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MotorMood Lets You ‘Smile’ At Other Motorists

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It’s a jungle out there. Some people drive way too fast (or way too slow), while others overtake and cut lanes like there’s no tomorrow. Yep, I’m talking about the traffic in major cities and how crazy things can get. But there are drivers who are pretty awesome, too– those who give way or let you pass when you’re in a rush.

You can flash your headlights or raise your hand to say a quick “thank you,” or you can literally send a smile their way with MotorMood. With the push of a button, you can trigger the MotorMood that’s attached on your rear window to display a happy face.Continue Reading

The Bristlr App Helps You Meet Fine, Hairy Folks

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What do you look for in a potential partner? Some people choose personality over looks, while others prioritize the amount of facial fuzz their potential partner has. The latter sounds strange, I know, but an app that aims to match people up based on beards (or the lack thereof) actually exists. It’s called Bristlr, and it connects “those with beards to those who want to stroke beards.”

Catchy tagline, eh? It’s not your average dating app, but then again, if your criteria for choosing a partner lies mostly on their beards, then you don’t exactly have run-of-the-mill needs either.

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Hotel My Phone App Lets You Use Someone Else’s Phone As If It Were Yours

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So you’ve run out of battery or left your phone at home, and you need to call or send someone a message. You can borrow your friend’s phone, but there’s little you can do if you can’t remember the number of the person who you want to reach…unless he’s got the Hotel My Phone app, that is. It’s a nifty app that lets you check in to a “smartphone hotel.”

There, you’ll be able to log in securely and message or call your contacts using your number, even when you aren’t using your phone.

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Pong Traffic Light Lets You Play With Folks On the Other Side

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Pong. What’s not to like? It’s a fun, simple game that makes you forget your problems…until the next stoplight, that is. This would be the case if you were playing Pong on these newly-installed systems that are attached to the base of traffic lights in Germany. When the lights are green, pedestrians can play a round of Pong with folks who are on the other side of the road while they wait.

Hit the break for a video of the awesome street Pong system!

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Wakie App Lets You Get Wake-Up Calls from Strangers

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You can hit snooze on your alarm, but you can’t exactly hit snooze on someone, can you? That’s what the developers of Wakie are counting on to make sure that you’re awake when your alarm goes off. It’s an app that makes alarms social in the sense that it works by having a complete stranger give you a wake up call.

Just set it up so that you’ll get a call at the desired time and go to bed. No contact information or numbers will be exchanged, and the call will automatically be disconnected after a minute to save everyone from awkward goodbyes.

Wakie is available for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Type Your Letter, and ‘Snail Mail My Email’ Will Write and Send It For You

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There’s just something about snail mail that makes it mean more than an email or instant message. By “it,” we don’t mean just the message, but the whole thing in general. I suppose a lot more effort goes into writing a letter and taking the time to mail it out versus typing it up and hitting the “send” button.

San Francisco artist Ivan Cash gets that a letter is often more than just a letter to the recipient. So in 2011, he started the Snail Mail my Email project where he invited people to shoot him an email, which he would then write and mail to the intended recipient for free. The project has since evolved into a week-long event where hundreds of people volunteer to write letters sent in by people from all over the world.

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Unsticker.Me Gets Rid of Stickers from Your Facebook Feed

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Facebook is great for a lot of things: messaging long-lost friends, reconnecting with distant family members, and virtually catching up with college buddies, among others. What’s not great about it, though? Stickers. Those too-huge emoticons that some people use way too much.

If you’re sick of them, then here’s an extension you need for your browser: Unsticker.Me. It does what its name claims to do: wipe those stickers off of your feed whenever they get annoying. Take that, Zuckerberg!

You can download the extension here.

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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 ]

Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your Pics

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So a lot of snaps that were taken and sent using Snapchat were leaked recently. I, for one, am a firm believer that if you need to have an image deleted mere moments after you’ve taken it, then you probably shouldn’t be taking that picture in the first place. Scores of people disagree, so if you’re looking for an alternative to Snapchat, then you should check out Yovo.

It’s an image sharing app created by ContentGuard and it uses a simple but ingenious way to keep your images private. All pictures taken using the app have a blurred grill overlay added to it, which isn’t apparent when you’re checking out the picture. However, it effectively ruins (or rather, blocks) the image when the recipient tries to take a screenshot.

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