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Dr. Seuss & Mother Earth
Download an environmentally friendly Dr. Seuss book on your iPad to celebrate Earth Day (April 22).
Thanks to Apple (AAPL) and Oceanhouse Media, you can download The Lorax for $3.99. You can also check out the Lorax Garden children's game for $2.00. And remember this Earth Day what The Lorax told us: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Looking to buy your groceries from local farmers but don't know where to begin? A site called Local Harvest contains a database for all local farms, markets, grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. Also at localharvest.org, you can sign up for a CSA subscription. Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions will get you a weekly basket of locally grown produce, flowers, and additional items such as wool and other farmed products.
Avon Gives Back
Cosmetics giant Avon (AVP) is working to save the Atlantic Rainforest in South America. Its Hello Green Tomorrow program has already planted 1 million trees with a $1 million donation. Now you can help, too: plant a tree for just $1. Visit hellogreentomorrow.com to find out more.
Gamers who are getting bored with their 65" flat screen now have an alternative. The new Optoma GT720 Gaming Projector can project a 150-inch image up to 8 feet away, but can also project a screen size of up to 300 inches. It has a built-in, 10-watt speaker system and is compatible with 3D games. To use the 3D feature, all you need is a computer with a 3D graphics card and DLPlink 3D glasses. optoma.com for more information.
Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing and a music system developer called Melodeo teamed up with Apple to bring a free music-playing app to the iPod touch, the iPhone, and the iPad. The Top 100s by Year by Bing is free right now at the iTunes App Store for a limited time, giving you access to thousands of the best songs from the past 6 decades. Just pick the year you want to hear the top 100 songs from, and during that 365-day period they will be streamed over your device's WiFi, 3G, or Edge network. If you really like what you hear you can buy the song on iTunes.
OnSale told you about the new HTC Droid Incredible at Verizon Wireless. You can pre-order yours, complete with 8 megapixel camera and virtual QWERTY keyboard here. $199 will get you the phone and a two year contract
Twitter for a Flock
Small businesses, charitable organizations, and certain groups now have the option to share a twitter account among its employees and members. A new program called BirdHerd lets you create a single Twitter account whose direct messages, profiles and retweets can be shared among a number of authorized people. You can also use the service to send private group messages, making instant communication even easier.
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