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Plotagon Turns Words into Movies: Typecast

Plotagon Turns Words into Movies: Typecast
Writing a decent story is hard enough, but taking that story and turning it into a watchable film is even more complicated. But new software called Plotagon aims to turn anyone into a one-man movie-making machine.

Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works

Moves: A Standalone Activity Tracker that Really Works
I kind of like tracking all of my activities, especially since I tend to run alone so I need the motivation to stay on target. While apps like RunKeeper and others work well to track runs, a simple pedometer is something good to keep track of every single move you make in a day.
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LoungeBuddy App Unlocks the Mystery of Airport Lounges

LoungeBuddy App Unlocks the Mystery of Airport Lounges
You don’t have to be a frequent traveler to gain access to some of the poshest airport lounges in the world. Many travelers tend to shy away from these lounges when they come across them because they assume that only frequent fliers can get in.

Disney Research Simulates 3D Geometry on Touch Surfaces: Touch & Feel Screen

Disney Research Simulates 3D Geometry on Touch Surfaces: Touch & Feel Screen
The geniuses at Disney Research are obsessed with touch-based input. One of their latest breakthroughs is an algorithm that can “simulate rich 3D geometric features (such as bumps, ridges, edges, protrusions, texture etc.) on touch screen surfaces.”

GTA Online Update Coming Today for Xbox and PS3

GTA Online Update Coming Today for Xbox and PS3
GTA V gamers around the world were absolutely thrilled earlier this week when GTA Online finally launched. Unfortunately, many players were unable to get online and play due to overwhelming server demand. There have been some issues reported with GTA Online and Rockstar announced last night that would be issuing an update for the game today.

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift
New videogame systems all have one weakness: there are barely any games that come out at the same time as the hardware. The PS Vita and the Wii U are the most recent victims of this dilemma.

LEGO Calendar Syncs with Google Calendar: Brickmented Reality

LEGO Calendar Syncs with Google Calendar: Brickmented Reality
There’s already an official LEGO calendar, but design studio Vitamins made a more practical version with the help of custom software. Even though the calendar is made entirely out of LEGO pieces, Vitamins were able to make it interactive and sync to the studio’s online calendar.

Valve Teases SteamOS, a Free Operating System for Living Room Gaming

Valve Teases SteamOS, a Free Operating System for Living Room Gaming
Ben Heck’s Steam box will soon be a legitimate Steam Box. The avid PC gamer can build his Steam Box, the console gamer will be able to buy a Steam Box, everyone can have a Steam Box!

3D Virtual Tabletop: A Pretend Map for Pretend Adventures

3D Virtual Tabletop: A Pretend Map for Pretend Adventures
It doesn’t seem like dungeon masters are going to get their hands on the Surfacescape anytime soon, but Brendon Duncan may have an affordable alternative. His 3D Virtual Tabletop app gives you access to digital maps and creature tokens on your mobile device or desktop computer through a browser.

Leftovers? There’s an App for That

Leftovers? There’s an App for That
I hate wasting food. I hate having to bring up that old “kids are starving in Africa” reasoning, but I will anyway, because it’s true. However, I don’t believe in gorging yourself with food either, just so you won’t have any leftovers.

Carrot Alarm Clock for iOS: Now You’re Waking with GLaDOS

Carrot Alarm Clock for iOS: Now You’re Waking with GLaDOS
There are alarm clocks that wake you gently, and there are others that torture you to get you out of bed. The Carrot Alarm iOS app on the other hand will make you wake up so you can hang out with a GLaDOS clone.

Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface

Ubi Interactive Now on Sale: Turn Any Surface into a Microsoft Surface
If you had your eye on Ubi Interactive’s multitouch software, you’ll be glad to now that it’s now on sale. For those unfamiliar with the product, sit back and relax. I’ll take you to a world where any surface can become a touchscreen.

Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency

Powerful Spying Tool Based on Raspberry Pi: Personal Security Agency
As we store and transport more and more information online, we’ve gradually come to realize how easy it is for others to access that information without our permission. From Facebook’s privacy policies to the ongoing NSA leaks, it seems like the ordinary online user has enough reason to log out.

TripSaver Helps You Stay on Budget While Traveling

TripSaver Helps You Stay on Budget While Traveling
I love traveling. Who doesn’t? What I don’t love as much, though, is how I usually go over the budget that I had initially set for myself. Apparently, this is a pretty common problem that most of my travel buddies share.

Regretting the Breakup App? There’s an App for That!

Regretting the Breakup App? There’s an App for That!
So you made a rash decision and used BreakupText to end things with an otherwise awesome guy (or girl.) What now? Well, you could grovel on your knees and beg for their forgiveness… or let another app do the work for you: MakeupText.

OpenGlass Uses Google Glass to Help the Blind “See”

OpenGlass Uses Google Glass to Help the Blind “See”
We’ve yet to see how helpful – or harmful – Google Glass can be to people with sight, but you might be surprised to know that it can be used to help blind people too. A two-man company called Dapper Vision is working on OpenGlass, a system of tools and services that can help identify objects as well as provide additional information via Google Glass.
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