The Verge: You can now download tickets to visit museums for free on Sept. 22nd. “Museums across the country will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 22nd for the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day. The catch is that you’ll need online tickets, which are available for download now.” Over a thousand museums are participating.
MakeUseOf: Amazon’s Storytelling App for Kids Goes Free . “Amazon Rapids is a storytelling app from, you guessed it, Amazon. It was originally launched in 2016 as a way of encouraging children to read, with the stories presented as text message conversations between the various characters.”
American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries. “The Blockchain National Forum, held at San José State University iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.”
TechCrunch: Microsoft Teams gets a free version. “Microsoft opened up the news floodgates this morning, in the kick off to its annual Inspire event in Vegas. One of the more compelling announcements of the bunch is the addition of a free version of Teams.”
Hongkiat: 50 Sites to Download Free 3D Models – Best Of . “3D printers have immensely revolutionized the art and manufacturing industry. With advancements in the 3D printer technology, it is now not very difficult to own one, even in your home or office. Moreover, you don’t have to be an AutoCAD engineer to design a 3D model for your needs, as this job is taken up by numerous 3D model websites. So, either you want to create 3D furniture, a mechanical component, or even human or animal figurines, here are 50 of the best free 3D model websites to cover up all your needs.” Decent annotation for a list this long.
MyHeritage: Happy July 4th: Enjoy Free Access to U.S. Newspapers. “In honor of July 4th, we are delighted to announce FREE access to all U.S. Newspaper collections on MyHeritage’s SuperSearch™, for a limited time. From July 3, 2018 through July 8, 2018, we are providing free access to all 33,591,658 U.S. Newspaper records – no data subscription required!”
The Daily Dot: How to (legally) read your favorite comics online for free. “We’re living in a golden age of digital comics, with the market providing a myriad of options when it comes to reading your favorite books online. The downside is, most of these options cost money. For people looking for free comics, there are two options, piracy or compromise. Plenty of sites offer pirated scans of today’s top books for free, but the sites listed below are 100-percent illegal. What’s a cash-strapped fan to do? Fret not, here are the best legal ways to read free comics online, from mainstream classics to indie favorites.”