BoingBoing: Get 35 free audio books from Tor’s new horror imprint. “Renowned sci-fi and fantasy publisher Tor just launched a new book imprint called Nightfire, focusing on new horror fiction. And to celebrate, they’re giving away 35 free short horror stories as audiobooks. The list includes stories by Alyssa Wong, Chuck Wendig, China Miéville, Carmen Maria Machado, and more.”
The Royal Society: Explore more than 350 years of science. “It’s Open Access Week and, to mark the occasion, all our content is currently free to access. Discover and download ground-breaking science until 27 October.”
Hongkiat: 50 Sites to Download Free Sound Effects for Almost Everything. “There are thousands of online resources to download sound effects, however, not all of them can offer you high-quality material that’s also free. So, in this post, I am listing 50+ cool websites to download just about any type of sound effect for free.” Good annotation for such a long list.
Lifehacker: The Best Way to Search for Free Software Online. “Props to Lifehacker’s own Nick Douglas for stumbling across this one—something I’ve always known, but didn’t realize I should articulate to the world. Here’s the tiny hack, as discussed on Reddit a few days ago: When you’re looking for free software around the web, resist the urge to Google (or your search engine of choice) the word ‘free.'” Nice quick search hack.
MakeUseOf: 5 Free Stock Illustration Sites to Download Copyright-Free Designs and Vectors. “You can always grab real stock photographs, but plain stock images seem a bit stuffy and old-school now, don’t they? Illustrations add that extra zing to seem modern and trendy. These portals will give you customizable style-packs as well as images that concentrate on diversity and inclusiveness.”
Genealogy’s Star: All of the MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Lectures Now Online. “I am not sure, but I think that this may be only the second time that an entire genealogy conference has been made available for free online with videos. The first time was from the MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference.”
The Next Web: These free ebooks from Sonarworks are a godsend for studio engineers. “The studio calibration experts at Sonarworks recently launched an ebook series aimed at helping musicians and engineers get the most of out their home studio. If you dabble in music production and/or recording, these free PDFs should be considered must-read material.”