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Cool Web Apps & Sites November 12, 2014 posted by

Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view

Google Street View is a wondrous thing, no question, but it’s a bit limited in some ways. For example it really only focuses on what’s happening in the immediate area of a main street. Sure there are more walking views being done, but it’s still got lots of gaps, especially in less developed areas and countries. Now there’s a new alternative which lets the ‘crowd‘ contribute their own photos using a special app.


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Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view
Bookmark This! November 11, 2014 posted by

Pink Floyd Endless River – new final album now available online for free streaming

Super group Pink Floyd has decided to release one final album to the world, and of course it’s going to be a huge thing. But even more massive is the fact that they’ve gone and released the whole thing for free streaming on Spotify first, in order to get everyone excited.


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Pink Floyd Endless River – new final album now available online for free streaming
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 4, 2014 posted by

Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator – free onlne service helps you sleep better, wake up feeling good

Part of being an adult is getting to decide your own bedtime. Which is awesome. The downside is that you don’t get to decide your wake up time usually. The Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator is a simple site that helps you figure out when it’s best to go to bed.


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Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator – free onlne service helps you sleep better, wake up feeling good
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 4, 2014 posted by

Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator – free onlne service helps you sleep better, wake up feeling good

Part of being an adult is getting to decide your own bedtime. Which is awesome. The downside is that you don’t get to decide your wake up time usually. The Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator is a simple site that helps you figure out when it’s best to go to bed.


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Sleepyti.me Bedtime Calculator – free onlne service helps you sleep better, wake up feeling good
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 30, 2014 posted by

Easy Guitar – LED guitar and online tutor site makes learning the guitar a much easier task

There are a lot of various ways you can learn to play the good old guitar. Back in the day I just used to sit in front of someone and try and follow their fingering as they ran through a well known song of the day, and after a while it was pretty easy to pick up. But if you want to do it properly, without picking up bad habits, you really need some proper instruction.


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Easy Guitar – LED guitar and online tutor site makes learning the guitar a much easier task
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 30, 2014 posted by

World State App – taking the fluff out of delivering the news

I was in a public bathroom when I overheard two ladies talking about Ebola. Both of them said they had heard about it on the news and they both confessed they had no real idea what it was but they were defiantly afraid of it. The World State App hopes to keep that from happening with their innovative way of news delivery and dissemination.


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World State App – taking the fluff out of delivering the news
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 27, 2014 posted by

Wunderlist – power through your To-Do lists with this cool sharing system [Freeware]

To do lists are so helpful. Have a million things to do? Make a list! Cross things off! Feel accomplished! This post is on my to do list, and when I’m done, I’ll feel great. But what if you have multiple people who need to be involved? Well Wunderlist lets you share your lists with others, so productivity becomes a group effort.


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Wunderlist – power through your To-Do lists with this cool sharing system [Freeware]
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 16, 2014 posted by

How Technology Has Changed Our Lives – 114 years of ‘progress’ in a very cool video cascade

Hey, you know all this stuff we’ve got around us now, like the gadgets, healthcare and incredible advances in transport? Well they all started somewhere, and if you’re at all interested in watching the people who kind of made our modern world happen, you should definitely pop over to this How Technology Has Changed Our Lives site. Be warned though, it’s a bit addictive, so make sure you’ve got some free time.


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How Technology Has Changed Our Lives – 114 years of ‘progress’ in a very cool video cascade
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 6, 2014 posted by

Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria

There’s a constant flood of rumors on the Internet, some outlandish, some quite reasonable. The problem is it’s really hard to tell which is which, and it’s easy to be fooled by media hysteria during crises or important global news events. Now there’s a quick and very neat way to verify what you’re hearing about as it happens.


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Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria
Awesome October 2, 2014 posted by

Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master

Way back in 2009 we featured a brilliant new YouTube artist who goes by the name of Kutiman. His work involves micro editing YouTube clips of musicians playing various instruments, to produce stunning polished songs. Explaining it doesn’t do it justice, and at the time we called it ‘probably the best thing on the web at the moment‘. Well he’s back with a new album, and the same sentiment applies. It’s amazing.


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Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 30, 2014 posted by

Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country

Thanks to the power of couriers and online stores, we’re now increasingly buying our stuff directly from factories and Far Eastern wholesalers, rather than relying on local stores. This is very bad news for national retailers, but very good news for buyers and shippers. Or is it? Because the hidden sting in the tail of most of these transactions is the duty and tax you have to pay when the item lands in your country. Now there’s a way to…


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Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 26, 2014 posted by

Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool

Have you ever missed a cool event in your area, or online, because you didn’t know it was on? Annoying isn’t it? We recently missed the annual Wheeltappers Club cheese tasting and plum rub event, and it really rankled. Well now there’s a way to keep up to date with all the events you may be interested, which is actually a pretty cool idea.


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Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool
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