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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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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.

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Not Just For Gaming: Smoking Out of a GameCube and the E-Cig Connection

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What have you done with your GameCube aside from play games on it? Most people would say that’s all they did, but the dudes from the Nebula Vaping Lounge who were behind this awesome modded GameCube e-hookah can say that they at least smoked a few on theirs. E-hookahs and e-cigarettes are closely related, with the latter being such a hot topic these days.

In fact, my friends and I debated on the merits of e-cigs over our weekly Saturday brunch and things got heated pretty quickly (okay, enough with the puns!)

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‘Give It 100′ Encourages People to Learn a New Skill While Recording Their Progress

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The thing about routines is that they can be boring. Since life is basically composed of a series of routines, then you might want to mix things up every once in a while so you don’t fall into a slump. The simplest way to do that is to get a hobby or learn something new. Eager to help you out on the latter is Give It 100, which is an interactive site that encourages people to practice something for a hundred days.

The premise is simple. You start off with choosing a skill or hobby that you want to learn or take up, like dancing or painting. You can sign up for lessons or teach yourself by looking for tutorials online. Through the website, you’re then tasked to upload a ten-second video to show your progress at your current project.

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Freezing Metal Swizzle Sticks Are Yet Another Way To Chill A Drink

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The arsenal to cool down a premium drink without diluting it keeps getting bigger. There are whisky rocks, and frozen icicle tubes and now… frozen swizzle sticks. They’re called Stricicles, and are 6 inch long stainless steel shells containing gel. Put them in the freezer for 4 hours and they’ll be ready to lower your libation’s temperature as you stir it, while undoubtedly also freezing your fingers. We imagine that’s the price you pay for a cool, undiluted drink. That and $25 for a set of 4 of these.

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‘Tab’ App is the Easiest Way to Split the Bill

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Reach for ‘Tab’ the next time you need to split the bill. Dining out with friends and acquaintances is loads of fun, but there’s that 15-minute lull at the end where everyone’s just poring over the receipt so they can pay their share of the bill.

The Tab app makes the entire process quicker, easier, and less of a hassle. When the bill arrives, just fire Tab up and take a picture of the receipt. Pass the phone around so people can claim which items they ordered. Taxes and tips are divided among everyone, so each person can see how much they have to cough up before they pass the phone off to the next person.

Tab can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.

VIA [ Huffington Post ]

Here’s What You So Obviously Need In Your Life: A Kickstand

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Standing is hard, yo. Why don’t you buy a portable kickstand, and never stand again? The Mogo is a lightweight, compact, and collapsible aluminum kickstand that can support weights of up to 200lbs. Collapsed, it measures 18″ in length, but extends all the way to 38″. The seat is made from reinforced fiberglass and the rubber base is reversible, and allows for hard or soft surfaces. Weighing in at only 2.1lbs. you can easily bring this with you to festivals, concerts, or even shopping at Walmart… Or whatever other potentially offensively stereotypical place you can think of that could be populated with people who can’t stand for a few minutes. It’s all yours, on pre-order, for $80.

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Anti-Theft Backpack Could Keep Your Valuables Safe

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If you ask around in your circle of friends, you’re pretty likely to find at least one person who’s had stuff stolen right out of their backpack, either while traveling or even just while taking public transport. Pickpockets are of course more common in some countries than in the States, but that doesn’t mean that buying the Anti-Theft Backpack is only a good idea if you’re planning on backpacking it through Europe. It features a main zipper that is pressed up against your back, making it harder for someone to sneakily open it without you noticing. And there are quick-access pockets covered with noisy velcro which become an audible alarm when unauthorized access is being sought. Finally, there’s a Zip Pouch located on the shoulder strap for quick phone access.

The backpack is currently sitting in the Upcoming portion of Quirky, a website where designers submit ideas and where only certain products end up being made by the company. Depending on support, the Defender (the current proposed name) may or may not see the light of day at a proposed price of $24. If this seems to be for you, head on over to the link below and show your support.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Both You And Your Kid Will Get A Kick Out Of The Longboard Stroller

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Are you going to be the boring parent that shuttles his child around in an old fashioned stroller? Four wheels and two handle bars cutting it for you? Yeah, we didn’t think so. That’s why we’re digging the Longboard Stroller. It’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s still under development, so the features and construction isn’t finalized, but it’s pretty clear that once it’s completed (or if), it’ll be one badass mode of transportation/baby carrier. How legal it’ll be, how much it’ll cost and whether it’ll even ever see light of day are questions we’re not able to answer at the moment. Feel free to follow the link below to find out more about the project.

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