When CoolHunting calls something “awe-inspiring,” it’s gotta be pretty nasty; Earthdesk does not disappoint. Check this out– you can add a dynamic snapshot of the Earth, constantly updating, right on your desktop (mac or PC- compatible). It’s completely customizable, so you can focus in on a specific city, on the sun or the moon, or switch around your viewpoint daily. You can see live-updating weather patterns, city lights, and track phases of day around the world. There’s a licensing fee of $23.95 for a single user ($39.95 for 5 licensees), but that price seems fairly reasonable given its current buzzfactor. I’d love to see a free trial option to get a better feel for it before committing… I have a suspicion it’s even cooler than it looks (which, incidentally, is similar to the suspicion most people have about me).