I spend a significant amount of time in front of some form of screen and probably not enough time at the gym, doing things that keep me in shape like walking which I strive to do at least three to five times per week. Now depending on whom you talk to, it can take 21 days, 40 days or somewhere in between to form a habit. Whatever that number is for you, having a device able to be with you 24/7 is a probably a good way to start. So I jumped at the opportunity to test-drive the new Runtastic Orbit, a real-time activity, fitness and sleep tracker.
Giftagram Toronto is an app for iOS that sends awesome gifts to people in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) via email or text–no address required. They’re not virtual gifts, but real gifts. It’s just that you don’t need to know the recipient’s physical address to order them.
Although Google Glass has yet to be officially released yet and so only a handful of people actually have access to the product, members of the public are already freaking out about potential privacy violations.
Now there is a new app that will creep out Google Glass naysayers even more. Developed by FacialNetwork.com, “NameTag” lets the wearer identify people he or she encounters. You take a photo of the person with Google Glass and the app uploads the photo to a server and does a web search to find related photos and social media profiles in order to determine who the person is – in other words, putting a name-tag on the person.
Just as we try to rid the world of inefficient incandescent light bulbs in favour of the newer compact fluorescent type, a new kid emerges on the block, the smart bulb, or more accurately an app-enabled Bluetooth Smart bulb. It’s designed to use five times less power and last 30 times longer than your traditional incandescent bulb. In addition to being controlled by a switch, for an incredible light show experience, there’s an app for that.