Odd Alarm is a new app that will wake you up by using a bunch of odd sounds that your mind will find impossible to ignore. It’s available for iOS and Android, but this app isn’t full of the usual chimes and jaunty tunes.
Sports wearables maker Nike wants to inspire you. Maybe bribe is a better word. It’s offering a new reward system for the Nike Plus app that it hopes will encourage you to work out more. You can unlock curated playlists on Apple Music, guided meditation exercises on Headspace, Class Pass credits or maybe even a custom t-shirt.
Your smartphone’s battery running out is very frustrating. We can never have enough power. We’re always topping off and charging up. It’s an endless cycle. Our smartphones are always on the cusp of dying. Well, if you want to chat with other people about your smartphone’s battery life, the Die With Me smartphone app will cost you a $1 and it only works when your battery life is less than 5%.
We’ve all dreamed of owning our own lightsaber, just like the ones that Luke and Darth Vader used in the movies. Sure, you can buy props that look pretty awesome, but we all want a lightsaber that is actually made of light, like in the movies.
The iPhone X is packed with great technology, even if it is super expensive. The phone’s face-tracking capabilities are especially impressive. You know a phone is really great when it can make you invisible. Well, your face at least.
If you carry a gun for self defense of yourself, your family, and others, should you ever have to draw and use your weapon, you certainly don’t want that first shot at a knife-wielding maniac bent on stabbing your significant other to be the first you have ever fired out of your handgun.
Every Christmas growing up I asked for that old giant Kenner AT-AT toy. I never got one because I think my parents secretly hated me. I would end up with things like the Ewok Village Playset and other items instead.
Play-Doh is a fun toy for kids, but their creations really don’t last long. They get turned into something else or dry out and break. Well, now they can be preserved forever inside Hasbro’s new app that transforms your Play-Doh creations into animated characters.
I like robots, and I like stuff that I can control remotely that will help me facilitate pranks on my unsuspecting family. I think Appbot Riley would be perfect for that. Sure, it’s meant as a security robot that can sense motion and alert you via an app on your device wherever you are in the world.
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record data with the help of Google and Exploratorium’s new Science Journal app.
The Game Creators’ AppGameKit is an affordable cross-platform development software that lets you make games and other programs for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Now the company is lowering the barrier to software development even further with the free AppGameKit for Raspberry Pi.
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip.
The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.
There are many mobile apps that make it easy to create animated GIFs. But the new Ubersnap app for iOS not only does that, it also has an optional service that can turn your creations into physical animated prints.
If there was ever a better name for a 3D printer than “3D printer”, it would probably be ThingMaker. So it’s no surprise that the accidentally prescient toymaker Mattel is relaunching its brand as exactly that.