Streaming music service Spotify launched in United States. The award-winning digital music service gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks - on your computer, your cell phone, and other devices.
If you want an account, you either need an invite or have to start paying for the service (see Account Options below to see what you get in each plan).
There is a lot of buzz about this service and if you are one of those people who has to try it now, you can get a free account right now with this pretty simple loophole.
Free users can sign up to access Spo
Over hundreds of years, scientists have adopted many different strategies to communicate science to the public. Rigorous scientific papers, letters to the editor, web sites and blogs all have taken part in converying the role and import of science. Even television plays an important role---nothing else could have drawn my 8-year-old self to mathematics like PBS's Square One.
We need and use all these channels to communicate research, discovery, and scientific milestones. No single message can reach all audiences. Some people are drawn in by big and powerful stories, others are touched by th
I'm a big fan of any public sharing or education of science. Science is great, right? Right! I love when we can, as a field, encourage others to appreciate what scientists do and engage in meaningful discussion.
There are public science festivals all over the country, but the longest-running annual event is in my neighborhood: Bay Area Wonderfest. Founder Tucker Hiatt was inspired by the great science popularizer Carl Sagan, and Sagan is featured prominently in the literature and throughout the website, including my favorite quote of his: "I hold that the popularization of science is succe
As a woman on the go, I always look for tools that will help me stay more productive. DropBox is my recent discovery. Dropbox is a multi-platform software (Windows, Mac, and Linux) that syncs your files online and across your computers. The best thing about it is that it's has a super simple interface and is very easy to use because everything happens so seamlessly.
Once you install Dropbox on a computer, all you have to do is drop the files you would like to sync & share into the Dropbox folder and they are automatically updated and uploaded on all of your shared computers .
Today I came across a site that made me incredibly happy. It’s called Songs to Wear Pants To.
Andrew, a writer and composer, creates full songs based on ideas users submit on his site. He rummages through the requests and picks ideas he wants to turn into songs. Of course, for a fee, you can make sure your idea gets lyrics and a melody. He then sells his original works for 99 cents each. You can buy entire CDs for $10. The albums are appropriately named GREEN PANTS, BLUE PANTS, and PINK PANTS.
Here are just a few examples of user requests:
Can you write a really Bass guitar fil
As I was sifting through my daily online reading list, I found a great list of resources for web designers and wanted to share them with you.
Adobe Illustrator Tutorials & Resources
Find an assortment of free top-notch tutorials, brushes, patterns, tips and .EPS files that you can use to learn more about Adobe Illustrator.
Free Web Apps for Designers
When it comes to design, thereâ€™s a plethora of free web-based tools to help you accomplish tasks such as color palette selection, creating unique fonts, editing images, and testing typography.Â Check out a great assortment of des
It's just a few more days, and if you are like me you are not only under a pound of snow (well not really in Texas) but under a mile high of to dos you need to get done before year end.Â Still need to send something to a friend or family member?Â Here are some ideas on the web for you!
1. Cards Created and Mailed Online
It takes just a few minutes to upload a picture, slap on a message and enter mailing addresses for loved ones to hear how 2008 went for you.Â Some options include:
Card Store - Not only can you mail a card, but you can also mail a gift card!
We all know the name of a company or brand is important, but coming up with a winner is far from easy. Back in June, Nelly wrote a great post about Rules for Naming Your Startup, which outlines a checklist for validating whether you have a good name and lists possible pitfalls to avoid. So how do you come up with name candidates to run through this checklist?
Recently the group I'm in at work faced this challengeÂ because we needed to come up with a name for a new offering. When we were asked to submit ideas, I remember looking at the blank screen wondering how best to begin my brainstorm
Sifting through the mass amounts of articles I receive each day, I occasionally find some amazing little gems that can really help you learn new skills or improve your efficiency. Here I share 5 of my most recent finds. Enjoy them now or keep them in mind for future use.
Thank You Notes 101
Thank you notes are just as important in business as they are in your personal life. But when is it appropriate to send a thank you note? Should it be handwritten? What should you say? All these questions and more are answered in this informative post from thesimpledollar.com.
Crash Course on Photoshop
There are so many great articles that can really teach you a thing or two - but unfortunately they seem to be lost amongst numerous other "less-meaty" ones. Here are 5 recent postings that may help you do your job or run your business more effectively.
How to Kill CSS Bugs
Have you ever been frustrated because your CSS layouts are rendering differently between browsers? Or are you still trying to figure out how to achieve a certain look with CSS? This Noupe article covers more than 20 fixes for issues relating to fixing IE bug, positioning block elements, creating columns & tables, work
Looking for meaty, practical articles that will help to improve your work performance? These 5 links provide some amazing tips, tricks and tools.
Do Business with Style
Are you a small business owner that could use professional looking designs for your presentations, letterheads, invoices, or business cards? Microsoft has published a number of gorgeous templates for its Office 2007 package (older versions may also work for some of the designs). You can choose from 6 different designs and 9 customer colors to create a professional looking template that matches your companyâ€™s style. B