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50 Websites That Make the Web Great

Time.com has relesed the list of 50 websites to honor the scrappy newcomers and established players that make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable

Full List

Music & Video

    8tracks
    HBO GO
    Howcast
    My Damn Channel
    Turntable.fm

Family & Kids

    CafeMom
    Dear Photograph
    Poptropica
    Proust
    Wonderopolis

Sports

    Bleacher Report
    Grantland
    Jayski's Silly Season Site
    Onion Sports Network
    SB Nation

News & Info

    Big Think
    GetHuman
    Instapaper
    ScienceDaily
    Techmeme

Financial & Productivity

    DuckDuckGo
    Evernote
    Join.me
    Kickstarter
    LearnVest

Shopping & Travel

    Airbnb
    Gogobot
    Hipmunk
    Polyvore
    Retrevo

Health & Fitness

    CalorieKing
    HealthGrades
    MapMyRun
    Summer Tomato
    Zen Habits

Social Media

    Google+
    Klout
    Pinterest
    Quora
    Storify

Games

    The Escapist
    Giant Bomb
    OnLive
    Touch Arcade
    Retrocade

Education

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Lets Ditch Google For New Alternative : DuckDuckGo

Some of the largest companies on the Web have attempted to compete with Google and failed. DuckDuckGo, on the other hand, is about as small as a company can be — it has one full-time employee — and has come up with one of the most appealing Google alternatives to date. It doesn't involve e-mail, maps, real-time results or social networking. It's just a simple, straightforward search engine that's reminiscent of early Google, with a no-nonsense privacy policy (it will not store any information that could tie you to your searches). Best of all, the results are dependably relevant and devoid of spam.It has come in the list of top 50websites of 2011 of times magazine.

Lets give a try to ditch google .
After giving a try please give your suggestion in comments.



Gyro Technology

This wild new motorcycle, invented by 19-year-old Ben J. Poss Gulak, is among the latest inventions to capture attention. Debuting at the National Motorcycle Show in Toronto, the "Uno" uses gyro technology for balance and acceleration.
It's a battery charged machine that accelerates by leaning forward and slowing down by leaning backwards.
The Uno weighs approximately 129 pounds (58 kg.) and has a top speed of 25 mph (40 klms).
Update: Since featuring Ben's invention, he has continued to develop and progress with his innovative product.
He won second place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and first prize in Popular Science's Invention Awards. Ben also appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on the popular invention television show "Dragon's Den" where he received 1.25 million dollars from investors.
Gulak continues to develop and commercialize his invention while studying engineering at the Massachusetts In…

HTC J Butterfly Review

As rumoured, HTC has announced its first smartphone with a full HD display in Japan on Wednesday. Featuring a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1920x1080p display, the smartphone is known as HTC J Butterfly and will be released on Japanese telco au by KDDI.
According to the company, J Butterfly will go on sale in the country in early December; however it did not reveal anything about the international launch.
This is the first full HD smartphone that we have seen till now; the display on the phone sports a huge 440 pixels-per-inch (PPI). Other features of the HTC J Butterfly include 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The smartphone also comes with 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Android 4.1, HTC Sense 4+ and 2020 mAh battery.
Connectivity options include HDMI out, microUSB, Infrared, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
J Butterfly is expected to be a Japan specific model, but we hope to see similar phone from HTC in other countries.
HT…

Will we ever… create intelligent robots?

- We made you ‘cause we could.
- Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?
In Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s film about a space expedition searching for the origins of human life, the elegant, Lawrence-of-Arabia loving android David discovers from a crew member the possible motives behind his own creation – and understandably finds this less than inspiring.
But the idea of creating intelligent robots has fired human imagination for decades. These robots have taken many forms in speculative fiction, from the seductive charms of Futura in Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis to the urbane, existential angst of David in Prometheus. In reality, though, how far have we progressed towards being able to create an intelligent robot just “’cause we could”?
To understand where we are now, we have to go back about twenty years, to a time when artificial intelligence research was in crisis. Rodney Brooks, then a professor of Electrical E…

India Become the fourth largest country in android app downloads : GOOGLE

Google's announcements on Thursday brought plenty to cheer to both Android developers and end-users in India.
Google announced that Indian developers will be able to monetize their apps via paid applications, in-app products, and subscriptions. Further, Google announced that end users will be able to pay for their purchases in Indian rupees, ensuring greater transparency over the amount charged and, possibly, better deals on apps via country-specific pricing.
Google shared these two announcements via a blog post. In the same blog post, Google also shared some interesting stats with respect to Android usage in India. First, the number of activations. According to Google, over the past year, Android device activations in India have jumped more than 400%. It is not clear if Google is referring to the number of activations per day, or the total devices activated till date, but either way, those are impressive numbers.
Google added that in the last six months, Android users in…

Transform Windows Computer To iPhone 5 With iOS 6 Skin Pack

No matter what we say to iPhone 5 but one thing in which it ranks is appearance and aesthetics. You can bring that iPhone 5 look on Windows 8 Desktop PC by installing iOS 6 Skin pack. All the fancy of iPhone appearance will be on your computer in few clicks.No changes are made on booting screen or logon window but changes will be noticed only when you enter the desktop. Windows 8 Metro Homescreen however remains untouched and widgets are added on traditional desktop.
 Developer has considered in mind the iPhone 5 interface and replaced the most used icons with the one used in iOS 6. Windows explorer opening and closing effects are similar to iPhone. One more novelty of iPhone is Lockscreen on Windows Desktop which can be slided to lock and unlock.
How to Add New Gadgets Only few Gadgets or widgets on desktop are added by default but you can add and remove them from gallery. Take mouse cursor to bottom right and overlay window will appear.Press Plus (+) button on bottom left wh…

Astronomers discover new black hole in our galaxy

Cambridge researchers led by Indian origin scientist have found out the rapidly growing  super massive black hole in our galaxy.It was found during the studies using cutting edge infrared surveys of the sky which shows emitting large amount of radiation to our host galaxies. The most extreme object in the study is the supermassive blackhole called ULASJ1234+0907.The research have found that there are more than 400 giant black hole in the  universe which we can observe.These supermassive black hole are found to be in the centre of the galaxies.They are predicted to grow rapidly through violent collision which may led to grow of new stars in the universe.

Lenovo to launch smartphones in India next month

Lenovo is all set to launch its range of smartphones in India next month adding to its existing product portfolio of notebooks, PCs and tablets. The company is expected to host a “mega event” for the launch to enter the growing smartphone sector in the country, which is already crowded with tier one brands like Samsung, Nokia, HTC and Sony as well as homegrown brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and Lava that have recently launched their own smartphone portfolios.

Clear Your Sinuses in 20 Seconds with Your Tongue and Your Thumb

Blocked sinuses are no fun, especially when the problem frequently requires taking a pill. Redditor gymfork points to a clever acupressure method that can solve the problem in just 20 seconds:
Push your tongue against the top of your mouth and place a finger between your eyebrows and apply pressure. Hold it for about 20 seconds and your sinuses will begin to drain.
When you push your tongue against the roof of your mouth, don't aim for a specific point but rather push it flat against the top. When you let go, you should start to feel a little movement in the back of your throat. It's a very simple trick that gets the job done.