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Palette/Ultralight running shoes/Futurepedia

I use Palette to colorize my old black and white photos into fresh color ones. It’s a free webpage that uses AI. I tested it by feeding it black and white versions of color images I had and it is remarkably accurate. And even when it is not 100% precise, it w…

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Happiness and Wealth Guide/Best Peppermint Tea

This year on my holiday wishlist are 6 objects to improve my work-life balance, which includes a new machine-washable rug for my home office and desk chair, some tools to alleviate stress and glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoos — just for fun. Check it out her…

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Pimple Stars/Bird Sounds/AI Art

I learned from my daughters that decorative pimple patches are popular with teenagers. They are tiny colorful stickers that cover pimples and dry them up. “People just wear them out in public now and it’s fashionable,” one daughter told me, She has a box of s…

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Soundprint/Google Lens/Screenplays.io

Use the Soundprint app to measure the noise level in public places and share your findings with other people who appreciate quiet environments. A map shows the decibel measurements of coffee shops, clubs, parks, and restaurants around the world. — MF

#330・

What’s That Charge/Namelix/Hacker Stations

There was a charge on my credit card that I didn't recall making. The statement said, “EB 801-413-7200.” I looked up the number on a website called What’s That Charge and discovered it was for Eventbrite. Then I remembered that I had bought tickets for a play…

#329・

Soundly.com/WhatTheFont/External DVD drive

I get my eyes checked every year, but haven't had my hearing tested since I was in high school. Soundly.com has a free 5-minute hearing test that was designed by audiologists and sound engineers. It's for educational purposes only, but a good place to start n…

#328・

Sweet and Juicy/Bourdain's Map/The Mind Thing

I giggled for an hour watching standup comedian Sheng Wang’s Netflix special, Sweet and Juicy. I love his uplifting and positive style, which is rare in comedy. He cracks jokes about enlightenment, except he is serious. And instead of long buildups to punchli…

#327・

Lex Fridman Podcast/Consensus.app/Leaky faucet fix

I just finished listening to a 5-hour podcast interview by Lex Fridman. Lex is an AI researcher who started interviewing colleagues in his field, and then kept expanding his reach and interests. He now interviews intellectuals and thinkers in many technical f…