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July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This

March 12, 2008  10:53 AM

Video: RFID Pet Food Access System



Posted by: GuyPardon
Audio, authentication, cool, creativity, gadgets, hacks, innovation, interesting, invention, RFID

This canine version of access control combines radio transmitters with a high pitched warning signal to keep each dog away from the other's bowl. The scenario is similar to many that role-based access control (

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August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

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



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

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 "


July 23, 2007  11:24 AM

News rivers: Dave Winer makes mobile feed browsing brilliantly easy



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, buzzword, cool, feeds, free, hacks, information, Internet, lifehack, Mobile, RSS, Technology, tool, trend, XML

Dave Winer, generally considered the father of RSS, has been playing with different ways of organizing, aggregating and displaying feeds for years.


July 5, 2007  5:56 PM

Hacker or cracker?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commentary, controversy, conversation, hacking, hacks, word meanings

Throughout the years I've been writing and editing on WhatIs, I don't think there's been another issue that's cropped up as often or been as gnarly to try to settle as the question of whether a person who attacks computers and networks is a hacker or a cracker. Just about everyone but the serious...


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 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


April 10, 2007  4:07 PM

MakeZine: DIY elevated to an artform



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, creativity, hacks, innovation, invention, lifehack, Technology

From one of the founders of the O'Reilly Network, the Makezine blog "brings the...


April 10, 2007  2:58 PM

Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, cool, culture, hacks, Technology, useful

Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools is is a Web site owned and operated by, of all people, Kevin Kelly, one of the co-founders of Wired Magazine way back in the 20th century. He writes about different "cool tools" weekly on...


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