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Website of the Day: HopStop

Posted By Tech on Jan 26, 2007 at 2:04PM

HopStop provides step-by-step directions for walkers, and people taking the bus or subway in four major U.S cities: New York, Boston, Washington and San Francisco. While I realize not all of you live in these cities, most of you have been, or will eventually go to them, so I figure the site is worth checking out.
All you have to do is enter your starting and ending destinations and you will get clear instructions with alternative options and maps. Worried that subway line is down or there are bus delays? This site is great because it takes all of this into consideration. Also included are city guides which include restaurants, bars & clubs, featured trips and user submitted trips.

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Website of the Day: Indexed

Posted By Tech on Jan 25, 2007 at 4:02PM

As always, you readers have shared something I will love forever. Moni B turned me on to Indexed a project that creator Jessica Hagy says helps her "make fun of some things and sense of others. I use it to think a little more relationally without resorting to doing actual math." The site features cleverly drawn and conceived graphs and ven diagrams on index cards detailing all those topics you never thought were related. Seen here, her post Let's Watch Some Dreams Die features a hilarious graph showcasing a person's perceived ability vs. their actual ability as the season of American Idol progresses.

Other great indexed items include: The stud vs. slut issue, No news sometimes is the news, let's talk about the weather and my favorite, Those simple steps are never so simple.

Do you have a favorite website - other than geeksugar that is - if so, just read more

Website Of The Day: Geekcruise.com

Posted By Tech on Jan 24, 2007 at 2:08PM

There are a lot of shockingly geeky gadgets, activities and pastimes out there, but none of them compare to the idea of taking a geek cruise. The cruises are just like the regular "eat a lot and pretend you're going to work out on a boat" cruise, but instead of the usual mundane activities, geeks can partake in out-of-the-ordinary, slightly intellectual activities.

The geekcruise site features trips with themes such as: Mac Mania, Opera Odyssey, Linux Lunacy VI, Shakespeare at Sea and Chess Moves. Now if only I could convince my friends to take the Mac Mania or Shakespeare at Sea trip this summer.

Website of the Day: Chegg.com

Posted By Tech on Jan 23, 2007 at 5:03PM

When I was in college, I used to spend a fortune on textbooks each semester. Nowadays, websites like Chegg.com exist which actually help students save money on things like books. With headquarters near Stanford, Chegg was created by students for students, and is truly dedicated to helping fellow starving students save a buck. The site resembles a mini craigslist, with categories including furniture, event tickets, housing, computers and electronics.

Check out this neat article about Chugg called Web Sites Challenge the Textbook Goliaths.

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Website Of The Day: 3191

Posted By Tech on Jan 19, 2007 at 12:34PM

I have been sitting on the treasure that is 3191.VisualBlogging.com, for longer than I can bare. Having found it on the third day of January, that's saying a lot. The site is a project of two friends, Stephanie and Mav, that live, wait for it, 3191 miles apart. Every morning they each take a picture of themselves, their house, their newspaper, their breakfast and post them side-by-side so they can feel connected to one another.

Though their message is simple: "we live 3191 miles apart. We like to get up early." The result of their efforts to connect with one another offers a stunningly colorful and poignant look at friendship, mornings and the ways in which technology can bring us each other. Viewers can comment on their pictures and share in the experience with the two. I plan on checking the site every day for the rest of the year - just being an onlooker to their experiment is fun enough for me. The photos below showcase the beauty of the site, but for the full effect check it out yourself.

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Who Knew Video Games Could Make You Lose Weight?

Posted By Tech on Jan 18, 2007 at 5:35PM

For the last few months, everything has been Wii, Wii, Wii. Everyone wanted one, no one could get one (except me!) and sadly, one woman even died trying to hold her wee for a Wii. Despite the "do you have one?" chatter, there has also been great talk about the fact that the console gets gamers out of their chairs and on the move. The Sports Pack, which comes with the Wii, features an interactive Wii Sports kit that includes a workout option. One courageous man at wiinintendo.net has actually challenged himself to a “Wii Sports Experiment," where he set a six week game plan for himself, the idea being that he would continue all normal activity and eating habits, and simply add 30 minutes of Wii Sports to his day.

First off, I love the idea and the fact that the Wii got at least one video gamer to think about how sedentary we can become when we get hooked on electronics. I also love the fact that he stuck with his goal and made use of a program most people are probably skipping over. For tips on how he did it and more pictures, read more

Website of the Day: Newsvine

Posted By Tech on Jan 17, 2007 at 6:33PM

Looking for a convenient user friendly way to read the news each day? Launched in March 2006, newsvine.com was created with one purpose: "to build a perfectly different, perfectly efficient way to read, write, and interact with the news." The site contains news from all over the web, including established media organizations like the Associated Press, ESPN, and New Scientist as well as individual contributors from all around the world.
I'm impressed by the user interaction on the site - you can vote and comment on stories so others will have an idea how it has been rated by the user community.

Shipbrook.com - For All You Stephen Colbert Fans

Posted By Tech on Jan 16, 2007 at 1:51PM

As Buzzsugar shared with us last week Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert will appear on each other's shows on Jan. 18. For those of you that don't watch the show every night, Colbert often calls O'Reilly "papa bear" and has based faux TV persona on him. While Buzz is still recovering from what happened when Colbert took on the Decemberists in a guitar battle, and Yum has a great happy hour planned out for Thursday's show, I'm psyched about shipbrook.com, a fun website that allows users to submit their own "On Notice" items like the ones Colbert does on the show.

The site is awesome because it allows users to generate their own "On Notice" lists, which have become a beloved staple on the show. Shipbrook's creator Jeff Lee is a self-described geek. "It's kind of hard to deny," says Lee on his site. "I've been programming computers since 1977 or 1978, I don't recall which. I enjoy going to the local university's library and browsing through microfilmed archives of centuries-old books. I read science fiction; in fact, I've gone to SF conventions, and even dressed up in silly costumes. I used OS/2 Warp 3 instead of Windows 95, and Warp 4 instead of Windows 98. You can go ahead and make fun of me. I do." No worries Lee, you're just my kind of guy.

Website Of The Day: MyGreenElectronics.com

Posted By Tech on Jan 15, 2007 at 12:05PM

One of the main pushes at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which came to a close today in Las Vegas, was a focus on energy-efficient TVs, solar-powered chargers and environment-friendly computers. In an effort to showcase the effort the Consumer Electronics Association, the governing body that puts on CES, launched MyGreenElectronics.com a website aimed at promoting responsible use, reuse and recycling of electronics. Personally, I'm thrilled the industry is taking it upon itself to create eco-friendly options and tips for consumers - even if much of the effort comes from legislation. Every effort counts.

The website is a must-see for any gadget lover that upgrades his or her collection yearly - leaving a mess of unwanted electronics that are usually not biodegradable. For some MyGreenElectronics tips, just read more

Website Of The Day: Renkoo

Posted By Tech on Jan 12, 2007 at 4:05PM

Deciding on a place and time to meet up with friends but you don't want to play phone tag or email back and forth five hundred times? Renkoo is a fabulous service that lets you use the Web, IM, text messages and email to communicate with friends wherever you are and however you like. This site is great because it enables you to easily make plans in small groups, lets you chat to finalize activities, and gives you the option of receiving event notifications via IM, email and text. If you are a party-goer planner, or love getting together with girlfriends for a weekend hike like me, then this is the site for you!
Visit Renkoo.com to sign-up and get the party started!