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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
Click Webscape-r

Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

10 ways
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There are many different ways to look at art, both literally and figuratively speaking. This site is from Getty Images - one of the best known image banks in the world - and they have presented for our cultural pleasure, 10 ways.

This is a simply awe-inspiring website, filled to the brim with stunning images and ways to explore them through 10 separate, uniquely structured virtual paths.

It is a site you will get lost in as you wander through the immense collection - and do not let the opening graphics fool you - this is one highly sophisticated piece of web design.

Click the opening image to enter the sub menus, split into categories such as light, information, memory, space, time and emotion. Clicking a sub menu takes you to a page displaying the two exhibits in that section.

Each exhibit can be launched into a new window and then you are free to interact with the contents and discover what is inside.

I cannot tell you which exhibit to visit first as they are all amazing. From the never ending journey of images in information, to the engrossing interactions that allow you to measure your emotions pictorially in emotion.

All brilliantly presented and beautifully created. Well done Getty, a real winner this one.

Make Magazine
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If you prefer more of a hands-on approach why not check out this website?

It is from a magazine called Make, which aims to bring the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life - yes it is a little geeky, but hey, it is chic to be geek!

The magazine itself is in an online format, videos and podcasts, projects and of course the obligatory community with a relatively quiet forum which is none-the-less an interesting read.

All sections are well worth exploring, but I want to drag your attention to the videos and podcasts.

Here you will find a quirky selection of weekend projects you can do at home - such as making your own PDA notebook out of some quite unexpected materials.

Click the video link at the top to launch the video section. You can now browse the videos using the navigation panel on the left.

I really like the learn to laser graffiti video - which teaches you to tag buildings in a totally non-destructive way.

Not sure I will ever do it - but the guys who present it are fun.

The IT Room
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Home grown mini-series are becoming more and more the rage at the moment and you will find a fine example here.

This site is kind of off-the-wall and might not appeal to everyone. But if you have a quirky sense of humour and do not mind laughing at yourself, you should have plenty of fun exploring these pages.

The site's creators basically make mini episodes, which are part comedy, part drama and many of them based on stories submitted by real visitors to the site.

There is a selection of popular episodes displayed on the opening page. Just click the link below the thumbnail to launch the player.

You can vote on the episodes and comment on them too if you fancy. Or why not use the tab at the top to write a story of your own on which future episodes might be based?

Screaming Bee
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Ever heard your voice on a recording, like an answerphone message, and thought: "I don't sound like that, do I?"

People rarely like the way their voice sounds when they hear it played back - well with our next piece of free software you can do something about that.

Point your browser to Screaming Bee and download the free version of MorphVOX, which is the junior edition.

No registration needed and the set-up is very simple. The software will step you through an optimisation process on installation, and then you can start playing around with the sounds.

You will need a microphone installed, for obvious reasons, and the free version comes with three basic voice types: male, female and little people.

If you want more options you can download additional voice packs but you will need the pro edition which is not free after the trial period.

This software is simply a bit of fun - though it can be used in conjunction with any voice communication programme you use - such as Ventrilo or TeamSpeak - which are popular with the online gaming community.

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