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Phones and Mobile Devices

Curing Blindness Goes Mobile With PEEK Vision App

Did you know that it's possible to test your eyesight using your smartphone? Andrew Bastawrous, a 34 year old ophthalmologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, invented the Portable Eye Examination Kit, or PEEK, a mobile app and clip-on hardware that transforms a smartphone into a pocket-size optical clinic. 

Apple's HealthKit On IOS8: Your Health And Fitness Apps In One Place

HealthKit is set to be released in a few hours with the release of iOS8, a fierce attempt by Apple to take their place as the leader of health tracking technologies. It's a brand new framework that centralizes the data storage of personal health information, to make a developers apps more engaging and personal for users. Today they launched clinical trials with Duke and Stanford University, to track cancer and heart disease statistics on the HealthKit app.

China's First Mobile Phone Only Sidewalk Puts Smartphone Users In Their Place

Tired of accidents caused by self-absorbed texters, tweeters and Facebook status updaters? Hey, who isn't? The Chinese city of Chongqing decided enough is enough, installing a segregated mobile phone-only sidewalk along a portion of popular Yangren Street.

One-Stop-Shop On iPhone 6 & Twitter

The old AMEX ad slogan of ‘don’t leave home without it’ is apropos when referencing the new social trend of ‘instant purchasing.’ Within the very same week, both Apple and Twitter have devised new mobile e-commerce options. The stickiness of making a purchase without leaving the confines a social network or opening up several apps on your smartphone is appealing to the no-nonsense digerati who gravitate towards. . .

Hair Brush Phone Case Guarentees You'll Look Great In Every Selfie

I'll be the first to admit I love selfies. Maybe that's a bit narcissistic, but I really believe I'm the best at taking photos of me. If you're selfie-obsessed and you want to look your best at any given, selfie-perfect opportunity, a new iPhone case is going to make your dreams come true. A hair brush, phone case hybrid will make sure your hair looks great right before your snap another pic.

Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer Design

The Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.

Apps Launched For Rockets Red Glare & Planet Rife With War

In the new TV show drama, “MANH(A)TTAN (a fictional accounting of the Manhattan Project’s lead-up to the Atom Bomb), Liza Winter, one of the scientist’s wives notes that in 1943, out of “75 sovereign states in existence in the world (at the time), 61 of them were at war.”

Fit Spotting App Is The Yelp For Hotel Gyms And Fitness Centers

If you've ever tried to keep up with your fitness routine while traveling, you know how difficult that can be. Not all hotel gyms have the equipment you may need, and sometimes it can be hard to find a nearby gym. Fit Spotting is a new mobile app that will give you the low-down on hotel gyms around the world.

TechTagger Is The Low Tech Solution To Lost Items

Raise your hand if you've ever lost your phone. Quite a few of you, huh? Have you tried GPS lock-on or 3rd party GPS tracking software to find your lost phone only to be sorely disappointed when it was unable to track it for you? Do you believe in the good of your fellow man? TechTagger is the low tech solution to one of our most frequently lost items, cell phones, and relies solely on other people telling you they found your phone.

BioBeats and The Pulse App: Can Music Rule Your Mind?

Similar in concept to those mood rings of decades past, BioBeats has tapped into a new idea with a special app that can play music that reflects your current state of mind based on the rate of your heart. Read on for more on this fascinating topic.

Is Apple Planning 12.9” iPads For 2015?

If the rumours are right, Apple are busy working on a new addition to its popular tablet lineup. But who would need a 13” iPad? The answer might surprise you.

Garmin Fenix 2 Is The Activity Watch For Everything

Are you active? Like really active? Is every week an adventure for you? Are you constantly running, hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, or skiing? If you do any or all of these things, and are looking for a versatile fitness watch, give this Germin Fenix 2 a once over.


Why Snapchat Ads Are An Oxymoron

Snapchat and advertising seems to me to be two functions diametrically opposed - an oxymoron if you will. How can any marketing campaign make an impact, if by design it’s fleeting in nature? Since Snapchat is a messaging app that delivers status updates, photos and/or videos viewable for 10 seconds only — is that enough time to leave a lasting impression?

Withings Activité Is An Activity Tracker Disguised As A Designer Watch

When shopping around for an activity tracker, you won't find too many that are designed for function and elegance. In fact, the Withings Activité may be the only activity tracker you'll find that is disguised as a designer watch.

Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.

iSensor HD Uses Skype For Your Home Security

Bring the power of Skype’s 256-bit encryption into your home with the iSensor HD home security camera. Currently in the fundraising stage at Kickstarter, Amaryllo is showing a lot of promise with its iSensor HD and corresponding mobile app. Remotely control the camera, view live feeds, and upload footage to Google Cloud Storage.

ViewRanger Turns Your Device Into A Backcountry Navigation Center

Planning a camping trip? A hike? Need a GPS? No need to spend hours researching GPS devices and hundreds of dollars on the device itself, when you can just download an app. The ViewRanger app can be downloaded onto your smartphone or device, and it turns that device into a back country guide.

$99 Windows 8, Bay Trail Tablet: KingSing's W8

KingSing's new tablet might offer acceptable performance, a port payload better than Google's Nexus devices, and a full-fat version of Windows. The best part? It's supposed to be cheap. Really cheap.

D-Bag Parkers Beware, Online Parking Shaming Is A Thing Now

Has an inconsiderate parking job by some uncaring oaf ever ruined your day, or at least prevented you from parking your vehicle? Of course it has, we've all been there, fuming helplessly – but no more! A pair of frustrated Canadians have set up a Facebook group and a Twitter account specially designed to shame lousy parkers.

Birding Is About To Become A Lot More Popular! The 'Bird Photo Booth"

After you finish reading this blog about the Bird Photo Booth, please wait at least 90 seconds before ordering it, as I want to have a head start in ordering mine.... Yes, there will be a rush, because the Bird Photo Booth is the neatest thing created for bird lovers since the invention of the telescopic lens!