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Read A Book!

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 8:22 am

Here are 3 awesome and free sites that will help you find the right book for your palette. Read a book!

Featherproof – It’s on the indie side, offers great reviews, and even lets you download free mini-books. Very cool.

Bookarmy – A social-networking site where people review books, build reading lists, get the best book recommendations, and make direct contact with authors. Definitely worth it.

Shelfari – a global community of book-readers. Allows you to build a virtual bookshelf, discover books, influence peers through ratings, find readers with similar tastes, participate in online book groups, and talk directly with authors. Sweet reads, bro.


SmART History

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 7:57 am

Smarthistory.org is a fantastic free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. The site is broken down by time, style, artist, and theme. It is incredibly extensive and features informational and instructional audio, video, and pictures. Very helpful for lovers of the arts & humanities.

TED Talks

In Information, Web Sites on February 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. I believe TED Talks is the one of the most important sites on the web today. The annual TED conference consists of an extraordinarily elite group of the world’s leading thinkers. Though it is impossible for people like you and I to attend such a conference, TED Talks allows us to watch really smart people talk – from world renown scientists premiering inventions to J.K. Rowling talking at Harvard about the importance of failure.

On the site, one can view talks by:

  1. Subject – Technology, Entertainment, Design, Business, Science, and Global Issues
  2. Events – TED events since 1984 and Partner Sites
  3. Length – 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 minutes
  4. Language – Extensive languages from Afrikaans to Vietnamese

Rocking Glass

In Gadgets on February 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

The Rocking Glass by Normann Copenhagen features a curved bottom that allows it to rock without spilling over. Cop this innovative take on the tumbler at $25 for a set of 4.

Any Flavor Ice Pops

In Gadgets on February 5, 2010 at 8:33 am

Zoku’s Quick Pop Maker allows you to create your own customized frozen pops in as little as 7 minutes. The nonstick cast-aluminum molds have a proprietary solution sealed inside their bases to enable rapid, uniform freezing – no electricity required. For $50, you can make your own ice pops out of yogurt, fruit,  juice, ANYTHING. Very interesting + delicious.

Waterproof Notebooks

In Gadgets on February 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

Rite In The Rain is a company that offers waterproof notebooks and pens at  affordable prices. The products allow you to write in rain, sleet, and snow. For those times you find inspiration in the shower or underwater, trust Rite In The Rain.

Awkward eCards

In Fun, Web Sites on February 5, 2010 at 7:52 am

With Valentines day steadily approaching, you might want to scour this ridiculous eCards site. http://www.someecards.com is a site that specializes in awkward and kitschy eCards for the holidays and more. In addition to it being free, you can also send cards through facebook or create your own. Very funny + topical.

Intelligent Design

In Design, Web Sites on February 5, 2010 at 7:23 am

Toxel is a design, inspiration and technology blog. The site showcases concept furniture, creative advertisements, and other innovative works. One of the few places on the web where you an find food carvings, futuristic cell phone concepts, and hotels made entirely out of ice. Very cool.

Free Music

In Music, Web Sites on February 5, 2010 at 6:29 am

Grooveshark is an important and fairly simple site. It allows you to listen to any song in the world for free, create free internet radio stations, and search for free mp3’s to stream. Grooveshark streams 50 to 60 million songs per month, to more than 400,000 users. As of April 2009, its audience was growing at a rate of 2 to 3% per day. Don’t sleep on this one.

Free Education

In Information, Web Sites on February 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

In the words of The Animal Collective, “You don’t have to go to college”. Academic Earth is a site that offers free access to video lectures from top colleges and universities in the country. The format of the site is intuitive – breaking it down into subjects, universities, and top rated professors. Get educated without paying out the ass @ Academic Earth.

Fora.tv comes at a close second.