Posts by tag: shopping

Cool Web Apps & Sites July 22, 2019 posted by

Indie Bound – find books locally

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that we like books here because reading is FUNDAMENTAL! Anyway, local bookstores are dying but you can help them out by shopping at them instead of online or big box stores. Bonus, more variety in selection. Don’t know where to start? See if where you can buy that book locally with Indie Bound, the website that tells you where to buy books.

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Indie Bound – find books locally
Gadgets November 15, 2018 posted by

Mozilla Shopping Guide – not all connected devices are as creepy

The holiday season is upon us. You’ve got a little over a month to shop for gifts if Christmas is your thing. For everybody else, you’ve got a little over a month to cash in on those holiday deals. Since we live in the future, a good deal of our gadgets and gifts come connected. Get a handle on which ones are probably selling you out to Skynet with the Mozilla Shopping Guide, the list that tells you who’s creepy…

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Mozilla Shopping Guide – not all connected devices are as creepy
Free Software July 23, 2018 posted by

Deconnect – in the future you can see your products in your house before you buy them

Usually in this space we’re highlighting a product and I guess technically we are right now but we’re not really talking about Gloo because the product is cool, we’re talking about it because the advertisement is. This Kickstarter is using augmented reality to show you what the product will look like in your own home with the app Deconnect.

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Deconnect – in the future you can see your products in your house before you buy them
hmm..interesting April 19, 2018 posted by

Funny Chemical Smell – this site looks at the weird smell on plastic from China

I order a lot of stuff from cheap import sites which means I’m getting quite a few products from China. Weird gadgets, craft supplies, you know the drill. If you do the same, then you may have noticed that some of them have a very strong chemical smell. Well you aren’t alone in wondering about this. This bare bones site chronicles the funky chemical smell that seems to be on everything from China these days.

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Funny Chemical Smell – this site looks at the weird smell on plastic from China
Free Software November 9, 2017 posted by

SHOPTHAT – do all your shopping through Messenger

Brands advertise their wares on social media all day, every day. But maybe you don’t have time to really shop right then. Then you have to save the post where it can be buried under all the news articles you’re going to read someday. Not cool. Make it easier with SHOPTHAT, the system that lets you shop Instagram and Facebook posts.

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SHOPTHAT – do all your shopping through Messenger
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 17, 2016 posted by

Fakespot – make sure those five stars weren’t just paid for before you pay for the product

So just about everything can be purchased online today but we don’t like to shop blindly. Because we can’t touch and feel what we’re purchasing online, we rely on reviews from people who have already tried the product to let us know what it’s like but not every review can be trusted, especially on Amazon. Fakespot is the web app that lets you know if those 5 stars are actually legit.

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Fakespot – make sure those five stars weren’t just paid for before you pay for the product