First off, a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today's #CoolSite is a new entry into the 'news app' category: @INSIDE. I'm a big fan of reading news from either RSS feeds (@feedly) or apps (like @Circa) that curate the news for me (based on MY interests). So, when @jason started up INSIDE, I knew his team would curate the best journalism for me in real time. Download it today (and stay away from trash and fear journalism!) Vote for it here and give it a 'thumbs up' above. To find all previous cool sites since 1994, visit our archive.
Today's Cool Site of the Day is a short but important podcast from the Osgood File about the need for school to start later so teens can get more sleep. Overall, The Osgood File is one of my favorite podcasts -- it's usually the first one I listen to (via Stitcher, of course) when I start my morning drive. See it (listen to it) and vote for it here (on the day of this post) and give it a 'thumbs up' above
Two high-ranking financial whistleblowers say they tried to warn their superiors about defective and even fraudulent mortgages. So why haven't the companies or their executives been prosecuted? Watch this 60 Minutes segment and be prepared to get PISSED.
The Internet should be free for all to use. Free Wi-Fi access points help this purpose to a great degree but the number of such points is less than what it is supposed to be. Here to help increase this number is a desktop app called Bzeek. Bzeek is a free to use desktop client for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 users. The app utilizes your Internet connection in such a way that it transforms your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can do this on your desktop computer too, provided you have a supported Wi-Fi card installed. The Wi-Fi hotspot is free to