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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.


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Mediascapes are happening all around you, or so claims the tag-line to our first website.

According to the site mediascapes are location-based games, tours and experiences, driven by handheld communications devices like your mobile phone or PDA. A bit like a high-tech treasure hunt but without the treasure.

Someone gathers a collection of media - be it sound, pictures or video - and associates each bit with a specific place. When you wander around that space, which could be a building or even a city, those media bites are triggered in your handheld device via GPS. It is terribly geeky.

Fraps website
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If you are a keen PC gamer and think you are pretty hot, why not make your own video and post it on YouTube so the world can see how amazing you are?

At Fraps you will find the software you need to capture the screen action and sound from your favourite game, which you can then edit into funky movies to impress your friends.

Downloading the software is fast and free. You do not even need to register, but the free version does have certain limitations. For example, the format any screenshots are saved as, and you can only record for 30 seconds at a time, with the website's watermark - in the form of a URL - always shown at the top of your clips.

To record, you need to select your hotkey and other settings under Movie. Do not forget to tick sound if you want the game sound included.

When you open the game you will see the Fraps FPS rate in yellow on the screen. Hitting the hotkey you have selected turns the numbers red. You are now capturing your performance, so make sure you are being leet.

Paper Toys website
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If you are totally buzzed by all the technology-driven toys on the market today, or maybe just a bit too cheap to keep feeding them with batteries, why not go back to basics with some toys made out of paper?

You will not find any Nintendo Wii's around here, just a great collection of printables you can stick together to make your own toys. It is a brilliant way to keep your kids occupied without plugging them in to any tech.

As a parent you will have to stay around for this play as there are scissors and glue involved - we learnt our lesson at Click when we left Spencer unsupervised while making a dinosaur. Some of the models are very complicated too, so it is definitely suitable for all ages to enjoy.

The toys are all listed on the opening page, just click a link and then choose a link to which version you want to print underneath the following image. Some are coloured for you, others not. You decide, just remember to colour in the templates before you cut them out and stick them together.

A couple of the toys do not have links to a clean printable version below. This is a bit confusing, but if you right click the image and choose to save it, you will find you can open that up and print it from your desktop too.

Radiopaq website
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Internet radio is a bit old hat now, especially with all the media-rich websites you can find online. But there is still a time and a place for a good radio station, and Radiopaq provides a friendly place to find them.

Here you will find literally thousands of stations and a good spattering of podcasts for your listening pleasure, all wrapped up in a good-looking interface that is a breeze to navigate.

This site is in beta testing, so make sure you use the feedback button if you find any glitches.

You can listen for free, just remember your bandwidth will be sucked up by the feed.

If you choose to register you can get additional features, such as a place to store your favourite podcasts so the latest editions will always be waiting for you when you log in.

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