Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2008 by Shachar Pessis
Switched – Do you like Tech but you are not really obsessed with it? If you answered YES it means Switched is the Tech site for you. Switched is a Tech site that aggregates the best and latest Tech updates into an easy to use interface. Switched filters the enormous amount of Tech info out there and offers you only the best. 100% of the content is coming from blogs such as Engadget, EngadgetMobile, TUAW, Download Squad, Joystiq, Xbox 360 Fanboy, and Wii Fanboy. AOL which stands behind Switched, offers it as a rival to Yahoo!Tech.
Pitchfork.tv – Pitchfork.tv is a music video channel dedicated to documenting independent music as it happens. The online channel will bring you closer to the artists you love, through original mini-documentaries, secret rooftop and basement sessions, full concerts, exclusive interviews, and the most carefully curated selection of music videos online. One thing is for sure – You won’t find Britney on Pitchfork.tv. My fave video on the site is Jamie Lidell – Little bit of feel Good.
Forecast Earth – We at AllMyFaves are very considered about climate change and global warming, we try to provide our followers the best green sites that will help clarify the question – Where is the world going to? Forecast Earth leverages the trusted scientific resources of The Weather Channel. The site presents an open, balanced dialogue around the scientific facts concerning global climate change. Forecast Earth provides interested visitors a place where science can be heard, and offers a forum where all people can question and debate all points of view. Forecast Earth leverages what the Internet does best; an exchange of rational ideas from both experts and non-experts with questions. In addition, Forecast Earth will look at how climate change may already be affecting the lives of individuals, families, communities and businesses. Additional Green sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: Earth Hour, Stuff, Carbonrally, RiverWired, VIROPOP, The Daily Green, Clash of the Consoles, Razoo and Do The Green Thing. So now that you understand the facts a bit better, help yourself (the world) and DEMAND A CHANGE – the change will come from the people.
aniBoom – Animation is an international and a cross-cultural language that expresses itself in different styles and genres. aniBoom is actually a platform for everyone in the animation industry to display and create their work. So how can you (the individual user) benefit from it? It is simple – enjoy watching the creations and if you feel like contributing your thoughts, go ahead and rate. It is fascinating viewing how other people think about coping with life difficulties – “This is my way – Videotape“.
italki – Learning a new language can be achieved in various ways, the common ones include live courses, online courses, books or directly from the native speakers. In the past the latter case could be achieved only by visiting the place, well not anymore. italki is a language exchange site, you can learn a new language by actually chatting or talking (and maybe make some friends along the way) with someone from another country. I assume that for some it will be better than listening to a CD or podcast, after all there is no substitue to actually practicing a language. Additional language sites that have been featured on our weekly faves include: Babbel, Mango and Friends Abroad.
Adobe – Media Player – Adobe Media Player is a desktop application built on Adobe AIR that provides control and flexibility to view what you want, when you want – whether online or offline. You can queue up and download your favorite Internet TV content (CBS, PBS, MTV, Revision3, and Blip.tv), track and download new episodes automatically, and manage your personal video library for viewing at your convenience. A big disadvantage is the fact that the player isn’t web based, you must download it, however, the high quality and the interface makes it worth the download.
Old Radio World – Before television, radio provided entertainment by presenting radio plays and programs of mystery, intrigue, comedy, news and soap operas. On Old Radio World you will find some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Feel free comparing The 1957 Chevrolet radio ad with the Chevrolet 2007 Super Bowl Commercial.
BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF – Are you ready to build your wild self? First, design your human self. Then, choose your fave animal parts and go wild. At the end save it to your desktop or send to a friend.
CDX – CDX is a multi-episode adventure game that uses real actors and video segments to spin a tale of mystery and intrigue around an ancient Roman sacrificial blade. Try solving it yourself, if not check this walkthrough.