Instagram is easily the coolest thing to happen to iPhone since IPhone, and Android since, well, ever. Once they finally rolled out the Android client, the only real issue was the fact that their website was useless. If you wanted to look at or share your pictures in an actual browser window, you had to use a third party service. No more! Instagram finally rolled out web profiles. You can finally share your pictures with mom, and gramma, without having to friend them on Facebook or explaining how to use Twitter.
Public service announcement: If your Instagram isn't private, anyone can look at all of your photos, so keep that in mind if you plan on posting pictures that should be described with hash tags from a Jenna Jameson flick.
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Haven't you always wanted a gigantic wooden Kraken, a skull pinky ring or the sweetest amoeba looking desk anyone has ever seen? Custom Made can make it happen. Actually, they can make just about any of your wishes come true (nonsexual). Simply submit what you would like to have made (or choose from some of their ... continue reading
For a no-frills flask that's perfect to toss in your bag when you're out camping or exploring, turn to Stanley. The classic brand has been crafting solid, well-made food and drink gear since 1913. Their latest flask is the first in the Adventure Series which is aimed at being both essential and rugged. With more grip ... continue reading
We know we took some shots at Instagram in this previous post, but to quote the well-known philosopher, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, "We kid, we kid." The truth is, we enjoy using Instagram. Now that the popular app is available on Android devices, everyone at the Cool Material offices uses it frequently to document their ... continue reading
If we had to guess, we'd say 75% of the internet is a waste of time. The problem is, you're probably assuming we think that's a bad thing. We love wasting time! Seriously, little time-wasting sites are addictive, funny and occasionally informative. If we had to choose one site to waste away on (perhaps we have some ... continue reading
If you spend your days hunched over a keyboard like a code writing Quasimodo, you probably have little contact with the outside world. This isn't good. You need to keep up your relationships outside of dealing with internet trolls, and what better way to do so than by sending out a few Code Cards. Whether it's just ... continue reading
Drinkify is a website that tells you the perfect drink to enjoy with whatever band or artist you happen to be listening to. When we first stumbled upon it all we could think was that, that sounds like an awful lot of work to just tell us "beer." Then we started playing around on it. Two hours later, we can safely ... continue reading
Towards the end of last year, I found myself up against an article deadline for this website while a few cocktails deep. This is not a great place to be, because a) you’re short on time, b) anything you write seems totally awesome, and c) it isn’t. You submit it anyway for obvious reasons, and the feedback usually ... continue reading
Too often the time on our Friday nights is spent debating on where to go only to end up going to the same bar as ever other Friday night. Sure it's cool to get to know the bartender and occasionally get a free drink, but the women there are the same that are always there and the TV is—as always—playing muted episodes ... continue reading
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Bragging to your friends about that hottie you met last weekend is always better with photographic evidence. But cell phone pics only go so far.
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World records are usually spoken of in terms of the professional athlete, with time, distance, speed and strength being the facto units of measurement. But as any Guinness ... continue reading
When was the last time you memorized a cell phone number? Put a picture in a photo album? Created a real, physical invitation for a party? Thanks to Facebook, we don't have to deal with any of those inconvenient, non-technological, memory-related things anymore. In our opinion, that's change for the better. With Social ... continue reading
We turn to Google for a lot of our online needs - email, maps of backyards and at times because we're feeling lucky. Now, from the company that offers its employees free haircuts (probably not the most important thing about them) comes Music Beta. The long talked about project is ready for you to check out and, ... continue reading
Any Black Book worth it's salt is updated on a continual basis and ours is no different. Instead of adding phone numbers or debts, we're adding web addresses and places to shop. Check out The Black Book to see the newest additions to the greatest men's shopping directory on the web.
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We encounter dangers on a daily basis. Some are easy to avoid - we'll pass on the money from the Prince of Nigeria - others are not. We'll assume you can handle a verbal attack from a crazy ex and an attack on your head following a ... continue reading
On an average day, how much do you really learn at work? More importantly, did you learn anything that's useful? Justin Bieber is secretly satan? Old news. The Westboro Baptist Church is unpopular? So 2010. Sharepoint is kind of a huge pain in the ass? Just kidding about that last one, we don't even know what Sharepoint ... continue reading