Tech Pick: Picnik & Google Wave

The poems are finally free for the world to read. Bet they’ll cause a controversy – I’ll probably be arrested for disgustingly amateur use of language.

Okay, back to the main topic – some fun tech I’d like to introduce to you all.

Picnik is a fast, free and fun photo editing site. It’s got stickers, humour, great effects and collage options. No registration is required.

Nice! And if you’re a relatively professional editor, you can upgrade to Premium for as low as $2.08 (US I reckon) a month. (Okay, maybe it isn’t that low. Maybe it is.) Anyhow, the free version’s definitely worth trying out. There’s text, stickers, simple borders etc. Have fun, but don’t waste too much time on it! 😀


Second tech feature I’d like to introduce is Google Wave. It’s been around for some time, but most people have no idea what it’s about. (in the 20 people I asked, only 1 knew) Let’s take a look at Google’s explanation:

“Google Wave is a new online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Learn more at”

Wave is like an interactive e-mail: you can playback, edit the conversation, reply etc. Wave is currently in beta and requires invites from Google or other friends, so if you want it, go and ask someone for an invite or signup at Google. 🙂 It’s generally great, except that sometimes it can be really slow. Oosh.

That’s it for now – Be right back with a lot more!


Author: Jessica Y

Economics student at the University of Cambridge. Aspiring data scientist.

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