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1-Hour Photo App Makes You Wait For Your Selfies

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In this day and age, it’s all about instant gratification. From same-day delivery and courier service to instant messaging and email, you can now get what you want in as little time possible. Digital photography is another example. When people had to use film, pictures were shot few and far in between because film costs money, and it costs more money to get the roll developed. That’s in contrast to today, where people snap away whenever and wherever as their memory cards allow.

Changing the pace is the 1-Hour Photo app, which, as the name suggests, lets you view the photo that you’ve taken after one hour has passed. A black-and-white film emulation is applied to the photo, enhancing it and giving it that old-world feel. What the app aims to do, though, is keeping those moments special, without the distraction of reviewing photos as they’re being taken.

By the time people check out the shots, the moment will have been a memory, albeit one captured beautifully. You can download 1-Hour Photo on iTunes for free.

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Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down Your Life

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We’re all gonna kick the bucket, sooner or later. And while some of us are aware that every passing minute is precious, others might need a more visual reminder. The Tikker wristwatch pictured above serves as a powerful expression that your time on this planet is limited, and it does this by displaying not the actual time of day, but how long you have left to live. The way it works involves answering a questionnaire (probably to determine your likely life span), and deducting your current age from the result.

Aside from doing its duty as a powerful symbol of your mortality, it’s also a statement to others that you take life seriously and intend to make the most of it.

We’re not sure whether Tikker also displays the actual time of day, but we’re going to go ahead and assume it does. A $39 pledge will get you one.

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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.

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Mean Cards Unfold to Reveal Heartwarming Messages

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Sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem. A book with a boring cover might be the most interesting piece of literature ever written. A tough-looking guy might actually be the kindest, most soft-spoken guy you’ll ever meet. Cards with mean messages on the front might unfold to reveal words of wisdom and messages that’ll warm even the coldest of hearts.

The latter is what Etsy Shop FINCHandHare have created. Snarky, even rude, messages are printed on the front. However, once the card is unfolded, the true message is revealed to its recipient.

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Fierce Fashion: Jeans Distressed By Tigers, Lions, and Bears

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Got a passion for fashion? Well, so do the animals at the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club teamed up with the zoo to create the Zoo Jeans which are truly like no other. These distressed pants are ripped and customized by none other than the tigers, lions, and bears of the zoo!

The handlers basically wrapped the animals’ favorite toys–rubber balls and old tires–in denim and gave it back to them. After they’re done gnawing and clawing at their denim-wrapped toys, the denim was then used to make the Zoo Jeans.

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Crossword Puzzle Mug: Want a Puzzle With Your Coffee?

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Coffee is best served with a crossword puzzle on the side. Well, and with a bagel or a slice or two of French toast, too. If someone did the crosswords in the newspaper before you got to it though, then don’t fret because the Crossword Puzzle Mug is there to save the say. As its name implies, it’s a mug with a crossword grid printed on its exterior. It isn’t just there for show, because you can use it to answer the puzzle printed on the mug’s box.

And that’s not all: each month, the mug’s makers will post a new puzzle online that’ll go with your mug so you don’t have to keep solving the same old puzzle (really, where’s the challenge in that?)

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Wine or Coffee? Friends Fun Wine Lets You Have Both–At the Same Time

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Can’t decide if you’d like to unwind with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee? Friends Fun Wine is well aware of that fact, which is why they’ve come up with two new flavors that incorporate wine’s velvet smoothness with coffee’s distinct aroma that’ll give you a quick pick-me-up for sure: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino.

The coolest part about it? There’s zero caffeine and very little alcohol in the mix, plus it’s low on calories. As for the taste, well, that’s an entirely different story, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

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What Your iPhone Has Always Needed: A… Handle?

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Here’s a strange little product. It’s called Fonhandle, and it’s an iPhone case with a long handle attached. Or rather, it’s a handle for your iPhone. Say you… don’t want to raise your hand all the way up to your ear, then with the Fonhandle you can just raise it halfway there. And if you want to take a selfie from a somewhat different angle than what you’re used to, the Fonhandle has you covered there too. Matter of fact, we can’t think of many other uses and apparently nor can the makers, claiming as a feature that it has “other uses that have yet been discovered.” If you have $13 burning a hole in your pocket, their Kickstarter is in dire need of some traction. Surprisingly…

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Thanko’s USB-Powered Shoe Cooler

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If you don’t mind looking a little strange, Thanko Japan has a fun little gadget that could help you keep your feet a couple of degrees cooler than your surroundings. It’s a USB-powered clip-on fan that directs air straight onto your feet, dropping their temperature by a reported 3 degrees Celcius. Yes, that does mean that on top of having to attach a strange looking plastic doodad to your shoes, you have to tether them to a USB port. You’ll be the talk of the office, that much is clear, but at least it won’t be because of how smelly your feet are. If you don’t mind the indignity, it’s 3,480 Japanese Yen (US $34) to own.

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