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Need to Get Someone’s Opinion? Get the ‘Ethan’ App and Ask Ethan!

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There are just some things you just can’t ask Siri–and for that, you’ve got Ethan. Think of him as the friend you never had, only cooler, because he created this awesome app (which he aptly named after himself) that lets anyone get in touch with him, anytime, anywhere. Ethan Gliechtenstein originally made the app so his friends could send him a message, but when random people downloaded the app and sent him a message, well, he didn’t disappoint.

But then random people started downloading and I became sort of a virtual assistant at one point, finding music for romantic dinner or animes with dragons for them. Sometimes it’s hard because they keep asking me questions while i’m sleeping. That’s why I added the rules on the home page.

I downloaded Ethan and sent him a few messages, just for curiosity’s sake, and got a couple of responses faster than I expected. You can get the app for free from the iTunes app store.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron

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Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan. The giant green dessert was prepared by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, which made sense since the match was part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup.

Now that’s delectable to ginormous proportions!

 

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

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

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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 ]