Today in Cool Websites and Tools, we take a look at 5 cool websites, including a map of road deaths, scrolling with your mouse wheel, code mentoring, personalized browsing, and automatic software updates. Read on below!
Roads Kill – is an interactive world map which gives statistics on deaths due to road accidents in each country. Simply hover over a particular country with your mouse to see the number of road deaths per 100,000 people, from the 2010 statistics. Countries on the map are also color-coded so you can see at a glance which countries are the worst offenders.
100 Meter Scroll – is a fun game where you can test your mouse scrolling speed with the mouse wheel. The site shows a running track, similar to a normal athletic track and the game covers 100 meters. When you are ready, press start and begin scrolling as fast as you can, until the 100 meters is up. Along the way, your speed, distance, and time will be clocked.
Lumi – is a Chrome extension which analyzes your browsing history and then returns to you a page of constantly updating stories and links, that the Lumi algorithim has determined you would like, based on your past browsing patterns. You can sign up using your Twitter account or sign up for an account the usual way. You can blacklist specific domains if you want some privacy.
Update Freezer – is a free and simple tool that helps to temporarily disable different kinds of automatic software updates on Windows. You can download and use it completely for free. The software package has no bloatware, advertising or any other kind of bundled software. All critical software updates should always be switched on, but there are situations when you need an exception to this rule.