Daylight Saving Time: The Only Clock You'll Need

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Daylight Saving Time can make waking up the morning after "spinging forward" or "falling back" the most confusing days of the year to know the time. Fortunately, the Internet is know home to an absurdly accurate clock, that can help you set your clocks strait.

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Time.is tells you whether your computer clock is fast or slow -- down to the ±5 millisecond.

Though Time.is says it has probably always been the world's most accurate web clock, it had been thrown off by between 20 and 300 milliseconds because of network latency. Now, Time.is considers the minimum latency of your connection, based on your precise location in the world.

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When I sampled Time.is, it told me the clock on my computer is 1.7 seconds slow. It also knew I was in Brooklyn, N.Y. and sent me this helpful alert: "Brooklyn switches to daylight saving time at 02:00 on Sunday, March 11. The time is set one hour forward."

Advanced users can take advantage of Time.is's calendar, favorite locations and find the time difference between two locations. The clock is truly global -- you can adjust the first day of the week (Saturday, Sunday or Monday), the date format and the time format.

Have you seen any other great time-telling resources online? What about mobile apps? Share your go-to clocks in the comments.


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1. Luckybits BirdBox Alarm Clock

This avian-themed offering will add a touch of whimsy to your bedside table. Once you've chosen your BirdBox from the four colors available, and downloaded the free app, you've got a sweet (or should that be tweet?) way to wake up in the morning.

The iPhone fits in the box and displays an analogue clock through the hole. You can tap the screen to see the birds inside and wake to the sound of the birds cuckooing -- much more pleasant than blaring alarms.

Cost: $11.95

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