In the last hour I learned about 3 cool things I want to use:
Atmosphir is a free platformer game / design tool hybrid for Mac or PC. Designers can create huge 3D interactive adventures, and then share them with an online community.
Teach2000 Flash Card maker is solution for those who believe in the power of learning through simple question/answer pairs. The software comes in both a "full" desktop version and a USB-portable copy, though both run basically the same. You enter question and answer pairs in a text box, separated by special characters or tabs, and can add second answers and notes to each item.
Yammer = Twitter + Where You Work. Yammer takes the familiar Twitter messaging system and applies it to internal corporate communications. I would love to see us use it at my place of work.
When you stop watching TV you find cool stuff :)