Monday, July 7, 2008

A couple of things worth taking a look at:

Last night when I should have gone to sleep already, I found a couple of things that were basicly a digital dream come true.

Dream come true #1 is called PicLens and it basicly provides an interesting 3D way of viewing different media directly in firefox(and a few other browsers). It's great for flickr, youtube, and deviantart users because you can browse thousands of pictures and videos in seconds.

Just make sure you have a fast connection!

Dream come true #2 is called LiveMocha, and it's a community based website for people wanting to learn a second language. It's based on a technique of learning involving looking at pictures and hearing native speakers, to learn a language the natural way. It's somewhat similar to Rosetta Stone, but much much more affordable(free vs $220 a level).

4 comments:

Luna said...

Hi Killrb323,

Thank you for posting about PicLens! We truly appreciate it. We're delighted to hear that you are enjoying PicLens 1.7. Hope we can turn more dreams into reality as we roll out new features in the future!

For interested readers, please check out http://piclens.com/demo/ and http://blog.cooliris.com to learn more.

Thanks again,
Luna and The Cooliris Team

killrb323 said...

You're welcome it's an amazing product. I honestly think this may turn into a more modern way of browsing the web.

Things have needed to be more streamlined on the web for quite a while now, and this could be a way of doing it.

SAM said...

I have also found livemocha.com to be a great language learning resource. I have been researching to find the best sites to learn a language online and I think livemocha.com and www.edufire.com are probably the best that I have seen and actively used.

I do think it is a dream come true to have great language learning resource available to us on the easy and convenient web :)

killrb323 said...

Thanks, I'll check out edufire, and it is cool to have something like that available free.