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(1) Vanish – New and innovative tool by the researchers at University of Washington that helps you create self-destructing message on the internet. Well, they actually become unreadable after 8 hours. This means that even if it is stored in the Internet Archive or Google Cache or anywhere from where it can’t be deleted, it doesn’t matter. Because it is unreadable now.

(2) DesignYourDorm – Innovative 3-D interior design tool and shopping store which is primarily meant for university students. With the help of this tool they can create an idea of what their dorm would look like before they move in. Read more: DesignYourDorm: Online 3-D Interior Design Tool For Students

(3) [NO LONGER WORKS] Google Health – One more service from Google that tets you store and manage your health information online in one centralized place for free. It has a list of partners (hospitals, pharmacies, health records providers) and if your health provider is on that list, you can import your medical records and link them to your profile to automatically update your records.

(4) Pindax – Web based tool which helps you create nice interactive message boards online. Users can post text, images, videos, attach files, conduct polls and add tasks in real-time to the message board. You have the admin access and hence you can control user activity. Read more: Pindax: Create Interactive Message Boards For Free

(5) USTA Library – Excellent online resource featuring great tennis tips and techniques for people who want to learn how to play Tennis like a pro. The site provides around 80 video clips of the best players (Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Sybille Bammer”¦) in the world executing various shots including: Serves, Returns, Ground strokes, and Complete Points. Read more: USTA Library: Tennis Tips and Techniques from Top Players


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  1. james
    August 6, 2009 at 6:55 am

    PinDax is the dumbest site I have ever seen. If people are too lazy to write a note on a tangible sticky note then why would they use that service? lame.

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