I think we could start the new year sharing some good things that I've found while browsing, so this is better than just saying "happy New Year".
A 3D Desktop For Your PC
3DNA Makes possible for you to have a 3D desktop, that is like a virtual world with links to your applications. There is a freeware version and a paid version that is inexpensive (only $29.99).
Share Your 3D Models
3DVIA is a website in which you can share your 3D models under Creative Commons licenses. There are more than 6,000 models.
Chatbot That Learns
This site contains many chatbots that learn as you talk with them.
Reduce Firefox Memory Usage
This is an effective tutorial to reduce the use of RAM memory by Firefox while keeping the performance. I use it in all my computers. Follow it without making mistakes and you won't repent.
Cross-post Your Koinup Pictures To Flickr
If you are user of Koinup, you can follow this tutorial so when you upload pics there they are also automatically sent to FLickr.
Who Is Like Your Avatar?
Second Arts did an interesting experiment posting an avatar to a service that compares faces. Do the experiment with yours, and you'll get surprising results.
The 3D iPhone
MarketSaw already introduced us to some real 3D applications on the iPhone, and you should not miss this other revolutionary system to watch real 3D on the iPhone without any special glasses.
Paint Your 3D Models
This is a video tutorial that shows you how to paint the 3D models that you did with Shapeways.
Augmented Reality Video Playlist
Gaby K. Benkwitz, Metaverse Evangelist, owns a very interesting augmented reality video playlist in YouTube. All of the videos are worth checking. Here's an example:
Dabbleboard is a virtual whiteboard that requires no signup to test and is free. Fun to use. It allows online collaboration.
Philip Rosedale Talk
This is a 28 minutes talk in which Philip Rosedale shares his thoughts about virtual worlds and Second Life. I found it in Second Life Arts.
This is a good tool for advanced users. It identifies running processes in your Windows PC better than the default, so you may know when a strange application like an adware or similar is running.
Second Life Map
This is a giant map of Second Life watched from the sky. You can zoom a bit just clicking a sector. It's fun to search for your home island.
Cooliris: 3D Web Gallery
Turns your browser into a 3D browsing machine, so you can explore photos and videos in a 3D gallery.
Why PS Home Makes The Difference
This article enumerates the reasons why someone may find attractive a platform like PS Home, plus links useful resources to read and watch more.
Just Leap In In Public Beta
Virtual Worlds News just published this. Here you are an opportunity to test this new platform and see if it fits your needs.
Myrl Connect is a lightweight application that allows you to link up your avatar with your Myrl web profile. Each Virtual World has a specific application. If you're in Myrl, don't hesitate to test it. If you're not... why? I can't believe it... Go, go, join now. And get the app here.
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