Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
When you want basic information about someone or something, try plugging your query into Answers.com's general search field, or browse the ever-expanding Directory of reference material. The information you pull up will include dictionary definitions and encyclopedia articles culled from resources licensed from a variety of publishers.
The site draws heavily from Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia written entirely by volunteers—anybody can contribute or edit articles, and some 16,000 have (there are 500,000 entries in English; the 2005 Encyclopaedia Brittanica has 65,000).
Answers.com also provides free plug-ins you can download to your desktop for even quicker access to these fast facts.
Monday, July 03, 2006
CNET Digital Home DIY
Interactive video tutorials teach non-geeks how to upgrade to high-definition TV, set up a wireless home network or stream digital music from a computer to another room in the house.
The "convince me" pages offer reasons why you should take on a particular job in the first place-which comes in handy if you've got a skeptical spouse with veto power.
Visitors are invited to vote on which projects CNET's experts should tackle next.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Identity Theft Resource Center
A surge of identity-theft crimes in recent months makes this a must-read for consumers looking for tips on how to avoid trouble and what to do if the worst happens (see Victim Guides, under Victim Resources). There are tips for businesses too. Run by a San Diego-based nonprofit organization of the same name.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
An ambitious guide to what's on television. The All Shows index is organized by category (Comedy, Drama, Children's Talk, Soaps, Reality, Sci-Fi and so on); browse from A to Z or by decade. You'll find everything from the Life and Times of Juniper Lee to The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. But of the 14,000 shows in the database, only 2,500 of them have content that's fully fleshed out, so the idea is to have fans help fill in the rest. Register for a free account to write (or edit) plot summaries and episode recaps, contribute trivia tidbits or write reviews. (The website's editors review every submission before it is posted.) The News page reports tidbits like Patrick Stewart's heart-attack scare and Megan Mullally's talk show deal.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Do your kids surf? Well if they do, with or without your advisory, Disney is the place to go!
If it's Disney, it's here, from the Disney theme parks and stores to Mickey Mouse and Tom and Jerry. Trivia, comics, coloring books, songs, and adventure games. Children and adults - anyone who's a Disney fan - should have fun exploring.
You thought you could get lost at Disney World? The same happens online.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
At last, you can rest your mind about forgetting birthdays...
This is a great website for those of us who keep forgetting the birthdays of our friends and the members of our families.
Some if its user claim they cannot survive without it!
Well, even if it's not so bad for you, this is a great tool to keep birthday cards' sending run smoothly.