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A reader named Bruce sent in a request for a tool that will allow you to automatically download all of your Flickr photos for backup or export purposes. A quick search landed me on FlickrEdit, a Java desktop application that uses the Flickr API to manage and export your Flickr... Read more »

Fans of the Boxee media player were bummed last week to hear that Hulu support would be removed. From the Boxee blog: two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from boxee. we tried (many times) to plead the case for... Read more »

Ben sent us a nifty translation tool that uses Wikipedia’s alternate language links as its result set. The “Hack” is essentially using Wikipedia’s inter-wiki links (the ones on the bottom of the navigation bar) for translation of nouns. I used to do it manually all the time for mathematical terms.... Read more »

The Bi-Cycle is a unique two headed tandem bicycle concepted by industrial designer Elad Barouch. Both riders pedal. Both riders steer. It’s like a mix of exercise and couples’ counseling that allows two cooperating individuals to look sweet upon the seat. I wasn’t really joking about the couples’ counseling part.... Read more »

Chances are, you’ve played a Flash game or two that makes use of a 2D Newtonian physics engine. If you’re a Javascript coder, though, there’s no reason why you should feel left out of the fun. Box2D JS is a Javascript port of the popular Box2DFlashAS3 library. This is cool... Read more »

Watermarking images can sometimes be a decent way to allow posted content to make the rounds online, while ensuring that the source of the content is correctly attributed. One thing that’s always bugged me about watermarking, however, is that the original source site becomes all peppered with ratty attributions or... Read more »