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Portable is a Flexible, Wearable Smartphone

Portal Wearable Smartphone

You don’t have to worry about Bendgate with the Portal, because its makers let you know upfront that it bends and is definitely more flexible than your average smartphone. The Portable was designed to be a wearable phone, so it should bend to follow the natural curve of your arm. It’s also shatterproof and waterproof for up to 10 meters, so you can wear it even when you’re hard at work or play.

Portal is built with a multicore CPU that comes with 2GB of RAM. Its 3200 mAh battery is also flexible, as expected, and can last for up to 8 hours of talktime. Continue Reading

Check Out Acer’s Selfie Hat for London Fashion Week!

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In recent years, people have reached new heights when it comes to vanity. Maybe the era of selfies began when phone makers began putting a camera with each smartphone they made. It exploded when front-facing cameras were upgraded and when monopods (aka selfie sticks) made their way to Amazon.

Someone already came up with the Selfie Brush. Now are you ready for the Selfie Hat? The latter was created by fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis in partnership with Acer. The pink sombrero is eye-catching not only because of all that glitter, but because of an attachment on the brim where Acer’s Iconia A-1 840 tablet is tucked in.

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Use ‘Somebody’ to Send Messages to Friends Via Strangers

Somebody App

If you think about it, social media takes away from actual socialization because of the lack of in-person interactions. Aiming to inject a little bit of that back into social-centric apps is Somebody. The app literally lets you use somebody (while using Somebody–get it?) to send a personal message to your intended recipient, wherever they may be.

Here’s how it works: the user composes his message and includes any special instructions to the messenger, such as extra notes on how to deliver the message or any accompanying actions. He then chooses another user of the app in the vicinity of the recipient to deliver the message.

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Record Anonymous Video Confessions With the ‘Awkward’ App

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Got something that you want to say out loud, but can’t because it’s something that’s meant to be kept private? Then download the Awkward app and start filming. It’s an app that lets you record blurred video confessions so you can get them off your chest without compromising your identity.

Created by Redcyan, Awkward lets users film themselves for up to ten seconds. It then provides options for the degree of blurriness that the user wants his or her video to be. They can also opt for zero blur, if they’re ready to let the world (or whoever uses the app) about their deepest, darkest secrets. After the videos are uploaded, they can be embedded to websites and shared via email and social media.

Awkward can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store.

VIA [ Mashable ]

Disposable E-Cigarette is the Next Best Thing to a Cigarette

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E-cigarettes are one alternative for people who want to ease off smoking or for those who want to keep smoking without all the negative effects that come with it. Somewhere in between real cigarettes and e-cigarettes are the YJ4931 disposable e-cigarettes by the FirstUnion Group. The company has dubbed it the “world’s first long-lasting disposable e-cigarette” and claims that it can provide up to 400 puffs.

The disposable e-cigarettes utilize new battery materials with a new circuit controller and provides ultra-thick vapor, even under low voltage. The design itself replicates the typical look of most cigarettes. Continue Reading

Emojli is a Social Network That Only Uses Emoji

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What’s the world coming to? Or rather, what’s the online world coming to? Facebook is still in the lead when it comes to social networks, but that’s not stopping new ones like Emojli from cropping up. The name gives a lot away as to how the network will be operating. If you guessed emojis, then you’re spot on, because emojis are the center of the social network. In fact, it’s what Emojli is all about, because it’s apparently an “emoji-only” network.

That should be self-explanatory. All status updates will be comprised of emoji and that’s what its creators are counting on to bolster their claims of zero spam because, well, how else can you spam people using emojis only? (Notably, there’s an emoji for poop so, you know, there’s that.)

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Uh, What? Washboard Will Mail You Quarters For Your Laundry

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The Internet is where you find all things absurd, kooky, and cool. Washboard is a little bit of everything, although its name doesn’t give much away. It’s basically a monthly subscription service of sorts where they’ll send you quarters which you’re supposed to use at the laundromat so you can do your laundry. It makes sense, considering most people have to scramble and look for change when they’ve got loads to wash.

The part that doesn’t though, are the rates. Under the $10 per month plan, Washboard will send you ten bucks’ worth of quarters for $15. For $20 in quarters, you’ll need to cough up $27. You don’t really get your money’s worth, that’s for sure. Washboard’s campaign was up and running but they had to pull the plug because their concept violated their payment processor’s terms of service.

So for now, I guess you’ll have to stick to change machines or get your quarters elsewhere.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Be a Part of ‘Game of Thrones’, Raise Money for Charity

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Game of Thrones is currently one of the hottest shows airing on television right now. Millions of viewers tune in week after week, sometimes only to find that their favorite character is on the chopping block for that episode. George R. R. Martin isn’t afraid to kill of his characters for the sake of story development, much to both the dismay and delight of fans all over the world.

If you have no problem with death, then how about staring it in the face in an alternate world–specifically in Martin’s GOT? He’s currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Prizeo to benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, where one of the rewards is the chance to appear in an upcoming “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel. That’s only if you have $20,000 to fork over.

Otherwise, you can donate whatever amount for a chance to win a trip to the sanctuary with Martin himself. You can find more information on the campaign’s Prizeo page.

Robotic Limbs Give You An Extra Pair of Arms

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Ever wished you had an extra pair of arms so you can do more things simultaneously? Well, that’s what these Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) will give you. The SRL is a strap-on robotic pair of arms that you can wear and control to do your bidding. They’re longer and stronger than your regular human arms, so you can use them to reach for something that would normally be out of reach or lift heavy loads that you normally wouldn’t be able to manage.

The SRL comes with a system of gyro and accelerometers that are hooked up to your wrists so it can determine what your arms are doing. The entire system weighs about 10 pounds, so they might find some use eventually in construction sites and other similar environments down the line.Continue Reading