a password again

Everything we do online requires a password these days. Banking, shopping, even reading the newspaper sometimes takes a login. If keeping all of those passwords straight has got you down, check out LastPass Password Manger and make your life easier.

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CoverClamp – stay nice and cozy in bed even if your partner tosses and turns

Right now, this might not be such a big deal but take note, the days are getting longer so soon you will probably want to sleep under a nice warm blanket. If you happen to sleep with another person, this can lead to bedtime wars. Stop cover theft with the CoverClamp, the device that keeps the blanket on your side.

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Pressed Flower Phone Cases – add a bit of nature to your mobile

Our phones are attached to us, sometimes literally at the hip so it makes sense that we want to make them stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking for a case that’s pretty and screams your love of nature, check out these Pressed Flower Phone Cases.

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Solid Energy – building a better, smaller battery

When you’re shopping for a new gadget, you probably make sure you check the battery life on it. If the battery doesn’t give you at least a couple of hours of usage, you’re probably going to pass on it. The problem is, the smaller the battery, the less use it will get before dying. What if there was a way to keep the battery small but increase the life of it? That’s Solid Energy’s goal.

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Kobo Aura One – the waterproof e-reader for a better beach read

When it comes to e-readers, the Kindle pretty much dominates that entire field but they’re not the only game in town. The Kobo Aura One is the e-reader that hopes to take the giant on.

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Word or Not – how much English do your really know?

Ever wondered how well you really know English? Are you really a master or can you just generally communicate? You can test how well you really know this language with the Word or Not vocabulary test. If you have four minutes, you can help science out and see how well you know this tricky language.

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EasyGo Wardrobe Dryer – the closet that dries your clothes

Ever overfilled a dyer and then the stuff in the middle was still all wet because it didn’t get enough air? That bites and means you have to run it again. Plus, everything gets all wrinkled. The EasyGo Wardrobe Dryer is the clothes dryer you hang your clothes in, no spinning, no wet middles.

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