Phonetic alphabets are very useful for spelling complex words and names over the phone.
Random Web Discoveries and Interesting Stories on the Internet
Travelling by Indian Railways? Here are some good websites that will help you check the seat availability in various trains and you can also book your rail tickets online.
There are many ways to download a Youtube video, but none simpler than this. Just add “pwn” before the Youtube video and you’re done !
Remember those coloring books with those clearly outlined comic characters you could fill colors in ?
If you have been looking for a name for your baby, NameVoyager, a simple tool that displays US baby name trends by letter (or phrases) with data going back to late 19th century, could be very useful.
Tweet Scan allows you to download and backup all your Twitter updates and replies going back to December 2007 as a CSV file.
While normal images have been long used to secretly hide and transfer your documents, you can now do the same with ASCII art as well.
Here is a simple trick Windows command to check how long your computer has been on.
The short answer, according to the site How Old is the Internet, is that the Internet is 25 years and 11 months old.
M Lavinashree, a 9 year old girl from Tamil Nadu, has now become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional, a record previously held by a 10 year old Pakistani girl, Arfa Karim.
Sticky Screen is a simple online version of the yellow desktop sticky notes that you can set as your browser homepage.
Twitter Venn helps you track the relative popularity of various topics on Twitter and how these conversations overlap with each other.
The Instant ASCII Cam takes a live video feed (like your webcam, from instance) and converts it to an ASCII art animation.
The Indian embassy has voiced its displeasure over reports that Bangladesh is is planning an exact replica of the Taj Mahal about 30 kilometers northeast of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
Google Image Search displays thumbnails as results, with the original image another 2 clicks away. “Google Image Ripper” lets you get “straight to the good stuff” by linking directly to the original images.
With pirate attacks registering a dramatic increase in the past few months, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has come up with a Live Piracy Map that shows all locations from where sea piracy related incidents have been reported.
Sony Pictures has put up an interesting promo for their upcoming film â€“ 2012. Instead of promoting the movie’s official site in the trailer, they just show a simple message that says Google Search: 2012.
Someone took the interface of Adobe Photoshop software and created a real-world model similar to that Photoshop image.
Google Custom Search allows you to create a custom search engine for your site. The problem is the advertising is sometimes too intrusive, even when no results are found.
Google today introduced Knol, a Wikipedia style encyclopedia that anyone can edit but with some major differences:
Registrations for .me personalized web domains will go live in the next few hours and new .me domain names will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.
Microsoft recently released a patch for Windows Vista (kb 955020) that updates the English and German language dictionary of Windows Vista to include these five words: Obama, Nazr, Friendster, Klum and Racicot.
The background of my Twitter page is done using profile images of all my Facebook friends captured via the picture collage trick.
The Microsoft – Yahoo! saga is far from over. Microsoft just issued a press release saying they are still interested in acquiring Yahoo: "Microsoft would be interested in discussing with a new board a major transaction with Yahoo!, such as either a transaction to purchase the Search function with large financial guarantees or, in the alternative, purchasing the whole company."
Contrary to what you may expect, Yahoo! Docs is not an attempt by Yahoo! to make a web office suite like Google Docs or Office Live.