MOVIE NEWS

SlashFilm.com has movie news. We learned about plans for “Indiana Jones 5″ and “Twilight” as a series of short films for Facebook.

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ALL NEWS

VeryQuiet.com is a simple text only site with links to the top news headlines from dozens of sources, including BBC, NBC, ABC, Voice of America, NPR, Yahoo, Google, The Guardian, and more.

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GREATEST MOVIE THEME SONGS

Greatest Movie Theme Songs: Get just about any movie theme song on YouTube. Joy typed “Casablanca theme song” and listened to “As Time Goes By,” while clips from the movie rolled by. Bob searched for “The Mission.”

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QUICK WAY TO SEARCH CRAIGSLIST

SearchTempest.com searches all of CraigsList in one swoop. We found a nice Ikea lamp for $10.

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AN INTERACTIVE PERIODIC TABLE

Ptable.com is an interactive periodic table. We clicked on “rhenium” and learned it’s used in jet engines. Who knew?

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UNLIST MY INFO

Unlistmy.info shows you how to remove your personal data from people finder websites, such as BeenVerified.com and Pipl.com.

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THIS TO THAT

ThisToThat.com tells you how to glue anything to anything else. Select “metal” from the list and then choose “wood” and they’ll suggest various kinds of epoxy.

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FREE SPEED READING TOOL ON THE WEB

Spreeder.com is a free speed reading tool. Paste the text you want to read in the window on the page and the words will flash by at any speed you choose. (This reminds Bob of an old Woody Allen joke: He learned speed reading and went through Tolstoy’s massive “War and Peace” novel in six minutes. He said it seemed to be about Russia.) Because you don’t have to keep a finger on your place, you’ll find your reading speed increasing by 50 percent the first time you try it. We did. The site gives you sample text to practice with, but we went beyond that: We pasted in a bunch of text from “Tarzan of the Apes,” free at […]

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THE WARREN BUFFET WATCH

 Investopedia.com lets you practice investing and includes free newsletters such as “The Warren Buffet watch.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL ONLINE

Digital-photography-school.com has some wonderful tips and tutorials. The article on “couples photography” reminds us that stiff photos of grandma and grandpa aren’t nearly as nice as photos showing them holding hands and looking at each other.

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