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‘Wingman’ App Hooks You Up with Other Singles On Your Flight

Wingman App How do you spend your time in a plane? I usually read or sleep or talk with whoever I’m traveling with, but if you’re the type who wants to meet new people and eventually ask them out by the time you land, then you might find the Wingman app useful. Currently in development, the app was thought up by Buzzfeed copywriter Gabe Whaley.

He explains: “I’m pretty sure that at some point, anyone who’s flown has had a thought, like, ‘I wonder what it would be like to talk to that person. Too bad it’s never going to happen, because the seating arrangement didn’t provide for that.’” Presumably this app will be able to help you out by introducing you somehow to that person. No specifics have been revealed yet aside from its premise, but Wingman definitely sounds interesting.

If you’re down to fly, reserve a seat by signing up for their beta launch here.

VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Compose a Tune and 3D-Print It Into a Music Box with Music Drop

Music Drop

Give someone the gift of personalized music with Music Drop. So it’s not actually a song in the sense that you can only create a 16-tone tune, but that’s still something.

The service is being offered by Left Field Labs. Here’s how it works: you’ll be asked to compose your very own 16-note melody by clicking squares on a grid, with each one representing a certain note. When you’re done with your composition, they will then convert it into a 3D-printable file that will be used to “print” the tune in the form of a tiny music box.

 
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Left Field Labs explains: “We are all about using technology to help humans be, well, more human, and so we updated this small device with some of the emerging technologies of our time. We wanted to create a modern day adaptation to put tech and cheer right in your hand.”

Due to the high volume of initial orders, they aren’t accepting new ones yet. However, you can still sign up to create your very own tune and save it. Head on over to the Music Drop Web site to get started.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Create and Share Memes on Imgur Easily With MemeGen

MemeGen

You see them all the time on Reddit. The most popular ones eventually make their way to 9GAG and your Facebook feed. You know what I’m talking about: memes. Some are funny, others are weird, there are those that share too much information, and there are those rare few that are truly hilarious.

In case you want to get in on the action, there are a lot of sites out there that host meme generators to make creating one easier for you. However, it doesn’t get any easier than Imgur’s MemeGen. It’s a meme generator that lets you create a meme easily, from Advice Dog and 10 Guy to Doge and 90s Problems. Just fire the app up, choose the meme you want to create (or upload your own picture), type some text, and you’re good to go.

You can download MemeGen for iOS from the iTunes App Store.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Check Out This Parody Website for the Ministry of Magic from ‘Harry Potter’

Ministry of Magic

 

Something magical this way comes!

Years after the series has come to an end, Harry Potter still inspires its legions of fans to come up with tributes and parodies of notable elements from the franchise. The latest is this parody website of the Ministry of Magic by coder Andy Brown. It’s based on official UK government websites, which is appropriate since London is where the series is set.

The site features news and profiles on characters from Harry Potter. You can check it out here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

‘Million Short’: An Unconventional Search Engine That Ignores Popular Sites In Search Results

Million Short

Search engines have algorithms that match and rank results based on your search terms and keywords. On most search engines, I usually stop checking the results at page 10 since that’s usually where the relevance tapers off. You might be able to find a couple of gems buried within those other resources, but you’ve got to have a lot of time, not to mention patience, to actually go through each and every one of them.

With that in mind, what type of results would you expect to see on page 100?

Giving you the answers (and the results) is Million Short. It’s an experimental search engine that gives users the option of removing results from the most popular sites on the Internet. Up to a million of the most popular websites can be excluded, with the other increments being 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 100,000. In effect, it’s like skipping over the first few dozen pages of results or so to get to the sites that aren’t as popular.

The search engine was created by software company Exponential Labs. Try it out and decide if it gives you better hits or if it’s just a waste of time.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

SickWeather Maps Out Where the Sick People Are So You Can Avoid Them

SickWeather

Getting sick sucks. Catching a bug during the holidays sucks even more. Sick people are around us all the time. Some might be mere carriers, while others might already be sick even though they aren’t exhibiting any symptoms just yet. If you want to minimize the odds of bumping into someone who has a cold or is down with the flu, then you might want to check out SickWeather before you leave the house.

SickWeather’s advanced logarithm analyzes posts and status updates by users on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter and checks for any mention of illness or sickness. It takes note of the places where these illnesses or sicknesses are mentioned and flags these locations down on the map. Alternatively, you can also search by specific illnesses on the map to see which sites are relatively safe (cough and cold zones) and which sites are places that you should definitely avoid (chicken pox-infested areas.)

Check out SickWeather here.

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

‘Feeling Cagey?’ Adds Nicolas Cage’s Mug On Your Selfies

Nicolas Cage Selfie

His personality and antics have spawned the creation of unusual art and makeup bearing his image. Now another thing that’s using the likeness of Nicolas Cage to spread fun and laughter is Feeling Cagey?. It’s a website that features a continuous stream of Nic’s mug plastered on a variety of face shapes and bodies that belong to men, women, and children.

It’s humorous and provides some mindless entertainment when you’re stressed or bored. Nic Cage as a baby, Nic Cage as a smexy model, Nic Cage as a girl with Nic Cage as a boyfriend…how is that not entertaining?

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Need Ideas for the Party? Check Out This Thanksgiving Menu Generator

Thanksgiving Menu Generator

Need some ideas for Thanksgiving dinner? Then you might want to check out this Thanksgiving Menu Generator by Saveur. With a click of your mouse, you’ll be able to generate a full menu to make the holidays a little more special. They don’t just stick you with images or names of dishes, either. You can click on the displayed dish under the appropriate column to check out its recipe so you can get the ingredients and start cooking.

In case you don’t want to leave the menu to chance, then you can access Saveur’s full gallery of twelve Thanksgiving menus instead. Happy holidays!

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

‘Give It 100′ Encourages People to Learn a New Skill While Recording Their Progress

Give it 100

The thing about routines is that they can be boring. Since life is basically composed of a series of routines, then you might want to mix things up every once in a while so you don’t fall into a slump. The simplest way to do that is to get a hobby or learn something new. Eager to help you out on the latter is Give It 100, which is an interactive site that encourages people to practice something for a hundred days.

The premise is simple. You start off with choosing a skill or hobby that you want to learn or take up, like dancing or painting. You can sign up for lessons or teach yourself by looking for tutorials online. Through the website, you’re then tasked to upload a ten-second video to show your progress at your current project.

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