Wednesday, August 30, 2006

50 Fun Things To Do With Your iPod


Today's site is for all of my users with iPods. It is a list of 50 Fun Things To Do With Your iPod. Enjoy!

Go to 50 Fun Things To Do With Your iPod

 
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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Ask Vox


Last post, I showed you a website called Yahoo! Answers (you can see that post here). Today's Sensational Site is similiar in several ways. Ask Vox, like Yahoo! Answers, is a website where you can ask questions and get them answered. The difference, however, is that your questions are solved by a talking computer program!

How does this computer program, named Vox, know so much? Simple. When it encounters a question is doesn't already know the answer to, the question becomes open to the general public to resolve (again, sort of like Yahoo! Answers). Once, a question has been answered, it is added the Vox's information database.

Go to Ask Vox
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Another Sensational Site!
Google Answers


This is the last question and answer site, I promise! I just thought I should get through this one today. Google Answers is for very serious questions. Questions serious enough that are willing to pay for answers. For as little as $2.50, a "carefully screened" researcher will answer pretty much any question you can think of.

 
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Friday, August 25, 2006

Yahoo! Answers


Yahoo! Answers is today's Sensational Site. It is a huge online community of real people who ask questions and answer them. I've found this website really useful for those questions that just can't be answered by a computer. For example, I once asked the question "What is the name of the song in this video?" and then linked to it. Within about 5 minutes, someone had answered. Yahoo! Answers is also great if you have some spare time and just want to help people out!

Go to Yahoo! Answers
 
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Games for the Brain


Can you have fun and get smarter at the same time? Of course! Just head on over to GamesForTheBrain.com, a website full of really creative games and other mind workouts. My personal favorites are What Did I Search For?, Memocoly, Guess the Flag, and Anagramania.

Go to Games for the Brain
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Sensational Product
The iPod G6

There are now several rumours, even a picture (seen above) of what the next generation of iPod will look like. Check out the blog post from PaulStamatiou.com here.
 
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Top 10 of Top 10’s


From the Konquest Online blog, comes a list of the top 10 of top 10's. I found some really neat sites looking at this list!

Go to The Top 10 of Top 10’s
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Another Sensational Site!
David Letterman's Top Ten Lists Archive

While I'm on the topic of top ten lists, here is an archive of top ten's. It's from The Late Show with David Letterman.

 
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tickle: Tests

Today's Sensational Site has quite an odd name. It's called Tickle and it's an online database of fun tests and quizzes. Some examples are "Which Star Wars character are you?", "What's your psychic strength?", "Are you smarter than you think?", and "Are you a perfectionist?". Take one of these tests (or one of many others) by visiting the Tickle website!

Go to Tickle

Also, as a bonus, check out EssayGenerator.com. Like the name implies, it will instantanously generate an essay on any topic imaginable!

P.S. Don't worry. Tommorrow there will be photos again!
 
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Sunday, August 20, 2006

QuikMaps

Today's Sensational Site allows you to create custom maps. QuikMaps allows you to add your own labels and symbols to maps generated by Google Maps. You can then print the map off, email it, or put it on your website! Oh, and sorry there is no picture of today's Sensational Site, I'm having some trouble with Blogger.

Go to QuikMaps
I guide to this program can be found on Wanderingken.com.
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Sensational Movie
Snakes on a Plane
Here is the trailer for Snales on a Plane:

 
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Friday, August 18, 2006

SorryGottaGo.com

Have you ever wanted to end a long telephone conversation really badly, but just needed an excuse? The purpose of today's Sensational Site is to give you those excuses. SorryGottaGo.com is filled with little audio files that you can play while holding your phone up to your computer speakers. Some of my favorites include:

Go to SorryGottaGo.com

 
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

DVD Easter Eggs


An easter egg is a hidden feature on a DVD. For example, on the Star Wars III DVD if you type a secret code (which you can find on today's Sensational Site) on your DVD remote, you can see a video of Yoda rapping! Search for your favorite movie on this site, and discover new features on your DVD you knew even knew existed!

Go to DVDEasterEggs.com

If you still don't understand what an easter egg is, here is an explanation from DVDEasterEggs.com:

What is a DVD Easter Egg?

This is probably the most obvious, and most frequently asked question. Of course the chances are that if you found this site, you may already know, but if not, here goes. As most will know, during the Easter holiday, people will paint eggs, then hide them for their children to find. This is the traditional idea behind the "Easter Egg". Extend that idea into the digital world, and an Easter Egg is something that is hidden, in some form of media. Way back when Microsoft released Excel (as an example) there was an easter egg in the software. The developers hid a game in the program. You had to fill certain fields of the spreadsheet with a specific value, etc. and you were able to unlock this 'Doom-like' game. Well much the same concept goes for easter eggs on DVD's. The developers who make the DVD's, their menu systems, etc. tend to hide special features on the disc.

 
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Monday, August 14, 2006

Wridea


Have you ever got a great idea in the middle of the day that "could have made you millions"? But then you promply forget it? I know I have! With the help of Wridea, you'll never forget a great idea again. Here is a features list from the site:
  • NEW Collaborative brainstorm sessions. With Wridea, your friends can participiate on your ideas by commenting on them.
  • NEW RSS Feeds. Subscribe to your friends' idea or comment RSS feeds and stay tuned!
  • Get your ideas organized. Wridea is easy to use. Letting you create, edit and delete your ideas, pages and categories smoothly and easily.
  • Create ideas. Let your mind focus on new ideas and discover new things. Free your mind by storing all your todo items, ideas, concepts, anything cluttering your mind in wridea.
  • Create categories easily with wridea for categorizing your ideas and thoughts. For example, create a category named "Illustration" and put your new illustration concepts into it.
  • Create pages for collecting each related ideas into single pages, even if they have different categories. For example, you can create a page for one of your projects and add all your ideas, todo items, concepts or anything else related to that project into the newly created page.
Go to Wridea
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Sensational Video
Stop-Motion Human Space Invaders

This is pretty sweet. Here is the link.
 
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Sunday, August 13, 2006

billQ


From the website:

"billQ is a new web-based application that gives you an easy way to keep track of your bills. With billQ, you can make sure you always know exactly what you have to pay, and when you have to pay it"

Sounds cool, huh? Best of all, it's free!

Go to billQ
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Sensational Photograph

I though this photo was kind of cute:

 
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Saturday, August 12, 2006

FlipClips


Have you ever see those little books that look like silent movies when you flip them really fast? They're called flip books. Now you can make your own. Or rather, FlipClips will do it for you. Just film a short video on your camera, and upload it to this site!


Go to FlipClips
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Sensational Video
The Moving Van Ramp Gone Wrong

In case you ever wanted to try this, don't...

 
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Friday, August 11, 2006

Information



Information is an infinately zoomable picture mozaic! Its really neat. You click on a spot of a picture, you zoom in. When this happens, you realize that the picture is not made up of normal pixels, but of other photos! You then keep zooming in until you are left with only one pixel/photograph, and then the process starts over again. Try it out. Just be careful, you might like it so much that you end up spending the rest of you life on this page!

Go to Information

The makers of "Information" have also created several other awesome picture manipulation type things. View all of them here.
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Sensational News:
Sensationa Sites now has Google ads!

This is great news for both you and me. Its good for you for two reasons. One, now that this blog if making me money (however small), I will have more motivation to post often. And two, Google Adsense ads are always relevant to what I'm posting about, so it gives my blog posts more depth to explore. Thanks for being so supportive!

P.S. I love it when you leave comments, it really makes my day. Thanks again to all my readers!
 
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Thursday, August 10, 2006

iSerenity


Sometimes when you are working, sounds it the background can be very distracting. You can try to cover up the noise with music, but the music itself can also be distracting. So what do you do? You use iSerenity. It has several "white noise" sounds, like rainfall, birds chirping, crickets, and typewriters. Like all Sensational Sites, you don't need to pay to use this service. So try it out!

Go to iSerenity
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Sensational Video
Amazing Stop Motion Video

 
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Goggles!


Goggles! The Google Maps Flight Simulator. This site uses the power of Google Maps to create a game where you control an airplane which can fly to anywhere in the entire world (if you have enough time). You can make the plane go right, left, up and down. If you go down too far, you crash. Also, you can make your airplane fire missiles, which is kind of weird because they don't do anything! Starting places include London, New York, Dublin, Boston, Paris, Helsinki, and more.


Go to Goggles
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Sensational Program
Google Earth

This program is what generates the imagery in the site above. Its really cool; if you haven't already, you should download it today (for free).

Google Earth Homepage
 
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Rollyo

Here is today's Sensational Site:

Rollyo

Here is what BBC World said about Rollyo:

"Rollyo offers the ability to search the content of a list of specified websites, allowing you to narrow down the results to pages from websites that you already know and trust."

I tested this out by creating my own search engine from just one site (this blog). You can try it out here.

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Sensational Video:
Ben and Jerry's American Pie

Unfortunately, I was unable to put today's Sensational Video on this blog, but you can still see it by following this link.

 
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Monday, August 07, 2006

Lots of Sensational Sites

Today I'm going to a bunch of Sensational Sites that aren't quite good enough for their own posts, but are still deserving of a place on the cool sites blog. Here goes:

Website Flags
: If Google, Amazon, or Yahoo had flags, what would they look like?

Website Remote Controls: Same sort of idea as above, but with remote controls.

Logo Game
: Can you match the company with the logo?

Ordering Pizza in 2008
: What will it be like?

FindInForums: A search engine for forums.

Bad Joke Generator: Quite self-explanitory.

Plen: A movie of a Japanese robot.
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Sensational Video
Ok Go--Here It Goes Again

 
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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Incorrect Predictions


"No one will pay good money to get from Berlin to Potsdam in one hour when he can ride his horse there in one day for free." – King William I of Prussia, on hearing of the invention of trains, 1864.

The above is just one of many hilariously wrong predictions made by people from a long time ago. This Sensational Site is extremely funny!

Go to Incorrect Predictions on WikiQuote
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Sensational Video
London skyline time lapse
 
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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Comic Strips


Today's Sensational Site is a really simple white page which shows many different comic strips of that day. Yes, I know that you can find the same thing in your newspaper, but your newspaper will not have as much selection as this page. Also, its nice to be able to access all these comics on the web. Check it out:

Go to Comic Strips
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Sensational Video
Amazing Stop Motion Video

 
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Friday, August 04, 2006

Joe's Goals


A really cool website that lets you easily keep track of all your goals. I've been using this for the past month or so, and it helps me a lot. I love its simplicity!

Features include:

-Input positive (ex. exercising) and negative (ex. eating a doughnut) goals.
-Assign different values to different goals.
-Assign goals to certain days. For example, you might only want to exercise on Mondays.
-Share your goals with friends.
-Read generated reports of how you did in the last 30, 60, or 90 days.

Go to Joe's Goals
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Sensational Video
Yoyo Man

Shows some interested tricks you can do with a yoyo.


 
posted by Quinn Spicker at 8:28 PM, | 1 comments
Thursday, August 03, 2006

Two Sensational Sites!


Today I've decided to be really nice and present to you... TWO SENSATIONAL SITES!

#1 File Destructor

Probably not that ethical to actually use, but cool anyways. FileDestructor.com destroys your files, so that you can "Send trashed files and blame your faulty computer, instead of confessing that you are a lazy bum who just wants to play videogames."


#2 Free Classic Audio Books


A relatively long list of classics made into audio books. Free audio books include: Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, White Fang, and more!

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Sensational Video
CD in a Microwave

 
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

ILoveAnything.com


A very simple site, you can order custom-made shirts that say, "I love ______". On this website you can also preview what you shirt will look like!

Go to ILoveAnything.com
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Today's Sensational Video:

Bear Fight
A funny little commercial.




 
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