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Posted by Allison Boyer

fuel cell phone charger

Thanks to a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, emergency cell phone charging is about to get a whole lot…smaller! Instead of having to drag around a cord and find a power source or pack a bulky self-contained charger, we’ll soon be able to travel with a keyring charger that’s the size of a quarter to make sure you have some extra juice in case of an emergency.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

Back in 1997, just about every pre-teen girl (and lots of guys too) had a Tamagotchi or at least one of the knock-off brands of electronic pets. I was obsessed with mine until my parents made me get rid of it. Apparently, it’s really annoying to light sleepers when your pixelated cat is beep-meowing for food at three in the morning!

Now, you can relive the glory days of the mid-90s as the proud owner of a Tamagotchi once again. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. is a new app available on iOS and Android that allows you to take care of a virtual pet just like you did in the good old days. The app is free, though there is an ad-free paid version available as well.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

A team from the University of Notre Dame has developed the first iPad app to help you diagnose concussions. Is this the future of healthcare? 

A team at University of Notre Dame has developed the very first app for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) using voice recognition. Currently, there are 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related TBIs every year, including 300,000 among young athletes. This app could help diagnose concussions and other TBIs faster, helping those with injuries avoid long-term problems. In addition, there are non-athletic applications to this app, including helping diagnose TBIs in the field for members of the military.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

stick-n-find trackers

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could “call” my keys to find them, just like I do when I misplace my cell phone. Now, that’s actually a possibility (sort of). With Stick-N-Find Bluetooth stickers, you can track and find just about any item using your cell phone.

Stick-N-Find is about the size of a quarter, so you can stick it on almost anything, not just your key chain. You can set it to buzz or flash a light, and you can also have the complimentary phone app alert you when your sticker goes out of range.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

Finding the best content to share via social media can be a real time-suck. Swayy is a brand new platform you can use to save a little time in finding awesome content and sharing it with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is a great app to test out if you’re looking for an easy content sharing solution.

Swayy allows you to choose one to five topics that are of interest to you and your social followers. It also analyzes your audience and the links you’re already sharing to see the most popular sources, the types of content you’re sharing (blog posts, videos, etc.), and your trending keywords. From there, the platform recommends content for you to share.

 
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Posted by Andrew Garde Joia

With the new version of it’s iPhone app, GetHuman makes speaking with a real, human customer service person that much easier, improving the customer experience and relieving customer stress.

If you haven’t yet heard of GetHuman, it’s a free service that helps a customer talk to a real person as quickly and as painlessly as possible. GetHuman turns the tables in your favor, allowing users to automate the process of dealing with automated answering services.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

T-Mobile and Audi announced plans this week for affordable method for connecting to Internet to you Audi Connect compatible vehicle.

In a press release Monday, T-Mobile announced plans this week for a new way for drivers to connect internet to their vehicle. While the plan is extensive it will only currently be available in newer Audi vehicles as a part of the Audi Connect feature on select models.

Audi and T-Mobile are introducing the first plan of its kind. In the past, internet capable cars have relied heavily on user connected devices like their smartphones piggy-backing on the drivers data plan to support the system. This has proven a costly problem with shockingly high data charges.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

Looking for tickets to a sold-out concert or other event? You might want to check out Applauze, a new ticket-finding app from 955 Dreams, the masterminds behind Band of the Day.

Applauze doesn’t just let you buy tickets to the sold-out Bieber concert, though (don’t worry, we won’t tell); it also allows you to discover brand new events in your city, personalized to your tastes.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Facebook announced Friday at its Menlo Park headquarters plans for its new “skin” software designed to put Facebook front and center on any Android device.

The journalists gathered Friday for a Zuckerberg led press conference to get the first look at Facebook’s new heavily hyped app Home on Android – the long-rumored Facebook Phone. While most of the tech crowd was expecting an actual device in of itself built from the ground up to feature the social networking giant. The social media giant had other plans up its sleeve.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Kytephone brings its popular parental control features to a new Android compatible app of the same name.   

With smartphone and tablet users getting younger and younger, new apps can help parents of 13-to-17-year-olds monitor and control their children’s use of the Internet. Recent studies show that more than one-third of American teenagers own a smartphone, up from more than a fifth in 2011. For nearly half of these users, the phone is their main way of getting online, making it difficult for parents to supervise behavior.

The trend has even seen a spike in younger users from app and internet use through their parent’s tablet and smartphone devices. With a smartphone, your kid basically has the Internet in their pocket wherever and whenever – away from a parents’ eyes.

 
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