By Michael Ahearne ’14
Wordreference.com is one of the many alternative translators to Google translate that students are using more and more. The site can translate to many different languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
Unlike Google translate, Wordreference can help with determining the translation of a word that has multiple meanings, and users can get real advice from native people of certain languages.
It also has some very useful verb conjugates for other languages including: French, Spanish and Italian. The website’s list of translations continues to grow with the help of other online users.
The site has a very useful language forum where you can look for uncommon translations, or make a post asking how to translate something. And for those who are always on the go, there is a free iPhone app for it too.
Wolframalpha is a website where users can basically enter whatever question they want and it will give them an answer.
The site can help with topics such as math, science, notable people, history, culture and media.
Enter any question into Wolframalpha.com and it will use its vast amount of algorithms and data to spit back out an answer.
Want to know who won an award in the 2011 Academy Awards? Just type in “Academy Awards 2011” and then it spits back out the answer for you.
Or enter “Find the area between sinx and cosx from 0 to pi” and it will tell you that it is approximately 2.82843. And it has a handy mobile app for on the top people on the app store that costs $2.99.
King of the Web is a website that shows off YouTube channels, while having people vote on them to see who the best is. On this website, users can nominate or vote for YouTube channels to be entered to win different prizes and the title of “King of the Web.”
You can vote up to 10 times a day in different categories, such as King of the Web, Gaming King, Music King and Education King.
This also helps to reveal small YouTube channels, so if you are ever looking for a new YouTube personality to watch, you can explore this website for some.