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Brett Widmer

I am just a regular guy, have a fulltime job, play drums in a metal band (Ashes of Abaddon) and in my freetime (yeah right!) do freelance writing.

The Greatest App Ever: Food Allergy Tester for your Smartphone

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At the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, they have developed a device they call the iTube. Associate professor Aydogan Ozcan was tasked as the team leader. This is a groundbreaking system that turns your average smartphone into an allergen sensor. Prior to this technology, detectors were large and very complex. The iTube is a system that the average person can use, and lives will be saved.

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Introducing, the Brazilian IPhone

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If you are headed to Brazil in the near future, be careful if you go shopping for a phone. The Brazilian company Gradiente is selling an Android phone called IPhone.

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Facebook Rumored to be Developing Snapchat-Like App

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With Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram earlier this year, it is well known they have great interest in mobile apps. With that in mind, Facebook is now said to be working on a new app. This mobile app, set to be released in a couple of weeks, is supposed to be similar to that of Snapchat.

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New Breakthroughs in Human Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm Technology

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made a breakthrough in human brain controlled robotic arm manipulation.

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Georgia Tech Uses Kinect to Aid in Physical Therapy for Children

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When it comes to physical therapy for children with motor skill impairments, the tools available right now are helpful but also are somewhat limited. Georgia Tech’s Human Automation Systems Lab is looking to change that by making a tool that has thus far shown great results.  It consists of two items already in a large amount of homes, Microsoft Kinect and ...

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Nokia to Release Update to Fix Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Issues

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While the Lumina 920 is a solid phone overall, its biggest draw is the PureView rear camera capability. The camera is amazing at image-stabilization and low light but has been receving complaints about daylight phots being blurry. It is reported that Nokia will be changing the camera software for the 920 and will hopefully resolve some of the issues in an upcoming update.

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Expansys UK No Longer Getting HTC Butterfly

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Excitement has been stirring in Europe since the announcement of the the 5 inch 1080p HTC Butterfly. So much so that UK Expansys started offering up the Butterfly for preorder in the UK. One site, Coolsmartphone, decided to get in on the preorder action.

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Dell Originally Wanted Microsoft to Drop Windows Name from Windows RT

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There has been a little confusion by some consumers about the difference between the ARM-only Windows RT and the x86-only Windows 8. This is exactly why Dell’s Vice-chairman, Jeffrey Clarke said the company originally tried to get Microsoft Steve Ballmer to rename the Windows RT OS.

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Nokia Set to Release Windows Phone, Lumia 505

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To all our friends in Mexico, are you wanting to get a Windows Phone, but not wanting to spend a ton of money?

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ZTE to Unveil New Grand S “Superphone” at CES 2013

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It appears that ZTE is going to be releasing a new supposed superphone at CES 2013 early next year. While there has been rumors and whispering of this in the past, it has now been confirmed by event information posted on the press page at CES.

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Forum User Reveals the Pogo Charging System, Possibly Coming Soon for Your Nexus 10

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The Nexus 10 may soon be getting a new way to charge its battery. A forum user on Android Central recently showed off a new Pogo charger on the site which apparently hooks onto the phone using magnets instead of fumbling with a traditional cord. This system appears to be similar to the MagSafe chargers for MacBo

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Jelly Bean Updates Dropping for Motorola Users

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If you own a newer Motorola smartphone, chances are you have or will be getting a new update. Motorola had recently promised to offer more timely updates for its devices, and seems to be keeping true to their word.

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Server Log Reveals Panasonic May be Readying 1080p Handset of Their Own

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When you think of Android phone makers Panasonic is not a name you usually think of, but that isn't the case in Japan. Now it seems that the company is preparing to enter into the 1080p smartphone race with its own high-end handset.

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Walmart and Target to Offer Bargains on Apple Products Starting Next Week

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Looking for a bargain on an iPhone or iPad for the holidays? Walmart has announced plans to reduce its prices on Apple products for the season.

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Rumored iPad Mini 2 in the Works, will have Retina Display

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Creators at Apple are evidently already working hard on a new higher resolution and lighter version of the iPad mini. This report comes from the Apple rumor mill DigiTimes, though it isn't the first time we've heard it. Keep in mind that DigiTime's record for getting things right is certainly mixed, though it did recently predict Apple’s addition of retina displays in the Apple Macbook and managed to get it right.

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