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September 28, 2007  2:31 PM

What are the 45 best freeware design programs?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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snap2objects.com knows. In fact, Mauricio Duque's list of the 45 best freeware design programs is just the thing to help...

September 12, 2007  10:21 AM

A-Space and Intellipedia: Spy agencies go all Web 2.0



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, new media, news, participation, social networking, Web 2.0, Web applications, wiki

Birds do it, bees do it... Well, ok -- that wasn't true. Birds and bees aren't getting into wikis and social networking yet but almost everyone else is. Even spies are all over it. Last year the feds launched a wiki for the 16 US intelligence agencies (Did you know there were that many? I didn't.)...


August 27, 2007  12:26 PM

Facebook: A social network evolves into a social utility



Posted by: GuyPardon
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What can I say about Facebook that hasn't been said? Newsweek has placed Mort Zuckerberg, the founder of the social networking giant


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

Got a minute? Create (or edit) a solar system at Galaxiki.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, blog, community, cool, creativity, free, fun, interesting, Internet, participation, science, visual, Web 2.0, wiki

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

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July 30, 2007  5:11 PM

Picnik: Free web-based photo editing in real-time



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Up until the wonderful moment that my camera was exposed to the wonders of North Atlantic wave action a few weeks ago, I'd enjoyed over half a decade of great digital pictures from my...


July 2, 2007  3:56 PM

uMouse: Control your computer using gestures and a webcam, not a mouse



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, code, cool, creativity, freeware, fun, gadgets, hacks, interesting, interface, invention

This past weekend's iPhone launch has introduced hundreds of thousands of users to a new paradigm for mobile computing interfaces, multi-touch....


June 26, 2007  11:14 AM

Sneakernets, removable storage and hassle-free file transfer methods



Posted by: GuyPardon
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One of WhatIs.com's faithful readers wrote in recently with a suggestion for a much-beloved IT sniglets...


May 16, 2007  5:43 PM

Workrave: The (micro)pause that refreshes



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, free, lifehack, Linux

The other day I had one of those lightbulb moments. I'd been working for several hours and had just come across an exciting idea. The kind of idea that makes me leap from my office chair and run downstairs to tell my husband... Except that, well, although my brain sent the leap instruction, my body...


May 9, 2007  4:21 PM

Netvibes is a good start



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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Netvibes.com is a terrific, highly customizable start page . It comes with some defaults but you can change just about anything on the page to get whatever you want to see first when you log in.


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