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Exactitudes

Exactitudes

Think “Attack of the Clones” with Exactitudes; it’s an ongoing series of photos that shows the more we try to look unique, the more we conform to certain dress codes. Thanks, Vitor!

The HAL Project

The HAL Project

Joe Mackenzie’s HAL Project website is a shrine to everyone’s favorite neurotic AI and includes a creepy HAL 9000 simulator–just be sure to turn on Lux Aeterna while you’re browsing.

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Superuseless Superpowers

Superuseless Superpowers

If superpowers are mutations a-la X-Men, most should be dead ends; Superuseless Superpowers explores pointless abilities including 13th Bullet Bulletproof and Slumberjack.

Website: I Wear Your Shirt

Website: I Wear Your Shirt

It may seem like a dumb idea, but Jason’s I Wear Your Shirt is making money with 249 out of 365 days sold; each day, he acts as a human billboard and wears your shirt for a price.

Website: JamesList

Website: JamesList

Craigslist cramping your bougie lifestyle? JamesList is a luxury alternative for listing ultra-high end items for sale; we’ve spotted everything from a Bugatti Veyron to a Boeing 737.

Inauguration x PhotoSynth

Inauguration x PhotoSynth

It’s a 4 meg download, but viewing yesterday’s Inauguration of President Obama through Microsoft’s Photosynth is worth the wait; it’s basically a 3D view of the ceremonies.

Website: IndecentHaiku.com

Website: IndecentHaiku.com

Any thoughts of haikus being filled with transcendental zen messages will get wiped clean when you visit IndecentHaiku.com; visitors from all over get down and dirty with the ol’ 5-7-5.

Google Transit Maps

Google Transit Maps

With support for over 50 cities (but with NYC conspicuously missing), the new transit maps layer for Google Maps makes it easier than ever to find bus, train and ferry routes.

Website: Budget Hero

Website: Budget Hero

The U.S. economy is in the toilet, and it’s up to you to fix it: Budget Hero was created by American Public Media to give everyday Joes the chance to balance the budget using real data.

iTunes: DRM Free

iTunes: DRM Free
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iTunes is now 80% DRM free, with all 10 million going free by the end of Q1 2009; there will be three pricing tiers ($0.69, $0.99 and $1.29) as well as a 3G/Wi-Fi store for the iPhone.

GourmetKickz Creator

GourmetKickz Creator
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With the vast amount of collabs, GourmetKickz is an opportunity for Nike fans to make their own customs; it’s similar to NIKEiD, albeit with indie artists and focused on Air Force 1 Lows.

Million Dollar PC

Million Dollar PC

With a growing collection of gorgeously photographed case mods and custom desktops, Million Dollar PC will help to satisfy your appetite for sweet, sweet gadget pr0n. Thanks, Jack!

Google Earth: NYC

Google Earth: NYC

Google Earth’s latest update for New York City looks darn near photorealistic; we seriously had to do a doubletake, especially compared to earlier versions of the Big Apple.

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Mozilla Crowdsourced Tees

Mozilla Crowdsourced Tees
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Mozilla’s Community Store is pure genius: it mixes Threadless’ crowdsourcing with design-centric users, resulting in community-created Firefox t-shirts that benefit the Mozilla Foundation.

Website: Schick Freestyle

Website: Schick Freestyle

Forget those sissy metrosexuals–Shick’s Manscape knows it’s all about the hair. Get properly bearded and mustachioed out with everything from the Fu Man Chu to the Craig David.

Child’s Play Tee

Child’s Play Tee
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This Child’s Play ’08 tee is simple, yet powerful: proceeds go to the Child’s Play charity, which buys toys, video games and books for children’s hospitals around the world. Thanks, Matt!

ListenToAMovie.com

ListenToAMovie.com

ListenToAMovie.com is a godsend for office workers; as the name implies, it lets you listen to complete movies for free. Many of them are fairly recent, including Transformers and Borat.

Lego Digital Designer

Lego Digital Designer

Lego’s Digital Designer allows you to minifig-away virtually; it’s also a smart upsell, as it connects to their Factory where you can order real-life custom LEGO sets based on your creations.

Website: Monitter.com

Website: Monitter.com

Monitter.com is an innovative Twitter monitor that lets you watch keyword-matched updates in your hometown; it’s a boon for disaster responders and amateur newshounds.

Sprint: Now

Sprint: Now

Sprint’s Now website is very cool promo for their wireless broadband services; it’s packed with tons of news feeds and random fact widgets that seem perfect for today’s ADD society.

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PumpkinGutter.com

PumpkinGutter.com

Stuck with a carving knife and a blank pumpkin? PumpkinGutter.com has plenty of ideas. This year’s picks include Boba Fett, Iron Man, and the Imperial Stormpumpkin. Thanks, M!

Free: PaperCritters.com

Free: PaperCritters.com

Itching to waste office resources? PaperCritters.com lets you make your own paper perversities and print them out; you can also see and “repurpose” other people’s creations.

MTVMusic.com

MTVMusic.com

MTV has finally gone back to its roots with MTVMusic.com, which aims to show *gasp* music videos; it doesn’t have everything yet, but its got enough to get totally Rickrolled.

Hobnox Audiotool

Hobnox Audiotool

So advanced it requires Flash 10, Hobnox’s Audiotool is essentially a virtual Roland synthesizer that allows you to create your own electronic music; it looks and sounds freakin’ awesome.

Free: SUMO Paint

Free: SUMO Paint

SUMO Paint is the most impressive Photoshop clone we’ve seen, made even more amazing by the fact it’s for free online. Some layer properties are missing, but overall it’s quite full-featured.

RobotsAndMonsters.org

RobotsAndMonsters.org
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Not all robots and monsters are bad: for $50, Joe Alterio will draw you an original robot or monster based on three words you supply; the proceeds will then be donated to a charity.

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