While people have always wondered what the value of URL link shortening services like bit.ly could possibly be (beyond shorter links), the guys over at bit.ly have taken wraps off just a tiny glimmer of the power of mass-quantities of crowdsourced data.
While the technology to make your own genetic or robotic Avatar isn’t yet available, you can turn yourself into the image of an Avatar by using a handy new website from the guys at McDonald’s. Impress all of your friends with your own custom-made Avatar!
Need to augment someone’s punchline with a “Bazinga”? Want to surprise your office mate with a battle cry from Leroy? Or maybe you just want to dance to Keyboard Cat’s tune? All of that and more is just a push of a virtual button away:
The in-house nerds of online data backup expert Backupify have come up with the ultra-powerful, paradigm shifting, completely concocted Backpedalify, “a new service for government and elected officials to ensure honesty in politics.” Backpedalify takes a public official’s previous statements and restores them to what they actually mean.
2009 has definitely been a bad year for the… uh, head pirates. Pirates-in-chief? Anyway, Judge Stephen Wilson of the US District Court, Central District of California has ruled in favor of Columbia Pictures’ “motion for summary judgment on liability as to inducing infringement” against Gary Fung, owner of several torrent sites, including the infamous IsoHunt.
Tina Roth Eisenberg – more popularly known around the Internet as Swiss Miss – and her friends recently launched a web-based to-do app called TeuxDeux. Upon creating an account (it’s free for the time being, but Eisenberg admits that they may have to charge a “minimal fee” in the future to cover for upkeep) you’re immediately presented with the days of the week, each with a text box and a row of blanks.
I read about Regretsy on Gizmodo so yeah, half the world’s already read about it, but this is just too fun to pass up. See, we’ve featured a ton of awesome handmade items sold on Etsy, but rarely have we trawled it for mind-scarring monstrosities.
If you think that a bunch of old calculators isn’t as interesting as a collection of old toy robots, well you’re mostly right. A calculator is useful – hell, even an abacus is more useful than a toy robot – but it’s also one of the most boring gadgets ever.
Someone at Robot’s Dreams just posted a link and a tiny snapshot of The Old Robots Website, nothing else; no intro, not even a goodbye. After spending nearly an hour at said website, I think I now know why: whoever posted that link must have been so eager to go back to browsing The Old Robots Website that he or she couldn’t be bothered with typing something else other than the link.
The craymachine is a bitchin’ way to kill time. If the iPhone had a keyboard this would’ve been a cool app. So what is it? It’s a flash-based synthesizer; a sound is mapped to each letter on your keyboard, ranging from the normal but essential bass drum of b to the intergalactic croak of w.
Some say that the best motivation is the fear of humiliation. Want to graduate at the top of your batch? Tell everyone you know! Supposedly this will make you work extra hard, because you already gave your word, and failure will only give the people around you the license to point out how much of a loser you are.
Along with sporting one of the wackiest titles in gaming history, Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland also has one of the most unusual heroes of all time. It looks like the chubby money-loving man is back for another installment… or will be soon.
If you can surf the Internet and install software without asking for help, then I’m sure downloading torrents is also a piece of cake for you. But of course there are other aspects of downloading torrents that require more knowledge and tweaking, like bandwidth settings or port forwarding.
Have you ever seen those headless paintings or headless cardboard figures in parks or zoos or movie theaters? The ones where you can place your head where the head of the thing should be, such that you look exactly what an idiot would look like?
It is said that Jesus is the King of Kings, and that three kings visited him when he was born. So what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to plaster a huge strip of bacon – made from The Meat of Kings (try it with onion rings) – on your screen while you’re surfing?