1-Click Answers

Finding answers to simple questions (“Where is Basle?”) is pretty easy if you are in a browser. For those time when you not, 1-Click Answers is a free tool from Answers.com that provides short pop-up answers in any computer application, …[Continue]

Google: Shakespeare

In conjunction with its sponsorship of New York’s Shakespeare in the Park summer festival, Google has just released Google: Shakespeare . Use it to search for familiar Shakespeare quotes (“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”) or to read entire works …[Continue]

Finding Short Answers

When you are looking for a single fact or an answer to a simple problem, here are three sites to search in addition to the usual Google and Yahoo. Answers.com delivers definitions and explanations on over one million topics. Amazon.com …[Continue]

Online Spell Checks

I often use Google to check the spelling of a single word. If it is a recognized word, a definition link will display in the upper right-hand corner. For spell checking paragraphs or longer documents when you do not have …[Continue]


What makes news newsworthy? Is popularity a factor? Digg.com is a tech news website were visitors (free registration required) vote on the importance of stories. Stories will a lot of votes, naturally float to the top of the page. Although …[Continue]

Free Educational Audio

Free audiobooks, podcasts and other educational audio content is popping up everywhere. LearnOutLoud has a directory of over 500 free educational audio and video titles. iTunes has a growing collection of free podcasts. And my local public library has a …[Continue]