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Set up Instant Video Chats and Conferences with Appear.in

Set up Instant Video Chats and Conferences with Appear.in
Distance learning isn’t as easy as it seems. It seems like I discovered Appear.in a tad too late because I’m just a few semesters away from graduating with my Master’s degree, but you might find this service useful.

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere

Newegg Takes on Amazon Prime with Newegg Premiere
Back when Amazon Prime first launched I made fun of it and generally thought it was the dumbest thing I had ever heard. In my mind, I would never buy enough items for Amazon to cover the yearly fee to be a member.
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Soon-to-be-Dad Wants the Internet to Name His Daughter

Soon-to-be-Dad Wants the Internet to Name His Daughter
Would you name your daughter Cthulhu All-Spark? I wouldn’t. But Stephen McLaughlin might, because that’s the name the Internet has suggested and voted to the top for his soon-to-be-born daughter.

CosTrader Costume Buy & Sell Market: Website Merchant Cosplay

CosTrader Costume Buy & Sell Market: Website Merchant Cosplay
There are thousands of sites that makers can use to sell their costumes, including major ones such as eBay, Etsy and deviantART. But if you want a site that’s focused solely on costumes, check out CosTrader.

SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)

SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)
There are a lot of apps that make use of information that people have posted on their public social network profiles. For example, there’s Hell is Other People, which is an app that helps anti-social people avoid other people by utilizing other users’ check-in data.

Social Network Cemetery? Sanctri is a Facebook App Where People Can Mourn

Social Network Cemetery? Sanctri is a Facebook App Where People Can Mourn
I’ve found out about the untimely demise of several people not through friends or family, but through Facebook. It’s odd and a bit depressing to see messages of condolences sandwiched in between selfies and links to The Oatmeal’s latest comic, but it’s happening a lot more frequently these days as more people get into social media.

Happy Hour Virus: Book of E-lies

Happy Hour Virus: Book of E-lies
Ad agency TDA_Boulder came up with Happy Hour Virus, a website that fakes computer problems. The idea is that you’ll be able to use the “problem” as an excuse to leave work. I don’t think it actually has a chance of getting you off of work, but you can use it to punk your non-techie colleagues for a few seconds.

Real Life Instagram: Life Imitating App

Real Life Instagram: Life Imitating App
Last year we saw a concept for a pair of glasses that applies Instagram’s filters through its lenses. Bruno Ribeiro took a more literal approach with his Real Life Instagram series, taking not just Instagram’s filters but its entire interface into the real world.

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?

Realistic Facebook Security Simulator: Can You Keep Up?
One thing so many users complain about Facebook is its privacy settings – or lack of consistency thereof. The social network’s privacy policy has been changed and updated so many times over the last few years that I’m not sure what parts of my profile I can fully hide or control anymore.

Twitter IPO Coming Soon: Get Ready to Buy in 140 Characters or Less

Twitter IPO Coming Soon: Get Ready to Buy in 140 Characters or Less
There’s always some excitement when a tech company finally makes its IPO. The most notable, at least recently, was Facebook’s. Now, Twitter is set to have their own IPO, right around Thanksgiving.

Send Messages Hidden in Encrypted Images with Crypstagram

Send Messages Hidden in Encrypted Images with Crypstagram
If you need to send someone a message but have to be discrete about it, then you might want to give Crypstagram a shot. It’s an image sharing site does more than just provide you with a means to share images with other people.

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards

Turn Your Social Media Profiles into Business Cards
Social media plays a big part in people’s lives these days. Not just in their personal lives, but also in what they do for a living as well. If you’re one of those people, then you might be interested in the social media-themed business card generators by Stephen Ou.

Mummify Lets You Store Permanent Copies of Web Pages

Mummify Lets You Store Permanent Copies of Web Pages
Sometimes, bookmarking a website just isn’t enough. A permanent copy is different from a physical copy, so printing the page just isn’t the same as actually saving it. Of course, you could also choose to save the entire page with all the elements on your computer, but if you plan to do that with a lot of pages, then that could turn into a confusing mess of files and folders pretty quickly.

Placekitten: Let Kitties Take the Place of Blank Spaces in Web Designs

Placekitten: Let Kitties Take the Place of Blank Spaces in Web Designs
Who doesn’t love kittens? I’m no professional web designer, but I’ve tried designing a site or two, and let me just say it involved a lot of hard work. One of the tiring aspects of web design is having to insert placeholders for designs, images, or code that aren’t ready yet.

TipTop Service Finds You the Best of NYC

TipTop Service Finds You the Best of NYC
I think people who live in New York City are extremely lucky, because there are so many developers out there who are setting up all sorts of apps and services targeted especially for them. One of the latest of these is TipTop.

Ghost Singles: Find Love in the Afterlife

Ghost Singles: Find Love in the Afterlife
Do you believe in ghosts? If you do, then you might think Ghost Singles is a welcome addition to the growing list of dating sites on the Internet. As its name implies, the site aims to help single ghosts find their ghostly match.
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