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(1) [NO LONGER WORKS] GetLatLon – Simple utility that lets you find out latitude and longitude coordinates for any location on a Google Map. Simply move around the map with your mouse and see the corresponding coordinates at the bottom.

(2) Goby – New and innovative local search engine which helps you to get rid of your boredom by finding local activities that you might like to do. Currently US only, it first asks you what you want to do, the location and the time (like today, next 7 days etc). Then it crawls the web and aggregates relevant content from various sites along with a Google Map depicting the results. Read more: Goby – Find Cool Local Activities Based On Your Interests

(3) OnlineBarcodeReader – Free online barcode decoder that can read and reveal the stored information behind any standart barcode label. Simply upload an image file with the barcode on it and click on the “Send file” button. It automatically detects the barcode format and type of encoded information (text, URI etc.) and displays it on the screen. Read more: OnlineBarcodeReader – Free Online Barcode Decoder

(4) Wiki – This search engine lest you search for info only on encyclopedia and Wikipedia type websites. It searches most of the big online encyclopedias like Britannica, Encarta, InfoPlease, Wikipedia etc., as well as other smaller independent wikis. Read more: Wiki – Search Only Encyclopedia and Wikipedia Type Websites

(5) [NO LONGER WORKS] 3DMiniClipls – Video portal with a large collection of 3D animation video clips gathered from around the web. The video clips are well organized into categories and rated with a special algorithm that takes into account user votes as well as number of views.


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