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(1) COL – This site allows you to compare the cost of living between US cities. Simply enter your current city and the city you are planning to move to and hit “Compare” button. It then presents a detailed comparison of living costs of two cities side-by-side in 100 categories including taxes, housing, food, utilities and transportation. Read more: COL: Compare Cost Of Living Between US Cities

(2) RouteRank – Online trip planing service that lets you find the fastest and cheapest travel routes. Unlike other similar sites which take into account only one type of transport, RouteRank queries many different traveling ways like airplane, bus, car or train and calculates the best way of traveling to any destination across Europe. Read more: RouteRank – Finds The Fastest & Cheapest Travel Routes

(3) DiscoveryNews – Recently launched science and technology news website from Discovery Communications. It features breaking news and in-depth articles related to the Earth, Space, Tech, Animals, Dinosaurs, Archaeology, Human and History. Read more: DiscoveryNews – Cool Science And Technology News Site

(4) Google Music Search – New music search service recently launched by Google and currently available only in the US. It is something which is integrated with the main Google search and helps users discover music in a better way. Read more – Google Music Search

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] Listiti – Web tool that gives you a cool way to track Twitter lists. It lets you specify keywords and get email alerts whenever they appear in tweets from selected Twitter Lists. This is useful if you want to monitor your brand, product, or company on lists of your choice. Read more: Listiti: Email Alerts For Twitter Lists


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  1. Waheed Akhtar
    November 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Nice tools. I liked RouteRank. Thanks for sharing

  2. Deniz
    November 19, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Note that you can also sort your result by CO2 on routeRANK and thus, you will figure out what is the most ecological friendly route!

    You might also like to follow us on Twitter at or on Facebook at

    - Deniz of the routeRANK team.

  3. mike
    November 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    That 'cost of living' site is fantastic, and the page links to even more useful content -- great, great find

  4. Kaly
    November 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Fixed now

    Thanks for pointing it out.

  5. nonick
    November 17, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I really don't think you can say "across the Europe".

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