This is an impressive startup company that's developing software which allows you to copy the voice of anyone by feeding the system a 1 minute recording of them. Lyrebird compresses his or her voice into a unique key, which can be used to generate any sentence you wish. The product is not available on the market as of this posting, but check out the demos on the site for some cool examples.
The Griddle is a puzzle blog updated Wednesdays with a variety of puzzle types. The puzzles are authored by David Millar and can include classic word searches, sudoku variations, Nikoli-style puzzles, and many others. Check out the most recent puzzles or dig through the archives from the links at the bottom of each page.
Deciding what to read next? Goodreads is the place to go. Tell Goodreads what titles or genres you’ve enjoyed in the past, and it will give you insightful recommendations. This is a great way to discover new books, and track what you've already read.
Earth Day Network's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world's largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 195 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Planning a trip? Travo checks flights, hotels, car rentals, and venues, then presents a full itinerary you can import into you calendar.
This site does one thing and does it well. Enter any YouTube or Vimeo video, and watch it frame-by-frame or in slow motion.
Daily diets vary considerably around the world. Select different countries or regions on the wheel to see the different consumption patterns.
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline -- modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Detour is a new kind of audio walking tour. With hands-free guidance, group audio sync, and tours guided by people at the center of a neighborhood's history, Detour is your essential companion to getting beneath the surface of new places.
This site contains some beautiful photos of night-time skies around the world. A handy New Moon tool tells you when the next new moon will be, for the best stargazing opportunities.