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FaceRig Turns You into a Digital Avatar in Real Time: Self-e

FaceRig Turns You into a Digital Avatar in Real Time: Self-e
Here’s a program that could be one of the big hits of 2014. Currently in development by Holotech Studios, FaceRig lets anyone with a webcam project their head movements and facial expressions onto a virtual character, all in real time.

OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates

OpenEmu OS X Multi-System Emulator: It Just Emulates
When I first saw OpenEmu, it was already able to play games from different previous gen systems, but it had this experimental streak to it. Four years later, it has put its wild days behind. The new OpenEmu is a suave and streamlined application that looks and behaves like a native OS X program.
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SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)

SickWeather Maps out Where the Sick People Are (So You Can Avoid Them)
There are a lot of apps that make use of information that people have posted on their public social network profiles. For example, there’s Hell is Other People, which is an app that helps anti-social people avoid other people by utilizing other users’ check-in data.

Kinematics App Lets You 3D Print Complex Flexible Objects: Tesselator

Kinematics App Lets You 3D Print Complex Flexible Objects: Tesselator
3D printed objects are usually rigid, or at least made of parts that were printed separately. This makes it time-consuming if not outright impossible to print large objects or ones that need to be flexible or adjustable.

SteamOS Beta Now Available: All Aboard the Valve Train

SteamOS Beta Now Available: All Aboard the Valve Train
If console gamers have the PS4 and Xbox One to be excited about, Valve has given the master race and their incessantly upgraded next, next-gen PC hardware something to tinker with. You can now download the first public beta version of SteamOS, the Linux-based and gaming-centered operating system.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Spin-Dashes onto Android with a New Zone

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Spin-Dashes onto Android with a New Zone
I have vivid memories of playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the SEGA Genesis with my brother back in the day. I can recall him getting mad each time Robotnik beat him and tossing the controller across the room claiming the game was cheating.

Crowdsourced Reward Offered for Open Source iOS 7 Jailbreak: Codestarter

Crowdsourced Reward Offered for Open Source iOS 7 Jailbreak: Codestarter
A small group of DMCA activists and device accessibility advocates are raising funds to reward anyone who comes up with an free, open source and untethered iOS 7 jailbreak. In case you’re not familiar with the term, jailbreaking iOS devices opens it up to software modifications that Apple would never officially allow.

Write and Share Five-Sentence Stories with Spine

Write and Share Five-Sentence Stories with Spine
You might not be able to write for a living for one reason or another, even if you wanted to, but that doesn’t mean you should stop writing. Let off some steam, talk about your dreams, share funny anecdotes – there are so many things you can do with words.

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week
NASA isn’t immune to software glitches that can cause some of its incredibly expensive hardware to stop functioning. Such was the case about a week ago when a software update caused a fault on the Curiosity Mars rover, leaving it immobile for almost a week.

Cover App Contextualizes Your Android Home Screen

Cover App Contextualizes Your Android Home Screen
Is your phone’s home screen getting too cluttered for your taste? You can either sort the icons into folders or get an app like Cover. Cover is especially useful if you only use some apps at certain times of the day.

Goldee App Unlocks Hidden Potential of Philips Hue Bulbs

Goldee App Unlocks Hidden Potential of Philips Hue Bulbs
I really love having Philips Hue lights in my house. If I could, I’d do the whole house, but for now, I’ve only got my media room/arcade/mancave and my foyer done up with the colorful remote-controlled LED bulbs.

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online
Seeing a doctor can be a pain sometimes. It’s painful and inconvenient enough to be sick as it is. What’s even worse is having to sit at a doctor’s office for hours on end and wait for the receptionist to call your name.

Buy Stuff Straight from the Pages of a Digital Magazine with ShopThis!

Buy Stuff Straight from the Pages of a Digital Magazine with ShopThis!
MasterCard has come up with a way to add more to the digital reading experience. You know how you flip through a magazine on your tablet and see something that you really like? Normally you’d take down the name of the product and then search online for buying options.

Spoiler Shield Lets You Block Spoilers from Your Social Media Feeds

Spoiler Shield Lets You Block Spoilers from Your Social Media Feeds
If you happen to have friends who can be big blabbermouths, then you need Spoiler Shield. It’s a social media browser app that also functions as a shield of sorts.

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”

Xbox One Machinima App Lets You View Help Videos While Playing: “Xbox, I Suck”
Some older gamers complain that we’re spoiled today because of the wealth of guides, cheats and tips available online. If you’re one of those gamers, you’ll hate Machinima’s Xbox One app. The rest of you, feel free to rejoice.

GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports

GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports
The touch-friendly interface of Windows 8 led to the rise of portable computers with touchscreens. Those that run Windows 8 often have decent specs, enough to run modern PC games. The problem is that almost none of these games are optimized for touchscreens.
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