Want to exit an awkward social situation? This smart bracelet will dial your phone

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 19 June 2014

We’ve seen apps that let you fake calls to excuse yourself from social situations conveniently, but they’ve always seemed somewhat cumbersome: you have to schedule them in advance, and who knows exactly when you might want to go? The Guardian Angel is an actual pendant-shaped device you can wear as a bracelet or necklace, and […]

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Hemingway, an app that will help you write like him

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Hemingway’, is an app that helps you eliminate unnecessary word and problematic prose in your sentences. Whether you’re an aspiring New York Times bestselling author or just sending an email, just copy and paste your composition to see how Hemingway-esque you really are.

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You can re-live the good ol’ days with the Tamagotchi app

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Don’t lie, you know that Tamagotchi was the best thing that happened in 1997. Now you can re-live the glory days on your iPhone or Android, thanks to the free Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. app. You can play in old-school black and white pixel mode, or you can try out the full colour hi-res App mode. Just […]

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OCD ads for the Perfectionist Food Throttle diet app

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 16 October 2013

These photos of perfectly-arranged food might seem like the work of an OCD chef, but in reality, they are advertisements for a new diet app called Food Throttle. This app uses information from 330,000 restaurants in NYC along with advice from doctors and nutritionists on how to eat healthier and lose weight. The main idea […]

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App lets you create musical scores by humming or singing

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By Caitlin Sullivan in Tech on Thursday 5 September 2013

Sven Emtell developed the ScoreCleaner app as part of his computer engineering master’s degree project at Stockholm’s KTH, wanting to empower anyone with self-expression through music, regardless of ability to read or write music scores. With collaborator Sven Ahlbäck, professor at Stockholm Music University, he’s made it possible for anyone with a mobile phone to […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure goes online, makes it impossible to cheat

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Monday 19 August 2013

Remember those books you loved as a child that let you choose your own ending? Well now, Chooseco has brought that idea into the digital age with Choose ‘Toons, an interactive cartoon app that allows children to create their own personalized animated adventure. With the help of Kickstarter, Chooseco hopes to raise $130,000 to fund […]

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I Don’t Want Your Fucking App

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 23 May 2013

If you’re spent any amount of time surfing online on your mobile device, you must have come face-to-face to at least one of these pesky pop-up alerts that demand you install an app for the website. Curated by mobile enthusiast and blogger Terence Eden, I Don’t Want Your Fucking App compiles screenshots of these notifications, […]

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Blue: A beautiful minimal weather app

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By Jay Byrnes in New Products on Saturday 4 May 2013

Blue is a 36-hour weather forecasting phone app. It displays the weather with beautiful color gradients. Minimal, clean, and only $.99. Very nice.

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Prismic: invite-only music and fashion publication

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By Jeremy Fall in Tech on Saturday 24 November 2012

Prismic is an invite-only music and fashion publication, which I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of. Launching in 2013, Prismic will cater to a younger demographic that is passionate about culture and a high end lifestyle by showcasing an inside look into the process behind creating art. This concept will offer a new digital format that […]

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TipOff: turn your iPhone into an early-warning device

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By Eve Aw in New Trends on Monday 20 February 2012

Homes are expensive in Singapore. So 16 or 40, Singaporean men live with their parents. Rule of the house is: No sex please, we’re Asians. So our men have to take their women to parks, staircases, empty parking lots. Not entirely romantic. With Okamoto, you can now say goodbye to bouncing cars and get it […]

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