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Take a Picture of Your Food and This App Counts the Calories For You

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Counting calories involves a lot more work than you think. From keeping food diaries that you have to update with every meal and snack to looking up alternatives in case what you just ate isn’t on the list, calorie counting can be a pain. The good news is that there’s an app that’s currently in the works that makes it easier for weight watchers and health buffs.

The project is called Ceres, and it’s basically an app that lets users count calories by having them take pictures of their food. The actual counting is up to the app.

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PackPoint Makes Packing As Simple and Easy As Possible

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Want to know what kind of person someone is? Just look at his friends, what he eats, what he wears, how he treats others, what he spends his money on–and how he packs. For example, if he just throws stuff in at the last minute, then you can probably say he’s a reckless (and perhaps adventurous) type of guy. If he makes extensive lists and packs several days before his trip, then you can say he’s a neat and orderly guy who likes being organized.

Whichever type of person or packer you are, there’s an app called PackPoint that can help you out.

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Tickle Generates Fake Phone Calls to Get You Out of Awkward Situations

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What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation? Some people overcompensate by talking a mile a minute, while others fiddle with their phones or even fake making a call, just so they can excuse themselves. If you’ve ever tried going the latter route, then you know just how hard it can be sometimes to keep a straight face while having a fake conversation with no one.

Cue Tickle, a service that generates fake phone calls so you won’t have to pretend anymore. Developed by Alex Cornell and Phil Mills, the app “calls” you when you find yourself in a sticky situation or when you want to leave a potentially awkward or embarrassing scenario. All you have to do is move the phone in a jerky or “awkward manner” (check out the video after the break to see what the developers mean by this) and the app will get to work.

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Rezhound Lets You Know When Reservations Open Up At Your Favorite Resto

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Being on the waiting list sucks, especially if you’ve been dying to try out the food that everyone’s been raving about at the hippest restos in town. Persistent foodies are not one to give up easily though, and life is about to get easier for them with Rezhound.

Rezhound is a service that monitors when reservations open up at your restaurant of choice. When spots eventually do open up, it will send you email and SMS alerts to let you know that it’s time to phone in before the spots are all filled up once more. The service is open for a number of regions, including San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

You can try Rezhoud HERE.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Burp Is a Social Network For Foodies

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People are always posting food shots on Instagram and other social networks. However, Facebook and IG aren’t exactly teeming with foodies who might appreciate all the food shots that people are uploading from all over. The solution? A dedicated community called Burp where foodies, chefs, amateur cooks, and food lovers can unite and share their love for food.

Its founders goals are summed up pretty succinctly below:

People need a way to share their food experiences. People need an outlet to announce their food discoveries. People also need a way to discover different types of food. Our goal is to do just those and become the medium that people use to further the food tech revolution.

Aside from joining communities, you can also start your own if you don’t see any that you’d like to join. On Burp, you’ll be able to share photos, tips, reviews, and virtually anything else under the sun–as long as it has to do with food, that is.

If this sounds like a movement that you want to be a part of, then you can pledge to make Burp into a reality on Kickstarter.

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: Airpnp Bathroom Rental App

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Music festivals and events like the Mardi Gras are all fun and games–until somebody needs to use the toilet and discovers that there’s not a public restroom in sight. Not to worry though, because Airpnp is here to save the day. It’s an app that hooks you up with a private toilet that you can pay to use at a location near you. If you’re up for making some extra cash, then you can also log on to Airpnp and put your bathroom up for rent.

Airpnp came about from the personal experiences of its founders, who are both New Orleanians who’ve gone through the pain of being unable to find a place where they can pee in peace–and legally.

The founders are both born and raised New Orleanians and during the Mardi Gras they routinely experienced the pain point of having no place to legally urinate. This problem is often solved by using what is known as a “rogue pee.” If caught the person faces a weekend in Orleans Parish Prison. Yet this stiff penalty doesn’t stop thousands upon thousands of “rogue pees.”

You can check out Airpnp HERE.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Wake Up to the Smell of Deliciousness: Oscar Mayer’s Bacon Alarm Clock

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Whoever invented alarm clocks got it all wrong. If you want to get people out of bed, then you might want to give them a better reason to do so. A wailing alarm clock (with an occasionally defective snooze button that makes the entire process a hundred times more annoying) is clearly not what most people have in mind.

Alarm clock makers should take a cue from Oscar Mayer. They’ve come up with the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle duo that basically wakes people up with the delicious scent of bacon.

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ForeverNOT Lets You Put a Wager On People’s Relationships

 

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ForeverNOT is one of those cruel but fun apps that you’ll probably still get because of the entertainment factor. Not only does it ask you to judge on whether or not relationships between certain friends will work out, but it also asks you to bet on them as well. In this day and age where some people trader partners and get into X+3 relationships in X months, it kind of makes sense (and justifies your usage of the app, especially when they call you up in the middle of the night to say “I think he’s the one!” after only three weeks of dating.)

If you’re not too keen to put your friends up on the pedestal, then you can always weigh in on celebrity couplings, with one of the most-talked about pairings right now being Kim K and Kanye West.

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Send Messages That Self-Destruct With Wickr

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Have you ever sent a message that you wished you could take back a few hours or days later? Wickr won’t exactly let you do that (I think few, if any, apps actually allow you to delete a message before it’s been read), but it will allow you to send encrypted messages that expire within a certain time period once they’ve been opened.

Aside from text messages, you’ll be able to send pictures, videos, PDFs, and voice messages with an extra layer of security so that only the message’s intended recipient will be able to read or access it.

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