There are thousands of websites out there that will happily assist you in standing on the neck of your day-to-day productivity, but few can do it as effectively and as addictively as Famous Objects From Classic Movies, our Cool Site of the Week.
The last Star Trek TV series was kind of terrible, and they cancelled Firefly before the series had a chance to really come into its own. Sure, Battlestar Galactica was great but now that it’s long over, what’s left to scratch that geeky sci-fi itch of yours? No Ordinary Family? V? Please. No one needs that sort of pain in their lives. What to do? How about taking an in-depth look real adventures of America’s space-based endeavors. Sound good? We thought so too--and that’s why NASA’s impressive online presence has been selected as our Cool Site of the Week.
Becoming a member of a site or online service that you love is great. Having to submit your email address to a site or online service in order to become a member? Well, that sucks. Fortunately, Ten Minute Mail has heard our geeky cries of protest, and for answering our whiny call, we’ve made them our Cool Site of the Week.
For many of us, social networks like Facebook and Orkut would be absolutely great if they weren’t so full of people you don’t know or care about. And those inane games invitations and targeted advertisements? Don’t even get us started. For anyone that’s ever thought they could rock an online community harder than Mark Zuckerberg and his cronies could ever dream of, there’s Ning, our Cool Site of the Week.
Feel like fragging a fraking toaster? Of course you do. You could wait for the inevitable Cylon uprising (this has all happened before, after all), or you can suit up grab a Viper and get you some with Battlestar Galactica Online, our Cool Site of the Week.
The internet is a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some come online to work, others to goof off as hard and as often as possible. For those that fall into the latter group, there are a lot of options to keep you entertained and non-productive for hours at a time. Memes, webcomic and streaming video all fit the bill. But once The Oatmeal gets cold, and the LOLcats somehow stop being funny, where can professional-grade pooch pumpers get their online ya-yas out? We’ll tell you: Incredibox, our Cool Site of the Week.
With everyone’s lives on display via services like Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare, it’s gotten to the point where it’s getting hard to find anything new to talk about. Fortunately, TED, our Cool Site of the Week, plays host to enough intriguing content that after one visit, you’ll never be at a loss for a topic to jaw about again.
While PC gaming might be your first love, we know that at one point or another, you’ve been tempted by the offerings of a console gaming system. Unfortunately, cheating on your PC with a console can get expensive. To save a bit of coin, you can buy used games, hook up with a subscription-based service like GameFly, or you can join a community-driven service like GameHuddle where every member has the opportunity to play each others games and make a bit of coin in the process. It’s such a great idea that it qualifies GameHuddle as our Cool Site of the Week.