01st Jun 2013
There is something for everyone on the internet. Not just information, it can keep you entertained for hours together. Now that the Twitterverse is buzzing with ways to deal with the "No TV Day" initiative on 1st June, the web can be a handy distraction. Whether you plan to join the "revolution" or not is a different thing altogether, but here are five resources that will help you while away time.
There are several games that you can play on mobile devices, but then that comes at the cost of your device's battery life. Here's where a site like Miniclip.com can come to your rescue. Right from multiplayer games, board games, and puzzles, there is something on this site for everyone. That being said, the website does offer games for Android and iOS platforms as well.
Nothing can lift up your spirits the way music can. And even if you want to listen to songs legitimately, you don't really need to spend for it at all. If you listen to streaming music online, you don't own the tracks anyway, and you won't clog up any additional hard disk space either. For lovers of Hindi music, check out our earlier story on online streaming music sites. If you'd like to listen to some international tracks, apart from Saavn.com there are services such as Grooveshark.com that can come to your rescue.
Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg
For those who enjoy reading instead, you can purchase eBooks for your Android devices via Flipkart's Flyte online digital store. But if you don't intend to buy books, and want something for free, and something to read across digital platforms, then there are quite a few resources. That being said, you can't expect popular novels and books to be made available as free downloads, but classics and textbooks can be yours to keep. While you can hunt for textbooks via Bookboon.com, for classics, you can turn to Project Gutenberg. The website offers 42,000 free ebooks for download or online reading.
While there are several services such as Snapseed and Instagram to get smartphone users warm up to photography, the serious photographers also need constant encouragement. While Flickr is one resource to turn to, after going into the Yahoo! camp, it has fallen drastically in terms of popularity with users. You can turn to 500px.com instead. You'll find hundreds of interesting pictures by amateur (and some professional) photography enthusiasts. Right from what kind of pictures you can take from a particular lens, to various photo effects (such as HDRI); there is no dearth of inspiration here. You can browse through popular shots, and exchange ideas. The site lets you register and upload pictures for free (but with some restrictions on the free account), so you can give your camera an airing and show off your snaps in style!
For those who enjoy watching movies, and enjoy spotting mistakes, or are just looking for quirky reviews, then you'll enjoy watching this YouTube channel. The channel dubbed as CinemaSins has 41 videos on last count which not only cover "sins" in a movie but "Conversations" videos that gives you a hint about which movie will be reviewed in the following week. These videos contain spoilers, and you won't enjoy them without really catching the movie either. A fun way to kill time, you can even request for your favourite movie to be reviewed via comments.
P.S. If you thought Inception was flawless, seach for the same on CinemaSins. Time to wake up!
5 Websites To Help You Kill Time
Whether you plan to switch off your TV on "No TV Day" or not, these fun resources will keep you entertained.
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