Justin Pot

Joined November 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. He loves technology, people and nature and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. Check out chat with Justin on Twitter.

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Feel free to contact at justinpot@makeuseof.com

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Free Gift Cards, Games & Design Tools: 5 Sites with Great Giveaways

2 days ago

Free’s always good, right? If you’re willing to spend some time online, you can find all sorts of things for free. Here are 5 sites to check first.


Windows 10 Is the Last Version of Windows. Ever.

3 days ago

Microsoft is sick of you not upgrading, and has a solution: Windows 10 will be the final “version” of Windows. Ever. This could mean that you will never again have to buy Windows.


Keep Your Landline, But Ditch The Phone Bill, With This Simple Device

3 days ago

Landlines cost too much; you should ditch yours. Here’s how to do that, save hundreds every year, and still get unlimited long distance calling from a familiar device: your current home phone.


5 Tools for Getting More out of Facebook & Other Social Networks

6 days ago

From cleaning out decade-old “Likes” to sharing your email address securely, today we aim to make using social media just a little more customizable.


Considering Canceling Cable? The True Cost of Cutting the Cord

6 days ago

When you add everything up, do you really save money by cutting the cord? We do the math involved with cancelling cable in favor of Internet services.


5 Simple Tools for Getting More out of Email

1 week ago

Today Cool Websites and Apps goes over five tools that make email even better – take advantage of them.


If You Want People To Keep Using Cash, Support Killing The Penny

1 week ago

Pennies, to use tech parlance, are a seriously annoying bug – one that cash needs to fix if it wants to remain competitive.


How to Overlay Web Videos While You Work on Your Mac

1 week ago

Sometimes a little bit of a distraction is what you need to get the job done. Helium is a floating browser that lets you watch web videos while you do something else.


These 5 Websites Are Completely Pointless & You’ll Love Them

2 weeks ago

Seriously: all of these apps are stupid, and you shouldn’t bother to read about them. But you will.


First Autonomous Truck Announced: What Does This Mean for Truckers?

2 weeks ago

If you see a truck driver asleep at the wheel in Nevada, don’t panic: it might just be an autonomous vehicle. The Freightliner Inspiration – Nevada license plate AU 010 – is the first self-driving transport truck to hit the roads anywhere. With permission from the state of Nevada to operate on limited access highways, this […]


5 Sites for Anyone Interested in Learning to Make Games

9th May, 2015

If you’ve always dreamed of creating a game, these tools are a great place to get started. Apply yourself and you just might end up making something great.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Changing Stories Across Mediums

5th May, 2015

Mediums have different strengths and weaknesses, and adapting a text from one to another sometimes calls for substantial changes. No one understood this better than legendary science fiction author Douglas Adams.


5 Free Websites That Quickly Teach You New Skills

5th May, 2015

What will you teach yourself? If you want to learn something, you can. Take advantage of that with these five cool resources.


The Day the Music Died: A Grooveshark Retrospective

2nd May, 2015

Grooveshark is dead. But how did this infamous streaming piracy service stay alive so long? And what does its closure mean for users? Let’s take an in-depth look.


5 Apps for Getting More out of Wikipedia

2nd May, 2015

Tools for getting more out of Wikipedia, from alternative interfaces to games that force you to explore articles and think creatively.