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(1) TheMailMonster – Website where you can quickly create a letter which is then sent via postal mail to the recipient. While letters to the US and Australia are free, there’s a flat $3 per letter charge for shipping to other countries except for Britain, Canada, New Zealand and China where rates differ slightly. Read more: TheMailMonster – Send Postal Mail Online For Free

(2) VirusChief – Free virus scaner where you can scan individual files for viruses and other threats. It uses multiple online virus scanning engines simultaneously including BitDefender, Avast, AVG etc., and produces scan results for each engine.

(3) TrendsmMap – Online mashup which combines Twitter and Google Maps to produce real time local Twitter trends. You can see what people from different regions of the world are talking about on Twitter and what topics are trending in different locations. Read more: TrendsmMap – Google Maps + Twitter Trends in Real Time

(4) DataMasher – Interesting website which lets citizens visualize and play with the data sets released by US government everyday. The data, which is usually sourced from, contains stats like poverty rates, unemployment rates, obesity in the US and much more. Users can combine these data sets and create nice looking mashups which contain tables and maps, all created in an easy to use interface. Read more: DataMasher – Create MashUps & Visualize US Government Data Sets

(5) Walk or Bus? – Online chart which tells you whether you should board a bus or just walk to your destination so that you can reach there faster. Read more: Walk or Bus? – Find out whether walking or taking a bus is faster


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