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Google Voice Goes Public

Google Voice Goes Public

The big G has finally launched their phone app to anyone in the U.S. who wants it. Google Voice gives you a free roaming phone number, voicemail, text messages and cheap global calls.

The Sci-Fi Airshow

The Sci-Fi Airshow

Arising from his lifelong love of spaceships, Bill George created the Sci-Fi Airshow, a non-existent exhibit filled with fictional, but beautiful air- and spacecrafts. Take the guided tour today!

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Website: HelloMovies

Website: HelloMovies

HelloMovies is a more practical version of IMDB. Aside from information and recommendations, they provide links to Netflix, iTunes, Xbox Live and more, so you can buy or rent movies right away.

New Math

New Math

Craig Damrauer breaks life down into simple equations infused with wit and humor. You don’t need a degree in mathematics to appreciate New Math. Also available in book form.

Great Cinema Showdowns

Great Cinema Showdowns

San Francisco artist Scott Campbell has created a playful chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in film history, presented in ink and paint at his website The Great Showdowns.

Bing Destination Maps

Bing Destination Maps

Going on a road trip? Someone coming over to visit? Then you should check out Bing’s Destination Maps feature. Use it to make custom maps that are easy to read and fun to look at.

The Take Away Music Series

The Take Away Music Series

Cool musicians (like Ian McCulloch here) are featured in La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows, filmed playing in non-concert settings; minimal edits to keep things authentic. (Thanks Thorir!)

Google Maps Historypin

Google Maps Historypin

This clever website mashes up Google Maps street view locations with old photographs taken at precisely the same spot years ago. So far, they’ve got over 2000 pics, and you can submit your own.

Preview.fm

Preview.fm

Looking for new music? Check out Preview.fm, a lightning-quick, minimal iTunes Store album browser. It has song samples and buy links. Only works in Safari and Chrome. Did we say it’s fast?

SEOLOL

SEOLOL

Get a glimpse into some of the strangest, dumbest, and downright funniest search queries, all from real people, through the magic of search engine sample data. Our favorite: “Get Rid of Friendly Ghost.”

The Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe

This interactive infographic from Newgrounds user Fotoshop takes us on a journey from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of space time. (Thanks Artur!)

Lightspeed

Lightspeed

If you’re into science fiction, you might want to swing by this brand new online magazine which features free original fiction each week, along with monthly ePub and Kindle editions for a small price.

Record Tripping

Record Tripping

This Flash game by the Bell Brothers asks you to solve a variety of circular puzzles by using your mouse’s scroll wheel as the primary controller. It’s a simple concept, but downright tricky at times.

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Opera vs. Potato

Opera vs. Potato

Remember Google’s incredible Chrome speed test video? The Opera guys thought they’d poke a little fun at Google’s slow-mo browser test with their own. The results may shock you. Or not.

The Big Caption

The Big Caption

NSFW: Treading the thin line between humor and plain douchebaggery, The Big Caption takes photographs from The Big Picture and adds funny or rude captions to them using fancy typography.

Incredibox

Incredibox

This interactive Flash website lets you create your own a capella beatbox vocal group. Just select your vocalists, set the effects, and let ’em sing. Almost as good a timewaster as Google Pac-Man.

MugTug Darkroom

MugTug Darkroom

MugTug Darkroom is the first of a new breed of web-based image editors which run entirely in HTML 5, forgoing Flash, providing handy image cropping, enhancement and color correction tools.

People of Public Transit

People of Public Transit

The People of Public Transit website proves our theory that when in doubt, we can usually find the most random, amusing and bizarre bits of life collected all together on public transportation.

Sh*t My Kids Ruined

Sh*t My Kids Ruined

So you want to have kids, eh? This blog will show you your future. Although we still think a bunch of drunk men could do worse, you might want to assess just how much of this sh*t you can take.

WTF Should I Make For Dinner?

WTF Should I Make For Dinner?

Zach and Russell’s What The F*ck Should I Make For Dinner provides links to recipes – you can even choose non-meat dishes – delivered in a manner that would make Sam Halpern proud.

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Twitter Burns Calories

Twitter Burns Calories

Actually, breathing air burns them, and apparently so does social networking. Thanks to Companhia Athletica’s Tweet Calories, you can now figure out exactly how many calories you’re tweeting away.

Fake Science

Fake Science

Remember your elementary science textbooks and their hand drawn illustrations and fun facts? Fake Science is exactly like that, except without the facts. Do not show this site to your kids.

Emails from an A$$hole

Emails from an A$$hole

John Lindsay’s website is a rude and sarcastic wickedly funny collection of e-mails he has sent to people who post classified ads. His goal? To seriously mess with them. Mission accomplished.

Koenigsegg Configurator

Koenigsegg Configurator

Whether you’re ready to write a big check or just window shopping, Koenigsegg’s configurator lets you check out the customization options for the Agera and CCX/CCXR supercars. And if you can’t afford one, you can always go for a model.

Apple Website 1983/1993

Apple Website 1983/1993

With the recent buzz surrounding the iPad, it’s easy to forget Apple’s more humble roots. Newtonpoetry imagines what the Apple website might have looked like back in 1983 & 1993. Love that Lisa!

Movie Title Mix-Up

Movie Title Mix-Up

The bored Photoshop experts at Something Awful cook up hilarious image-doctoring themes every Photoshop Phriday. In this one they mix and match movie posters with titles from other flicks.

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