Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy

Mashable: All the best free online coding courses available on Udemy. “Roll up, roll up, because we’ve got another batch of free online courses available on Udemy, and all you need to access these courses is a set of handy codes. Udemy offers a wide range of online coding courses covering Python, Javascript, and HTML5. As of April 7, you can take some of these courses for free. There’s no catch. There’s no hidden agenda. There’s just an opportunity to learn something new for free.”

The Electrochemical Society: Free the Science Week Takes Down ECS Research Paywall

The Electrochemical Society: Free the Science Week Takes Down ECS Research Paywall. “The Electrochemical Society (ECS) celebrates its fifth annual Free the Science Week from April 5-11, 2021, by taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library. Throughout the week, the Society’s online collection of published research is freely accessible to everyone. The ECS Digital Library is hosted on IOPscience and includes over 160,000 scientific journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts, and the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field.”

NBC Washington: Sweet Motivation: Krispy Kreme Offering Free Doughnuts for the COVID Vaccinated

NBC Washington: Sweet Motivation: Krispy Kreme Offering Free Doughnuts for the COVID Vaccinated. “Starting March 22, customers who have received at least one of the two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot, are eligible for a free doughnut at stores nationwide. All you need to do is show a valid COVID vaccination card. Even sweeter? It’s not a one-time offer. The deal lasts through the remainder of 2021. So yes, you can get a free doughnut every day for the rest of the year.”

New York Times: Google and Facebook Killed Free

New York Times: Google and Facebook Killed Free. “The big music companies once hoped that Pandora, YouTube or other methods of online listening sponsored by ads could replace the money that people once spent on CDs. Nope. Now record labels have gone full-bore into subscription streaming. YouTube and Instagram stars nudge people to follow them to subscription services like Patreon and OnlyFans, where they can generate more income.” Or not. Lol.

The Verge: The best free password manager

The Verge: The best free password manager. “There are many good password managers available that charge a monthly fee, but for this guide we’re going to be focusing on free services. All of them have paid subscription tiers, but for most, the free tier offers the essential core features of a password manager.”

PC World: How to file your taxes for free

PC World: How to file your taxes for free. “Tax filing season is here again and, apparently, not ‘resting quietly at home’ due to COVID-19. Disappointing as that is, beginning February 12, 2021, the IRS is accepting e-filed tax returns. So at least you can file without having to leave the house. Word has it there’s another stimulus check on the way, but what you may not know is that due to regulations associated with this stimulus check, you may need to file a 2020 tax return if you haven’t filed a tax return in prior years.”

Mashable: Everything to know about Documentary+

Mashable: Everything to know about Documentary+ . “Documentary+ features a range of docs in categories like music, politics, culture, true crime, science & nature, icons, sports, comedy, and cults. The streaming platform houses everything from Academy Award-winning films to festival favorites. While you can catch classic documentaries like The Imposter, Born into Brothels, Cartel Land, My Best Fiend, and Life, Animated, you can also find movies created by filmmakers including Spike Jonze, Terrence Malick, Brett Morgen, and Davis Guggenheim.” The service is 100% free. As in, “You don’t even have to create an account to watch content,” free.

Cosmopolitan: Where to Find the Best Free (Yes, Really) Audiobooks

Cosmopolitan: Where to Find the Best Free (Yes, Really) Audiobooks. “Sometimes you’re so busy and/or eager to drown out your thoughts while going through your to-do list that all you want is a nice audiobook to tell you a story. What if I told you that you can add to your listening list without spending any money or moving one inch off the couch? Let me tell you all about the best free audiobooks you can find.” This is not a site roundup but rather a specific selection of good free audiobooks.

Good E-Reader: The best places to download free audiobooks in 2020

Good E-Reader: The best places to download free audiobooks in 2020. “There is no shortage of online retailers that allow you to subscribe and download audiobooks. Some of the most popular are Audible, Scribd, and Storytel. What if you are on a budget or do not want to pay for audiobooks? There is plenty of options to download them for free. You can get a digital public library card or access Librivox.”

MakeUseOf: 6 Little Known Places to Download Unique Free Ebooks

MakeUseOf: 6 Little Known Places to Download Unique Free Ebooks. “You probably already know about Project Gutenberg, Overdrive, Centsless Books, and some of the other best free ebook download sites. In this article, we’ll look beyond them to find free ebooks from sources you haven’t heard of before. This includes one of the best forums to get books, a place to dig up old-school pulp fiction, and some better ways to get the classics.”

New York Times: The New York Times is available to high school students and teachers across the United States — free.

New York Times: The New York Times is available to high school students and teachers across the United States — free.. “The mission of The New York Times — to seek the truth and help people understand the world — is critically important in this moment of upheaval. And as students and teachers head into an unprecedented school year, it’s essential that they have access to information that helps them understand what’s happening. That’s why The Times is working with Verizon to provide high school students and teachers with a free digital subscription through September 1, 2021 — helping them stay connected to the world, even as it continues to change.”

CNET: Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage

CNET: Google Photos to end its unlimited free photo storage. “Google Photos is ending its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos, Google said in a Wednesday blog post. After June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded before that day won’t be part of the cap.”